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Re: North south divide

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Fear the puny fist! :bouncy:
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Re: North south divide

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blinddrew wrote:But it works! Both my SOS and Private Eye have been delivered.

I admire your choices - two publications that really tell it how it is :thumbup:

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Re: North south divide

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I can still remember the thrill of grabbing a copy of SOS at my local Sainsbury’s, or WHS, I’d go home, prepare some Shepard’s pie on toast along with reading SOS and be in heaven.
However, those memories are as distant now, as my memories of reading Studio Sound in
1974.

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Re: North south divide

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My collection of SOS was one of my prized possessions. I wore out some articles.
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Re: North south divide

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Looks like the puny fist will need to be unsheathed in anger again...
I blame Matt Hancock.
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Re: North south divide

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My issue turned up today. Clearly some mysterious delay in the system again.
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Re: North south divide

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I'm sure it will turn up tomorrow, which gives me something to read on sunday morning whilst lying in bed and drinking coffee.
This is the best way to spend sunday morning, if anyone was wondering... ;)
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Re: North south divide

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I guess we're blaming the driver shortage this month... ;)
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Re: North south divide

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Yes, he delivered mine this morning and said he was on his way up to the North next... :lol:
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Yes, he delivered mine this morning and said he was on his way up to the North next... :lol:

Good, that means Nottingham next.
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We'll have to get the driver one of those deliveroo GPS trackers so we can see where they've got to.
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Re: North south divide

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blinddrew wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:11 pm We'll have to get the driver one of those deliveroo GPS trackers so we can see where they've got to.
;)

Those 'your driver is currently here' maps are all very well, but when waiting in for a driver to deliver a parcel to me I've noticed that sometimes they can be in the next street, then drive several miles away, and then come back to me, so I'm not sure their route planning is particularly optimised :yawn:

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Re: North south divide

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I've wondered about that as well. You'd think by 2021 we'd have got to grips with the Travelling Salesman problem! :D

But maybe we have, my copy arrived this morning. :)
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Re: North south divide

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Here we go again. :(

(Not that I'm prone to exaggeration)
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Re: North south divide

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It seems the dividing line has moved a long way South this month. My paper issue is awol too.... if that makes you feel any less isolated. :shifty:
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Re: North south divide

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After checking in our lad's room (because he's started hijacking my copy almost as soon as it gets through the door) it seems the line is less than 20 miles from the south coast.
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Re: North south divide

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Update: my copy has just crashed through the letterbox!
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Re: North south divide

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I thought mine had arrived but it turned out to be a 13mm socket that doesn't fit. It's long not deep. I might try and drill it out.
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My copy arrived yesterday, I live in Nottingham.
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Re: North south divide

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He is the favoured one! :shh:
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Re: North south divide

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Oh no, the Cornish postal system has finally also succumbed to hiding the latest issue of SOS.

No show for me as yet either :(

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He is the favoured one! :shh:

:lol: If only.
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Re: North south divide

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Martin Walker wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:42 pm Oh no, the Cornish postal system has finally also succumbed to hiding the latest issue of SOS.

No show for me as yet either :(

Martin

It's almost as if we have a national logistics problem or something... ;)
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Re: North south divide

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Martin et al,

The UK edition only went on sale this Thursday 21st and the subs copies posted off on 20th, so they are likely to arrive Monday/Tuesday of this coming week for UK subscribers.

If your copy has not arrived midweek, please email support@soundonsound.com and it opens a Zendesk ticket and a replacement mag will be posted out (which goes via a more expensive, non-bulk delivery, Royal Mail service, so that copy usually will turn up).

Why do we not use this RM service all the time then? Well it would triple the subscription cost to end users and thus make them unviable if we did. Magazine publishers use the RM 'magazine' bulk delivery service - which used to be good...

It does take longer to get mags into the EU since a certain event happened.

US/Canada mags are printed separately in the USA and typically don't finish printing until a week after our UK edition, as the layouts are made from the UK versions, new US adverts dropped in and uploaded to our US printer, hence US/Canada mailouts are always a week later too and it's a much bigger country so delivery takes longer there too.
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Re: North south divide

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Thanks for the info Ian, but it's good news at this end - my copy arrived later on Saturday afternoon :thumbup:

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Re: North south divide

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Martin Walker wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:46 pm ...my copy arrived later on Saturday afternoon :thumbup:

I drove it down to Cornwall personally and slipped it through your letterbox, so you'd be able to post nice things today... [joke]

Seriously, that's good to know it arrived. Once mags leave our UK printers, it's up to the Gods (Royal Mail) that copies arrive with everyone.
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Re: North south divide

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The divide has been bridged! The chasm crossed! The metaphor extended long past the point of necessity!
Magazine arrived this morning. ;)
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Re: North south divide

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:D:thumbup:
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Re: North south divide

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Good news! We don't need HS2! My subscription has arrived on time.
And 5 days quicker than Private Eye I note...
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Re: North south divide

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Still waiting for my copy in the middle lands... You win this month! :D
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