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Re: Magazine and web subscription.

Postby blinddrew » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:40 pm

Just remember you can't use it as a loo roll substitute if you run out...
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Re: Magazine and web subscription.

Postby BobTheDog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:21 am

Good Point!

I just had a look what I paid before for print and web, £84.00 for two years. This should now be £120.74. That leap seems more than the 20% VAT or am I misunderstanding something?
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Re: Magazine and web subscription.

Postby garrettendi » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 am

blinddrew wrote:Just remember you can't use it as a loo roll substitute if you run out...

My good sir are you suggesting what I think you suggest? What an insult to the good authors of SOS!

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Re: Magazine and web subscription.

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:08 am

BobTheDog wrote:I just had a look what I paid before for print and web, £84.00 for two years. This should now be £120.74. That leap seems more than the 20% VAT or am I misunderstanding something?

Bob, we did not raise the subs price for over 9 years previously, swallowing year-on-year paper price hikes by the paper mills, increased postage charges across the globe, and increased overheads... why do you think many other magazines have ceased publishing a paper edition? It's very costly.

The subs prices had to be realigned to ensure we did not lose money on them. I have also explained earlier in the topic why the Web sub could no longer be included as a "free" bonus.

Also, we no longer sell 2-year subs (for reasons explained earlier too), so the £120.74 price is not a good comparison.

Sorry, if it is a big increase for you -- but if you divide your Print+Digital renewal price of £60.37 by 12 issues, the per copy price is still cheaper than buying from the newsstands each month, and you also get web access AND tablet access. You might not be using a tablet now, but any Digital sub you buy remains accessible in the future too.

It's a bargain - especially when you factor in the high quality, reliable editorial.

We're not in the practice of ripping off our customers and the whole team work very hard to maintain standards, and we set our pricing to allow us to continue in business. Hopefully, you'll understand that.
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Re: Magazine and web subscription.

Postby BobTheDog » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Thanks for the full explanation, makes much more sense now.

I'm in a penny pinching mode at the moment which hopefully won't last much longer but you are quite right, it is a bargain. I'll get the print+digital subscription.
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