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Old 11-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Howard TV Warning: If you signed up for the 1 cent preview....

Make sure that you don't get locked into a contract!!

There are rumors flying that if you sign up for it, and then don't cancel it, Howard TV will assume you want to keep it and auto-charge you for the month..
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that's the norm when it comes to anything offering a free preview of something that has a monthly subscription (satellite radio can't do it yet) and it's even easier for a cable company to do because theres no CC number that needs to be initially added.
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IMO that's shitty.

1 cent does not mean 1cent and if you dont cancel then 12.99
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Tons of things that offer a free trial say that if you don't cancel by the end of the trial they'll start to charge you. That's just the way it is.
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When I signed up for the Preview on Charter cable it was not on his INDemand channel. I had to go to channel 999, go to the adult section and buy the show for 1 cent.
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When I signed up for the Preview on Charter cable it was not on his INDemand channel. I had to go to channel 999, go to the adult section and buy the show for 1 cent.
I assume that means that different cable companies are doing it their own ways. Just a warning to be careful
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I assume that means that different cable companies are doing it their own ways. Just a warning to be careful
I am going to look tomorrow and see if there is a way to cancel the show, just to be safe.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Tons of things that offer a free trial say that if you don't cancel by the end of the trial they'll start to charge you. That's just the way it is.
True....OT but somewhat related: I work in the newspaper industry and did you know that with almost every newspaper in the country, if you pay for a three month subscription at a promotional rate, they will keep delivering it after the three months and then bill you for the full price for newspapers received after the promotional period? Most people don't make a note of exactly when the three months are up, and are surprised to get a huge bill several weeks after the already paid-for three months are up. There's maybe two newspapers in the country that don't do that.
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My cable company had a special channel just for the preview and it said "Free one penny preview" and it said I would be charged 1 cent when I said order with my remote.
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My cable company had a special channel just for the preview and it said "Free one penny preview" and it said I would be charged 1 cent when I said order with my remote.

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Remember the 20 cassettes for 1 cent back in the 80's? Yea, I got screwed on that one...
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Remember the 20 cassettes for 1 cent back in the 80's? Yea, I got screwed on that one...
LOL!! 20 Cassettes....
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LOL!! 20 Cassettes....
I think they GIVE OUT cassettes nowadays...
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Remember the 20 cassettes for 1 cent back in the 80's? Yea, I got screwed on that one...
I did the same thing back then. I think mine was from Columbia House, and one of the cassettes I got was Rush "Moving Pictures". It's amazing I can still remember all of that now.
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...And then BMG came along with the same deal but you didn't have to purchase anything else down the road ... I remember my friends in college ordering over and over using different names.
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