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Capt Kremen21/05/2019 21:57:25
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As like most that frequent this forum, I'm a 'mature cheddar', somewhat less nimble and thus able to contort the body as once when a gymnastic youth.

So is it just me but why is 'our' magazine almost always tucked away, on the floor level, buried under shelves, often hidden behind copious railway magazines. (By the way, I have nothing against railway fans). This is especially true of the well known high street newsagent and general 'cluttered' layout shop, I'm sure your town/city has a branch. On Saturday, I was literally on hands and knees hunting down the aviation magazines, I eventually found them but my back didn't appreciate the search! Do they want to sell (our) magazines???

Percy Verance21/05/2019 22:04:38
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I never have a problem Capt. I simply pick mine up off my doormat each month.........

Dwain Dibley.21/05/2019 22:12:45
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Me too................And it's cheaper Captain............Subscribe, and it'll save yer back.

D.D.

Paul C.21/05/2019 22:17:28
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The bending down to pick it from the doormat is not the problem ,it's the getting back up that's the issue 😂

Capt Kremen21/05/2019 22:35:51
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Mmm ... yes ... but I did say our magazineS ... plural i.e. 'Aeroplane Monthly', 'Aviation', 'Popular Flying', 'Aeromodeller', 'Scale Models', 'Flight' etc. etc. etc.

Most, if not all magazines cost circa £4-£5 these days, as a pensioner can't afford subs to all those and may only need to glance the odd news item anyway.

Dwain Dibley.21/05/2019 23:18:01
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Ah yes..............We did assume RCM&E........

I agree, I had to pick one Cycling mag to read as there are lots out there.

I narrowed things down to this one for models and cycling plus for bikes.

We need to start the campaign for higher and easily accessible publications. CHEAP. laughcheekydevil

D.D.

Plummet22/05/2019 00:10:51
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Posted by Percy Verance on 21/05/2019 22:04:38:

I never have a problem Capt. I simply pick mine up off my doormat each month.........

Using a litter picker to save my back!

Plummet

Devcon122/05/2019 07:18:27
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Luckily I don't have a back problem but I do get my mag reserved at a local non chain newsagent.

The reason is those irritating, mostly over 60, men who stand in the front of shelves shamelessly reading the magazines completely blocking any sight of or access to your favourites.

I think this famously cluttered and outdated big high street retailer should have either a "No Reading" boundary line or a holding pen signed " Please Stand Here if You Just Want to Read and Not Buy. We Are Not a Library".

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Cuban822/05/2019 07:33:18
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Guilty as charged..............I'll very quickly flick through a few motor cycle mags in Sainsbury's.

Magazines used to be an impulse purchase when the cover prices were much lower than now, but at £5-£6 for many of them, I only take RCM&E on subscription, Flypast now and again and a motorcycle mag if there's a review that takes my interest.

Piers Bowlan22/05/2019 07:46:06
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Capt. K, RCM&E seems to be the only RC magazine remaining so if you enjoy the hobby buy a subscription and support it. It will save your knees, you won't miss a copy and it's cheaper too!

Peter Miller22/05/2019 08:17:37
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I get mine direct by mail. This month I had to buy an extra copy this month. Again,it was down on the bottom shelf. I ended up on my knees with a fiendish attack of cramp in my legs. At over 80 this is not fun.

Next time I will simply say to one of the staff "You put them there! You get it out!"

Peter Miller22/05/2019 08:21:44
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On the subject of prices. When some of our youngsters (In their 50s!) talk about prices I tell them that one could buy an ED.2.46 Racer which was a really good engine for under £5 when I started.  It makes them think!

But then Aeromodeller was 1/6d (7 1/2p)

Edited By Peter Miller on 22/05/2019 08:31:48

Kevin 21622/05/2019 09:01:59
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For some insane reason (after a shelf reorganisation) our local supermarket puts the RCME as fa away as possible from the aviation and other modelling mags. It now resides with the Farming and Countryside mags. At least I don't have to stoop down to get my copy.smiley As for price the mag is reasonable compared to the craft mags the boss buys.

Bob Cotsford22/05/2019 09:04:07
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Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 21/05/2019 23:18:01:

Ah yes..............We did assume RCM&E........

I agree, I had to pick one Cycling mag to read as there are lots out there.

I narrowed things down to this one for models and cycling plus for bikes.

We need to start the campaign for higher and easily accessible publications. CHEAP. laughcheekydevil

D.D.

You just need the editor to go back to the less-PC cover style of the 70-80s and it will soon be top shelf material

Don Fry22/05/2019 09:06:23
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Yea Percy, quite right. Mind a skilled worker, out of apprenticeship was on 15? 17? quid a week. If you had got a bit of overtime. Was a nice motor though.

Piers Bowlan22/05/2019 09:21:56
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ED 2.46 Racer? - still got one of those in my loft, bolted to a 'Sir Jasper' built 35 years ago! Wasn't Sir Jasper designed for a Babe Bee .049? devil (Sorry - Off topic blush)

 

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 22/05/2019 09:38:59

MaL22/05/2019 10:02:40
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Better than being on the top shelf....embarrassed

Peter Miller22/05/2019 11:07:21
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Posted by Don Fry on 22/05/2019 09:06:23:

Yea Percy, quite right. Mind a skilled worker, out of apprenticeship was on 15? 17? quid a week. If you had got a bit of overtime. Was a nice motor though.

I was talking about the 50s!! £10 was agood adult wage then.

Nigel R22/05/2019 11:34:50
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So about 1/50th of today's average wages?

That would make the Racer a £250 engine.

That makes an OS 45 AX look cheap!

wingcoax22/05/2019 14:31:46
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I wish i could subscribe, living in Portugal i have to wait till i get to UK and buy the current issue.

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