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#401 glueside

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:44 AM

I paid for a subscription but have only received 2 issues. I thought it died considering when I called NO ONE answered the phone.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:26 AM

Subscribed last May - nothing to date - it's a write-off so far as I am concerned.

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

Well, it would be nice of the both of you to post here when you DO receive them in the mail. Please?

This issue was at great cost since the printer keeps raising the price of printing and mailing.
 


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 12:23 PM

Will do.
 
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

Does anyone have any old issues with flexy articles they would want to sell or loan?
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:55 PM

Better still, copy the pages and save them in .pdf format for easy transmission on the internet :)



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

Illegal.
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:08 PM

Better still, copy the pages and save them in .pdf format for easy transmission on the internet :)

 

 

In a very real sense, that is theft of intellectual property, at least certainly while the issues are fairly new.  I'm not getting why the suggestion is even allowed here without any blowback (**except for Steve's post).

 

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

We are so used to sharing our 1960s articles. Having a present day publication is going to take some getting used to.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

I didn't mean to scan and post the complete magazine on the internet, but rather scan the article requested and email it to the requestor.

 

If the holder of a copy of the magazine sought didn't want to sell it, how can the information be passed on?

 

Surely that can't be illegal.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

The interested party would simply buy the magazine...back issues are still available I understand. Or, email the publisher with a request and he/she could send a copy and charge what they thought was reasonable.


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#412 Frankie Schaffier

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:18 PM

I wonder which one is more illegal, coping a paid for magazine or taking money from people and not sending them the product as promised?
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:20 PM

In the eyes of the law, copying and distributing illegally is worse


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

Then the majority of postings in Facebook and Pinterest are illegal in your mind?

 

Hardly!



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:31 PM

They're not reproductions of sold printed material - what are you on about?


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:37 PM

It was so funny this morning when I opened my mail box and there was issue 5.

 

I am still missing 3 & 4.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:08 PM


Whatever the law says, with the overwhelming problems of this slot car magazine, I doubt if they would worry much about one person sharing an article with one other person. Probably they should worry about their own legal problems with offering subscriptions and not providing the subscribers with a magazine in a timely manner, or at all. Any bets on the timeline for issue 6 if there is one?

Great idea, just not viable today.
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:56 PM

Nearly done Matt.
Depends on the publisher and whether the hobby shops and tracks pay the publisher for the issues sent. Thus far, it's been sketchy.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:07 AM

ok--how does that relate to subscribers that have already paid, they should receive what they have paid for. sounds like some tracks and hobby shops need to be cut off.

 

if I don't pay my obligations, I don't receive more of whatever I am not paying for.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:31 AM

Brian, if cash flow is a problem... it's hard to come up with the funds to print more issues.
Especially when the magazine is new.
 

Consider if you lost your job.
How would you pay your bills the next month?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 02:03 PM

nice story-but it doesn't fit. if I was out of work and had paid ahead, or set aside money for a rainy day, on my obligations, money wouldn't be an issue

 

on my debts. or if a subscription was paid for that money should have been set aside to cover those obligations for

 

the folks who had entrusted "the publisher". if cash flow is an issue, where was the planning to cover the lean times?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

Subscribers would/should get the first mags anyway wouldn't they? I don't see the relationship between shops not paying for magazines sent, the subscribers would get theirs at the same time!?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

I don't think anybody subscribes to a magazine "on spec". You don't send in your money hoping the idea is a success and you may get a magazine. You send your money in because you "know" you will get a magazine every month as promised.

I can see all the problems with a really low production magazine, designed and written by a hobbyist or hobbyists friend. Much the same as all the slot car tracks owned and run by old slot racers. They have a great dream, but managing a real business is not the same as having a dream. It is too bad, we all wish it was a viable business, but apparently it isn't.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:13 PM

Nearly done Matt.
Depends on the publisher and whether the hobby shops and tracks pay the publisher for the issues sent. Thus far, it's been sketchy.

So basically you're saying I sent you money for a product, you sent my product to someone else, and now you're waiting for them to pay you AGAIN so you can send me what I already paid for.  

 

This is a good explanation of your obvious cash flow problems, but it is NOT a reasonable excuse for not filling paid orders.  

 

Rather than treating our money like a loan, perhaps you should go get a real loan and satisfy your customers.  Without satisfied customers, you will certainly fail.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

Issue #5 looks great. HO, 1/24 Retro and lots of other stuff. 


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:51 PM

Just received issue #5 . Excellent!  Thank you Mr. Watson for your work in the face of all the chaos !


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

No comment!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

Noble effort, impressive artistic talent, but under-capitalized. Encapsulates the history of commercial slot racing businesses.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

Received issue 5 yesterday. Very nice. My only critique would be putting in race results that are old news and archived on this site. Outside of that I give it an A.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:40 AM

Received my issues I was missing - excellent job!!!!


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:24 AM

I have #1 and #2.  How can we buy the other issues?



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:20 AM

I have #1 and #2.  How can we buy the other issues?

 

http://www.slotcarsm...om/back-issues/


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:35 AM

Pacific Coast Hobbies can sell you back issues and you get them in a day or two. They are reliable.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

Received Issue #5, It is very well done. Thanks


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Pacific Coast Hobbies can sell you back issues and you get them in a day or two. They are reliable.

 

That is correct, Scott has Issue #4 and 5.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:59 PM

Got #5 today. Really looking forward to the Gilbert build. It was my first build as a kid in the '70s. 


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:44 PM

Fellas,

 

Another great issue, well worth the wait. Thanks to Gregg and Jairus and all of the folks that help put out the best publication ever about this hobby !

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

Just as a matter of interest does anyone get the digital download version of the mag?

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:38 PM

Issue #5 = awesome.

 

Thanks to Gregg for persevering, Jairus for the attention to detail plus contributions, and all the contributors to pad the magazine out.

 

Looking forward to #6. :)


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:43 AM

I see at the back of the magazine, it is possible to order all issues as back order via the website, so if you're not a subscriber, and would like to get the lot, go here.


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

Got issues # 4 & 5 by PCH!

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:08 PM

After an exchange of emails, including my PayPal receipt, I was promised issues 1-5 and they arrived last week.  I have gone through all five.   My impressions:

 

Presentation - first class!  I could tell by the weight of the Priority Mail package that it was a quality printing job and so it was.  The magazine is on heavy coated paper and the illustrations and photos are sharp and colorful.

 

Content:  The content mimics the the content of Slot Blog.  As is the case with Slot Blog, my particular area of interest, scratch building scale (and I confess to being a "rivet counter") 1/32 cars is a small fraction of the content.  That said, I really enjoyed most of the rest of the articles for both the craftsmanship on display and presentation of ideas and techniques that can be broadly applied.

 

Outcomes:

 

I will extend my subscription - well worth it.

 

I may open a dialog with the editor about contributing something on 1/32 scratch building although I'm not certain my photography would pass muster. (I might have to buy that macro lens that I have been lusting after)

 

Well done!

 

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

The editor would gladly accept!  Putting together issue #6 now.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

In my opinion...Issue #5 is the best one yet (and that's saying alot). Even more beautiful and informative photos, well written text, and interesting and varied topics. I like the previous issues' heavier paper stock better, but I guess the change was made for the cost savings and shippint weight (?). Thank you Jairus and the publishing team.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

Great issue-Greg & gang!
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