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John Olsen09/05/2016 01:16:47
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So I am trying to renew my subscription online and it offers two choices, which appear to be identical except for the price. Does one of them come in a gold plated wrapper or is there some mistake? I wonder if one of them is a one year renewal and the other is two, but it does not say that.

John

Credit/Debit Card 2 Years Model Engineer Print + Digital £94.95
Credit/Debit Card 2 Years Model Engineer Print + Digital £173.30
gary09/05/2016 05:50:37
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£78.35

JasonB09/05/2016 07:30:45
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I get £75 UK and £105 for rest of world. on Credit/Debit card for a new sub, to renew should be even less

John can you post a link to where you are looking, I got these by clicking the "subscribe now" at top right of page.

Edited By JasonB on 09/05/2016 07:31:42

Edited By JasonB on 09/05/2016 07:57:21

Neil Wyatt09/05/2016 08:10:41
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Offers on subs change regularly , plus third party resellers can have their own pricing so it can be confusing at times, that said hunt down the best deal and grab it!

Note that access to the digital archive only comes with digital packages bought through the links here or advertised in the magazine, not third parties.

Neil

JasonB09/05/2016 08:18:07
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Neil, John has an existing ME P+D sub and is renewing so price must be form MTM somewhere, probably via the new subscription account which still shows out of stock to me.

Edited By JasonB on 09/05/2016 08:20:49

JasonB09/05/2016 08:28:58
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John, can you check the subscription number you have entered in your settings as it does not seem right and we can't easily look up all your details without it

Neil Wyatt09/05/2016 08:43:57
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I've drawn this and a related issue to the attention of our in-house subs team.

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mechman4809/05/2016 09:29:56
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I renewed my subs through MTM phone line, took the plunge & renewed for 2 year print & digital copy package, paid £97.80 which was the best deal at the time. As Jason & Gary can get a £75 & £78 deal respectively, well done. There has been a few comments previously on pricing inconsistency but I see that Neil is addressing the situation.

George.

Michael Gilligan09/05/2016 09:37:24
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George,

Gary was being clever

Q. what is the difference ?

MichaelG.

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But the whole thing looks a shambles to me.

JasonB09/05/2016 10:06:51
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£78 was for one year new sub with the "free" gift in UK, as I said renewal should be less as you are not paying for the gift.

John Olsen is rest of world so £105 new sub, one year with gift and again should be less to renew so the £94.95 sounds about right for one year and the slight saving of a two year commitment makes the £173.30 seem likely for two years

Michael Gilligan09/05/2016 10:26:57
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 09/05/2016 09:37:24:

Q. what is the difference ?

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Jason,

Re. my previous explanation ^^^

A. £78.35

i.e. £173.30 minus £94.95

MichaelG.

John Olsen09/05/2016 11:49:15
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The page I was on was:

**LINK**

I just went back in, and without entering any details I get the same thing...also the list button for choosing Europe or rest of world does not make any difference.

This was the page that the letter I just received told me to go to.

I know there was a messup a while back when I ended up with two subs, I think after a phone renewal. That may be why the sub number on the forum site does not match the one in my renewal letter Anyway I have corrected that as well as changing my address and phone number. I moved about a year back.

Gary has provided an excellent example of why the forum has an "Ignore member" button.

John

JasonB09/05/2016 12:29:35
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Thanks John, the number allows me to see a bit more now but I can't offer much more in the way of help. Neil is a bit tied up for the next couple of days but hopefully Subs will sort it out as I can't do much more as a Forum moderator.

But as I said in my post above it looks like you are getting about a £10 reduction per year over a new sub as you are an existing subscriber. The 94.95 is for one year and the 173.30 for two.

J

gary09/05/2016 16:27:53
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sorry for offending you john, just a wee bit of humour.

Neil Wyatt09/05/2016 21:19:23
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John,

Found a bit of time.

They are having difficulty duplicating your problem (I can't either) I get two 1 year prices (DD and CC) for UK or just one CC price for rest of world.

I tried logging out, but no change.

As Jason suggests the first one is probably meant to be a price for 1 year,

Anyway, they are looking into it and hopefully will fix it. You should have grabbed the 2 for 1 offer while you could

Neil

Steven Vine09/05/2016 21:20:13
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Posted by gary shepherd on 09/05/2016 16:27:53:

sorry for offending you john, just a wee bit of humour.

I got it Gary, it wasn't wasted.laugh Jason's comment also made me laugh .... "renewal should be less as you are not paying for the gift".

Steve

mechman4809/05/2016 23:07:26
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There seems to be crossed messages here, as stated previously I have just renewed, in Feb, by credit card, for TWO years for the total price of £97.80.

My renewal notification & notes I took when renewing over the phone...

mew renewal 2016.jpg

... and yes I can still get into my digital archive, have just opened issues # 241 & # 1 to check.

George.

Enough!09/05/2016 23:13:06
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Was that an ROW price, George?

Steambuff09/05/2016 23:28:30
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Posted by mechman48 on 09/05/2016 23:07:26:

There seems to be crossed messages here, as stated previously I have just renewed, in Feb, by credit card, for TWO years for the total price of £97.80.

My renewal notification & notes I took when renewing over the phone...

mew renewal 2016.jpg

... and yes I can still get into my digital archive, have just opened issues # 241 & # 1 to check.

George.

George ... Your screenshot was for MEW. the original post was for ME

Dave

JasonB10/05/2016 07:29:14
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I see the link John posted is now working correctly, price for 1 or 2 years and the UK, EU, ROW works too.

J

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