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Neil Wyatt25/06/2020 12:09:02
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Good News!

I've received confirmation that MEW 295 will be mailed directly to overseas subscribers.

Please be patient as it won't even be sent out for over a week, and distribution networks are still disrupted. Do allow plenty of time for it to arrive before worrying if it has gone astray.

Thanks for your patience, overseas readers and I hope you have found the archive access useful.

Neil

Simon036225/06/2020 15:07:15
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Neil, good news!

Can you give us due warning when our access to the digital subscriber version will end please - mostly because I have been rationing myself and don't want to discover that there is something left unread!

Simon

Neil Wyatt25/06/2020 15:18:53
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Posted by Simon0362 on 25/06/2020 15:07:15:

Neil, good news!

Can you give us due warning when our access to the digital subscriber version will end please - mostly because I have been rationing myself and don't want to discover that there is something left unread!

Simon

Hi Simon,

I don't think that it will be removed soon, but I haven't had any confirmation of the policy on this.

Neil

Hopper27/06/2020 06:10:32
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That's great news. I look forward to receiving it again.

I must get around to figuring out how to log into the digital copies before it's too late!

Simon Collier27/06/2020 10:24:39
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How about ME?

Neil Wyatt27/06/2020 10:55:27
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Posted by Simon Collier on 27/06/2020 10:24:39:

How about ME?

I'm not sure exactly which issue and I don't want to risk misleading anyone, but it should be soon.

Neil

Peter Tucker19/07/2020 20:11:56
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Hi Neil,

Great news that we will soon be receiving MEWs again, however you say the next one sent will be 295 as the last issue I have is 292 does this mean issues 293 and 294 will not be sent? I would hate to miss them!

Peter.

dcosta19/07/2020 20:47:18
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Hi Neil,

I also received MEW number 292 and it was the last one I received.
And, like Peter, I want to know if I am not going to receive numbers 293 and 294 and, moreover, whether I will have to look for them and buy them somewhere.
Will I be able to buy them from MTM?

Best regards
Dias Costa

JasonB20/07/2020 06:56:59
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You will not be sent the missing issues, subscription has been extended so you will still be paying for the same number received.

dcosta20/07/2020 14:55:24
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Hi,

In the 1980s I made a purchase for the first time from a supplier in England. I bought a set of propellers for boat models. At the time of purchase, the price was lower than the price in the catalog and also in the order, but without the dynamics that the WWW allows now, I only knew that the price of the propellers had dropped some shillings / pences (?) when I received the propellers, the invoice and a note asking me how I wanted to receive the difference and informing me that, to minimize that difference, the supplier had decided not to charge shipping costs. My admiration for the supplier grew and, at the time, I thought that, in general, all (?) English traders would behave similarly. I was then thirty years old and I took it as a lesson.


A few minutes ago I paid £ 16.89 for two issues of a magazine (293 and 294) that I had paid in advance.

P.S .: During the pandemic I continued to receive products purchased from England, from other suppliers, at no additional cost and with only slight delays.

Did not like.
Dias Costa

Michael Gilligan20/07/2020 17:25:34
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Posted by dcosta on 20/07/2020 14:55:24:

[…]


A few minutes ago I paid £ 16.89 for two issues of a magazine (293 and 294) that I had paid in advance.

[…]

Did not like.
Dias Costa

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I feel your pain, Dias !

Those of us who like paper copies of the magazine would obviously want a contiguous run of them !

MichaelG.

Simon036220/07/2020 17:36:18
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 20/07/2020 17:25:34:
Posted by dcosta on 20/07/2020 14:55:24:

I feel your pain, Dias !

Me too - I missed two issues (self inflicted failure) and ordered the back issues immediately, which was way back before the crisis and they have been on back order ever since.

Tim Stevens20/07/2020 17:40:58
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It would be helpful to those who missed issues to make them available - if necessary in a digital form. Not doing this is surely a nonsense in a magazine series which relies very much on ... to be continued

Example: No 295 page 36 - Part 3 of Desktop Gear Hobbing. What use is this without access to part 1 and part 2?

