They are not worth the money for sure. All you will get is some worthless
crap and your name will be sold to every flim flam business in the world. I
suppose it is one way to make new friends. Now instead, you can join this
newsgroup for only $520 and have access to some of the best woodworking tips
around. I am the treasurer so send it to me directly. Checks are fine.
(hurry, the rate goes up Jan 1)
You are very lucky. I got no offer to a lifetime membership.
Handyman Club of America sent me a plastic drill guide, sponge sander,
and a plastic membership card that quickly expired (I used it to
They have great patches. And the free labels for the circuit breakers
are the best!
Seriously, it is a lot for what you get, I think. My brother in law
joined... but he also thought that being an Asst. Manager at a Radio
Shack was a good gig initially.
I have received two mailings, giving me a total of 2 drill gauges, 2 screw
gauges, and one set of circuit breaker labels. I need more circuit breaker
labels because they seem to think that my kitchen has only one circuit
breaker, where I really need about 6 labels to complete the job.
Might be just coincidence, but I received my first-ever mailing from them just
a few weeks after subscribing to Wood, and another one just a few weeks after
subscribing to American Woodworker.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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I've got 6 (2 duplex outlets/breaker) breakers just for the over-counter
outlets. Seemed about right, given that I've got 19(!) assorted 'counter
PLUS the stove, refrigerator, a separate freezer, dishwasher, and the lights.
For hours (ok, maybe minutes) of amusing reading google this group
with the words "Handyman Club of America"...
...and spend the $530 on some nice tools.
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody...I should have been more specific..." - Lily Tomlin
Long years ago, Playboy offered lifetime memberships. IIRC, Janet Pilgrim (an
early Playmate of the Month) would deliver the signed contract/warrant. I
sometimes (actually, this is th3e first time) wonder how many takers they got
and if they subscriptions are still good. Memory says that was in the middle or
late '50s, but doesn't bring up a price, though I do recall thinking there was
NO way on a USMC PFC's pay.
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of
$100 they wanted was way out of my reach then. If I had joined I
could be selling the 20+ years worth for the $1 a copy they seem
to get at the flea Market and recoup the investment.
Not to mention "reading the articles" every month.
Handyman Club reminds me of Popiels Pocket Fisherman. A lousey fishing rod, but
a great gift. I think most HCA subcriptions are stocking stuffers for the
Granpa or Uncle who has a shop full of stuff and nobody knows what he really
wants for Christmas. I think I could stretch $530 worth of wood working a lot
father than a lifetime HCA subscription. I could refill my sandpaper shelf,
replace some router bits and still have $400 left. I'll have to be careful with
the rest of the money.
Roger Poplin dba email@example.com
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