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Old 12-17-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Last night the home phone rang (it rarely does, usually telemarketers). It was a company called EBSCO Teleservices, calling about my subscription to Motorcyclist. I let it lapse knowing we were moving last month.

I have re-subscribed for $0.66 per copy. Good grief, the telemarketing company is getting paid on the subscription, as is the Post Office. At that price, it appears to me that Motorcyclist is buying the right to put their mag in my house. Amazing...it's like the phone companies trying to figure out what to do about Skype and other VOIP products.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Subscription costs are mainly for postage and handling. It's the ads that pay the way. The reason they charge subscriptions is that the subscribers might actually read the mag and look at the ads. If they gave them away free then many people would order them and not read them.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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"I have re-subscribed for $0.66 per copy."

Sounds like you paid $0.65 too much! Mainstream mags suck. Try 'The Horse' for the real thing.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #4
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'fraid you got robbed Ken, that's $7.92 a year for that butt wipe. They'd have to pay me at least $10.00 a year to take it. You shoulda' held out for a little more.
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Ha! I renewed for $0.41666666 / copy!

Plus I got a free gift subscription for my brother.

That Jack Lewis fella writes pretty decently.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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I had a sub for 7 years, 'til 'bout two years-ago. One of my friends is a journo for 'em (and he's NOT Biotch Boehm). But, I never have time to even pick one up when I'm at home. The last 3-1/2 years of my subscription are sitting in a box, as yet unread. Mebbe SOME day I'll get around to it.........
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The only mag I subscribe to is RRW, something like 50.00 for 3yrs. Only thing these days is the mag is so late on reporting the racing highlites Iv already watched.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:09 PM   #8
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The only mag I subscribe to is RRW, something like 50.00 for 3yrs. Only thing these days is the mag is so late on reporting the racing highlites Iv already watched.
One of the reasons I quit my sub to that one, too. And because I didn't have time to read it. Same with National Dragster, Penthouse and Ladies Home Journal............
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One of the reasons I quit my sub to that one, too. And because I didn't have time to read it. Same with National Dragster, Penthouse and Ladies Home Journal............
But you still get Martha Stewart Living, right?
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #10
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That Jack Lewis fella writes pretty decently.
He does.

And to those who say M/C or the rest of the mainstream mags suck, I say this: MO does a great job with the reviews and some event coverage, but there is not the other kind of content that I find in the mainstream mags Lewis is a good example, Keith Code is another. There is some depth there that is missing here, at least for the time being.

The Horse? I sold my HD!
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