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Fringe Reception

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:welcome: tddavee,

Sorry to report, the rebate coupon program for Converter boxes ended months ago. They can often be found for sale on your local Craigslist dot Org or eBay.

Jim
 

Fringe Reception

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#4
:welcome: Tom,

I meant to say converter boxes can be found for sale on your local Craigslist, eBay or in the auction section on this Forum. If anyone is selling Converter Box coupons these days, its is a scam: they were not pieces of paper, they were plastic cards similar to a credit card and all expired long ago.
 

MrPogi

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#5
Yep. I don't believe there are people getting taken for coupons! They expired 90 days after issue.

You can also buy the boxes - for full price - at walmart and best buy.
 

Fringe Reception

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:welcome: meandbear2,

WELCOME to the forum, and the world of free TV!

No. I am sorry, but the government $40 coupon program has been over for some time now. Received or not, the "coupons" were actually like pre-paid debit cards that expired 90 days after issue. If you should happen to have one, or if you find one of these coupons for sale on Craigs list or Ebay, they are all expired and worthless.

That being said, you still have a number of options:

Try the local Thrift store, people often give them to charity when they no longer need them. Garage sales are also a good source, as people upgrade their old TVs. Do make sure to CHECK them out and make sure they work first! Sometimes they will have no remote, but you can buy a remote for about $10.

If not, Best Buy still sells them, and this one is at Wal-Mart ($38, online only, w/ site to store) or you can try Ebay, using our Auction-bot: CLICK HERE . Check with your local Craigslist, too.

Another option is to replace your current TV with a new TV, which will not only get you free broadcast TV, but give it to you in High Definition. Smaller models, 15 to 30 inches, are priced from about $150 to $300.

If you are near the Canadian or Mexican border and currently receive analog signals from foreign stations, or if you have been receiving a LP analog translator, the Converter Box needs to have a function called "analog pass thru" for it to be able to receive those stations. Many Canadian and Mexican stations are now converting to digital in the near future. If You need a box with pass thru, but can't find one, you could use an "a-b" switch to switch from digital to analog.

Make sure you have a proper antenna for it, rabbit ears don't work very well. We can help you out with selecting the right antenna for your location.

If you have any more questions, please ask.
 

MrPogi

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#8
meandbear2,

I had the same thing happen to me - sort of -

I applied for 2 coupons, and never got them. Lucky for me, I moved 3 months later and applied with the new address. Someone probably stole the first 2 out of the mail.

I realize this doesn't help you, but I just wanted you to know, you weren't the only one who didn't get them!
 

TomBrooklyn

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#11
Is it possible to get a coupon if you were approved in 2009 but never received it?
Anything is possible, but only if you try. Perhaps based on your ability to prove what actions you took, you might sue the US Government for relief. This could be a time consuming and costly option. Perhaps a class action suit.
Just throwing out ideas.
 
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MrPogi

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Anything is possible, but only if you try. Perhaps based on your ability to prove what actions you took, you might sue the US Government for relief. This could be a time consuming and costly option. Perhaps a class action suit.
Just throwing out ideas.
That has a snowballs chance in hell. But go for it, it seems everyone is looking for that big lawsuit payoff. Understand, however, that in a class action the lawyers get the lion's share of the settlement (they like it that way) and for your $40 coupon you're likely to get $1.37. "If" you were to win, as the government has more lawyers than you can afford. You pay for them, and you also vote a lot of them into office. C'mon, people, stop sending lawyers to Washington!
 
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