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Unhappy about Woodworkers Guild of America

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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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I know that I can keep any unsolicited materials I receive in the mail. And I have seen that in the fine print. But why are there only two options given here ((1) pay for the DVD and sign up to get more or (2) return the DVD)?

Who receives something unwanted and keeps both the item and return envelope in case the sender asks for it back in a few weeks?

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See the last paragraph of the link provided above:
If you are aware of violations of the federal law prohibiting the mailing of unordered merchandise, or if you have personally had difficulty with such items-especially if you are sent statements demanding payment for the merchandise-you should contact you local postmaster or the nearest Postal Inspector.
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