I quit my job in retail when I was in college, 1972 still owing the retail clerks union a few months back dues. Been looking over my shoulder ever since.
Bought my first and only 8-track player through Columbia House. Never did finish buying my required minimum. They just gave up on me, guess they figured that they had made plenty of money off me. That, plus my Dad wrote them a threatening letter.
I had no problem paying it off.
Simply write “DECEASED” on the billing slip and sent it back.
Never heard from them again.
I remember joining a “club” where you could buy bootleg 8-track tapes for 75 cents. The club was supposed to be some kind of a dodge around copyright laws. It didn’t work for long.
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