More on the BASS Book
This will be in my Griffin Daily News article tomorrow:
I received my third dun from the Ultimate Bass Fishing Library for a
book they sent me back in late March. I did not order the book and did
not want it. The Bass Anglerís Sportsman Society (BASS) logo is a the
top of all their letters and each letter mentions that I am a member of
Twice in the past I have mentioned this scheme. They send you a
book you did not request and tell you to either pay for it or send it
back. If you pay for it they will sign you up in a book club and send
you another book every month that you will have to pay for. They try to
make you feel guilty if you donít respond.
This is a very underhanded scheme to get your money, in my opinion,
and I will not send the book back or pay for it. The letters admit you
donít have to do either since they sent the book to you unrequested. If
everyone kept the book and did not pay for it, maybe they would find a
better way to sell their products.
I have been a member of BASS for over 30 years and hate to see them
involved in this scheme. BASS was headquartered in Montgomery, AL for
many years until bought out by ESPN and they are now headquartered in
Orlando. Strangely enough, you send your payment for the book to St.
Paul, MN and the website for this book club does not have ďbassĒ in it.
I am not sure how the book club and BASS are related.
This happens every year and I have never sent a book back or paid
for it. I wonder if they will ever give up trying to sell me something I