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I have a subscription and I read and hear so much about Panama City. So I went last week and stayed in Panama City for a full week. Folks, please listen to me. Their economy is a complete house of cards that is built on money laundering. Skyscraper after skyscraper are practically empty. Read up on the numerous reports of shoddy construction on many of these high rises. The landlords don't care whether you rent or not because that is not the purpose of the skyscrapers. Same thing with the malls. Albrook mall is just one of four malls... Read more

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I agree with other reviews regarding the nasty sales techniques of this magazine; sucking you in, claiming stuff is free when it isn't, and remabling on forever in their promotional emails! Also, I just ordered the magazine at their stated $39 sale price for a one year subscription, as opposed to the usual $69 price. Their confirmation email said my credit card bill would read: $78! This was AFTER I submitted my card information. I live on Social Security disability and am only able to work a little bit, so even the supposed sale price of $39... Read more

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Man, does this crowd ramble on. What they say or write in thousands of words can easily be said in a few sentences. They are always pushing subscriptions to their magazine, and often in their email promotions, a "free" report ends up being conditional upon you taking out a subscription to the magazine. Their articles describing all these free reports never disclose what the article claims will be disclosed. Just pages and pages of ramblings, trying to suck you in. If this organisation was really on to the ultimate lifestyle, their marketing... Read more

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Last year I cancelled my IL subscription after I found out that most of their info is straight BS. They get paid by the Tourism departments of the countries that they push. Anyway, they didn't cancel my subscription. I filed a dispute with my bank and they fought it, AND WON! I have again told them to cancel my subscription. We will see what happens. Don't ever believe anything they say about a country, costs, livability, safety or anything else they push. Horrible company with NO customer service at all.!! Read more

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Howdy from Portland, OR. USA: I just found this site and read all the reviews. In a sense of fairness, I would like to add one Positive opinion, as a new subscriber! I am a senior, and sent a email, complaining of not finding a telephone number, to speak with a person in Customer Service,regarding a couple questions. I prefer talking on the phone, rather than trying to bang out my thoughts on a *** computer! :-( Next day,a email arrived with a phone number...I called and then called back with additional questions. Each time I was greeted,... Read more

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I paid $19 to receive their emails. I started receiving their magazine and admittedly didn't pay much attention. I just had a $49 charge hit my card. On the site under my account settings, it shows an "automatic" renewal for their magazine, with no place to cancel and no place to remove my card information. Their customer service apparently keeps bankers hours. I have submitted a request to be removed from their magazine subscription and return my money. In addition, I do not find their paid emails or magazines have much actionable... Read more

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I have had a subscription to International Living magazine for two years now. They just keep charging the subscription price to my credit card despite the fact that I have tried to cancel several times and written a letter of complaint to the editor. My bank tells me that I may have to camel my credit card which would be a real pain. The magazine is not worth the money anyway, just the same old articles which are little more than advertising for these people who probably own real estate offices in the cities they keep touting. I have no idea... Read more

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Same thing happened to me only it was information on Panama. I chose the $7 trial for 30 days but chose not to purchase the full offer because I felt I could access other credible information on the internet. A month later I see that they put through a charge for $14o usd. As I am Canadian that amount equals about $180 cdn. I registered a dispute with my credit card company and they are now in the process of getting my money back. The dispute was sent to IL legal dept and they are required to respond within 60 days to justify the charge. If... Read more

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About 3 weeks ago I received an email from International Living (IL) offering information about Ecuador, a country I've visited and am considering visiting again. I ordered their service offered using my credit card, which enabled me to access information on Ecuador on the IL Website. This was supposedly a "special" deal for just $7.00. I figured that even if I did not use it...well, it's not much of a loss...and if I did use it I might get a sense of the value of IL services are without a major cash outlay. A week later my credit card... Read more

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International Living magazine, and all of the other things that promise the earth and you sign up to, including promises of joining their Lifetime Society which is supposed to get you personalised service etc etc, has so far been a frustrating experience. You contact their customer service department through their website's internal form, but no one gets back to you, except for an email that says they will get back within 24-48 hours. After that.... nothing! The only way you can talk to anyone - and it's always the same person at their... Read more

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