Mojo [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]

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  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Just checked Amazon to see about ordering MOJO. They're asking $119.00 for a year....$9.94 per issue.
    I know I pay a lot for these at the newsstand, but I didn't think they were that much.
    Know how to save a few bucks on this great music magazine?
     
  2. BrianB

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    Not a chance. It's a UK magazine, so it's generally very expensive to import to the US for publishers. Most UK mags are like that unfortunately - there's a few I'd love to subscribe to, but the cost is through the roof.

    For some mags that have a large sales base in the US, the US distributor will bulkship them over, which does reduce costs, but adds a small delay.

    Try mailing a mag to the UK & you'll be suprised just how much the postage is. The crummy exchange rate doesn't help either.

    BTW, a direct subscription from the publisher in the UK to the US costs 59 uk pounds, so Amazon aren't screwing you over.

    https://www.subscription.co.uk/secur...UBMIT=Continue
     
  3. Ron Etaylor

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    I buy Mojo at Border's books. Not every month, but several times a year. It's $8.75 and worth every penny.
     
  4. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Thanks Brian, thanks Ron...this is why I try not to pay attention when I'm making purchases, it's too upsetting.
    Every time I buy a MOJO, which is about every time I see one, I think, "I'll save money if I subscribe!" But I guess I was already getting a bargain at Borders or Barnes & Noble.
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    [​IMG] SO true!

    Question: It sounds like you buy these individually at the bookstore, so why did you go to Amazon for a subscription? Don't they have them in the magazines? I would assume the magazine inserts would be the cheapest.
     
  6. LarryDavenport

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    My subscription just ended. I won't renew but will buy all new issues at the newstand like I used to (I've been collecting them since issue #42).

    I found that I only saved about $10 subscribing, but I got my issue, usually about two weeks AFTER it was on the Seattle news stands. So a couple times I wound up buying itt anyway, then giving my extra copy away.

    The reason I subscribed was to get the CDs or other occasional free giveaways that sometimes, due to licensing, would not get released in the US, but except for a Soul compilation CD a few years ago and a White Stripes 45, the places I shop always have the free stuff.

    If I got the issue before the news stands or was given a better deal I would renew.
     

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