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noel shelley07/01/2021 12:21:22
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For those who may ask, my copy of MEW 300 arrived this morning ! Noel

Michael Gilligan07/01/2021 13:04:56
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+1

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Howard Lewis07/01/2021 14:13:41
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JUST arrived, 14:00 7/1/2021

Can't wait to read it!

Howard

martin perman07/01/2021 14:27:36
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+1

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DMB07/01/2021 15:54:31
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"No it aint!"

Not today, but maybe tomorrow, same as Smith's? So much for advertising that a benefit of coughing up handfuls of dosh a year in advance is to get it days b4 newagents casual customers. Not even got the excuse of blaming Royal mail being overwhelmed by the Xmas postal rush.

JasonB07/01/2021 16:02:23
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Well I've only had one postal delivery since Xmas eve which is down to the post office who I'm sure are doing their best at this difficult time trying to clear the backlog and struggling on with low staff numbers.

As has been said in the previous 299 thread all the mags go out at the same time and after that MTM don't have much control over their delivery.

SillyOldDuffer07/01/2021 16:20:19
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Posted by DMB on 07/01/2021 15:54:31:

"No it aint!"

Not today, but maybe tomorrow, same as Smith's? So much for advertising that a benefit of coughing up handfuls of dosh a year in advance is to get it days b4 newagents casual customers. Not even got the excuse of blaming Royal mail being overwhelmed by the Xmas postal rush.

Perhaps DMB missed the Prime Minister ordering a 6 week national lock-down on Wednesday? 1.4 million Brits have Covid at the moment. 62000 new cases and 1400 deaths yesterday. And the infection rate is rising steeply. These are not normal times!

Dave

Neil Wyatt07/01/2021 16:25:25
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Posted by DMB on 07/01/2021 15:54:31:

"No it aint!"

Not today, but maybe tomorrow, same as Smith's? So much for advertising that a benefit of coughing up handfuls of dosh a year in advance is to get it days b4 newagents casual customers. Not even got the excuse of blaming Royal mail being overwhelmed by the Xmas postal rush.

On sale date is 8 January - tomorrow.


There really isn't anything we can do to speed up delivery under current circumstances, as I am sure everyone will appreciate.

I haven't got my copy yet, but we are not getting daily postal deliveries here - please anticipate unavoidable delays.

Neil

Howard Lewis07/01/2021 16:31:26
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Neil

Why not change the title from MEW to "GM" (Grumpy Machinist? )

Some people don't have enough in their lives, if a late magazine is the worst of their problems.

Howard

Neil Wyatt07/01/2021 16:39:23
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Please bear with us.

There has been unwelcome slippage in production schedules due to various lockdowns.

I'm sure everyone will appreciate that we are not always being able to produce magazines in time for the provisional on sale date in the previous issue. Editors have no control over this, scheduling is done centrally across all magazines.

Magazines are mailed out in advance of general sale, and normally arrive around Monday or Tuesday before an on sale date on the following Friday.

It is clear that the Royal Mail are struggling to achieve regular deliveries and there are additional delays in the system.

Yesterday I got a first class letter dated 19 December that was posted in Birmingham (about 30 miles away), that's over two weeks for what would normally be a next day delivery.

We are also only getting 2 or 3 deliveries a week.

This is totally beyond our control, under these circumstances all we can do is ask people to be patient and accept that some people may not receive their copies until a week or more after others get the same issue.

Neil

JasonB07/01/2021 16:46:24
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Might also be a good time to mention not making unnecessary trips to the likes of WHSmiths and spreading germs that will only make the situation worse. crook

KWIL07/01/2021 16:49:15
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Mine arrived today, good "anniversary" edition. I have a post delivery every day, at least I see the Postie even if none for me that day. Guess I am lucky.

Peter G. Shaw07/01/2021 16:56:41
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Yes indeed, mine arrived this am just in time to take with me on my 4 weekly trip to the hospital.

Some repeat stuff, but I was very interested in John Crammonds version of L.C. Mason's Small lathe. Well done John.

Not really interested in re-building an MGB - had enough of that when trying to keep a VW Beetle running. But I do understand that some people enjoy that sort of stuff.

But still, mustn't complain, after all, we are still receiving the mag. Long may it continue.

Thanks, Neil.

Peter G. Shaw

Donald Hill07/01/2021 17:04:24
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#297 arrived here in Toronto, 01 October, followed by #298 on 31 December.

Graham Meek07/01/2021 17:42:13
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I expect my media delivery service will drop one through my mail box on Saturday, but hey I am not that bothered if I have to wait until next week, or next month. I think given the circumstances, we are lucky to have the prospect of a delivery at all.

Regards

Gray,

Nick Clarke 307/01/2021 17:53:24
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Posted by DMB on 07/01/2021 15:54:31:

"No it aint!"

Not today, but maybe tomorrow, same as Smith's? So much for advertising that a benefit of coughing up handfuls of dosh a year in advance is to get it days b4 newagents casual customers. Not even got the excuse of blaming Royal mail being overwhelmed by the Xmas postal rush.

My previous issues were with missing mags and how MTM managed that, but that has all been sorted AFAIK and a very pleasant phone conversation with a helpful and competent supervisor augers well for the future - but I cannot recall noticing a promise of early delivery, and as far as coughing up money, the magazines are actually cheaper if you subscribe!

Nicholas Farr07/01/2021 18:52:42
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Hi, MEW this morning and ME a few days ago. The MGB or the MG Midget were two cars I would have liked to have had in my younger days the Midget being the more favourite of the two, but both were out of my price range and they weren't very practical for carting Disco gear about in, so I never got either of them. Probably got the money for one now, but not really interested in having one now.

Regards Nick.

Nick Clarke 307/01/2021 19:02:20
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We had 3 or 4 ratty Triumph Spitfires in the family because everyone, even my 5'2" stepmum found the Midget too small inside.

Father did have a late (black bumper) MGB GT in the early eighties which is the only car with overdrive I have ever driven.

Robert Butler08/01/2021 15:16:03
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MEW 300 delivered by the trusty Newsagent today

Robert Butler

ASF08/01/2021 16:10:56
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Why not allow subscribers the ability to look at the magazines online while all this is going on.

At least they would be able to read them...

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