I was excited to get my free subscription to the Handyman Club of America last year when I purchased my Bostich Framing nailer. The subscription was free with purchase. It seemed like a good idea, you got to try out different products and you get a free magazine subscription as well. After my free subscription was up, I began to get the notices. You know the ones. Ã¢â¬ÅLast chanceÃ¢â¬Â, etc. Two weeks ago I received a larger envelope in the mail with a Lifetime Member patch, a carpenterÃ¢â¬â¢s pencil, and a sticker. They also threw in a lot of literature that I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t care to read.
I had decided not to renew my subscription. I especially didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to pay for it. I never got the opportunity to try out new products, and honestly, I became bored with the magazine.
Finally yesterday in the mail, I was drawn to an envelope that had the text Ã¢â¬ÅFinal NoticeÃ¢â¬Â printed in bold red text on the front, and they were certain not to put their name in the senders address area. I told my wife, Ã¢â¬ÅI bet itÃ¢â¬â¢s the Handyman ClubÃ¢â¬Â. Sure enough, it was.
I know most magazine subscriptions operate this way. I think itÃ¢â¬â¢s a form of harassment. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!