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Did anyone else get that "Personal Defense" DVD from the NRA & now they want $12.95?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Navman, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    It came to my door unsolicited, haven't had time to watch it, threw "the envelope" in recycle.

    Now I get a bill for $12.95 or return on my own time & money or what?

    NRA or anyone, if you send something to me that I didn't ask for it's mine

    I'm beginning to remember why I dropped out of membership for 20 years, they used up my dues asking for more money

    Now I gotta figure out how to opt out?

    Rant over...
     
  2. Callidus98

    Callidus98 Portland Member

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    I got the same thing a while back. There was a phone number on the one I got. I was able to call and actually talk to a real live person. Told them not to send me anymore.
     
  3. NiceAsh

    NiceAsh Salem Active Member

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    Ya, I need to call them too.
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I just keep them. They have no legal way of going after me for any money. They never called and have stopped sending me letters. As I said in the last thread on this, if they send me another, their getting a brick sent back to them.
     
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  5. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Good idea and without the postage pre-paid

    Thanks for the reply's guys!

    I'll just ignore it, got better things to do with my time.
     
  6. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    wow, i feel so lefdt out, NRA has not sent me one and I am a life member
     
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  8. 300zxtt

    300zxtt south king New Member

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    Yep. If you read the fine print your not obligated to send it back or pay anything.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    LOL WUT
     
  10. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    You can keep it based on U.S. Postal Service rules. It is unsolicited merchandise which they can't expect payment for. I kept mine and sent them an email telling them why (and quoting the code for that) and they stopped sending me reminders about paying.
     
  11. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Technically its a gift, you didn't order it and they sent it to you knowing that. You can legally keep it and ignore the letters suggesting that you pay for it. I just kept mine and I let the NRA know that I don't approve of this type of fund raising technique. I do still donate to the NRA/ILA fairly often, just not going to do it this way.
     
  12. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree completely, the NRA is making a mistake by engaging in this practice. I think their fundraising strategy team needs to take a step back and reconsider some of their methods. I was going to send mine back originally but then I forgot about it. When I found it again some months later I said to myself "screw it, they don't really want this back anyhow, probably cost them more to process the return than the cost of the DVD". What they really want is for you to feel obligated to send them money. I did send them a check last month to support their lobbying efforts but that was in response to a normal "help the cause" solicitation.
     
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  13. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Well, do we really need another law? ;)

    but seriously, it is not something they should be doing. It does not reflect well on them. It is how scammers do things and why the Postal Service has instituted the rules in their code. It is a shame that the NRA stoops to this and hopefully if enough people complain they may stop. But who knows?
     
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  14. DireWolf

    DireWolf Oregon Active Member

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    This is how the NRA protects freedom. It's not about the money they just charged you.

    :laugh:
     
  15. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It's very simple to opt out of the junkmail and such.
     
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    BsB Fall City Member

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  17. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get one......I'm feeling neglected. They sure send me enough junk mail though.
     
  18. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    it has been mentioned every time the NRA is brought up and everyone keeps crying like a little girl.
    so for everyone crying that they get junk mail and don't call to take their name off the contact list it seems all you like to do is cry.
    manup and that goes for the girls too (I'm not pc) or let it be known you are just a crybaby.
     
  19. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't care if they send me junk mail....but it seems a waste of their resources. I would think there would be a better use for the money, to be frank.
     
  20. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    and you know for a fact they are buying the dvd's for this or is it a part of some other company and their way of supporting the NRA (with a % per sold)???