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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by azrancher, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Has anyone gotten new subscriptions to Magazines that they would not have ordered?

    Is this a new gimmick to get you to re-new after a year?

    I suddenly am getting "Field & Stream" and "ESPN "

  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If you didn't order them, you have two choices...
    1. Send them back, with a note, "Not Ordered" Returned to Sender...... On their Dime....
    2. Read them, then burn them, and all the subsequent Mailings....
  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    Yup...if you didn't order them, there is no requirement to return them.

    Free firestarters ;)
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yes, it is an incentive to get you to try their product. They hope to hook you so you will renew when the frerbees stop. Common tactic.
  5. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I have the same thing going for Sports Illustrated which I have never subscribed.

    I drop them off at a local VFW or VA clinic.
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  6. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    It's a new tactic for me, just curious
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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    They will send you a bill. You do t n owe anything but it's amazing how many people pay for something they didn't order.

    If this tactic didn't work they wouldn't use it
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  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    It's like that little worm on the end of the hook...... they just throw a couple issues out there hoping you bite.
    They will send you bills and notices stating your subscription is soon to be cancelled. It is a classic tactic for marketing... and as the others have stated, you are not financially obligated to respond.
  9. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I like that company that sends you renewal bills in the mail, and they "guess" at what you might be subscribing to, like I've been getting Playboy since I was old enough to, well never mind... but I get renewal notices for Sports Illustrated, Penthouse, etc but this is a new tactic, sending you free magazines....
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