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MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« on: October 28, 2011, 05:05:13 PM »

I was just wondering how many that subscribe are still waiting for their copy to be delivered now it's in the shops for sale? I'm getting fed up of this poor service, this is 3rd time this year failed to receive an issue on time. Dave.  >>:-(
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 05:11:37 PM »

got mine last monday!
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 05:19:25 PM »

Hmmm, I'm getting totally fed up of rubbish service and total lack of communication. I like the magazine but this is 3rd time this year a copy hasn't turned up. They're all too quick to take your money off you though.  >:-o
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 05:28:37 PM »

yes its getting a lot slower took out sub coz they said you get it a lot quicker then the shops someone telling porkys i think but got mine yesterday but understand your frustration.
                                            Regards Howard.
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 05:34:10 PM »

It always used to be quicker than the shops but seems to have gone downhill over the last year or so, Dave.
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 05:35:28 PM »

Got mine today
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 05:41:57 PM »

Got mine today too. The matter has been raised with the subscription people once more by MHS as deliveries appear to have been slipping again. However, the fact that some people have got theirs earlier suggests that postal delays may also be part of the problem. MHS don't send them out themselves, they go straight from the printers to an outside firm (as do most magazines).

Unlike most other magazines, MB publish 13 issues per year which means that the publication date varies month by month (on a Lunar cycle maybe?!) You do get more mags for your money but maybe the people who send them out have some problems with the concept!

If I hear anything further I will post it here.

P.S. It's worth getting, if only for all the wonderful pics of Steamboat Phil, especially the one of him scoring a SR Bull without a boat. Look out for the one with the dog in it too....

Colin
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 05:58:07 PM »

Logged on last Wednesday and read the digital issue, good reading this month... :-))

Russ
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 06:16:12 PM »

Tuesday  :-))
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 06:33:37 PM »

Got mine Wednesday

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 07:18:40 PM »

Well, I have now been told that they are all dispatched on the same day to the Post Office as printed matter. so from the postings here It would appear on the face of it that the extended deliveries are down to Royal Mail. Don't really see what you can do about that.

Colin
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 07:21:35 PM »

Thanks Colin, it's just a shame the delivery people are letting them down. I'll have a look at digital issue for now. I like to take a 'real' copy to work with me to have a read on my break, Dave.
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 08:42:30 PM »

Got mine early this week and I must say it's a VAST improvement on previous years!  It really is a "Celebration of Model Boating" with something about every aspect.  A great read!
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 10:43:00 PM »

Local News agent says not available until January 2012??????

So in your case you are getting it earlier than our shops %) %) %) %)
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2011, 11:14:51 AM »

Mine came through yesterday. :-))
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2011, 01:36:00 PM »

Got mine last Thursday in The Netherlands.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2011, 01:58:37 PM »

mine turned up wednesday. magazines turn up normally on time, although had to wait ages for the freebee.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2011, 02:30:14 PM »

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mine turned up wednesday. magazines turn up normally on time, although had to wait ages for the freebee.

The problem with freebies is that until the offer closes you don't know how many you are going to need. If you order in advance then you will either not have enough or you will have too many. So there will be a delay while they are ordered, delivered and sent out to people.

Personally I much prefer money off, much easier, immediate benefit and you can spend the saving on something you actually want rather than what the magazine happens to be offering. To me the decision on whether to subscribe or not is determined by whether I actually want the magazine rather than what they happen to be offering at the time as the value of that is usually peanuts compared with the annual subscription.
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2011, 04:55:55 PM »

Got mine last Thursday in The Netherlands.

That just about says it all about the UK postal system, still no sign of it.... >:-o
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2011, 05:50:13 PM »

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Got mine last Thursday in The Netherlands.

Maybe he got yours Number 6..... %%
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2011, 05:56:32 PM »

About 3 months ago I had to wait 3 weeks for it, it turned up so can only be the post..
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 07:05:06 PM »

Local News agent says not available until January 2012??????

So in your case you are getting it earlier than our shops %) %) %) %)

Probably coming by QANTAS  {-)
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 09:48:27 PM »

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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2011, 10:38:03 PM »

Probably coming by QANTAS  {-)

In which case we Aussies will never get it <*<

Peter.
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Re: MB Magazine Winter Special. Have you had yours yet???
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2011, 01:09:58 AM »



Picked up mine today at W H Smith.

 The Jotunn tug kit looks interesting... not too bad at 300 considering the quality of the kit.

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