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Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Mule, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Mule

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    Quick question:
    A magazine I have subscribed to for over 10 years (non-Ferrari), sent me a DVD with the following choices - 1.)Keep it and send them $10 or 2.) Return it in the pre-paid envelope.

    If I did not request / order / ask for this, is there any reason to take any action? I recieved a second letter today with the "you recently recieved our DVD, please indicate your choice (send or keep)".

    If it was not a well-known magazine that has been around for 30 years, I would think it was a scam, but I think it is just marketing trickery.

    Action?
     
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  3. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    I NEED A JOB
    burn the dvd and give it back.
     
  4. TheCarcierge

    TheCarcierge Formula 3

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    Keep the DVD if you did not order it you are not required to return it.
     
  5. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

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    PradasPaPa is right. It is unsolicited merchandise. It's yours to keep and you owe nothing.
     
  6. yellowpad

    yellowpad Karting

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    I agree on this as well. I believe it is one of those exception in law pertaining to acceptance and offer.

     
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  8. normhuff

    normhuff Formula Junior

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    Everyone above is correct. Don't worry about it. Geesh, how many AOL version n.0 CDs have I received in the mail over the years and had to pitch? Maybe I should do like the commerical and start building a wall sculpture with them. What I really find useful though is pre-printed return mailing address labels. I receive them all the time from various groups or charities. I keep the labels and throw away the rest of the mailing materials (don't even read them) that accompanied the labels...
     
  9. Mule

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    Thanks, Guys. That is pretty much what I thought. I wonder how many people will feel they need to act? Marketing trickery at its best.
     

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