Class action claim: rebates through debit cards unfair

After all, says the named Alabama plaintiff in a suit against AT&T Wireless, what if I save every penny and don’t want to spend the rebate money the way a debit card would make me do? [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

7 Comments

  • Easily solved if next time you go to the gas station, just pump the amount left on the card. Don’t go over. Go in and pay with the card. You got to buy gas anyway.

  • “says the named Alabama plaintiff in a suit against AT&T Wireless, what if I save every penny and don’t want to spend the rebate money the way a debit card would make me do? ”

    Sell it on e-Bay and fund a tailgate party at the Tide vs. Gators National Championship game?

  • He has a point. I’m bothered by the 120 day limit on using the card. If a check is issued, once it is cashed there is no time limit on your using the money. What happens to the balance on the card after 120 days? To me this is like getting one of those $2.98 checks in the mail, they count on people not wanting to be bothered by cashing them.

  • Even simpler solution. you don’t like how your money is handled iwth one bank. fire them. and get a new bank. vote with your feet, morons.

  • There’s another factor in this. When you’re sent a rebate debit card, you receive a privacy notice. You are considered a “customer” of the company that issues the card. Thanks to Joe Leiberman’s “Opt-Out” rules, you have to send a letter to that company demanding that they not share/sell your purchasing information to anyone.

  • I’ll sleep better knowing that dignified men such as these two balloon-heads are keeping an eye on the man for the rest of us.

  • Can’t you just get cash from an ATM with a debit card?