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DVD came in mail, do I have to pay for this????

DVD came in mail, do I have to pay for this????

Old 11-16-2012, 02:05 PM
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I got one. Awhile back. I sent the invoice back with a big No Thanks written on it. They never bothered me again. It is sort of a scam, but not really as you are under no obligation to pay.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jj1150 View Post
Thanks all!!!

I do have ONE quilting magazine subscription, and it probably is one by F&P, but that was ordered and paid for last spring. I think I will just mail the envelope back to them, telling them I did NOT order this DVD, and therefore are under no obligation to pay for OR return it.
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I too received one of these DVD's. and like you I recieved a bill for it . I dug out the paper work that came with it, and in small print at the bottom of the page it does say since you didn't order this DVD you are under no obligation to pay for it. I threw it in the garbage.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Learner747 View Post
As a retired postal worker I can officially say that the law says if it is unsolicited merchandise you can do any number of things with it. Do Not Pay for it!

You may keep it, throw it away, return to sender, etc. If you will go to the Postal Service's pages and look for "Unsolicited Merchandise." Print the page, put it in their envelope, and mail it to the company.

BTW, it is illegal for them to send a bill to you.

I have given this advice to dozens of people. I just followed it myself last week.
Good to know! Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Learner747 View Post
As a retired postal worker I can officially say that the law says if it is unsolicited merchandise you can do any number of things with it. Do Not Pay for it!

You may keep it, throw it away, return to sender, etc. If you will go to the Postal Service's pages and look for "Unsolicited Merchandise." Print the page, put it in their envelope, and mail it to the company.

BTW, it is illegal for them to send a bill to you.

I have given this advice to dozens of people. I just followed it myself last week.
Thanks for the advice. I got one of those DVDs a few weeks ago and haven't bothered to even look at it since I didn't order it. Now I know what to do if and when a bill arrives. Thanks again.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:34 PM
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Same here. When we moved I found the DVD. But I did not order it and have not watched it. I think it is "Tips.." I would cancel my subscription, but I love the magazines! Will not pay the bill, since I did not order it. I returned the bill at their expense saying I didn't order it and will not return it.
I really hate to see them doing this!

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I got one of those. Got several billings for it as well. Never ordered it, lost the DVD (until I found it last week) never sent it back and I ignore the billing. If they send it to me without my approval, it's their loss. I have not looked at it, probably never will. They did send out at least 3 bills for it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:38 PM
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No. You do not have to pay. This is a revenue generating technique. I wish that they would stop this nonsense, but it must scare enough people into paying to make it worth the effort for them.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 PM
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I don't pay either, I didn't order it, and I am not going to extra work to send it back either. I may or may not use it .
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:50 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I saw an ad from them for a free copy of the mag. So I ordered it . Never got it but did get a bill for almost $30.00. I emailed them and told them that it is bait and switch , whicch is against the law. They emailed back and said I did not have to pay .
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:36 AM
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I have occasionally ordered the 'free intro copy' of a magazine. If the bill comes before my 'free copy,' I write on the bill, "NO THANKS--CANCEL--NOT RECEIVED." I return that to them and think no more of it. Whether or not the magazine ever arrives after that, I do not subscribe. I find it more than annoying to be billed for a magazine before I have the opportunity to even see it.

As for the DVD, a couple of years ago some company, not F&P, sent out a quilting DVD that was not ordered. It stated clearly that it was not ordered and the receiver could keep it or return it without charge. If you paid for it, you would get a subscription to more DVDs. They sent out several bills, all of which I ignored. Eventually they stopped. I think if you do nothing, which is what you did to begin with, they will stop the practice if no one responds.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:39 AM
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Learner: Thanks !! I needed that information for sure .. Now the next bill I get for a DVD I didn't order will go back with that information on it .. Thanks again !
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