Dude, Where’s My Mag?

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Is this why they’re taking so long? USPS trucks being repaired. by flickr user: spatulated

Is this why they’re taking so long? USPS trucks being repaired. by spatulated on flickr

Well, it’s clear from the emails we’ve received USPS hasn’t made it that far with the magazines. Is it the price of gas? Their trucks in disrepair? (See photo). As we mentioned before, this time we used bulk rate shipping (typical magazine shipping rate & speed) but we’re really wondering if it’s worth the savings (it is significant). It’s really our bad for being so excited to tell you it was at the printers, and then later in the mail. Folks got as excited as us, but then the wait became unbearable. We’re flattered that folks really do look forward to it, but we’re really sorry it’s taking so long and that we built up excitement a little prematurely. We’re assured from our printer they went out the last week in February (29th?) but with the new shipping rate, there aren’t any post mark dates to verify this. If yours has one, please let us know what it is.

As for where they’ve arrived, California folks were getting them starting last week Wednesday (3/5), we received ours only on Saturday (3/8) and live 15-20 miles from the printer, but a few in CA still haven’t received theirs. Many Washington state folks have received theirs (Olympia, Spokane, Seattle) but not everyone. For some reason, the USPS snails and slugs may have skipped a lot of Oregon on the way, which doesn’t make any sense, but some Portland folks are magazine-less as well.

They love cyclocross, but should be out delivering instead
Postal workers love cyclocross too, but we wish they were out delivering instead. Photo by JohnCurtis

What does that mean for the Midwest and East Coasters? Not very good news – we haven’t heard of arrivals yet. When it does arrive, please do drop us a comment to let us know – we need to learn from this! Location and date would be great. One day we’ll map it all out and then have more precise predictions of arrival dates, and we’ll also present it to the USPS for an explanation of how their bulk delivery works. We think either the postal workers are taking their time to read the mag, or bulk-rate mail delivery must be reserved only for new worker hazing. Either way, it sucks it’s taking so long, and we appreciate your patience.

 

 

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21 comments
GeWilli
GeWilli

got mine in RI on 4/3

well worth the wait

Mike
Mike

got mine in albuquerque on 4/2

Jmack
Jmack

Anyone else still waiting?

Michele
Michele

I got my issue yesterday (greater Boston area).

Jmack
Jmack

Still waiting in Delaware.

xterra
xterra

still have not received issue #2 :( in northern Minnesota.

Jay
Jay

3-29-06. Still nothing in Duluth,MN

ed
ed

I got mine in NH today.

VDK
VDK

As of March 28th..no show yet in Boston area :(

Becca Phelan
Becca Phelan

Augusta, GA It has finally arrived! Thank you!

CDC
CDC

Boston, MA....checked my mail three times today...left empty handed

V
V

My copy got to south Texas on March 22. Thanx!

ed
ed

New Hampshire....Four foot snowbanks and no love from the post office yet.

CXM
CXM

we've now heard of more arrivals in TX, NY, NC and IN recently...so there's slow progress...everyone in New England still left out in the cold?

Jason
Jason

The new mag showed up here in Michigan yesterday (03-21-08).

CXM
CXM

there's some hope...heard reports of arrivals in Colorado and Ohio too. If you have good news, report it here.

Anthony Skorochod
Anthony Skorochod

I got my mag today (3/17/2008). I'm located on the East coast in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Dave
Dave

My copy showed up on Saturday. I'm in PDX, so it looks like they decided to start delivering here.

It took all my strength not to read the entire magazine in one sitting. I flipped through the whole thing, but managed to limit myself to reading only one or two articles, for now.

Can't wait to keep reading more of it.

This 2nd edition is excellent. Tons of great content and cool photos.

GeWilli
GeWilli

since seeing the it is ready announcement i have been desperately searching for where the mail got put that day when i get home...

hoping that issue #2 will be there

the emotional swings of anticipation and dejection have not abated one day...

i will wait and wait and wait

because

the wait is worth it

dave
dave

Bulk mailings are the last thing to get delivered. As more first, second all classes of mail come in the bulk mailings sit until time allows. That's why it's a bulk mail rate with the significant savings.

Logan Owen
Logan Owen

Just got mine=] its awesome, I must say, but maybe im biased as I have an interview in it=] so when ya get it,read,read,read...lots of fantastic material inside...

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