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BMW9700
06-07-2009, 02:54 PM
I had been a subscriber to this magazine for one year and paid in full. I have not asked to extend my subscription as the quality has dropped and contains more ads than anything more... However they have not stopped sending the magazine.

now they are demanding payment and sent me letters threatening further action to recover monies i "owe" them...and i have been referred to their collection department..

what are the options in this matter..

thanks for the input

regards

AaronOng
06-07-2009, 03:13 PM
I love to read the mag, but only the old issues. If you look back at the old issues, say pre 90's, they are rather thick at 1cm. Now the issues are 1/2 as think and the price has more than tripled and like our friend says, contain more ads than anything else.

Definitely not worth buying/subscribing!

umadavid
06-07-2009, 04:20 PM
Just write them a nice letter telling them that you did not agree to them issuing you an automatic renewal subscribtion.

QuietStorm
06-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Just write them a nice letter telling them that you did not agree to them issuing you an automatic renewal subscribtion.If that doesn't work, then a nasty letter! :p

MasterQ
07-07-2009, 12:32 AM
At the time of subscribing, is there a term in the subscription form that says it is auto renewed unless terminated. If there is no such term, I wouldn't even write any letter whether nice or nasty. But keep aside those issues that were delivered to you after your subscription expired. You may have to return them but the onus is on them to collect them from you. Then you would have guessed whether they are going to be serious about their crying wolves.

Sentinel
07-07-2009, 11:38 AM
Give them a call and fax them a letter and I believe the case will be closed. Readers Digest will not take you to court for a few hundred quids lah... then give the money to charity to clear your conscience for reading the magazines anyway eventhough you didn't want it... you thought they won't bill you, right? :D

trex92
07-07-2009, 01:28 PM
in one of the latest copy (i forgot which month), I had compared the advertisements pages against the contents. Alarmingly 50% of the total pages were advertisements and 50% only the contents, leaving the magazine to be effectively half of what it used to be.

Sentinel
07-07-2009, 02:04 PM
in one of the latest copy (i forgot which month), I had compared the advertisements pages against the contents. Alarmingly 50% of the total pages were advertisements and 50% only the contents, leaving the magazine to be effectively half of what it used to be.
... as insurance against people who receive the magazines and do not pay??? :D :D :D

lly
07-07-2009, 04:28 PM
Yes, RD practices continous subscription vs asking if you want to renew. In fact, once I subscribed a special offer book (about RM20) which unknown to me automatically leads to subsequent books mailed to me every 3 months at normal prices (more than RM100). I called them and had to mail back the unwanted book at my own expense.

I think it's sad that a "reputable" company has to resort to such tactics for sales. I have just terminated my subscription after a year as I also found so many pages of "special advertorial section" which are disguised advertising.

By the way, anyone has won any of the big contests with RD? :rolleyes:

BMW9700
07-07-2009, 04:54 PM
Yes, RD practices continous subscription vs asking if you want to renew. In fact, once I subscribed a special offer book (about RM20) which unknown to me automatically leads to subsequent books mailed to me every 3 months at normal prices (more than RM100). I called them and had to mail back the unwanted book at my own expense.

I think it's sad that a "reputable" company has to resort to such tactics for sales. I have just terminated my subscription after a year as I also found so many pages of "special advertorial section" which are disguised advertising.

By the way, anyone has won any of the big contests with RD? :rolleyes:



dont know anyone who has won their contests but they keep flooding my snail mailbox with junk!!!

AaronOng
07-07-2009, 05:52 PM
dont know anyone who has won their contests but they keep flooding my snail mailbox with junk!!!

PM me and I'll let you know of a 100% surefire way to get rid of them once and for all.

jack12
08-07-2009, 04:21 PM
I had been a subscriber to this magazine for one year and paid in full. I have not asked to extend my subscription as the quality has dropped and contains more ads than anything more... However they have not stopped sending the magazine.

now they are demanding payment and sent me letters threatening further action to recover monies i "owe" them...and i have been referred to their collection department..

what are the options in this matter..

thanks for the input

regards
Just ignore it.

It is not a valid contract.