WARNING -- do not buy advertising from Rob McConnell's X Zone Chronicles newsletter -- I bought an ad, and it NEVER ran, and they refuse to give back my money!
On December 26, 2010, I paid $75 for a 1/4-page ad in the X Zone Chronicles, which seems a bit high for an online publication (no paper or ink costs for them), but they claim that is was a very special issue that has more readers than usual.
So I bought an ad. But they did not run it. Then they promised me in exchange, since it was their error, two half-page ads, one in mid-January and one in mid-February. Once again the ad did not run.
I repeatedly inquired about a refund, since it was their error, but they keep promising me an ad in the future, which of course they NEVER deliver.
And they don't even seem to speak English very well.
Here is what they say now: