What would you do? Just curious.I was contacted last fall by a company selling an alumni book for the university I graduated from. I was supposed to send them $100 for the book. During the conversation, the woman stated, "If you don't pay for it, it will not be sent to you."I never bothered to pay for it for a couple reasons. 1) I'm never sure if a cold call to me is legit and usually assume it's a scam. 2) I was under the impression that if I did not pay for it, it would not be sent.Well, about a month ago, I get the book in the mail. They are now calling me about payment. My question -- is the book mine to keep? Am I obligated to pay for it? Should I return it?
You're not obligated to pay for it unless you agreed to pay for it. You should ask them to pay postage to send it back.
Thanks. I hadn't thought about asking for postage.
Unsolicited items recieved in the mail do not have to be paid for. Under the way the Federal Mail law is worded it is a gift to you, and you may do what you want with it. Including throw it away, line the bird cage, or actually read it.Just curious, was it sent from the school or a school associated organization? I sort of doubt the school would go to the expense to print the book, but an out side organization might think it a good money raiser although it is legally ambiguous.jC
Just curious, was it sent from the school or a school associated organization? I sort of doubt the school would go to the expense to print the book, but an out side organization might think it a good money raiser although it is legally ambiguous.*****************I'm not 100% positive. I'm thinking the alumni association contracted with an outside company to do this. I believe the people calling me have been from VA or WV. My school is in southern Illinois. Might be a good idea for me to call the alumni association.Thanks!
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