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Re: [IP] Ulra Smart Meter Rebate Offer Warning

I told my strip supplier that I wanted a new meter.  guess testing 6 to 8
times a day got their attention. Got a new Ultrasmart meter with my 3 month
supply of strips. Already had a new one that I got from the Lifescan Rep.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 10:56 AM
Subject: [IP] Ulra Smart Meter Rebate Offer Warning

> The current Rite Aid advertising supplement in the S. F. Bay Area (and I
>  assume elsewhere) includes the following for an Ultra Smart meter "Sales
>  $69.99 - Less Manufacture's on Pack Rebate: $20.00 - Less Trade-in:
> Your
> Final Cost After Rebate and Trade-in: $19.99" -- which is a very good
> Having waited for a sale to trade my old Fast Take backup meter for an
> Smart to then use my Ultra as a backup (since they use the same strips), I
>  bought one. However, the rebate information disclosed ONLY inside the
> box
> says that the trade-in applies only to non-Life Scan and Life Scan Profile
> meters.
> I phoned Life Scan to complain about their misleading marketing and the
>  information person confirmed that no Life Scan meter other than a Profile
> (which I
> had previously used as a trade-in for my Ultra) would be accepted, agreed
> me that it was misleading and didn't know why the limitations on the
> are ONLY disclosed inside the sealed box.  Since what I thought was going
> be a $20 purchase became a $50 one, as a matter of principle, I am having
> take it back under their "satisfaction guarantee" return.
> Don
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