1. Neutrino's Avatar
    Not sure if this had been discussed here, but for those on the fence of upgrading, and who are not eligible for the early upgrade price, the following may help you decide.

    Can't say if it will really work, but I ended eating my words and upgrading to the 3G s based on Bad Ash and Rene's input, and used the process.

    How to save 35% on the new iPhone using msn live - iPhone Forums
    06-11-2009 03:50 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    Looks like ATT will give the website money and they give to you but probably a scam.
    06-11-2009 04:07 PM
  3. bluphi93's Avatar
    Man, I wish I would have seen this before I ordered my 3G S. I have used ebates.com and it works like this bing cashback and it is legit, I have the rebate check to prove it.
    06-11-2009 04:39 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    Not sure if this had been discussed here, but for those on the fence of upgrading, and who are not eligible for the early upgrade price, the following may help you decide.

    Can't say if it will really work, but I ended eating my words and upgrading to the 3G s based on Bad Ash and Rene's input, and used the process.

    How to save 35% on the new iPhone using msn live - iPhone Forums
    I sold another phone, sweet deal.
    06-11-2009 05:17 PM
  5. adam937's Avatar
    Unfortunately for many customers they have not been reliable in honoring the cashback requests. Please read more about this at digg.com/d1wcdx - When presented with the screenshots and evidence from customers at this Get Satisfaction link, the initial response from Bing Cashback has been to stay silent. With only a few customers posting there so far, this is a good strategy for them if they expect this to go unnoticed. Negative experiences please post your Bing Cashback ticket number so they can help you if they so choose. Positive experiences please post so that it can be documented they have already honored this in some cases, and should do the same for the rest of us. By posting your experiences, you help to hold them to what was advertised and remind them to deal with you in an honest manner in the future. Thank you for your help with this.
    07-13-2009 11:53 PM
  6. BradM73's Avatar
    I can't remember where I read it, but I heard this was a scam. I think one of our local news stations had a report on this, saying you have to jump through a bunch of hoops, buy magazine subscriptions, and crap like that, and in the end, even though you "saved" on buying the phone, you end up paying about the same as full price because of all the other things you have to do to get the discount. Not to mention, it seemed like a big pain in order to get the discount. Not sure, but I'd definitely do more research on this. Oh, and also, this discount ONLY applies to new customers buying the iPhone for the first time, and the report also said that for current users of iPhones wanting to upgrade, the offer wouldn't apply. It sounds to me like it's one of those "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't real" kind of things.
    07-14-2009 02:41 AM
  7. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    I can't remember where I read it, but I heard this was a scam. I think one of our local news stations had a report on this, saying you have to jump through a bunch of hoops, buy magazine subscriptions, and crap like that, and in the end, even though you "saved" on buying the phone, you end up paying about the same as full price because of all the other things you have to do to get the discount. Not to mention, it seemed like a big pain in order to get the discount. Not sure, but I'd definitely do more research on this. Oh, and also, this discount ONLY applies to new customers buying the iPhone for the first time, and the report also said that for current users of iPhones wanting to upgrade, the offer wouldn't apply. It sounds to me like it's one of those "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't real" kind of things.
    Are you referring to the Bing Cashback (a.k.a Microsoft Live Cashback) in general? Or using the 35% Cashback through AT&T to get the iPhone?

    Cause I've recieved about $300 in cashback through my online purchases using Bing. Works flawlessly in my case. Except 90% of the time it's not instant, and you have to wait 60 days.
    07-14-2009 05:38 PM
  8. jbachandouris#IM's Avatar
    No its not a scam and no you don't have to buy other things, but I have not been able to find the cashback link for several weeks now.
    07-21-2009 07:18 PM
  9. sdunnin's Avatar
    Had the same issue as many other have reported with Bing not honoring the cash back for so called upgrades, despite valid arguments that this was not stated during the purchase process.

    I've started a Blog at www<dot>bingcashbackscam<dot>com for those of us affected by this scam to stay informed.
    07-24-2009 10:30 AM
  10. cjvitek's Avatar
    I sold another phone, sweet deal.
    How much of a kick back do you get?

    Chris
    07-24-2009 10:57 AM
  11. cjvitek's Avatar
    I can't remember where I read it, but I heard this was a scam. I think one of our local news stations had a report on this, saying you have to jump through a bunch of hoops, buy magazine subscriptions, and crap like that, and in the end, even though you "saved" on buying the phone, you end up paying about the same as full price because of all the other things you have to do to get the discount. Not to mention, it seemed like a big pain in order to get the discount. Not sure, but I'd definitely do more research on this. Oh, and also, this discount ONLY applies to new customers buying the iPhone for the first time, and the report also said that for current users of iPhones wanting to upgrade, the offer wouldn't apply. It sounds to me like it's one of those "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't real" kind of things.
    I think there are a couple of things.

    Bing cashback is real (although as people have posted, the success rate with the iPhone 3Gs is questionable).

    There are various offers like "get a free iPhone" and stuff, those are ones where you need to try various offers from companies (like Netflix, Columbia House, etc) or get friends to sign up. At least some of those are "real" as well - I know people who have gotten things like a free PS3, but it is a scam in the sense that you do need to sign up for offer and then need to remember to cancel or you will get charged.

    Chris
    07-24-2009 11:00 AM
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