Tag Archives: downtown LA

Staples, RadioShack, and WALL•E

Staples has several “1 cent” specials right now. I went to our Walnut location and picked up a couple of small 0.5 oz bottles of hand sanitizer for a penny each. I also purchased some retractable highlighters, free after rebate. I’m very impressed with Staples Easy Rebates. They indeed make it just about as easy as it could be, with online submission and no postage required. Yet, why have rebates at all? We still have to pay the 8.25% sales tax, which is very significant when we’re talking about something that’s free after rebate. I guess they make some money from those who don’t turn in the rebate, but with Easy rebates, I can hardly see that happening very often. All the better for me if it does, I guess.

Continue reading