KNOXVILLE, IOWA, NEW YORK -- I ordered a subscription for my daughter back in mid-March of 2007. I wanted her to receive it for her birthday in June. I had not received anything by June and when entering my information (order number and such) on the website, it indicated it could not find an order which matched any of this information. Concerned, I contacted halfpricedmags.com customer support. I waited a few days and received no response, so I filled out another ticket. I started doing research on the internet and found many people having terrible experiences with this company.
At this point it had been a couple of weeks since I filled out my first ticket and still had no response, so I requested a refund. I finally got a response from this company, over a month from when I filled out my first ticket. I'm not sure what information "**" (what a generic-sounding name, I wonder if this is even a real person?) located, but her response to me "Dear Customer" indicated that since my order had been placed over six months ago, they could no longer offer a refund.
Maybe I'm really off on my math, but according to my calculations, it has not been over six months since I placed my order. Maybe this is their standard response to anyone requesting a refund? They indicated they could provide a credit. Oooh! Goody! A credit! I probably wouldn't get those magazines either! Thanks, but no thanks! I'm giving them a week to refund my money and then I'm reporting them to as many customer protection agencies as I can. I urge the rest of you to do the same. Contact the BBB, the Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://complaint.ic3.gov and your local attorney general's office.
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE -- On June 19, 2006 I ordered Cruising World and Sail Magazines for my father for his birthday. After not receiving them, in October I contacted the Company (via e-mail as there is no phone number to get in touch with them) and was informed that there was a processing error with my order that had been corrected and that the magazines would start coming in the next 6-8 weeks.
It is now February, 2007 and my dad still has not received a single issue. The Company is not responding to my e-mails but they had no problem taking my money via my credit card. This company is a scam - DO NOT BUY MAGAZINES FROM IT. I have filed a complaint with Google and also the Better Business Bureau. Don't be a sucker like I was.
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.
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!