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PostSubject: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:32 am

just had my renewal quote from LRO for twelve months inc p+p £88.70 works out £7.39 a copy @ £4.20 a copy in the shops,thats £3.19 to post it down here,,i think getting a mag is getting expensive,,,might just buy it down here from the airport shop it will save me 2 quid a copy,,,,, No stupid angry

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:07 am


That is quite expensive. I had a similar problem with prices. But this mag was Total off road.
It was a good mag but they are too expensive.
Shame cos i liked the pics....



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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:42 am

I've just stopped buying any of them now. Didn't even renew my subs for Overland Journal this time round bawling

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:33 am

Often you can read them online, you may be a month behind, but who cares.
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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:37 am

That ain't good mate, head for the airport.

I used to buy every Land Rover and 4x4 magazine each month, but nowdays I rarely buy any. In my opinion they've priced themselves out of it, and once you've broken the habit of buying a certain mag every month, that's one less customer on a regular basis - and there's a lot of folk out there who think like I do.

As for the size, do we really need 250+ pages? I would rather see 200 pages max and a price of £3.50 (rather than £4.20).

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:43 am

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Often you can read them online, you may be a month behind, but who cares.
Good point. Another thing is, whereas in days gone by the only fix a Land Rover/4x4/off-road enthusiast could get reading-wise was through the magazines, but now there's a host of online magazines, forums (such as this one), travel reports, articles, blogs, etc. - not to mention millions of actual websites. Finding reading material nowadays ain't an issue, even better when it's virtually free of charge.

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:57 pm

I don't buy any UK Land Rover magazines.

I think LROi was eight quid in ZA
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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:33 pm

last month if you ordered a subscription to LRO for a year, you got second year free,
so maybe they relise they are loosing customers.
It is the only one we have now, see what happens next year.
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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:32 am

think i will drop them a line saying im not going to renew my subsciption and tell them why,,,,there to expensive,,,,, scratching chin thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:02 am

GOOD - they need to realise.

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PostSubject: Landy mags   Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:49 am

I was an avid reader of LRO/LRM and subscribed to LRM, for a couple of years.

What made me stop reading/buying them was partly the high price, but mainly it was the cyclical content.

I guess there are only so many times one can read a piece telling me how to fit a lift kit...and drive up the side of a mountain, or my personal favourite ..the good old days...which I find to be a cheap excuse to use file pictures, to fill the page.

I am not moaning on, indeed I used to thoroughly enjoy the classified section, seeing what under £1000 would get me..and I did buy my Series III through an LRM ad.

But with these excellent forums and information so readily available, for me the monthly magazines have become rather redundant.

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:46 am

The thing is, I say the mags are too expensive, but then again productions costs have shot up in recent times. Again, like I’ve said many times of late, I feel the high price of fuel has had a devastating impact on the world of motoring, the 4x4 scene in particular.

What the answer is I really don’t know, all I am certain about is that like yourself I think the magazines have had their day, the internet being its death knell. Shame, but I guess that’s “progress”.

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:47 pm

so why don't they do an online magazine that you could subscribe to each month if you wanted to read it,,,,,say 50p,,,,maybe thats the way to go,,,,,but then as ed said its just generic crap thats published every month,,,,and unless your new on the scene then its not interesting,,,,, computer-22

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:32 am

Folk don't want to pay out for internet subscriptions, even if it's only 50p. World Off Road was a great publication, full of useful stuff. It went over to subscription only - it died.

Difflock started an internet magazine. That reached Issue 9 - March 2009 before that too died.

Ain't nothing like holding and reading a 'paper magazine', and reading it off a monitor ain't nothing like a 'paper magazine'!!! No

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:36 pm

...and not so easy using a laptop whilst on the throne................ Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:26 am

Couldn't possibly comment. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:15 am

ok went to the airport to drop somebody off today,,,went into the news agent and thought if there was a land rover mag i could get my fix,,,,there was only land rover world,,,not my number one mag but thought it would do,,,,,,,, Rolling Eyes

how wrong was i,,,,, Evil or Very Mad

didnt have my glasses on so couldnt see the price,,,went to the till,,,£4.20,,,ehhh stupid then they added £1.20 tax,,,so £5.40 for a 146 page mag i did some complaining but though well its an up to date read so i will buy it,,,,,,so i paid £5.40 got it home and started to read,,,, study


146 pages of which 58 were adds there was a piece on the dunsfold collection,a best buy on shovels that lro did a few months back,a ser 2 rebuild some news articles which were old hat and the usual run of the mill rubbish,,,,,
what a total waste of money,,,, Evil or Very Mad dont think i will be doing that again,,,,,, doh

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:54 am

Expensive read indeed, no wonder the net is killing off the mags. No

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:02 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Expensive read indeed, no wonder the net is killing off the mags. No

so where can i get a good upto date read on the www..

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:49 pm

Could try this http://www.lro.com/,

I took out 1 year subscription for the mag for just, special offer £32.

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:03 pm

tuggy wrote:
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Expensive read indeed, no wonder the net is killing off the mags. No

so where can i get a good upto date read on the www..
Good question. You can't really, it's purely the forums that provide the latest info.

Besides, reading your laptop on the throne is nothing like a magazine. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:31 pm

true,,,,,,, study thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: lro renewal   Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:40 am

this months LRO,,,,,,BUY ONE YEARS SUBSCRIPTION,,,,,GET THE NEXT YEAR FREE,,,,OVERSEAS BY AIR MAIL...£66.50 FOR 26 ISSUES,,,THATS ABOUT £2,50 A COPY,,,,,,THATS MORE LIKE IT,,,,,IS SOMEBODY LISTNING OUT THERE,,,,,,,GOING TO GET MINE TOMORROW,,,,, cheers1 clapping clapping clapping thumbsup

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