Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's Mine Now Quilter's Circle

In the mail today, I had what looked like junk mail.  I opened it and it turned out to be a DVD from Quilters Circle entitled "The Essential Quilting DVD" Collection.  I skimmed through the letter because I know I did not order it.

I come to the part that said review it, keep it and send us $12.95 or if you don't want it, you will need to return it to us otherwise we will consider you want to keep receiving our dvds.

What a scam.  That's so sad they do that kind of thing.  Think of the many people that pay the bill.  If you keep sending me DVDs because I somehow became enrolled in your scam by keeping this one, I'll keep them too and I'm not paying you one red cent.

This falls under the United States Postal Inspection Service's Receipt of Unsolicited Materials.  Here's some of my favorite sentences from their site....

"....  A company sends you a gift in the mail--a ball point pen, a key chain, a tie. But you didn't order it. What do you do? If you are the type of person this company is looking for, you may feel guilty about accepting the item without paying for it. Don't feel guilty! It's yours, and you are under no obligation to pay anything. ....."

".....If you do not wish to pay for unsolicited merchandise or make a donation to a charity sending such an item, you may do one of three things (in each case, by law, you have no obligation to the sender)
  •  If you have not opened the package, you may mark it "Return to Sender," and the Postal Service will return it with no additional postage charged to you.
  •  If you open the package and don't like what you find, you may throw it away.
  • If you open the package and like what you find, you may keep it for free. In this instance, "finders-keepers" applies unconditionally.
Furthermore, it is illegal for a company that sends you unordered merchandise to follow the mailing with a bill or dunning communication.   

What's your thoughts on this kind of junk mail and if you received one, what did you do?

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