Annoying Telemarketing calls when you don't renew

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Review by brtech posted 04-19-2012 01:49 PM 3990 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I subscribed to a bunch of woodworking magazines a while ago, trying to decide which ones were worth keeping. WWJ is okay, but not a keeper. So I didn’t renew. I now get telemarketing calls from Dial America trying to get me to renew. Saying “I don’t want it” is not enough. You have to demand they take you off their list. Because you have a business relationship with WWJ if you subscribed, “Do Not Call” does not apply.

I suggest you don’t subscribe in the first place.

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 03:05 PM

That is why I don’t give my phone # out.

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 05:03 PM

Their aggressive marketing is why I didn’t subscribe in the first place. If it is a good magazine, why do they need such strong-arm tactics?

Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 05:21 PM

Saltwater Sportsman is the same way. They called for years asking for my dad after he moved away.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 05:47 PM

I actually almost got a subscription to this rag. I’m glad I didn’t.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 06:01 PM

Hmmm…I guess buying a few various issues at the grocery store first, then subscribing to the one(s) that appeal to you is best. I’ve learned, last thing you do is give up your personal information to the marketing sharks.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 06:16 PM

They had a very cheap teaser rate. Less than a couple issues at the store (If they had it, which they didn’t)

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 06:27 PM

Gave up on wood working magazines many years ago. The same old articles and tool revues. Nothing but advertising for products I do not need or are just too expensive to purchase. Since Norm retired, none of the Woodworking shows are worth watching on PBS especially the American Woodshop.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 06:30 PM

brtech: sorry, didn’t mean to offend. The same is true of these horrid fishing magazines, and I still see the occaisional truck with the ridiculous “Official Member: North American Fishing Club” sticker in the window. They had the same sales technique, they never give up.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 08:33 PM

many of the new type phones have a block number feature, it comes in real handy with the telemarketers, the “Do Not Call List” does not work with a lot of these people, they call anyway.

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 02:25 AM

I’ve learned that whe you get calls from telemarketers you just simply ask them to hold…......lay the phone down and go back in about 15 minutes.
I gave up on WW mags after they all kept sending me “2nd notices” when the damn subscription was paid up for 2 years trying to get me to add more time to the subscription.(this has all been beat to death here on LJ’s before)
Follow poopiekats advise. Buy it at the store, you pay a little more but you can read it in peace.

-- Life is good.

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#11 posted 04-20-2012 08:50 PM

I must of not gave them my phone # I never have had a call from, now you listen that next call I get will be THEM!

-- Rodman

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#12 posted 04-24-2012 03:08 AM

From what I’ve seen of WWJ, it’s like a glorified Rockler catalog, as they are the publisher. Not saying that’s either good or bad. Just an observation.

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#13 posted 06-18-2012 03:49 PM

Of all the woodworking magazines, only Wood and Workbench really had a ton of projects that I enjoyed building. Now that Workbench has been converted into some over glorified HGTV style magazine, I stopped subscribing (a couple of years back). I think they only called me once about my subscription expiring. Must have gotten lucky. ;)


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#14 posted 01-15-2013 12:06 AM

Glad I found this. They have a good deal on their digital subscription and I was ready to subscribe. Guess I’ll pass.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#15 posted 01-15-2013 12:52 AM

I put a message on our main phone: ”You have reached the XX message phone. Please leave a message or call our cell phone.” It is programmed to pick up after 2 rings, and we NEVER answer before the message.

You would be surprised on how the telemarketer and robot calls have decreased since I did this several months ago. Our friends have also learned to call our cell phones the first time rather than the message phone.

-- Joe

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