Hearst Magazines Complaint - U.S. pricing removed but Canadian price remains the same
So we all know about the challenges with purchasing products here in Canada with our dollar at/above/near par and the trend to order from the US or make the drive across the border to buy the same products at much lower prices.
Last week an article appeared in the Toronto Star about Hearst Magazines and their decision to no longer display the U.S. price on Canadian editions - BUT - they are maintaining the current Canadian pricing, which is priced 25-30% higher than the U.S price! (http://www.thestar.com /article/285519) Hearst publishes Cosmopolitan, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Popular Mechanics and Esquire
I sent a letter to the editor (http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/286424) that provided the telephone number to Hearst International in New York for people to call and complain about the greed this organization is demonstrating and their lack of respect for us as consumers.
When I called the number today, 212-649-2275, the person who answered knew immediately why I was calling and before transferring me, I heard her complain to a colleague that she has received DOZENS of calls complaining about this decision. I want them to have HUNDREDS of calls so that they re-think their approach to the Canadian marketplace and stop taking advantage of our calm nature to just go with the flow!
I encourage you to take a couple of minutes and contact Hearst Magazines at the above number - if you get voice mail leave a message with your complaint but during business hours you should reach an individual to speak with directly. There's no guarantee but at least here's one opportunity where we can reach the decision makers and hopefully they will rescind this decision and reduce the Canadian price.