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Where do you get your magazines ?

or books for research ?

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#21 blunc

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

ALERT!

 

The (cough) "other magazine" is having a 24hr sale on old issues including Car Model annuals for 50% off plus free shipping, must use code "fshpsc24" for free shipping.



#22 sjordan2

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Except for my MCM subscription, I only go for specific issues of magazines or books relating to my research, and I can find almost all of it online at places like autolit.com, motolit.com or magsbackissues.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

My LHS brings in a bunch of copies of MCM, SA and its quarterly bonus issues for us "subscribers" on his list. Its not quite a subscription per se as I end up paying full cover price each issue, but since he picks up all his stock in the US its cheaper in the long run. Plus I still support the magazines! I also head to Indigo every month and pick up Hot Rod, Classic Trucks, Custom Classic Trucks, Muscle Car Review, Mopar Action, Bronco Driver, Blue Oval Trucks (or something like that; same outfit as Bronco Driver I think), and the occasional issue of Vintage Truck. I really should subscribe to all of these as I would save a ton... but, hearing horror stories of copies getting mangled kinda puts me off.



#24 Von Don Koolkat

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Many model swap meets have an abundance of magazines available for a buck each.



#25 Gramps2u

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I pick mine up at Hobby town. Always in pristine condition  complete with that new magazine smell!



#26 kataranga

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Haha... the all important new magazine smell.  :wub:



#27 Skip

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Magazine sources pretty much in order of shopping priority

1.  Mailbox - (3) Automotive (including Model Cars Magazine), (3) Art & Automotive Art.

2.  Local Hobby Shop - when I do pick up that "rare" copy of the other model car magazine, occasional Slot Car Magazines.

3.  Barnes & Noble - Rod & Custom Little Pages specials, occasional Roddder's Journal, Street Rodder Premium, Art Magazines

     (hey what can I say, real car Auto Art is a sideline), occasionally Vintage Auto Racing has to have really interesting subject in it,

      Mini Magazine and Mini World Magazine (both printed in UK, Classic Mini magazines when B & N have them in), rarely Fine Art

      Magazine

4.  Grocery Store - Occasional Hot Rod Delux, very rare Hot Rod (Has to have something real special to me in it) Hot Rod Deluxe, best of's.

 

Bottom line the ones that I gotta have come to my mail box even though they are occasionally shredded by the postal maroons.

How about some sort of protective sleeve or sealed plastic bag to protect the magazine, are you listening Greg, please.  I'd pay more

for it I like to keep my magazines in as pristine condition as possible, they are all stored in labled, sorted, banker's boxes.  Did I mention

that I was a perfectionist...

 

I maintain an extensive library of Auto and Art magazines which to the best of my recolection I have never tossed one.  I have

Rod & Custom and Hot Rod (when it was a cool magazine every month), a few Model Car Science and Car Model magazines

clear back to the late 50's and early 60's.  (My collection was greatly added to when both Uncles downsized their places, they

know where to come find 'em!  They are also the only ones I have ever allowed to borrow a magazine vintage or new.)

 



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

From a friend that works at Source Interlink.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

I just saw this article on Barnes & Noble closing about 1/3 of their stores, which may be the beginning of the end for them. Ironic that Gregg worked so hard to get them to carry MCM, and now this. One more reason to subscribe.

 

http://www.latimes.c...0,2110753.story



#30 Harry P.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

How about some sort of protective sleeve or sealed plastic bag to protect the magazine, are you listening Greg, please

 

It's not Gregg's decision, it's the publisher's decision.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

I get them (occasionally) for FREE after they are pulled from shelves for the new issues thanks to a cute little girl we know that works as an asst. Manager there. ;)

Just have the upc barcode removed.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

 

It's not Gregg's decision, it's the publisher's decision.

 

Harry, that's fine.  If enough subscribers ask for better protection from the gorillas at the post office the publisher may listen and protect their product. 

 

I have had to buy copies of magazines that the postal service rendered unreadable.  I had a copy of Rod and Custom ripped nearly in half, no damage notice form the post office just shreaded magazine.  To Rod & Custom's credit they did extend my subscription an extra month.  I have also received a couple issues of my favorite model magazine with a torn cover and corners.  I am certain that I'm not the only one.

 

Sorry to hi-jack the thread, now back to something completely different....



#33 Tom Geiger

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

I just saw this article on Barnes & Noble closing about 1/3 of their stores, which may be the beginning of the end for them. 

 

I always wondered how they survived with those huge stores. People go there, buy a coffee and read the books and magazines for free!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

Was told by a B&N employee that the story was pure media hype, as they (B&N) were already closing the stores mentioned to build new ones.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

MCM & SA at the LHS as they will hold them for me when they come in. FSM by mail. Various car mags on occasion if something piques my interest, either at the grocery store, drug store or book store.