Every year, the office supply superstores offer either cash rebates or free software as an inducement to buy tax preparation software (like TurboTax and H&R Block) from their store.
This year, as in previous years, Office Depot is making a generous offer of $800 of free software.
But, according to Mouse Print* reader WAE, the promised rebates did not cover the full purchase price of some of the software titles.
Checking the Office Depot website for the purchase price and the promised rebate revealed he was right!
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Mouse Print* wrote to Office Depot’s media relations department asking them why they were charging money for supposedly free software and how they were going to correct the problem for customers they overcharged.
Office Depot did not respond.