Tracking lateness

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NorthWay
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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by NorthWay » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:30 am

#180 materialized for me here in .no yesterday the 26th.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by thegamesnotoveryet » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:31 am

kiwimike wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Boulder wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:58 am
Weblaus wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 am
I guess Future feels like we should be glad that they issues arrive at all, which they at least seem to do (just so veeery late!). I certainly don't see any signs that things are improving, which is a sad state of affairs.
Fortunately the magazine doesn't get old even though it arrives very late. But it's still not an excuse - and I'm not very happy about the fact that no one from the subscriptions department is taking part in this discussion. After all, getting the magazines to the readers as fast as possible should be a top priority.
Very fair point- it's very quiet after one comment one or two posts in saying what a good idea this topic was!
Yeah, I have to wonder what is going on behind the scenes, as on the outside looking in, it appears to be NOTHING! LOL

But, if subscriptions is looking in to matters, how long will saying the same things each week with little to no results help in regards to any level of trust? Normally when dealing with issues like this, it can create a divide within a company, as some on the lower end, may not agree with the higher ends side of pinching pennies. Subscriptions can't come out and say management doesn't give a damn, as then they would no longer have a job. But coming here daily and saying nothing new, is going to have the same effect, if not worse, as then no one will trust said info(just becomes lip service).

So in that case, I don't want to throw anyone under the bus(who may be trying their best), but the issues being stated here seem to not be getting fixed, one way or the other. I've been getting my issues in a timely fashion for awhile now, but the damages have been a real issue lately. I have maybe 3 issues left on my subscription and I can't see any reason to renew at this point, especially with the lack of communication, as it speaks to a larger issue not being shown or discussed. My current plan is just to go back and buy local unless some super renewal offer arrives(which doesn't seem likely).

BTW, has anyone in the US seen issue #178(Goldeneye) at Barnes & Noble yet? I need to re-buy that issue, as all my replacements came very damaged as well as my subscription copy. I haven't bought an issue at retail in awhile, so not sure what the going rate is, so once I buy #178(if I can find a copy), I'll decide if renewing is an option.

And for the record at hand, my issue #180 arrived yesterday here in Sin City USA!

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by Boulder » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:07 pm

thegamesnotoveryet wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:31 am
And for the record at hand, my issue #180 arrived yesterday here in Sin City USA!
I expect my issue to arrive in about 2 weeks from today because I live so far away, on the other side of Europe :roll: According to Google Maps, it would take 425 hours to travel here from Bournemouth by foot.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by Weblaus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:42 am

My theory is that everyone at Future is so busy sending daily "buy something on our website before the offers are gone!" emails along with snail mail reminders to renew subscriptions that they have no time to bother with clearly nowhere near as important things like issues taking a month to arrive in central Europe.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by czechrover » Thu May 03, 2018 11:34 am

Something in the letter box from future today and thought it was 180 so was gonna come on here to praise the fast delivery.

I opened it and it was a replacement of 178 which was posted on the 20th March 🙄🙈

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by antsbull » Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 pm

Anyone down under received 180 subscription issue yet? Its been 6 weeks since 179 arrived for me and nothing so far - looks like 179 turning up on time was more luck than anything improving.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by simke » Wed May 09, 2018 10:03 am

antsbull wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Anyone down under received 180 subscription issue yet? Its been 6 weeks since 179 arrived for me and nothing so far - looks like 179 turning up on time was more luck than anything improving.
Not yet. I'm hoping that it'll arrive sometime next week, since it's been available in newsagents for a while now. Last issue arrived earlier than usual, other ones were arriving closer to the end of the month.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by antsbull » Thu May 10, 2018 9:32 pm

simke wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:03 am
antsbull wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Anyone down under received 180 subscription issue yet? Its been 6 weeks since 179 arrived for me and nothing so far - looks like 179 turning up on time was more luck than anything improving.
Not yet. I'm hoping that it'll arrive sometime next week, since it's been available in newsagents for a while now. Last issue arrived earlier than usual, other ones were arriving closer to the end of the month.
Just showed up for me in New Zealand this morning. Looks to be a cracking issue too.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by lavalyte » Wed May 16, 2018 10:42 am

180 arrived to me in Melbourne on the 14/5
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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by Boulder » Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Mark is on holiday. He'll answer your questions when he comes back.
Is he still on holiday? It's been over two months and ZERO answers.

And no, I didn't get 180 yet to Finland. Ever since the change of publisher, the magazine has been here ONCE "on time", which is about two weeks after it's out.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by czechrover » Wed May 16, 2018 10:57 am

180 arrived yesterday 15/5 in Czech Republic.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by thegamesnotoveryet » Wed May 16, 2018 11:36 am

Boulder wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 am
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Mark is on holiday. He'll answer your questions when he comes back.
Is he still on holiday? It's been over two months and ZERO answers.

And no, I didn't get 180 yet to Finland. Ever since the change of publisher, the magazine has been here ONCE "on time", which is about two weeks after it's out.
I last spoke to Mark on March 5th, and he had just returned from holiday at that time.

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by Zedrick » Fri May 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Just got a mail titled "Issue 181 is now on sale!".

Great. Good for you. When will I get issue 180?

Power_Player
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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by Power_Player » Fri May 18, 2018 6:26 pm

Has anyone already received issue 180 in Germany? I'm still waiting. :(

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Re: Tracking lateness

Post by simke » Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am

Issue 180 arrived 21/5, Brisbane Australia

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