FW: a very interesting free offer

Vincent McCutcheon ( vincentm@spideyweb.net )
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 16:40:21 -0600

Ok Dale,

Please tell me how I can get rid of this....now they are sending this crap
"Straight" to me, not thru the Emerald, RadiusNT, & ntisp mailing list.
Check out the parentheses at the end of the Large header....};-)

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Vincent L. McCutcheon
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-----Original Message-----
From: ts@okcom.net [SMTP:ts@okcom.net]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 1997 1:55 PM
To: ts@okcom.net
Subject: a very interesting free offer

The company making the offer is a magazine subscription agency based in the
USA. They have over 1,500 popular USA titles available to be shipped to
*any* country, including of course, to anywhere in the USA! They offer a
FREE 1 yr. new subscription to your choice of over 200 of the titles in
their catalogue to any new customer using them for the first time, along
with your paid order for whatever you are ordering, even if your paid order
is just for renewals of your existing magazine(s). The dollar value
of the freebies, based on the subscription prices directly from the
publishers, ranges from $6.97 all the way up to $64.00! More info follows
below the reply form appearing immediately below.

FOR MORE INFO: please "cut out" the below form on the "cut" lines shown,
and fax it, for the fastest reply to: 718-227-9125 (this
is a fax # in the USA)

or send via smail (first class mail or airmail) to:
Tempting Tear-Outs
Att. Free-catalogue-by-email Dept
3835 Richmond Ave. Suite #200
Staten Island NY 10312-3828

SORRY, BUT.... our software is not set up to accept forms via return email;
WE CAN ONLY acknowledge forms sent in via fax or smail.

--> IMPORTANT complete directions, to ensure that you get a reply, and more
info follow, below the reply form and the catalogue options.

*------------cut here/begin-------------------------------------------*

Internet email address:
Smail home address:
Work Tel. #:
Work Fax #:
Home Tel. #:
Home Fax #:

How did you hear about us (name of person/company who referred you or the
area of
the internet that you saw us mentioned in): Referred by: Tempting

Name of USA mags you currently get on the newsstand or in the store:

Name of USA mags you currently get on a subscription basis, through the

Name of USA mags you would like price quotes on when we call you:

Catalogue version desired (list number of choice below):

*------------cut here/end--------------------------------------------*


1. This version can be read by everyone, no matter what type of
computer you use, or what type of software you use. It is a simple
format, with just our entire catalogue pasted into the body of a
single email message, 316K in size. If you use pine or elm on a unix
system or an advanced software version such as Eudora Pro 3.0 or
later, you will most likely receive it as a single email message.
However, if your software limits incoming email messages to a
certain size, say 32K or so, then your software will split it into
multiple email message parts. Whether you receive it as a single
email message or multiple part email messages, you can easily
paste it into one whole text document with your word processor, in
about 10 minutes or so.
2. For more advanced computer users: attached plain ascii text file
~316K - you must know how to download an attached text file and
then be able to locate it on your hard drive or system home
directory; it can then be opened with any pc or mac word processing
software. If in doubt, don't ask for this version. This isn't for
internet *newbies.* Better to order option 1 and spend a few minutes
pasting them into one whole text document with your word processor,
than to waste hours trying to figure how to deal with this option.
This version is great for doing keyword searches and jumping around
within the catalogue with your word processing software, if your
normal email reading software doesn't allow this.


1. you must call from an "unblocked number," ie. one that is not blocked
from caller id. We are very sorry for this requirement, but our fax
software requires this before it allows an incoming fax call to connect.
If you have a blocked number, you must first unblock it. In most cases
this means dialing *82 from a touch-tone phone (or 1182 from a rotary
phone) before you dial 1-718-227-9125. NOTE: If you are not sure if
your number is blocked, just try dialing our fax # normally. If you don't
get a recording telling you your number is blocked, your number has been
transmitted and you may press the start button on your fax when you hear
the fax tone from our fax.
2. no reply forms can be accepted by email....only via fax or smail.
3. your form must be typewritten or printed out on your computer printer
before you fax it; sorry, but *no* handwritten forms will be acknowledged.
If you can't find someone with a typewriter or a computer printer, we
apologize for not being able to reply to you.
4. faxes with cover pages will be rejected. You must send *only* the
reply form.
5. forms not *completely* filled in will not be acknowledged.
6. you will receive a reply within 1 business day directly from the
company making the offer via email. Therefore you must have an email
address. If you read this message, then you must have an email address, or
access to one, at least. :-)
7. your fax must not exceed 1 page in length. Faxes of 2 or more pages
will be sensed, then auto-terminated and deleted. Your fax goes directly
onto our 5.0 gigabyte hard drive and we must limit all incoming faxes to 1
8. all faxes must begin with:
*------------cut here/begin-------------------------------------------*
and must end with:
*------------cut here/end--------------------------------------------*
9. Any fax not conforming to this format will be sensed by our software,
then auto-terminated and deleted from the hard drive, before any human ever
gets to see it.
10. The type on your fax must be dark and legible. If in doubt, please
print it out darker before faxing it in. If we can't read it, we can't
reply to you or send you our FREE catalogue. :-(
11. If this all seems too complicated for faxing, just do it the old
fashioned way via smail!!!


