the not so easy button
for their part, the guys at the store in nashua are trying to help, but they can only go through the staples center (i can't bring myself to type "easy" anymore) and that just brings us right back to where we started.
the other option is to try to contact the manufacturer directly, but, geez, we already know that staples created a whole bureaucracy around the fact that these people are notoriously difficult to deal with, and there you have it.
i have an idea, though. if a company is so all-fired sure that their rebate system is so GD easy, they can hand me the $50 right up front, and rely on that system themselves to get paid back.
THAT would be easy.