Halfpricedmags Complaint - They sold my email address to spammers !!

Review by tarun101 on 2007-06-24
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- First of all, I must give credit where credit is due. Unlike the other reviewers - I got my magazine subscriptions on time. I used them to buy some business magazines (business 2.0, fortune etc) and some computer magazines (maximum pc etc).

I think the delivery of the magazines is usually driven by the magazine companies themselves and they probably do not control it well. If you buy magazine from smaller houses there is a bigger chance of getting swindled.

However, I was very disappointed by the fact that after my subscription was over halfpricedmags went ahead and sold (or leaked) my email address to email spammers !!

I use a separate email address for every business entity I deal with so its very easy for me to track if any of them use that address for spamming. The address I used for halfpricedmags.com now gets a lot of spam and I never gave that address to anyone but them so I have to conclude that they passed on my address to spammers !!

For this reason alone, I do not recommend that anybody should do business with them.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-06-24
Posted by Starlord on 2007-06-24:
Very sharp move in using different email addresses. this is the same principle as the advertisers coding their ads, so they know where their orders are coming from, We don't do magazine subscriptions, but once ordered a product from an infomercial, and they tried loading a bunch of magazines on the order, (sound of klaxon horn) Wrong answer, we got the magazine orders cancelled after a short battle..
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-06-24:
Is this the first time someone has reported actually getting magazines from Half Price?

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