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Here’s the fine print for the “Free” trial on EDGAR Online, the service that allows you to look at the financial filings of publicly traded companies. Check out what they’re “offering.”

Your 7-day free trial is exactly that … FREE. We collect your credit card information now so that after the free trial ends, you will still have one full year of access to EDGAR Pro. After the 7 days, your card will be charged $899 for an annual subscription. All fees and charges paid to us are nonrefundable. For questions regarding your trial subscription please call 203-852-5666 or 800-416-6651. If you wish to cancel your free trial within the 7 day trial period, just send an email to trials@edgar-online.com.

Seems that you can cut off your free trial, but not necessarily the $899. Anyone understand that?