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Manfrotto has rebates started from a few days ago. I have been following an Avenger stand for a while, three months ago was $265.95+S/H, right before the rebate was $285.25+S/H, now it's $356.59 before receiving the $65 Visa debate card from Manfrotto, so yea, ironically, it's not an actual rebate.
I emailed Henry @ B&H about this, and I also mentioned this happens every time Canon has rebates, below is his response.:
This has nothing to do with B&H. Manfrotto and Canon both have MAP (min advertized price) programs which set the lowest price we can advertize and display on our site and how we can convey a lower selling price, if one is available. More recently both have instituted “unilateral price” programs setting the lowest selling (not advertized) price for certain products. For either program, enforcement is stringent and the penalties for violations draconian. The icing on the proverbial cake is when the price we pay for their products is hiked at about the same time their rebates go into effect without...Show more →
In conclusion, if I understand Henry correctly, rebate is a gimmick from the manufacturers to fool the consumers.