Do you still subscribe/buy the mag ?

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Do you buy/subscribe to the mag.

Yes every issue
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76%
No never
3
6%
Sometimes
3
6%
Very rarely
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12%
 
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Re: Do you still subscribe/buy the mag ?

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:02 pm

Katzkatz wrote:I buy it. Local independent newsagents used to stock it - but now I have to rely on WH Smith. I make the monthly pilgrimage to there. I have every single issue - including number 1 and the re-print of it. I also have all of the old coverdisks. I don't know why the independent newsagents don't seem to stock it - maybe they think it's too specialist.
when I had trouble getting it from smiths (before I took out a sub) I just got my local to order it in for me, just how I used to get Crash magazine :D
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Post by Timothy Redux » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:04 pm

Pretty amazed the majority of replies seem to be they don't but it all that often.

Have bought every issue so far and always get a sub from my wife for xmas. Is the mag generally selling more or less these days? I always thought it was improving sales
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Post by RetroBob » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:07 pm

Yep. through the door every month.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:35 pm

Since others have had a wee gloat, I thought I'd join in. I only subbed after a few issues, but I did buy from issue 1 in the shops. The only reason I didn't subscribe immediately is because I thought I'd be throwing cash at a mag that would go under after a couple of issues and I'd never get my money back :lol:

Retro gaming seemed like such a niche thing back then, I really didn't think it would have a big enough market in the UK to sustain a mag long term. I am exceedingly happy to be proven wrong. I maintain my subscription, even if I don't get the chance to read much, so at least I'm doing my bit to keep it going for when I do want to read it, I'd hate for it to disappear.
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Post by sscott » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:58 pm

Subscribed from issue 40 or so. I don't read every issue fully anymore but always find something to read. As a few others have said, it helps to keep the magazine going and subscribers are important to a magazine that sells anywhere between 10 and 15,000 issues each month (approx. I think).
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Post by psj3809 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:34 pm

Got every issue. Got all the Bookazines digitally (sold the paper versions)

Love the mag. I look back through quite a few issues often. Articles or even photos in the mag spur me on to play certain games. The subscriptions so cheap as well. All good

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Post by rupert » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:38 pm

I subscribe, just missing issue 1 I think. I don't always read each one cover to cover but I really like finding it in the post each month and having the initial flick through :)

I'm still impressed with the quality, some really good content each month.

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Post by AceGrace » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:57 am

I have bought every issue. I did subscribe originally but stopped after previous publisher went under.

I just buy every issue from smiths or tesco every month.

I recycle every issue after I have finished it and only keep the bookazines.

I am considering buying the digital versions instead.

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Post by quantum » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Retro gaming seemed like such a niche thing back then, I really didn't think it would have a big enough market in the UK to sustain a mag long term. I am exceedingly happy to be proven wrong. I maintain my subscription, even if I don't get the chance to read much, so at least I'm doing my bit to keep it going for when I do want to read it, I'd hate for it to disappear.
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Post by Treguard » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:00 am

AceGrace wrote:I have bought every issue. I did subscribe originally but stopped after previous publisher went under.

I just buy every issue from smiths or tesco every month.

I recycle every issue after I have finished it and only keep the bookazines.

I am considering buying the digital versions instead.
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Post by Rayne » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:25 pm

The last issue I bought was several years ago. I eventually got bored of the focus on the computers that were before my time (Speccy, Magnavox, BBC, etc), to me they're neither relevant or interesting.

I would pick up another issues if I saw one in a store but my local Smith's doesn't usually carry it (or maybe it just sells out really quick?).
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Post by tachi » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:02 am

Sub here too and am currently about 12 behind with a pile to read lol
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:04 am

Rayne wrote: I eventually got bored of the focus on the computers that were before my time (Speccy, Magnavox, BBC, etc), to me they're neither relevant or interesting.
This is how I feel about stuff from PS1 and beyond, so I guess there's balance to try and cater for the whole audience. Sometimes a good article, but mostly I find the older stuff to be most interesting. The current New Generation article being an example.
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Re: Do you still subscribe/buy the mag ?

Post by TheNewMonkey » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:18 am

Been subbed since about issue 50 and bought quite a few past issues too, along with all the bookazines, can't imagine not getting my monthly fix, although I'm running out of space fast!
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Re: Do you still subscribe/buy the mag ?

Post by Spiff » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:45 am

Digital subscription since issue 101, first 100 issues bought in print.

Got a backlog of several issues but I read most articles, skipping the more modern subjects.

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