I am so sick & tired of getting renewal notices from them every few weeks when my subscription does not end till 12/10!
I finally called their subscription department & gave them a piece of my mind. Ended by telling them, if I get one more, I'm canceling my subscription.
"Nick" the poor fella on the other end of my tirade calmly told me that somehow, I was on their mass mailing list. WTF!!!! After apologizing, he removed me from their mass mailing (snail mail) list & gave me an extra 6 months subscription for my inconvenience.
Me: "6 months?" Nick: "Did I say 6? How does an extra year sound?" Me: "Thanks" Nick: After much tapping on the computer - "You're now off the mass mailing list & your subscription will end 2011. You will get your renewal notice near the end of your expiration date." Me: "Thank you very much. Have a nice holiday."
I dumped them years ago because rather than let me know my subscription was about up, they sent me a bill for the next two years. Way too presumptuous for me, so I called. Turns out that was their policy. I told 'em to stuff it.
They sent me a past due notice a month later. I called again and told 'em to sue me.
Anybody remember MacAddict? It was a pretty slick alternative back then, and after my MW encounter, I subscribed to MA just to be petty. Good thing I actually enjoyed the zine while it lasted. Oh, and it always came with a CD loaded with mostly crappy free stuff, but WoW! It was free!
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MacAddict is still around, but its name changed to MacLife. Their reasoning was the change to Intel, and how we're not such a rebel niche anymore. (Honestly, it was better when it was MacAddict, and had a bit more attitude).
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I kinda miss the old mail box being stuffed full of Publishers Clearing House ads...the stickers were fun for the kids to stick here and there...and I always had the posibility of meeting Ed MacMann with that 1 million dollar check!!
I dumped MacWorld as soon as when they went online <-- well back then by the time you got the rag you already read the news via the internet . Sorta pointless in my view to continue a subscription
Just like Mac Addict I subscribed to that too for the CDs that came with it - I then realized I did not need all those so called Utilities -vs- for what I was paying for the rag . Plus seemed to me that the rag was meant for little children or really Geek Heads
Lea, I loved MacAddict. I dumped them after the name change & no more free cds. The change over was just too serious for me. No more "fun" articles. That is when I jumped ship & went over to MacWorld which I am dumping after my current subscription expires. No "fun" articles with them either. The only other mag I subscribe to is TIME.
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