I have not received the #172 issue. I sent a message to Taunton's
customer service and they replied that they will send me a replacement
issue. Greatly appreciate. In their reply, they also notify me that
the 173 has been sent on Sept. 21.
I did not received it yet and I wonder how much time it usually takes
to receive an issue. I subscribe to FWW since January but I never
noticed how long is the delay. Is there a canadian subscriber that did
I am asking this because I wonder if my local postal service (very
local) would not be the problem.
I've not yet received #1763 here in Illinois. I did notice that #172 was
sitting on the newstands a good two weeks before my copy showed up in the
mail. FWW isn't high on the list of "must carry's" at your typical newstand
but I happened to be browsing in either Barnes & Noble or Border's and
noticed the new issue sitting there.
You'd think they'd make sure their subscriber's were the first to get the
Bob - Who's Got a Complete Collection of FFW!
They go out via different distribution channels.
Our newspaper (a weekly) is sent to newsstand distributors and by mail
The mail line run starts Tuesday morning and ends Wednesday morning.
Because we have to send the newsstand copies by courier to meet the
distributors' schedules, they get processed first.
The vast majority of our subscribers get their paper Thursday, but it's
not unusual for many newsstands to have them Wednesday.
If we were to process the newsstands last, we'd miss the trucks and the
paper would show up in the stores a week late.
Here in Canada, it's not at all unusual to receive a magazine two weeks
or more after US subscribers (assuming the mag is being distributed
from the US).
Periodical displays are serviced by people whose livelihood depends on their
sale. That's why they tend to stay fresh and neat.
Subscription copies are serviced by the postal service, who are paid by the
hour, and at least in the US, sent at periodical rate, which means they can
sit anywhere in the chain for days, waiting for space available or a carrier
who gives a damn.
My # 172 arrived about ten days ago. I expect #173 sometime near the end of
In fairness, I'm fairly well out in the Boondocks - even UPS only delivers
two days a week.
On 13 Oct 2004 06:09:12 -0700, email@example.com (Jean) scribbled:
I went to the bookstore today. They still had #172 on the shelves.
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