Retro Gamer - Issue 198

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by kiwimike » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 pm

driver695 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:55 pm
kiwimike wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Yes, I go straight to my fave magazines site for the issue now, it is impossible to buy over the counter in Christchurch New Zealand now. Sad. But retailers in NZ screw the public over anyway putting high retails on issues that are actually the older (3 issue previous) issue. So easier to buy online.
I used to buy mine in Canterbury Magazines in Cashel Mall pre-quake when I lived there.
Can still remember buying my first there - it would have been Load 54 with the Outrun over :)
Sad to here it's gone CHCH must've changed massively since 2011
Yes indeed, a lot of specialist stores are no longer here, mainly cookie cutter mall type stores that seldom stock niche items.

And I really miss Canterbury mags, that was a fab store. Borders stocked it as well, but thats gone too. Occasionally you might be lucky and find it in an individual Dairy, as some owners obviously love the mag and take it upon themselves to get it, but rare now. I like to support local when possible, but at least can still get online.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by antsbull » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 pm

kiwimike wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:27 pm
driver695 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:55 pm
kiwimike wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Yes, I go straight to my fave magazines site for the issue now, it is impossible to buy over the counter in Christchurch New Zealand now. Sad. But retailers in NZ screw the public over anyway putting high retails on issues that are actually the older (3 issue previous) issue. So easier to buy online.
I used to buy mine in Canterbury Magazines in Cashel Mall pre-quake when I lived there.
Can still remember buying my first there - it would have been Load 54 with the Outrun over :)
Sad to here it's gone CHCH must've changed massively since 2011
Yes indeed, a lot of specialist stores are no longer here, mainly cookie cutter mall type stores that seldom stock niche items.

And I really miss Canterbury mags, that was a fab store. Borders stocked it as well, but thats gone too. Occasionally you might be lucky and find it in an individual Dairy, as some owners obviously love the mag and take it upon themselves to get it, but rare now. I like to support local when possible, but at least can still get online.
I found this in Wellington as well, originally there were about 5 different places that stocked RG, and one by one they stopped buying them, despite me and other people I knew buying them over the counter every month. One of the shops, the guy I talked to had made his own mind up that they would sell more of other magazines, so got rid of RG, Edge, Games TM etc. Funnily enough that shop died out not long after that.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by kiwimike » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 pm

Yeah we found that last time we were in Welly for a te papa exhibit too... looking around for RG stockists was kind of tricky, although did find a store in the CBD that had a couple of bookazines, although I already had them

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by Nikolai » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm

I have subbed digitally for years now. It suits me fine. And since the paper version in stores here in Norway cost extremely much (last time I checked the price was around 14 GBP for a single issue) and digital sub on my ipad is so cheap (22.50 GBP for six months), it's an easy choice.

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by antsbull » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 am

Nikolai wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm
I have subbed digitally for years now. It suits me fine. And since the paper version in stores here in Norway cost extremely much (last time I checked the price was around 14 GBP for a single issue) and digital sub on my ipad is so cheap (22.50 GBP for six months), it's an easy choice.
I got an international subscription for 46 pounds for 13 issues including shipping (to New Zealand) - if you wait around they run quite severe discounts at certain times of the year, and you renew your sub early to take advantage of them

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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by RetroBob » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:51 am

Bloody hell that's good!
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Re: Retro Gamer - Issue 198

Post by ely » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:26 pm

Finally finished reading this issue last night. Major thing I learnt, Mavis Beacon isn't a real person. Being in the UK I just assumed she was a "name" associated with typing for some reason in the US.

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