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knackered mags

Post by BiNMaN » Wed May 11, 2022 10:23 am

was overjoyed to see the state of my latest copy that arrived today in the poxy paper envelope, f***ing b******sed before I've even had the chance to read it, knackered by the p*** pouring rain

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had to peal the mushed envelope off the edges, that's me in a cracking mood for the rest of the night...

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Re: knackered mags

Post by RichL » Thu May 12, 2022 1:53 am

Yeah check out issue 232 feedback thread for the state mine arrived in.

Ironically the replacement arrived in the plastic (therefore water proof) bag - go figure.

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Re: knackered mags

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu May 12, 2022 10:41 am

We've made the relevant department aware of the damage water causes now but we're not moving away from this going forward. My issue has also turned up in terrible condition so I feel your disappointment. The replacements will also be arriving in non-plastic bags shortly as Future is moving away from them completely as they're safer for the environment.
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Re: knackered mags

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu May 12, 2022 11:41 am

<cough>cheaper</cough>

On the upside(?), the replacement won't have the subscriber cover.
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Re: knackered mags

Post by RichL » Thu May 12, 2022 12:11 pm

I think this months Wipeout cover is great.

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Re: knackered mags

Post by ulrich7ad » Fri May 13, 2022 5:39 am

I don't get how they get this way. My White dwarf comes in a paper envelope and arrives pristine every month. The quality of the envelope seems roughly the same.

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Re: knackered mags

Post by psj3809 » Fri May 13, 2022 6:28 am

Just depends on the postman. Mine was delivered yesterday and squashed in the letterbox but the envelope and mag were fine.

And yeah i get other post in paper envelopes and they're all good, Worth having a friendly chat with your postman if it arrives in a total mess every month

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Re: knackered mags

Post by RetroBob » Fri May 13, 2022 5:40 pm

The problem is that they are shipping a weighty item that that can move around in transit. If a standard light letter envelope gets a bit wet it's not the end of the world. However, the mag is weighty fully of retro goodness, and has room to move around during transport, the paper easily perishes.

The mag can move around just fine in a plastic bag and you can pour water on it all day. Future has prioritized green-signalling over quality and appears not trust its customer base to be able to recycle. Also, if it wanted, it could ship in a biodegradable bag, as other magazines we recieve do.
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Re: knackered mags

Post by oldtimer » Sun May 15, 2022 8:28 am

One of the reasons i dont subscribe , at least i can select a good copy from the newsagents plus im not bothered about a special cover or getting the latest edition early either.
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Re: knackered mags

Post by RichL » Sun May 15, 2022 11:08 am

oldtimer wrote:
Sun May 15, 2022 8:28 am
One of the reasons i dont subscribe , at least i can select a good copy from the newsagents plus im not bothered about a special cover or getting the latest edition early either.
You know I'm slowly beginning to think the same.

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Re: knackered mags

Post by oldtimer » Mon May 16, 2022 11:58 am

"You know it makes sense Rodney! " lol
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Re: knackered mags

Post by flatapex » Tue May 24, 2022 1:25 pm

The relevant department knew a year ago, their director emailed me!

At least asking for a replacement occasionally yields one, surely sound business sense says that an issue printed but given out as a replacement or damaged in transit isn’t making a profit?

Recycled paper envelopes can be strong, they just need to be better quality, thicker. As this costs a fraction more then I won’t hold my breath.
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