<RANT ON> In December 2005, I bought three of the Peavey Fury 6 string basses for $199 shipped from Musicians Friend, and even added some other stuff onto one of my orders. I had been using Ebates before and never had any trouble, so I was excited to see that they were offering 12% back from Ebates if you logged in and clicked through the link to get to Musicians Friend. I have copies of my ebates tracking number, copies of the invoices, everything. That means I should have gotten each bass for about $175 shipped, plus a discount on the rest of the items ordered. I never got credited by Ebates. I emailed them with the info they needed to make an investigation into it, they took their time with it, and just got this email: Now, even IF they said that the bass purchases were ineligible because they were on clearance, I should at least get the rest of my order, bought at regular price, rebated. Here's what their site says: Also, they have a list of stores that have specific exclusions, Musicians Friend was not one of them. Now, Musicians Friend is not listed on their website at all. Did Musicians Friend refuse to honor their rebate agreement? Is Ebates keeping it for themselves? Who knows. But I won't trust either one of them again. Especially Ebates. Do NOT figure Ebate rebates into your purchasing decision, because there is no guarantee that you will get them, especially on big orders. If you're saving $5 on flowers or something, they may be OK... but not with big ticket items. Don't get me wrong, the basses were a great deal without the ebates promise. But it ticks me off when I get ripped off for over $75. Has anyone else been ripped off by Ebates and their affiliates?