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Re: North south divide

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:52 pm

Well I hope it speeds up soon - I discovered the hard way that my petrol tank has gone all rusty since my MOT test a couple of months ago, when it leaked half a tank of petrol all over my drive

I've had a replacement tank (in stock, 'other courier' delivery within five days) on order for the last ten days, and am beginning to need the supermarket as well as getting out of the house for a change of scene.

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Re: North south divide

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Given that the absence is affecting everyone in all parts of the country, I would hazard a guess that it's actually a source printing/packaging problem rather than a postal service issue. ...But I have no insider knowledge and that is just a guess!

EDIT: it seems some of the SOS staff received their paper issues via Royal Mail today, so it looks like they are in the post and probably just a little delayed in some regions because of high levels of online shopping or whatever...
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Re: North south divide

Postby redlester » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:40 pm

Add me to the list of not received yet.

I'm in Nottingham, which may seem like the north to some soft southerners, but it definitely is not. :mrgreen:
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Re: North south divide

Postby Ian Shaw » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 pm

Same here in Somerset. Not just SOS I would add.
Although WHS seems to have them. Quite how they have got round the lockdown rules I have no idea, but maybe magazines are deemed essential.
Clearly SOS is!
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Re: North south divide

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:28 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I would hazard a guess that it's actually a source printing/packaging problem rather than a postal service issue. ...But I have no insider knowledge and that is just a guess!

Nothing to do with printing/packaging problem - our UK printers run like clockwork and have continued to do so throughout the pandemic.

The UK magazines were collected on 16th November by Royal Mail; the hold-up is down to them but obviously we're not happy about it either, and apologise to our loyal subscribers even though it's not our fault.

Hugh Robjohns wrote:EDIT: it seems some of the SOS staff received their paper issues via Royal Mail today, so it looks like they are in the post and probably just a little delayed in some regions because of high levels of online shopping or whatever...

A couple have received their December issue but other staff are still waiting. Our distribution company publish magazines too and it's affecting their publication deliveries too.

Since every single Print subscriber was given a Digital upgrade back in April, may I suggest you login to this site and use that in the interim?

See this guide if you are unfamiliar with using our Digital services:
https://www.soundonsound.com/informatio ... igital-sub

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Re: North south divide

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:35 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:But the PDF download is good, if not quite as convenient!

The Full Issue PDF has the added benefit of very fast Search within that file... but having a mag lying around the studio for dipping into while the tape spools back to the start ;-) is a good thing.
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Re: North south divide

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Thanks for the update Ian. :thumbup:
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Re: North south divide

Postby Folderol » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:59 pm

FWIW RS and Farnell next day deliveries are frequently a day or two late these days :(
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Re: North south divide

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:01 pm

My SOS has just arrived! :clap:
Congratulations everyone, we've fixed the North South Divide.
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Re: North south divide

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:06 pm

There's still a rift in the space-time continuum through the midlands...
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Re: North south divide

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:29 pm

blinddrew wrote:My SOS has just arrived! :clap:

Just to check, was that the magazine in the opaque polywrap with an ink-jetted address on it?

(We used to use clear polywrap a while ago, but copies got pilfered en route.)
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Re: North south divide

Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:51 pm

Forum Admin wrote:
blinddrew wrote:My SOS has just arrived! :clap:

Just to check, was that the magazine in the opaque polywrap with an ink-jetted address on it?
Yep, that's the one.
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Re: North south divide

Postby Kwackman » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:09 pm

blinddrew wrote:My SOS has just arrived! :clap:
no-one likes a show off! :mrgreen:
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Re: North south divide

Postby Durr GaGa » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:17 pm

I'm in the 'rich South' of leafy West Sussex and we expect to be treated like royalty so I am particularly miffed that my magazine hasn't arrived yet - I've sent my servant Giles out to do something about it :D

.... and there was me thinking that I had been selected for special treatment :shocked:

As usual, it will be worth waiting for :thumbup:
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Re: North south divide

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:36 pm

Durr GaGa wrote:As usual, it will be worth waiting for :thumbup:

It is - and you can see what you are waiting for here:
https://www.soundonsound.com/magazine/2020-12

But I can't stress, use your Digital access and download the Full Issue PDF to keep you satiated.

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