I got another application for a CD Club (BMG Music, this time) in the mail and this time Iactually took the time to read it. Their plug is 7 CDs for free (I assume you pay S&H at inflated prices) then you buy one within the year at regular club price ($15-18, + S&H) and you get 3 more for free. There’s no obligations beyond that.
There are easily 7 CDs I could select from the lovely sticker collection they sent along, so I don’t imagine I would have any problems finding enough choices for the remaining 4.
It seems like an OK deal, probably not as good as it sounds due to high regular prices plus killer S&H charges, but on the whole it seems like a favorable deal if I want the music they are selling.
So, the questions:
Do they still make you send back a card to cancel the default selection each month? There was no mention of it on the literature and I couldn’t find a web site for them. I heard that the CD Clubs had gotten away from this dubious practice.
Are there any hidden fees that I’m not taking into account? How bad are S&H charges?
Are the follow on deals (buy one get two free, etc) on regular music or just Slim Whitman collector editions?
Anyone out there a member of one of these clubs and are there any major differences between them?