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Old 06-22-2010, 07:45 PM   #21
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Has anyone else had this happen? I did those stupid Publishers Clearance House envelopes hoping to win the big $1 Million or even $1 thousand. I did gawdknows how many of those envelopes this year, but NEVER bought anything and always made sure to put the little stamp that says not interested.
Now they have sent me something in a package that I haven't opened with an envelope that I did open--with a charge of $19.24 for whatever is in the envelope! Yes, I can send it back if I pay for the postage USPO says, because I opened the envelope which is against the rules I guess.
Anyway, has anyone else had this happen? You know when you order something from them they want your credit card number or a check right up front, so their sending me whatever and asking for payment after they sent it smells scam to me. They must just send something out hoping suckers will pay for it. Not.
Anyone else have this experience but me??
When did this rule (bolded above) become effective? I recall many years ago (at least 15) I received something I did not order and there was a bill inside the envelope which was glued to the outside of the package. I did not open the package. I just wrote "Cancel" or something like that on the bill, resealed the envelope, taped the envelope back to the package, and brought it back to the post office, telling them I was not accepting it. The post office sent it back with no objection, and the company never gave me any grief about it, either.

I mean, how are we to know we don't want the item if we don't at least open the outside envelope first?

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:13 PM   #22
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Wait until they send you another PCH Sweepstakes entry- take the postage paid return envelope and tape it to the front of the Windshield Wonder package and drop it in the mail right back to them... they will surely appreciate getting their valuable merchandise back..

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #23
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Have you ever received those invoices that look like something was ordered but are really applications to receive the publication?

I would guess that some businesses get confused and pay them. Otherwise, why would they waste the postage?

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