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jason moore 113/02/2014 09:30:18
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how do i unsubscribe to the model engineer?

can i do it online or do i need to phone someone?

my spelling is shocking! would be nice to be able to edit titles to avoid this sort of thing!

Edited By jason moore 1 on 13/02/2014 09:31:45

Edited By jason moore 1 on 13/02/2014 09:33:49

KWIL13/02/2014 10:53:32
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Telephone the Subscriptions line and tell them you want to stop at the next renewal date.

I.M. OUTAHERE13/02/2014 16:32:08
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Don't pay for the next renewal and your subs will stop I assure you !


JasonB13/02/2014 16:35:10
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Not if you are on Direct Debit, they will take the money until you say otherwise.

Crabtreeengineer13/02/2014 18:23:51
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I would not recommend going down the "Don't pay the next renewal route"

I went this way with a "Readers Indigestible" magazine subscription.

They hounded me for months on end, threatened me with debt collectors...the lot!

In the end I had to pay another years subs because I had not formally advised them I didn't want to renew!.Still they sent me magazines!

I eventually sent them two letters per week for a month advising I didn't want anymore, & then sent them another letter at the next renewal date.

I would suggest that you advise in writing by letter that you wish to cancel & keep a dated copy of your letter.

Not saying that this magazine would do the same but some sales staff can be hyenas...especially if on a bonus deal!



DerryUK13/02/2014 19:35:53
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Their email address is or for USA and Canada

blowlamp13/02/2014 19:54:19
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Firstly, take no notice of a debt collectors - they're just parasites.

But do check out the Direct Debit Guarantee, which allows you to claim back all erroneous payments, with no time limit and even on closed accounts. **LINK**



Edited By blowlamp on 13/02/2014 19:54:37

jason moore 114/02/2014 08:39:12
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Thankyou all for the replies. Looks like email or phone then.

Yes i am paying by direct debit so i would like it sorted before the money is taken out of my bank account.

Flywheel14/02/2014 08:46:02
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Go to the bank and cancel your direct debit to be on the safe side

mgnbuk14/02/2014 10:18:33
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Just cancel the DD with your bank before it is due to be taken out.

This has worked twice for me with an MEW subscription without problems.

JasonB15/02/2014 10:03:37
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Thats a bit lucky Michael as I did try to delete you on Friday but it was not something I am able to do. Could you just confirm by PM if you want to stay or not.


GaryM15/02/2014 10:59:45
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Posted by jason moore 1 on 14/02/2014 08:39:12:

Thankyou all for the replies. Looks like email or phone then.

Yes i am paying by direct debit so i would like it sorted before the money is taken out of my bank account.

Hi Jason (moore),

For info, my subs to MEW was due to expire on the 28th Feb 2014. I'm on direct debit and was waiting until the 14th to see what the special offer would be (I already have the Foundation book). I knew if I took the special offer my subs would increase but thought it might be worth the extra if it was something I wanted. Anyway, on the 7th Feb the subscription was automatically renewed so I didn't get the chance. I'm not bothered as I use my caliper as a depth gauge. Just warning you that it might be sooner than you think.


Edited By GaryM on 15/02/2014 11:00:19

jonathon cary15/09/2014 11:38:58
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just seen an offer I couldnt refuse--6 issues for ?1 then then ?12 .12 for each issue after that..Went online ..First 6 issues ?1 then ?13.75 quarterly..HA HA HA.not likely ME I m not touching it..I read mine free anyway just inconveniant..
Neil Wyatt15/09/2014 19:58:14
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Hello Jonathon,

There are always multiple offers available. Each has a code you can enter at the checkout.

For MEW a good one is the "editor's special deal" 3 for £1, £.23 per £10.50 a quarter after that, or £12.75 for print+digital. No free gift.

Naturally having a percentage of paying subscribers is nice, because then we can keep producing the mag, and I get paid


jonathon cary15/09/2014 21:03:41
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I agree with you Niel..I dont really want subscribe to any of the magazines as it works out rather expensive !and I dont really need everthing in them..I do buy them occasionaly..Problem is the advert I put the code in from brought up quite different prices ..I ve been caught with this sort of thing before and dont appreciate it..sorry
JasonB16/09/2014 07:28:48
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£2.12 (not £12.12)for each issue after the offer expires works out at £55.12 a year

£13.75 a quater works out at £55.00 a year

12p difference is hardly "catching you out" As we gave up using 1/2p pieces quite a few years ago the £2.12 is the nearest whole penny to £55 divided by 26 issues = £2.1153p. Infact if you read the subscription details fully you will see that you are only being asked to pay the £55 a year and not £2.12 an issue.


jonathon cary16/09/2014 08:06:12
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yes I misprinted..The offer in print was 6 for ?1 then ?2.12 each for 6..When I went online it changed to 6 for ?1 then?13.75 a quarter..thats not legal..
JasonB16/09/2014 08:27:25
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Where did you see it I can't see that offer?

jonathon cary16/09/2014 08:33:17
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On an A 4 coloured flyer which came with Model Engineer I bought last Sunday..
I think I m going to stop now..I m not getting involved in arguments I was just pointing it out..
I wont post anymore
Bazyle16/09/2014 09:31:59
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Neil, sorry to be dumping this on you. Does my sub renew on the aniversary of today 1 year after starting or 3 issues later allowing for the first 3 at £1?

If I go to the link you gave above I get a different page from the one I eventually get to using the 'subscribe' tab at the top of the forum page.

Example print issues: The latter page says total 13 issues, 3 at £1 and subsequent issues (10 implied) at 3.23. That seems to be £3 + 32.3 = £35.3 for 13 issues ending 1 year from today.
Go to subscribe and I get quarterly DD at £10.5 first 3 at £1. So do I get the 4 DDs of £10.5 total £42 or one of £3 followed by 3 of £10.5 total £34.5?

It is a real pain after hitting the 'subscribe' tab at the top of the forum to have to go to 13 different page loads to get a list of the prices of all the options and then not really know what teh actual price is. Get all the prices on one page. Then get all the bits to stack up.

I suggest the management get an elderly relative of >70 years to look at the website as it stands for no more than 5 minutes and then write down with confidence how much they must put aside from their pension per week for each product and how much each issue is costing.

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