Hi There I don't know why postage is extra. Seems strange. The offer code changes fortnightly so please don't post codes on here. They will be out of date too quickly. Check the magazine to get the best deal. regards David
the subscription rates are perhaps another bone of contention. I've had renewals (before I changed to DD) for my sub only to look in a later ME to see that new subscribers are offered a years subscription quite a bit less than I was expected to pay (plus freebies!) Why should I, as a regular subscriber, pay more than someone who has only just started to have the mag?
You say, don't publish offers etc. because they change every few weeks, but why should they? Just have a fixed pricing depending on how you pay A friend of mine has stopped having the mag because of this.
I wait for either yearly subscription to end or if a good deal advertised midway through renew early. Would prefer d/d but want the best deal. Maybe for subscribers paying d/d a discount pa, increasing each year, could be a thought. Does not have to be a great discount, as even a 1% each year or so with a max would be a help and d/d subscribers would not feel left out? Having said that the digital vernier gauge was a nice free gift.
Dave wrote : "Don't renew, resubscribe and get the best deal available."
Having found that the price offered on my renewal letter is - often - not the cheapest, I just use the offer codes in ME or MEW via the web-site URL and renew that way. If I see an offer I like, I renew before the subscruption ends and the Subs dept just tack the additional issues on the vack of my existing sub.
Until recently - when the Subscriptions web-site price became the same as my renewal letter - (so long as I logged on using my subscuption number) there were often 3 - sometimes 4 - prices for the magazine. 1. The Subscriptions / My hobby store / Publisher's web-site full price. 2. The Subscriptions web-site with my log-on info. 3. The renewal letter 4. The offer in ME and MEW (often even cheaper than DD if ordered on-line for two years)
1 being the most expensive to 4 often the cheapest with 2 & 3 sometimes reversed and sometimes the same somewhere in the middle.
What an odd way to keep your subscribers happy !
There's no end to the good you can do in the world - so long as you don't mind who gets the credit
Hi There I say take the best offer you can get. The best long term offer is direct debit. If they want to increase that, they have to write and tell you and are they going to do that and risk you cancelling? I don't think so. regards David
Hi There Direct debit is the best way to go as it is very unlikely that the subscription people would risk you canceling by writing to you and saying the direct debit had gone up. Obviously the renewal rate with direct debit is very high. regards David