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About 3 weeks ago, I received a DVD entitled Essential Woodworking Techniques, in the mail from Woodworkers Guild of America. I didn't order this DVD, and I have no idea why I received it. I have never signed up for anything from their website, don't have any subscriptions to any woodworking publications and I don't know how they even got my name or address unless some online company where I bought a tool sold my name to them. I haven't even watched the DVD. I put it in my library of DVD's and forgot about it. Yesterday, I received correspondence from them requesting that I either pay $13.95 to keep the DVD or return it in the product return envelope that came with the DVD which was tossed in the garbage along with all of the other envelopes, advertisements etc. that came with it by my wife as she thought it was garbage. I'm inclined to just ignore their request because I didn't ask for it in the first place and to return it will now cost me shipping charges because I don't have the return envelope. What would you do?
 

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Well, I guess I should have Googled "Unsolicited DVD from Woodworkers Guild of America" before starting this thread. It appears that this marketing tactic has been going on for years by them! There are 20,200 results LOL. From what I've read, the video is 3 hours long and on how to build a cabinet. I might just watch it some day that I feel lazy but I'm not returning it, or responding to them in any way. Most are saying that if you acknowledge that you got it, return it or buy it, you become a "hot lead" and then get crap from all sorts of companies. I get enough junk mail as it is!
 

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I started this thread nearly a year ago. I took everyone's advice and just ignored their request for money and they stopped trying after a few attempts. Chris P is right. It isn't a bad video but all of what's in it can be found on youtube. Pretty much anything you have interest in can be found on youtube these days so just keep the video and toss any correspondence they send you.
 
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