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  • Member since
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  • From: Sudbury, Ontario Canada
OMG!OMG! Freighttrain!!
Posted by Evil Appetite on Friday, October 21, 2016 10:22 PM

When oh when! Will the December Issue be on the newsstands??

 

 

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, October 21, 2016 10:57 PM

The end of this month or the first week of November.

High octane

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    November, 2005
  • From: Sudbury, Ontario Canada
Posted by Evil Appetite on Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:21 PM

Excellete..thanks!

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Posted by Lil Rebel on Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:27 AM

Was at Hobby Town in Knoxville, Tn. for a car show yesterday, so was the Dec. issue of Scale Auto. I thought one of the perks of subscribing was to get the mag delivered before the stores. This is the third time this year this has happened.

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Posted by 32-b on Monday, October 24, 2016 8:28 AM

I have the same argument about my subscribtion.

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Posted by jhaught on Monday, October 24, 2016 10:06 AM

We have no control over delivery of the magazine, or when stores put the latest issue on sale. In these cases, the stores put the issues on the shelves before the on-sale date (11/1). This makes it seem as though the mailed issues are "late" when they really aren't.

Jim Haught

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    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:59 PM

I always thought it was odd that when we had the hobby shop that ALL of the magazine's we got from the different companies arrived at least two or three weeks before the ones I had private subscriptions to. And yes I subscribed myself rather than sneak one off the shelf for my own personal use. (Just wasn't as strong when it came to the new kits that arrived though).

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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    January, 2016
  • From: N.Va
Posted by Scale Madness on Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:42 AM

jhaught

We have no control over delivery of the magazine, or when stores put the latest issue on sale. In these cases, the stores put the issues on the shelves before the on-sale date (11/1). This makes it seem as though the mailed issues are "late" when they really aren't.

 

 

That & subscribing insures that you get that issue! Jim, you all do a great job & never again will I NOT subscribe.

Saved by His grace

On my models............Nothing leaves STOCK!!!

 

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:18 AM

Hmmm;

   I subscribe and have for years .Whenever it arrives is okay with me .I just get to relax Whenever they arrive ( I have a sister subscription to F.S.M.) these are my treat to myself unles like this year, I got a gift renewal to Scale Auto.

    When someone does this it just makes it even better !  O.C.G.

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Posted by Thunderbolt on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:38 AM

The simple thing to do is mail the subscriptions a week before the stores.

Just my 2 cents.

 

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Posted by jhaught on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:55 AM

It's not as simple as that. There are all sorts of variables in how the magazines go through the shipping process, and that is out of our hands.

Example: My father and I lived 15 miles apart, subscribed to the same modeling magazine, and there would be as much as five days' difference for each of us to receive a copy.

The magazines are shipped to stores so that they are on time for the newsstand on-sale date. But 90% or more of the stores put them out as soon as they get them, instead of working to the schedule. Again, we have no control over that, but it also means that the number of days an issue is on sale is erratic/incorrect, which affects how many copies are sold.

We can't print an issue, then sit on part of the print order for a week. Who pays for storing all those copies that are sitting there doing nothing?

Our magazine is on time, every time. There are titles that can't make that statement.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Thunderbolt on Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:44 AM

Jim I dont' want to get in a big argument over this but the more I read your reply the more I think the store sales go out before the subscribers go out.

Examlple, I was at Barnes & Noble two full weeks before my mag came in the mail and I received my mag on the 5th of Jan about when my mag always comes. So that leads one to think subscriptons don't go out until after the stores are shipped theirs.

To say that the shipping precess is out of your hands to me is a cop out.

We all know that your profit is made more on over the counter sales than with subrictions,

given all the discounts given to keep subscribers.

So if you have no control of shipping who else would?

 

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Posted by jhaught on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:36 AM

I'm not going to argue with you, either. i told you the truth, and if you choose not to believe it, that's up to you.

Jim Haught

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