Hearst Magazines / Subscription &Bills&
I received a pretty threatening letter from G.L. Vaulk, whoever that is...
"When you ordered your subscription with the convenience of being billed later, we fully believed you would send payment upon receipt of your invoice. Since we have no record of your payment at this time, your good standing with us is at risk."
It goes on to tell me that I can send them money and we'll be best friends again (in other words).
Well, Ms./Mr. Vaulk, explain this for me:
Let's say that you're right and I said that I wanted to be billed later and I received an invoice from you now. Wouldn't that mean that I've gotten an issue for this subscription that you're billing me for? Well, then why does my Invoice (Order number [protected]) say that the first issue is SEPTEMBER 2009 for this invoice? That's two months away. This is ludicrous. If I had selected to be billed later, I wouldn't be getting an invoice for the year ahead of me.
I last paid for a 12-month subscription to Cosmopolitan on July 20th, 2008. I've received twelve issues. I just went in and canceled my subscription tonight because of this.
I never selected an option to be billed for anything. I never want to be billed for anything. I pay for everything I can up front.
To get this annoying treatment from a company that's been getting my money for years is ridiculous. I'm unsubscribing my mother from Good Housekeeping and the Food Network Magazine next time I do her books. You will never get another dime from me.
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