The Road Rat Magazine

The Road Rat Magazine

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chris_at_mac

28 posts

44 months

Saturday 8th June 2019
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Has anyone of you guys a copy of issue 1 he or she would sell to me?
Thanks!

Olivera

4,694 posts

207 months

Sunday 9th June 2019
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Ordered a copy of issue 2.

Anyone also tried Motorpunk? How do the two compare?

Alfahorn

7,472 posts

176 months

Monday 10th June 2019
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Ordered issue 2 out of curiosity. I missed issue 1.

Car wise I currently only subscribe to Modern Classics & Auto Italia. The later I’ve been a subscriber for 16 years.

Not bothered with any others for years.

DSC OFF

142 posts

29 months

Monday 17th June 2019
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Olivera said:
Ordered a copy of issue 2.

Anyone also tried Motorpunk? How do the two compare?
complete opposites. Motorpunk is witty and actually gets out in the real world with an actual car. The road rat is all "high fashion" and stories about people or cars, nothing ever gets driven

Col 666

1,050 posts

181 months

Thursday 27th June 2019
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Does anybody have a copy of issue 1 I could purchase? Ta.

tokyo_mb

413 posts

185 months

Saturday 29th June 2019
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Col 666 said:
Does anybody have a copy of issue 1 I could purchase? Ta.
They are now advertising pre-order availability of a reprint of Issue 1. Not sure how long it will be available for.

The Hypno-Toad

10,797 posts

173 months

Friday 26th July 2019
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Just ordered the upcoming Harrison McLaren F1 issue. I'll be interested to see what its like.

The Hypno-Toad

10,797 posts

173 months

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Still waiting for my issue 3 a week after they were supposed to have been dispatched. At £4.00 P+P that's not particularly brilliant.

Hope its worth the wait.

Podie

46,341 posts

243 months

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Still waiting for my issue 3 a week after they were supposed to have been dispatched. At £4.00 P+P that's not particularly brilliant.

Hope its worth the wait.
My old man got his copy yesterday... still waiting for mine.

The Hypno-Toad

10,797 posts

173 months

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Podie said:
The Hypno-Toad said:
Still waiting for my issue 3 a week after they were supposed to have been dispatched. At £4.00 P+P that's not particularly brilliant.

Hope its worth the wait.
My old man got his copy yesterday... still waiting for mine.
As a matter of interest, could you check if it came by courier or Royal Mail? Just wondering who I should be looking out for.

Podie

46,341 posts

243 months

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Podie said:
The Hypno-Toad said:
Still waiting for my issue 3 a week after they were supposed to have been dispatched. At £4.00 P+P that's not particularly brilliant.

Hope its worth the wait.
My old man got his copy yesterday... still waiting for mine.
As a matter of interest, could you check if it came by courier or Royal Mail? Just wondering who I should be looking out for.
Postie (Royal Mail) just handed it to me...

The Hypno-Toad

10,797 posts

173 months

Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Podie said:
The Hypno-Toad said:
Podie said:
The Hypno-Toad said:
Still waiting for my issue 3 a week after they were supposed to have been dispatched. At £4.00 P+P that's not particularly brilliant.

Hope its worth the wait.
My old man got his copy yesterday... still waiting for mine.
As a matter of interest, could you check if it came by courier or Royal Mail? Just wondering who I should be looking out for.
Postie (Royal Mail) just handed it to me...
Well hopefully there has been a mix up involving home and work address, which is where I wanted delivered. Maybe it will be waiting for me when I get home.

The Hypno-Toad

10,797 posts

173 months

Friday 23rd August 2019
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Mine arrived at work today. Will give it a good look through this evening, the free postcards are a nice touch.

PS2018

322 posts

41 months

Thursday 5th September 2019
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Also still waiting for this to turn up!
No reply to an email.

Edited by PS2018 on Thursday 5th September 07:20

DoctorX

5,439 posts

135 months

Thursday 5th September 2019
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PS2018 said:
Also still waiting for this to turn up!
No reply to an email.

Edited by PS2018 on Thursday 5th September 07:20
Enjoyed Issue 3. It’s worth it, but only just.

chris_at_mac

28 posts

44 months

Friday 6th September 2019
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PS2018 said:
Also still waiting for this to turn up!
No reply to an email.

Edited by PS2018 on Thursday 5th September 07:20
I have ordered issue 1 and subscribed to issues 3 and following weeks ago, including tracked shipping to Switzerland for GBP 13.50 per issue (!). Enquired on 17th of August where my magazines are. First no reply. Then followed up one week later. Got a reply asking if shipping address was right. It was. E-mails back and forth, lots of bullstting. Have not even received a tracking number so far, but a 'special offer' for three magazines for 30 GBP. It's a f***ing joke, really.

LaurasOtherHalf

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20,292 posts

164 months

Friday 6th September 2019
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To be honest, for the delivery prices I’d expect George Harrison himself to drop them off in his McLaren F1.

I keep looking at the website, I’m happy to pay the purchase price but the delivery charges are a joke. It’s stopped me buying or subscribing completely as yet.

chris_at_mac

28 posts

44 months

Friday 6th September 2019
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chris_at_mac said:
I have ordered issue 1 and subscribed to issues 3 and following weeks ago, including tracked shipping to Switzerland for GBP 13.50 per issue (!). Enquired on 17th of August where my magazines are. First no reply. Then followed up one week later. Got a reply asking if shipping address was right. It was. E-mails back and forth, lots of bullstting. Have not even received a tracking number so far, but a 'special offer' for three magazines for 30 GBP. It's a f***ing joke, really.
Update for the sake of fairness: After much shouting and yelling by e-mail, it just arrived by TNT in near perfect shape. Wrapping them would have prevented the minor damage to one cover. Quality of the magazine: 10/10. Delivery: - Inf/10. Customer service: 1/10.
It took me about 2-3 hours work following up, re-checking delivery address, reading GTC, etc. At my usual hourly compensation that makes: well, never mind.

Paul Dishman

3,878 posts

205 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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I just made a comment on Twitter that it was the price of postage which put me off buying a sub. Mike Harvey then asked if I knew how much the cost of postage was, and did I think they were ripping me off. By the time I’d composed a reply he’d blocked me.
Looks like the postage cost is definitely a sensitive issue for them, but if he can’t debate it in a civilised manner then I really can’t be bothered with them

Podie

46,341 posts

243 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Paul Dishman said:
I just made a comment on Twitter that it was the price of postage which put me off buying a sub. Mike Harvey then asked if I knew how much the cost of postage was, and did I think they were ripping me off. By the time I’d composed a reply he’d blocked me.
Looks like the postage cost is definitely a sensitive issue for them, but if he can’t debate it in a civilised manner then I really can’t be bothered with them
I'll weigh one when I get home. They are substantial.