Anyone use Columbia House or BMG Music Clubs Recently?
I've belonged to both back in the day. BMG seems to have better selection but a lot of recent titles you can't selected in the initial free offer. CH doesn't have any restrictions but it doesn't have some artists like U2 and nothing other than pop, at least on their web site, while BMG has other genres.
The tricky thing seems to be shipping for each CD, taxes and some other fees which may not be divulged up front. I think CH said $2.99 per CD shipping plus taxes (do they tax at the regular price, meaning you're paying 8% on $15 or more?). This is also on the initial "free" CDs that you get for joining.
BMG seems to have a better deal, 12 CDs and you only have to buy one at regular prices. But I couldn't tell what they charge for shipping and how they tax.
Any other considerations from people who've used them recently?