I filled up a form for a monthly magazine subscription. I gave them my name, address for delivery and credit card number. I hit the Submit button and the page said my card was rejected -- so the site never showed me a confirmation page or receipt. I did not insist and forgot about the situation.
I did not talk to my bank yet but I am guessing it declined the transaction as it does with some sites (it requires you to pre-acknowledge the transaction you are about to make).
Weeks later the first issue hit my door (even if I never paid) and this week the second issue did same. The price for "trial" first issue was about $7 ("just cover the shipping cost" site said) and about $49 for each subsequent monthly issue.
My concern, is the company too stupid as to not verify payments before sending the issues to everyone, is it due to a glitch in their software (the order forms, payment processor, etc) -- it still would be its fault not mine or is it likely the company knows I did not paid and is playing dirty as to claim/require much later in time large amounts of money due to unpaid issues?
Even if I should have written them asking to stop sending anything in the moment first issue hit door I would like to know what to do? And, is there any obligation on my side to pay them -- for the two issues I already received?
The company is in Canada. My address is a POBOX in the US. I am not in the US nor I am an US-resident. I am not sure if it is ok to disclose company name.