Regards, Tim

JasonB20/07/2020 18:22:30
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Tim, all subscribers who did not get the mags were given free access to the digital versions plus the whole of the rest of the digital archive.

Bazyle20/07/2020 22:04:21
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Quite a lot ao people read the mags and fairly soon after dispose of them. Perhaps we can get the message out that there are some issues that people are missing and arrange for them to be sent around the world as required.

I often think that people emigrating or hoidaying or shipping cars and furniture should use spare weight or volume to ship old ME copies abroad. I'd like to see old copies of the OZ version of ME, HSM from the USA and some other countries must have interesting magazines covering our field.

Versaboss20/07/2020 22:58:14
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Posted by JasonB on 20/07/2020 18:22:30:

Tim, all subscribers who did not get the mags were given free access to the digital versions plus the whole of the rest of the digital archive.

Jason, it would be VERY nice of you if you could explain in detail how we all, which miss MEW 293 and 294, can get access to these digital versions. Does somebody over there REALLY know that we didn't get them? At least I, as a 'paper' subscriber, have heard nothing from MTM. That they are unable to supply the missing paper issues is a shame. To the left from the 'Editor's Bench' there is a tel. nr. and website for 'current and back numbers'. Is that futile?

A bit miffed greetings,
Hans

Neil Wyatt21/07/2020 01:54:00
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Posted by Versaboss on 20/07/2020 22:58:14:
Posted by JasonB on 20/07/2020 18:22:30:

Tim, all subscribers who did not get the mags were given free access to the digital versions plus the whole of the rest of the digital archive.

Jason, it would be VERY nice of you if you could explain in detail how we all, which miss MEW 293 and 294, can get access to these digital versions. Does somebody over there REALLY know that we didn't get them? At least I, as a 'paper' subscriber, have heard nothing from MTM. That they are unable to supply the missing paper issues is a shame. To the left from the 'Editor's Bench' there is a tel. nr. and website for 'current and back numbers'. Is that futile?

A bit miffed greetings,
Hans

Hi Hans,

You would have been contacted by email a few months ago.

As yours subs number is already in your profile, just click 'magazines' on the green stripe at the top of the page.

You may need to install/enable a flash player to see older issues.

Neil

P.S. Please drop me an email about back issues.

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 21/07/2020 01:54:34

Pero21/07/2020 05:59:27
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Apart from not receiving the subscribed issues, the main problem here seems to have been a distinct lack of clarity as to what the publishers were proposing to do with respect to the missing issues. The April email was certainly not clear in this respect and subsequent discussion in the forum has also been vague.

If fact the comment by Jason ( and it is certainly not his responsibility to do so ) is the first unambiguous statement I have seen. The responsibility here lies with the publishers.

With respect to the digital access ( for which I have already paid and only use for looking up individual articles ) I really dislike using it and would be much happier if I could have received pdf files for the missing issues which I could have printed ( potentially professionally ) in whatever format suited me so that I would have my preferred hard copies to read at my leisure.

Hopefully MEW 295 will be arriving soon - possibly on the next tea clipper.

Pero

intensely dislike

Danny M2Z21/07/2020 08:54:02
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Thanks Neil for hanging in there during this serious disruption and thanks to your publishers and distributors for doing their best in 2020. A year that shall remain in history!

Jan B21/07/2020 18:42:09
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Received my first issue of ME number 4642 here in Sweden since Covid started yesterday.

I still don’t know how to get access to the digital copies. A friend told me he had to call subscription office in UK to be able to get his access. He is very god at computers and tried to help me but failed. It will not be the end of the world if I don´t get an access, I am happy ME is back. I have had a subscription since 1974 and still enjoy every copy.

Stay safe and let’s hope we will be back to normal conditions soon.

Jan

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