Mr. Simmons blamed me for not keeping track of all the issues received from when-to-when when I inquired about not having received any for the last 6 months of my subscription. Evidently he doesn't keep track either. Tough on him. Isn't it a federal crime to gyp people using the USPS going across state lines?
-Jon Archibald, one of legions of disgruntled subscribers.
It is with much regret that I too chime in with the disgruntled people who have tried to simply subscribe to View Camera Magazine and enjoy their subscriptions. I "tried" to subscribe to the magazine a couple of months ago and paid for my subscription. I allowed 60 days to pass to give the magazine reasonable time to enter my subscription and provide confirmation. I have e.mailed the magazine 3 times and have sent Mr. Simmons a letter via the post office; all requesting information regarding my subscription. None of my queries have been responded to. I have also attempted to fax the magazine with my concerns but their fax machine, much like the mechanism to communicate with the magazine, apparently does not work either. Yep, it's terrible. At this point Mr. Simmons can keep my $27. for he must really need the money. The magazine, the aggravation and Mr. Simmons are just not worth it.
I understand, believe me, I'd rather send a dozen emails three faxes a couple of text messages and smoke signals than talk to someone I don't know on the phone. It's just not my thing and I've always disliked it. But not everyone is comfortable with the same modes of communication and I've read repeatedly that he responds well to a simple phone call.