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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- This company is the biggest scam ever. They don't have any contact information on their website. **, ** and a few other selected email names are bogus. This company is ran out of someone's 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!