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Old 15th Apr 2012, 00:19   #1
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Price hike? Goodbye

Received a letter today telling me that my cpc subscription is going up, I feel the magazine has been lacking recently but was going to stick it out, however with the price increase I will be saying farewell to my subscription. If I ever decided I wanted it in the future I would be better off signing up again and getting 3 issues for £1.

Bad magazine? Not at all, currently worth its price? Not to me.

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Old 15th Apr 2012, 09:01   #2
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Couldn't agree more. I cancelled my subscription last month after a lot of indecision. Sounds like I made the right choice!

Out of interest how much is it going up by?
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 20:09   #3
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19.99 now, tbh i find it really crappy that you sign up for a subscription...agreed contract then half way through they feel the cheek to void the contract and up the price.

They say its down to publishing costs..im sorry but you're making enough money so honour your existing subscription contracts.

Pay me 1000 for your car insurance please mr dennis publishing, we will agree a contract and set up a direct debit, but 6 months in im gonna up it to 1200. Granted thats a massive over exaggeration but the principle is the same.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 20:11   #4
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I cancelled mine ages ago.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 20:26   #5
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yeah cancelled as well. the magazine is just poor at the moment.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 20:42   #6
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Maybe if it picks itself up in the future I will consider getting it again, but for the moment I can't. Sorry fellas.
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So it's gone up to 19.99 for 12 issues? Still sounds like a good deal to me.
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So it's gone up to 19.99 for 12 issues? Still sounds like a good deal to me.
19.99 for 6 issues.
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To be fair, the last time the price was increased was February 2011. I don't think that an annual increase in the magazine cost is unreasonable.
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To be fair, the last time the price was increased was February 2011. I don't think that an annual increase in the magazine cost is unreasonable.
It is considering the content of late issues. You are getting less for more.
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I actually thought the content of recent issues was quite good

Seems reasonable anyways for 6 issues

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To be fair, the last time the price was increased was February 2011. I don't think that an annual increase in the magazine cost is unreasonable.
Then put the price up on the shelves, not to subscribers who signed up for it at a cheaper rate..contract...
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Then put the price up on the shelves, not to subscribers who signed up for it at a cheaper rate..contract...
Wouldn't you only pay the increased rate when your current sub runs out?

I haven't received a letter about it yet

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Can't remember how it was set up before but you can either pay 39.99 for 12 issues by card, or 19.99 for every 6 by direct debit.

How much was it before?
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Couldn't agree more.
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Even with the price increase, it's still a ~30% saving over retail price. A substantial discount IMO.
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This is actually the first I've heard of this, but I've just confirmed with CPC's publisher that the new price will only kick in on renewal - if you signed up for a 12-month sub, then you will continue to pay at the price you signed up for.
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19.99 now
Wait... what??

I thought I was already paying 19.99 for my current sub? Gunna check out my statement when I get home.
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Yeh I paid 19.99 as well for my last renewal ages ago.
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Received the latest issue in the post today and realized that I haven't got round to taking the previous two out of their plastic bags yet. Probably time for me to cancel as well.
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