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Half Priced Mags = Total Scam
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Unfortunately, I found about this website too late. In August, I did a Google search and linked to the Half Priced Mags website. Seemed legit, so I ordered 3 magazines. Luckily, I am only out $24. I filed a complaint with Google, the NYS Attorney General's office, as well as the Better Business Bureau. I ordered the magazines on August 4, 2006, and as of November 15, 2005, I have received nothing - no magazines, no refund, no answer to any of the many, many emails sent to them. Good luck trying to get through on the telephone, the message says the mailbox is full. And forget about trying to get the charges reversed on your credit card. The law protects this scam artist - after 60 days, you're out of luck - which is just about the time you realize that you've been had. Hopefully everyone who has been scammed by this company will take the time to file complaints. It might not get our money back, but at least it may stop this company in its tracks.
     
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kscott on 2007-09-06:
This is Joel and I am the owner of MagsForLess. Please email me directly at owner@magsforless.com if you have any open issues. I will make sure that your issue is resolved within one day.

Regards,
Joel
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Beware of Half Priced Mags!
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Twelve weeks ago when I placed my order I received an email explaining that I would receive my first magazine within 8 to 10 weeks. Twelve weeks later -- still nothing. I have emailed the company twice questioning the whereabouts of my order but have yet to receive a response. I have resigned myself to the fact that it is, most likely, money lost. "IF" I ever receive a magazine from them I will re-post -- but, I seriously doubt that post will be forthcoming. My advice to all -- spend a few dollars more and buy directly from the magazine.
     
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Anonymous on 2006-08-27:
Good advice.
rockinroller on 2006-10-02:
I ordered a subscription through halfpricedmags.com in February, 2006 as a gift to my sister in law. As of October, she has not received any issues. I have also sent several emails to the company requesting resolution of this matter and have also not received any replies. Next step: Suit in small claims court. At least the company will have a judgment against them.
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Fraud
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Half Priced Magazines is a complete fraud. They accept payment for magazine subscriptions and never forward orders to the publishers.

It took me almost 5 months to get a credit issued to my account, and that required notification to Fraud department of credit card company and FBI internet fraud division.

This company must be stopped from these actions. If you have been defrauded, please notify agencies.

     
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Anonymous on 2007-10-12:
Many complaints about them here. At least you got a refund.
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Scam
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This company is the biggest scam ever. They don't have any contact information on their website. Holly, meghan and a few other selected email names are bogus. This company is ran out of someones apartment in New York city. One of the phone numbers is actually someone's house. They tell you they are not affiliated with mags for less, but you have to wonder.
     
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Anonymous on 2007-08-07:
SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU.
heaven17 on 2007-08-07:
Yeah, we pretty much know the drill when it comes to Half Priced Mags.
It's a daily beef almost.
Anonymous on 2007-08-07:
Submit a complaint to the New York Attorney General's office at http://www.oag.state.ny.us/online_forms/complaint_alert.jsp

Good review. I voted it 'very helpful'.
txnurse on 2007-09-09:
I paid43.61 for2 magazines on 7/22/07 for a gift . I contacted m credit card they give me 18004351064 which tells you NOT TO CALL THEM OR ATTEMPT TO LEAVE a messa ge .They are being looked at by Capital One and Texas bbb SAY NO MORE TO HALF PRICE MAGS
txnurse on 2007-09-09:
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Did Not Receive Order
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REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA -- I ordered magazine 3 months ago and still have not received it. I tried to acces my account on line with order #, it did not recognize it. Left customer help/contact info and am now awaiting reply.
     
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SAJ on 2007-07-14:
You probably won't get them. Research this company on this site and read all the complaints.
jktshff1 on 2007-07-16:
Read them in the grocery store line.
pinkkitty on 2007-07-20:
File a complaint with the BBB online. I did, and I got my money back two months later. The a-hole who runs this co. is a liar and a thief and a scumbag, and will not refund you unless he has to-- FILE WITH THE BBB!
They're also known as: Mags For Less
My1 Mag
SnappyMags.com
MAGSFORLESS.COM

41 West 72nd Street, Apt. 10G
New York, NY 10023
kscott on 2007-09-06:
This is Joel and I am the owner of MagsForLess. Please email me directly at owner@magsforless.com if you have any open issues. I will make sure that your issue is resolved within one day.

Regards,
Joel
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Half priced magazine = scam
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I am yet another person to be scammed by this company. Never received my magazines. I was told I'd be given a refund. Never received a refund. Now, they are ignoring my e-mails. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and with google. I will also write a letter to my state's attorney general's office.
     
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Sarah May on 2007-06-06:
What's the name of the company?
pinkkitty on 2007-07-20:
File a complaint with the BBB online. I did, and I got my money back two months later. The a-hole who runs this co. is a liar and a thief and a scumbag, and will not refund you unless he has to-- FILE WITH THE BBB!
They're also known as:
Mags For Less
My1 Mag
SnappyMags.com
MAGSFORLESS.COM

41 West 72nd Street, Apt. 10G
New York, NY 10023
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Disgruntled Subscriber
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SHERMAN OAKS, CALIFORNIA -- On Nov. 3rd, 2006 I ordered two magazines from Half Priced Mags online. I am still waiting for either the magazines or a refund. I've repeatedly asked for resolution and have been promised a refund in several e-mails the latest being on April 28. At this point the issue is not the money so much as the helplessness of being jerked around.
     
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heaven17 on 2007-05-09:
Dang. Has anybody had a GOOD experience with this company?
Pomona Guy on 2007-05-09:
We get a lot of complaints here about these guys. They take your money and never give any magazines. Which magazines did you order?
grandma005 on 2007-05-09:
This is a scam. It does not matter what magazines that she ordered because she will never receive any.
Skye on 2007-05-09:
Maybe those who have been scammed, need to contact their attorney general's office. This place gets nothing but complaints, and getting rich by not delivering anything.



