Just Pay Shipping & Handling
Monday, October 04, 2010
I am soo tired of companies that advertise their product as "FREE - just pay shipping & handling" only to read the fine print and see that you will be billed $79.95 (which seems to be the most common price) at the end of 30 days unless you cancel your subscription. Then when you call to cancel, the sales person who you never can really understand works hard to get you not to cancel. When you get past his or her spiel, they tell you you must return the bottle or box the item came in. Additionally, they recommend that you get proof of delivery just in case it get lost in the mail. That means a trip to the post office which is usually an inconvenience that the company is counting on to keep you from returning the bottle/box in time not to be billed.
Now I can just hear you saying, "Just how dumb are you to fall for that?" Okay, so I have occasionally lost my mind and ordered because the face cream guaranteed to do away with wrinkles, or this little magic pill will help you shed 10 pounds overnight (not really). I always think maybe this one will be different and I really will get the product and nothing else for $4.95 s&h charges only.
I should be ashamed, and I should know better!