Tempting Tear-Outs is an advertising company that brings potential new
customers to the companies they advertise for.


The company making the offer is a magazine subscription agency based in the
USA. They have over 1,500 popular USA titles available to be shipped to
*any* country, including of course, to anywhere in the USA! They offer a
FREE 1 yr. new subscription to your choice of over 200 of the titles in
their catalogue to any new customer using them for the first time, along
with your paid order for whatever you are ordering, even if your paid order
is just for renewals of your existing magazine(s). The dollar value
of the freebies, based on the subscription prices directly from the
publishers, ranges from $6.97 all the way up to $64.00!

For new customers in the USA, there is no charge for FPH (foreign postage &
handling), so the freebie is 100% free! For new customers living
overseas, the only charge on the freebie would be for the FPH (foreign
postage & handling).

Their president has been in the magazine subscription business since 1973
and they are very customer-service oriented. They will even help you with
address changes on your magazines, even if you move from one country to
another country. They have thousands of happy customers in over 59

Their price guarantee is very simple: they guarantee that their
subscription prices are the lowest available and they will BEAT any
legitimate, verifiable offer before you pay them or match it afterwards, by
refunding you the difference in price PLUS the cost of the postage stamp
you would use sending in the special offer to them, even 6 months after you
pay them, as long as it was current at the time of your offer. Does that
sound fair? Wouldn't it be great if everything you bought came with
that price guarantee?

Sometimes they are less than half of the next best deal out there,
sometimes just a little cheaper, but always you get the lowest rates
without having to shop around. With 1,500 titles on their list, they
would like to think that they have also the best selection around!

Within the USA, for their USA customers, they are cheaper than all their
competitors and even the publishers themselves. This is their price
guarantee. The 1 yr. freebie that you get with your first order is
completely free!

Overseas, (even after you factor in the cost of the FPH (foreign postage &
handling) and the conversion from USA Dollars to your currency), on the
average, they are generally around one-fourth to one-half of what the
newsstands overseas charge locally for USA magazines. On some titles they
are as little as one-tenth of what the newsstands charge. They are also
the cheapest subscription source for delivery overseas, including directly
from the publishers themselves! Some publishers don't even offer
subscriptions overseas.........but overseas subscriptions are this
company's specialty! They feel that magazines should not be a luxury
overseas. In the USA, people buy magazines and then toss them after
reading them for just a few minutes or hours. They are so cheap in the
USA! Well, this company would like to make it the same way for their
overseas members. They are also cheaper than all their competitors in the
USA and overseas, including the publishers themselves! It is also *highly
unlikely* you will find any of their USA competitors calling you overseas,
in order to offer that personal touch, just to sell you a couple of
magazines! But that is what this company specializes in and loves doing!
Around one-half their business comes from overseas, so they are very
patient with new members who only speak limited English as a 2nd language.
Subscription prices quoted for overseas consist of the subscription price,
plus the FPH. You add the two together and that is your total cost. The
exception is the 1 yr. freebie you get with your first order. On that
title, you pay *only* the FPH for the 1 yr. term.

Their prices are so cheap because when you deal with them, you cut-out all
the middlemen.


Simply fax or smail back to us the reply form listed at the top of this
message. We will then forward your form on to the subscription agency.
They will then email their "big and juicy" catalogue to you, in whichever
of the four formats you chose. The catalogue is FREE and makes for hours
of fascinating reading, on its own. It includes the complete list of
freebies, a complete list of all the titles they sell, as well as detailed
descriptions on most of the titles, along with lists of titles by category
of interest and their terms of sale.

They will then give you a friendly, no-pressure, no obligation, 5-minute
call to go over how they work and to answer any questions that you might
have, as well as give you up-to-the minute price quotes on any titles you
might be considering. They will call you in whatever country you live
in, taking the time difference into account. As they like to
emphasize the personal touch they give to each new customer, all first-time
orders can only be done via phone, so they can answer all your questions
completely and personally. Once you have placed your first order via
phone, you will be able to place future orders and make inquiries on your
account, get price quotes, etc., all via email, if that is most convenient
for you.

Within the USA, they accept payment via check over the phone, Mastercard,
Visa and American Express. Overseas, they accept Mastercard, Visa and
American Express, even if your credit card is a local one in local

That's our introduction of our client that we represent. We hope that we
have piqued your interest and that you will take the next step to get their
free catalogue! Thank you for your time and interest.

--Tempting Tear-Outs.For more info on advertising rates, please write us on your companyletterhead, w/business card, via smail to:   Tempting Tear-Outs, 3835Richmond Ave. Suite #200, Staten Island NY  10312-3828, USA.

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