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Discounted Taunton Magazine Subscriptions

January 1, 2014
News: General News

Discounted
Taunton Magazine Subscriptions

Deadline Feb. 15, 2014

This marks the tenth year that we have been able to offer special group rates on Taunton magazines for  Guild members. These rates represent a 20% discount on any magazine offered by Taunton Press, and surprisingly, these rates have not changed in the past 10 years.  The group discount is applicable to both new and renewal subscriptions, and since we do this only once a year (right after the February Guild Meeting), you may wish to renew now, even if your magazine expires midyear – Taunton will simple add to your current term.

Following are the group rates offered to the Guild:

1 Year2 Years3 Years
Fine Woodworking$27.96$47.96$67.16
Fine Homebuilding$30.36$52.76$75.16
Fine Cooking$23.96$39.96$55.96
Fine Gardening$23.96$39.96$55.96
Threads$26.36$43.96$63.16

If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, send your name and address, the magazine/s and term/s you want [specify if this is a new or renewal subscription - I do not need your current label for renewals – Taunton will search their database using your name], and a check made out to the Guild for the appropriate amount, to:

Tony Immorlica
6 Purgatory Road
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

Orders will be accepted up to the February General Guild meeting on February 15.

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Peter

HOW THIS SCAM WORKS

If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.