Friday, September 9, 2016
A grey area for me: the newspaper
I recently received a bill for a former tenant; I only ever opened it as I believed it to be a renewal for the newspaper delivery service. After consulting the LL, I wrote "return to sender" and "no forwarding address known" on the invoice. I subsequently did receive the newspaper renewal, which I had been expecting as the current subscription is through Oct 6.
Last year, I paid $147.60 for a 2 times/week delivery. I grew up with newspapers, my brothers both had paper routes. I've grapled with the cost, however,
Enter an e-mail from the delivery service, offering the same 2 times/week delivery but for only $59.95. Reading the fine print, I discovered that this promo is only for new subscriptions. Why the heck were they sending it to me then???
I decided to put the paper in DS's name. We are trying to establish his credit, why not? I paid in full, using my credit card, but the subscription is in his name. Once I receive confirmation, I will cancel the remaining balance of papers under my name, and ask for a refund, per their policy.
This remains a grey area for me. I didn't seek a significant discount, they sent it to me, I am just trying to abide by the terms, creating a new subscription as a result and helping DS establish credit.