California Department Of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

This information is for the op. Those who live in other states, can easily find their own attorney general to contact.
mutty on 2007-05-10:
This company is now known as Mags For Less. BBB has had numerous complaints.
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Fraud
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This company is a fraud. Please check your credit card and make sure they don't apply additional charges other than the original fraudulent charges for your order. If we start a letter, get enough names, we can submit the information to the Attorney General's office and they can locate these criminals. We must stop them from taking monies from people, with full knowledge they are not legitimate. Also, the magazine companies should be notified so they don't sign up with these scam artists, and not let them use their names as well.
     
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MRM on 2007-03-01:
I don't understand why people order from Half Priced Magazines. If you want to order a magazine go directly to the publication as they offer you deeper discounts.
grandma005 on 2007-03-01:
Ditto MRM. You have to know that they are crooks. Nobody is going to sell magazines to you for half the price. The half
is for their pockets. Just use some common thinking and you
will stay out of trouble.
Heartmatters on 2007-03-02:
I and many others ordered them. (1) For convenience of ordering several at the same time, rather than going (and trying to find them) each separately. (2) You CAN buy them at half the price as I've done it up to this incident with others. I guess I got cheap-minded as I was ordering so many, that I decided to go to this company. Oh sure, I'll continue to order from the other discount magazine companies I ordered from previously, as the actual magazine company DOES NOT SELL THEM AT $4 - $10 for two-year subscription. If you know of any, let me know.
bicyclegirl2000 on 2007-04-04:
I, too, have ordered mags from other discount magazine services & have had no problems like I did w/ halfpricedmags. I can't get the price that I get from the magazine discount places from the magazines themselves. trust me, I've tried!!
imjustasteph on 2007-04-25:
Ebay!! Magazine subscriptions on Ebay, for a couple bucks a year!! Check the seller's rating, I have bought SIX subs there, got ripped off on ONE. Still average out paying a TON less than I would otherwise- in fact, I am paying less than the cover price of one mag for a years sub!!
pinkkitty on 2007-05-03:
I had the same experience with these thieves. They have hundreds of complaints of the same nature on the BBB, www.my3cents.com and other consumer complaint websites.

Here is more info on them from the BBB:

They also do business as:
Mags For Less
My1 Mag
SnappyMags.com
MAGSFORLESS.COM

Principal: Joel Simkhai, President

Phone Number: (212) 787-2998
Additional Phone Numbers:
(888) 259-8401 (888) 720-6298 (888) 693-3308
Fax Number: (815) 572-0204

Email Address: bbb@magsforless.com
Website: www.magsforless.com
Additional Websites: www.halfpricedmags.com

PLEASE report them to as many consumer agencies as possible! These scumbags steal money from hardworking people like you, from families.

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection:
https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

Better Business Bureau:
www.bbb.org

Internet Crime Complaint Center:
http://www.ic3.gov/
Kalina on 2007-06-23:
I been scamed too. I will report to BBB.
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Half Priced Mags is not legit
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I ordered two magazines in July 06 with an expectation that it could take 12 weeks for the first issue. In November, I sent the company an email (only way to contact them) asking them for a status. It is now December and they never responded to my email, nor have I received either magazine. They do have my money however.

     
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tnchuck100 on 2006-12-14:
How did this order take place? US Mail or internet?
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Never received response or order
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This company has taken my money 3 months ago with a guarantee of magazine subscriptions arriving within that time. Since I placed the order over twelve weeks ago, I tried to contact them numerous times to no avail. I decided to contact the magazines directly and they have no record of my orders. They are obviously running a scam and I, along with others, warn you not to do any business with them. My credit card company is trying to resolve the issue and I have also contacted the Better Business Bureau. Please be advised and BEWARE!
     
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tander on 2006-11-06:
I would never order magazines, I get enough of them free! There's so many places online to get a year subscription free.
Skye on 2006-11-07:
Hey Tander, I am interested in these free magazine sites. Care to share any of the websites??? Thanks :)
Joe Smith on 2006-11-07:
Why do you want "magazines"? Surely there is enough "stuff" on the internet.
Skye on 2006-11-07:
Maybe because some of us still like to read books and magazines. I read a new book every month. I like the internet for research and stuff, but give me a book or a decent magazine, like Readers Digest anytime.
patti_25 on 2007-02-10:
I got taken by one of these scams back in 2002, except I paid them in cash...sucked to be me! They were gone and so was my money.

One of lifes crappy lessons, I guess:) Sorry, hope you get it resolved alright.
pinkkitty on 2007-05-03:
They have hundreds of complaints of the same nature on the BBB and other consumer complaint websites. IF YOU FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE BBB, YOU MIGHT GET YOUR MONEY BACK!! Here is more info on them from the BBB:

They also do business as:
Mags For Less, My1 Mag, SnappyMags.com

41 West 72nd Street, Apt. 10G
New York, NY 10023
Principal: Joel Simkhai, President
Phone Number: (212) 787-2998
Additional Phone Numbers: (888) 259-8401 (888) 720-6298 (888) 693-3308
Fax Number: (815) 572-0204

Additional Address:
5014 Old Greensboro Rd.
Randleman, NC 27317
Email Address: bbb@magsforless.com, support@my1mag.com

Please report them to as many consumer agencies as possible! These scumbags steal money from hardworking people like you, from families.

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection:
https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

Better Business Bureau:
www.bbb.org

Internet Crime Complaint Center:
http://www.ic3.gov/
kscott on 2007-09-04:
This is Joel and I am the owner of MagsForLess. Please email me directly at owner@magsforless.com if you have any open issues. I will make sure that your issue is resolved within one day.

Regards,
Joel
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