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Message Board > Miscellaneous > sew news offer ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 7/7/12 3:51 PM

I think there was another thread on here about the Sew News offer. They are doing a DVD series, and they sent the first one (without my requesting it), and I could keep it for $12. The letter specifically stated I did not have to return it. even if I was not going to order the series. The first DVD is $12 and the rest are about $22, but they don't say that anywhere, you have to do math to figure it out.
So now I get an invoice that says to send the DVD back or pay up. So I copied the original letter (sometimes it's good to keep things), highlighted the paragraph stating the above, and sent it back to them with a note.
This ticks me off. I would appreciate being asked if I want to participate in their offer. I have tried those type of things before, and they are invariably a hassle.
If they want to sell DVD's, why don't they just make them and offer them for sale on their website, like Threads does?
I think their methods are sneaky and they are hoping that people will be too distracted or busy to cancel out of the deal.
After my subscription expires to SN, I don't plan to renew.

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Date: 7/7/12 3:58 PM

Good for you! That type of sneaky marketing ploy is all too common these days.

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Date: 7/7/12 4:07 PM

Just to make this clear: You do not EVER have to pay for unsolicited merchandise in the US. That has been the law for ages and ages.

I just sent them a scathing email telling them what I think of the practice. Perhaps more of us should do so. They do ask for an email when you send comments, but there are several disposable email services that you can use.

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Date: 7/8/12 6:41 AM

I hadn't gotten around to returning my DVD and this past week I received a nasty little note. I sent it back yesterday, but was sorry to see it go because every time I tried to look at it, I fell fast asleep. It was much better than Benadryl.

I did finally get through it and it really isn't worth what they want.

Chris

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Date: 7/8/12 8:02 AM


Chris.. HILARIOUS.. They should market this in the pharmacy rather than on sewing sites.. lol
But you should have kept it .. as you do not have to pay for unsolicited merchandise sent to you via mail.. as one poster pointed out..
And how tacky of them to try dinging you all for it. Simply no excuse.. Frankly I WOULD have sent a nasty little note back to them and cc it to the Stetes Attorney General.

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Date: 7/8/12 12:50 PM

So we should all keep our DVD's, market them as a sleep aid, and make lots of money, right?

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Date: 7/9/12 4:05 PM

Again, just be aware that if this is Rodale Press, they will send you to collections and they will report this as an unpaid debt on your credit report! If you get a letter asking for payment or the DVD back, please send an answer in writing, via certified mail explaining that it was sent to you as a FREE GIFT. I did not find out about their tactics until I applied for financing and pulled a credit report.....they are very sneaky

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Date: 7/9/12 4:25 PM

Also just to add, they settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit in Florida for just these types of practices, sending books, etc. that were never ordered to subscribers of Men's Health Magazine,then starting collection activity agains anyone who did not pay the invoices....they would repeatedly call and demand payment and sent multiple accounts to collection...and this is too funny...they filed suit agains the town they are located in, because they were violating a weed ordinance, and they wanted to prevent the town from coming in to cut down the knee high weeds!

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Date: 7/9/12 6:51 PM

Is this the fault of Sew News, or is that company sending the DVDs out in SN's name?



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Date: 7/9/12 7:04 PM

IMO, both. Sew News had to sell your information to them (fault) and they are sending them with less truthful intentions (fault).

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