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VCU804
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Posted 08/13/2020 at 10:19 AM PT
Posted 08/13/2020 at 10:19 AM PT
The name sounded like an STD anyway
marcel1897
Ben's cred: 51
Posted 08/13/2020 at 10:50 AM PT
Posted 08/13/2020 at 10:50 AM PT
any word on their cashback site?
Shmeagle
Ben's cred: 1751
Posted 08/13/2020 at 11:54 AM PT
Posted 08/13/2020 at 11:54 AM PT
I don't know about an STD, but Buy.com ? Why mess with something as easy as that? In any language.
CalifGirl00
Ben's cred: 9
Posted 08/13/2020 at 12:06 PM PT
Posted 08/13/2020 at 12:06 PM PT
I agree. Why change the name to something hard to pronounce. I used to shop buy.com all the time before they became Rakuten. They were the closest competitor to Amazon when they first started. You could actually buy stuff from them. Then they just became a rebate site.
samijubal
Ben's cred: 124
Posted 08/13/2020 at 08:33 PM PT
Posted 08/13/2020 at 08:33 PM PT
Bought from Buy.com not infrequently. Never bought anything from Rakuten. Same with Newegg. Too bad they were both bought out.
whatswhat
Ben's cred: 106
Posted 08/14/2020 at 07:52 AM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 07:52 AM PT
My Big Fat Check shows it was mailed out today (8/14) and that the next check will be mailed on 11/15/2020. Lifetime rebates: $1,350. Anybody earned more?
mrbroadcast
Ben's cred: 23
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:47 AM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:47 AM PT
So they wasted millions of dollars on TV commercials the last two years so they could just shut down? Something SMELLS very fishy here.
btc909
Ben's cred: 608
Posted 08/14/2020 at 09:36 AM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 09:36 AM PT
Limit 1 which always kept me & customers of mine from buying.
whatatay
Ben's cred: 200
Posted 08/14/2020 at 05:32 PM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 05:32 PM PT
They bare shutting down due to the fake covid
Shadowplay
Ben's cred: 46
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:29 PM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:29 PM PT
ebates/Rakuten since 2000. Lifetime rebates: $4353.53. Most of it is nickel and dime stuff (it adds up). But some big chunks here and there. $300 for switching to T-Mobile. 10% from a cruise from Expedia.
whatswhat
Ben's cred: 106
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:47 PM PT
Posted 08/14/2020 at 08:47 PM PT
Wow! That's awesome
whatatay
Ben's cred: 200
Posted 08/18/2020 at 03:49 PM PT
Posted 08/18/2020 at 03:49 PM PT
I don't buy from places I can't pronounce
wildwing94
Ben's cred: 10
Posted 08/19/2020 at 10:16 AM PT
Posted 08/19/2020 at 10:16 AM PT
Does this impact any other services on Rakuten.com?

No. You can continue to enjoy shopping with the Rakuten Cash Back service at Rakuten.com and access other Rakuten services available in the United States like Rakuten Kobo and Rakuten Viki.
salocin411
Ben's cred: 29
Posted 08/19/2020 at 11:01 AM PT
Posted 08/19/2020 at 11:01 AM PT
I was a big customer of buy.com and they always had great prices. I honestly don't think I ever bought anything from rakuten. it's a shame that they ran it into the ground. maybe somebody can buy the intellectual property and resurrect buy.com
tom88my
Ben's cred: 1
Posted 08/22/2020 at 08:36 PM PT
Posted 08/22/2020 at 08:36 PM PT
Lol they should just keep buy.com and not change it a Complicated name