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Old 01-21-2020, 06:39 PM   #1
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Got a letter in the mail that said Tens Publishing Group was suspending publishing about 22 plus titles and offering up a lot of crap online to compensate for loss of subscription. This sucks royally-I for one could care less about online crap!!
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:11 PM   #2
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This is the wave of the future whether we like it or not. Printed formats are falling like flies.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:11 PM   #3
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I feel your frustration! - I was very lucky to get the 35 Coupe featured in the Nov 2019 addition - I think that was the last or 2nd to last magazine before closing!

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:11 PM   #4
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I got the same letter about my Street Rodder subscription. I didn't like the options either, so I sent them an email and told them they owed me an extension on my Hot Rod subscription. They have agreed to do that. I hope Hot Rod survives.
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Read all about the demise of dozens of titles of dedicated car magazines on this Link.
https://patganahl.com/2020/01/06/the-magazine-massacre/
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:00 PM   #6
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It's the way of the future. Even my daily newspapers are now a shell of what they once were. When I was a boy I came home from school and delivered the evening edition of the newspaper. I can't imagine two newspapers on the same day anymore.
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Sad, the demise of the printed media...
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:42 PM   #8
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I could care less about the 3000 hp , turbo charged fire breathing monsters that are in HOT Rod Magazine. who can afford that crap? I have subscribed to HRM for over 50 years but would not pay for another one especially since the loss of anything interesting to me that used to be in it. I guess it was a clue to the demise when they could not even put a beauty queen picture in the magazine.
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This is the wave of the future whether we like it or not. Printed formats are falling like flies.
In a sense, no one to blame but ourselves! Ask yourself: "Where have I been getting my parts, from a Magazine ad, or off the internet?" When we quit patronizing the companies that advertise in the mags, they either quit advertising or demand lower rates. Same with newspapers: People don't seem to want wait until the next morning to read the complete story of a current event, one that was most likely fact-checked, at least to some extent. Instead they want instant "news", no matter how poorly written by some juvenile pot smoking goofball pretending to be a journalist!
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:49 AM   #10
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Journalist are a thing of the past. Same true news. Its all slanted.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:29 AM   #11
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If you could care less about on line crap then why are you here? We get information - bothe good and bad but nothing new there - in the blink of an eye. The internet is like a huge encyclopedia or magazine with the easiest to use index known to man. We are lucky for Ryan who keeps this stuff coming.
Your subscription to any print media has historically been paid for by advertisers. It is no longer as effective marketing tool as it used to be. It's the payoff.
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I used to get Legendary Ford from a book store in the city (Denver), then they went digital and are now gone.
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I’ve also noticed Hemings is getting thinner than it used to be.
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Alan, right you are about Hot Rod Magazine. I stopped reading when it couldn't decide whether it was a Hot Rod, Road and Track, Car Craft, Go Kart, 4 x 4, Muscle Car or a Speedboat magazine.
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Totally agree with you !
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how about the total scam of a paid for subscription being just cut off and no offer of a refund? did they file chapter 11? 7? how many people were out of a job?
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No scam. TEN Publishing is still in business and, according to what I have read on other sites, if you contact them and ask for a refund of the unused part of the subscription, they will cheerfully comply.
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how about the total scam of a paid for subscription being just cut off and no offer of a refund? did they file chapter 11? 7? how many people were out of a job?

This is the way it has happened for every mag title that went tits-up over the years for me. At best, they say that they'll send the remainder of your monthlies as a subscription to "Basket Weavers International" or "Tiddly-Winks Journal". Now-a-days, everything is about the HEREAFTER....it's only your money that they're HERE AFTER. Did someone mention that "Street Rodder" is now gone also? I had no idea. DD
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The beauty of a print magazine is that you can read it at your leisure. Reread that last paragraph if you need to. Read it from back to front if you like! (Ever turn to the inside back cover first?) Hard to do with a computer! Ever roll your magazine up and swat that pesky fly? Even harder to do with a computer! Seems a lot of online content is just blather to add viewing time and get more money.
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Also I find print magazines much more suitable for "the reading room". Somehow a laptop just doesn't work as well in there for me!

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