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Difficult to differentiate content from advertisements. Avoid auto renewal issues with these simple steps...
March 8, 2018
After reading the reviews and the inexpensive $8.95 price tag, I thought this magazine would make a great gift for my handy husband. He wasn't impressed with the first two issues and complained of advertisements crowding the magazine. He was excited to read a good article on beginning welding in his 3rd issue. I took some time to leaf through the magazine before writing this review. The advertisements are exhausting. For example, in the first 10 pages of one issue, I counted 3 full page advertisements and 3 half page advertisements. It's like that throughout the remainder of the magazine as well. This is really unfortunate as it takes away from the readability of the magazine. There is some useful information presented such as "stuff we love" which outlines favorite DIY tools, material, and gear. There are Pro tips (example: installing an irrigation system), reader DIY tips, and a handful of projects with decent instructions. Unfortunately, most of the projects haven't interested my husband. We won't be renewing this again.
I haven't had any problems with unwanted auto-renewal of my magazines on Amazon as long as I follow these steps to turn it off:
1) Go to your account and look under Membership and Subscriptions.
2) Find "Print Magazines."
3) Once selected, you will see all of your current magazine subscriptions and when they will be renewed at the lowest Amazon price.
4) Simply turn off the "auto-renewal" setting by selecting auto-renewal settings and "turn off."
I've been subscribed to all of my magazines from Amazon for over 2 years now and have never had a payment request from the magazine company or a continuation of magazines arriving when I said I didn't want them to. It's easy and worry free.