I got a woodworking DVD in the mail today. That’s not really that surprising in and of itself; I got 7 of them last week (the Paul Sellers set).
Here is what is weird, and unappreciated. We all get plenty of junk mail. Generally it goes right in the recycle bin.
The DVD I got is from the “Woodworker’s Guild of America”. I am not a member and I certainly didn’t order or request this. What really bugs me is that this isn’t a free DVD, it is sent “on approval”. If I like it I’m to pay them $13.95, if I don’t like it I’m supposed to send it back.
I’m sure if I’d tossed this into the trash I would get a bill dunning me for the cost of the DVD. And if I didn’t pay for it I’m sure they would send it to a collections agency. Is that even legal?
In case you’re wondering, I’m mailing the DVD back right now. Out of curiosity I watched the first 10 minutes of it. It’s very basic power tool woodworking using plywood. I have absolutely nothing against power tools or plywood, it’s just not interesting to me. It’s also at such a fundamental level that I would think that anyone who has read a few woodworking magazines would be bored by it.