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Althon Micro, Inc.

(909) 594-3128280 Paseo Tesoro, WalnutCA 91789-2723http://www.sapphireinc.comView Additional Web Addresses

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Althon Micro, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 3 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues3
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service2
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Althon Micro, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (6)BBB Closure Definitions
05/05/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Athlon Micro/Sapphire Technologies didn't honor rebate after 4 months Tracking # XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
I bought a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X XXXXXXVXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with a $20 rebate (Tracking number XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ) and I never received the rebate after 4 months. Sapphire uses as their rebate handler with Athlon Micro logos on the rebate website. The rebate status was never updated, still says "Awaiting Receipt of Documentation" even though the submitted documents were already on scanned and uploaded by themselves . Sale order number XXXXXXXXX, The submitted documents can be found at this link: . And USPS Postmark date says December 4.I had called their rebate department's phone number, they just put me on hold forever.Rebate status can be checked at It was never updated. Until they can fix this, I won't buy Sapphire products any more because of their dishonesty on small amount rebates. I am reporting this to BBB so no one else will get scammed by them ever again.

Desired Settlement
Honor the rebate as advertised. Rebate tracking number (Tracking number XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) .The submitted documents can be found at this link: .

Business Response
Althon Micro has a contracted specialized who take care the end rebate, sent the request to the company to find more details, will get back to the site for futher responses.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I DO Not understand what this is supposed to will this be fixed or not.

Final Business Response
The rebate handling company claimed that 2 rebates claimed under the same household address,
we checked that 2 different items were claimed, so, we requested the rebate company take care the rebate claim immediately, got confirmation that the rebate claim was approved on 4/16, the customer should receive the rebate check soon.

05/29/2015Advertising / Sales Issues
02/24/2015Advertising / Sales Issues
01/30/2014Problems with Product / Service
01/27/2014Guarantee / Warranty Issues
01/26/2015Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Computers - Supplies & Parts

Additional Information

Business started: 08/17/1990
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. K D Au (Owner)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Computers - Supplies & Parts

Alternate Business Names
Sapphire Technology Limited

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Althon Micro, Inc.

280 Paseo Tesoro

Walnut, CA 91789-2723

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1 Locations

  • 280 Paseo Tesoro 

    Walnut, CA 91789-2723(909) 594-3128

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*Althon Micro, Inc. is in this range.


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