Just as I was about to lob today's junk mail into the dark corner to which it belongs, a bright page full of cookbooks caught my eye. It turned out to be from one of those standard "Buy lots for $1 now and sign over your firstborn for life" type book clubs. I normally don't even look at these, but well, what can I say, it's for cookbooks (someone must have told them I'm under-the-weather and feeling a little vulnerable today).
I'm sorely tempted, as there are some decent books I'd love to get my hands on, but I'm very wary of these things- they just scream scam to me. Plus, when I checked their website, the fine print was a little too fine (as in, I can hardly find it at all). The deal in this particular case, as far as I can make out, is that you get 3 books for $1 each immediately, and then have to buy 2 more at regular prices over the next year. Plus shipping and handling for everything.
Their website (at least the Canadian version) is http://thegoodcook.ca.
My question is, has anyone else heard of these people, and ever tried them? In other words, someone please stop me....