Well, it seems that they've come through. I'm actually impressed with Canon's responsiveness.
That being said, why do mail-in rebates make sense? It would seem that the instant rebate, a la the L lenses last month, would be much less resource-intensive.
The only theory I have for the use of mail-in rebates is that the companies use them to encourage a purchase, hoping that a certain percentage of customers will forget to mail in the form, lose the stuff, etc., thereby saving them some cash. The cynic strikes again...
But seriously, kudos to Canon for their help.
because someone makes money on everyone who gives up. when i bought my 5d kit i would have never gotten my $700 rebate if i hadn't been so persistent. everyone was having problems back then because the middleman -- young america -- was making lots of "errors" that required follow through for you to get your rebate.