At BenDwire, re: the CD of the month club.
In my case it was both BMG & Columbia House that had such services.
I'd sign up to one, purchase the required discs to fulfil the contract, then cancel the account.
Except they'd refuse to stop sending me discs & kept trying to charge me for them.
At first I'd simply write "did not order - return to sender" on the box & drop it back in the post. When that didn't stop the flood I'd keep them without unboxing them & contact the shipper to let them know that I hadn't ordered them & wouldn't be paying for them.
"But the contract stipulates-" Would that be the same contract that I've already fulfilled & terminated? Because I didn't order them & I'm not paying for them.
They seemed not to care, kept sending me the discs (& bills), & I talked to the Post Master General. The PMG let me know that "anything you didn't order that gets sent to you only requires that you make a good faith attempt to return to the shipper. If the shipper then sends anything else that you don't order, that's legally a free gift. You aren't required to return them, you don't have to pay for them, & if the shipper wants them back THEY have to pay the return post charges. In a nutshell: didn't order? they refuse to stop? Enjoy your free gifts!"
I printed out the section of the postal code that specified that free gift clause, laminated it to the next box they sent, & wrote "Anything you send after this point I'm keeping as a free gift."
And you know what?
They kept shipping me free discs *FOR YEARS*.
I wound up with so many *free* CD's that my collection spanned multiple 400 CD Wallet binders worth.
Check your local postal code. If there's a free gift clause, you may be in for a free collection of your own!