The $449.99 Sony SDM-HS95/B 19" LCD monitor can be purchased for $169.99 from OfficeDepot.com after a coupon and 2 mail-in rebates! One rebate is for $100 and the other for $150. The coupon is for $30. Shipping is free!!!
I wish 19" LCD displays ran at higher resolutions than 1280x1024 though. =\
When I was looking at displays for my desktop a month ago, I considered both 17 and 19" panels and eventually went with the 17" 1704FPT. They both run at the same native resolution, and 1280x1024 looked better on a 17" screen to me in terms of font sharpness and overall image quality because of the smaller pixels.
If the rebate is offered at the store Officemax, compusa, bestbuy, I would say 80% they accept the reabte, the one you have to be careful of are the ones that say they ahve to be postmarked with 3 days of purchase BS...
25%? WHere are these figures from. Me and my dad always buy crap with mail in rebates, if we get stuff free. So far we have a 99.9% rate of getting our money back. There is only one company that spoiled the fun, PNY for memory, but it was only $5, so not much of a loss.
^^ I haven't really had problems with mail-in rebates either, but I usually don't buy stuff with MIRs unless it's a really, really good deal. The rebate check usually takes a couple of months to arrive, but I don't think I've ever not received one at all.