I love magazines but I can not stand the almost instant onset renewal notices. They start coming about 3 months into a subscription and seem to come about every two weeks until the end of the subscription. Of course, the trouble with this is that I never know when my subscription is actually up because I tend to ignore those pesky notices.
Today I received a particularly rude notice from Food Network Magazine. I like the magazine and had planned on renewing until I received a passive aggressive/condescending renewal notice. In part, it stated "we fully believed you would send payment upon receipt of your invoice" (how the hell would I know when an actual invoice arrives?) and "your good standing with us is at risk." I promptly canceled my subscription (last issue arrives this month) with a note stating I didn't appreciate their tone in the renewal letter and that their "good standing WITH ME is not only at risk but is in fact gone."