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Forum topic by JohnAjluni posted 06-19-2011 08:06 AM 1556 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2011 08:06 AM

Anyone know what the Handyman club?and if its legit?

-- John

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 10:17 AM


In my experience they are a scam. I subscribed, the first magazine was junk, I was bombarded with emails trying to sell JUNK, and the final insult; if i PAID for 15 years subscription in ADVANCE, they would GIVE me a lifetime subscription for FREE. I am not making this up. When I refused their kind offer they called several times trying to get me to change my mind. I had to threaten to complain to the state Attorney General to get them to leave me alone. DO NOT GET SUCKED IN. It is garbage. Once again, I am not making this up.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 10:23 AM

haha thanks guys! just more garbage in the mail i see!

-- John

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 12:50 PM

It’s just a lousy magazine with a useless twist. Wood, Popular WWing, American Woodworker, FineWWing, Shopnotes, Workbench, WWing Journal….all better choices IMHO.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 02:36 PM

I have about 5 of their free drill guides and notepads, and have given away about 5 more. The only “club” I would join is my local guild.

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 06:42 PM

I can’t believe it is still around. I fell for the scam when I first started woodworking.

-- Barbara

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 06:45 PM

Hard to shake, ain’t it, Barbara? I saw a sticker on a brand new F350 single-cab non-dually the other day. The irony hurt me.

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

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 07:37 PM

If I recall I received the same junk mail and then a DVD that I threw away, afterwhich I received emails requesting optional payment for.

My guess is that one of the large online woodworking retailers sold my info.


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#8 posted 06-20-2011 12:00 AM

Scam they sent out a bunch of free router bits last winter. I mailed mine back and they are still tring to collect.

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 06:10 AM

My ex signed me up. I never paid ‘em anything, ‘coarse with my ex there’s no telling. Like Schoey, I got some drill guides and note pads. They did send me this funky 25’ tape measure with a built in line laser. Useless. The drill guides have come in handy. My opinion about the outfit, they’re ‘bout as useless as tits on a boar hog.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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