In order encourage buyers not to “hesitate” with their major purchases, many credit card companies, most notably American Express now offer “Buyer Protection” as a card benefit. Essentially if you buy something and then find it at a lower advertised price with a specified period of time (usually 90 days), and send them a copy of an advertisement, they will mail you a check for the difference. These programs aren’t heavily marketed, but make sure you take advantage of the feature if your card has it. Amex has sent me checks on multiple occasions, so I know it works. The only catch is that the lower price usually has to be in a print ad, they won’t accept anything from the web.
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