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  1. pez2002

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    do you sub to any of them if so wich ones ??


    I just singed up for playboy and maxim i cant afford to be buying these every month issues @ $4.00 a pop



    so i will get them in the mail


    oh yeah im over 18 so it dont matter
     
  2. pez2002

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    oh yeah i also get directv the guide for my mom so it really is not for me
     
  3. Danny R

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    I just singed up for playboy and maxim i cant afford to be buying these every month issues @ $4.00 a pop

    Why buy porn when you can browse the internet? :lol:

    My library now allows magazines to be checked out, so I don't subscribe to many magazines anymore. So far the only ones we've kept are the Smithsonian and my wife gets a gift subscription to The New Yorker.

    Those I read regularly include various computer, science and gaming magazines like Discover, Wired, etc.
     
  4. Richard King

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    I think I get more trade journals for free than I can currently handle.
     
  5. pez2002

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    just got an email from pb saying they could not read my credit card info hmmmm weird
     
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    You may want to try Magazines from Abe Greenberg 1-800-457-3443. They are a Magazine wholesaler, have used them for years and am happy with them. Have never seen lower prices. You have to call and see what they offer and what the price is. The flyer I have says office hours are 8:30am-6PM est.
     
  7. Nick

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    Mike, your English and spelling skills are seriously deficient. Instead of subbing to the bunny mag, why not spend your valuable time and energies improving your literary skills. Go to your local library for help and, instead of spending your money on magazine subscriptions, hire a qualified English tutor to guide you.

    Yeah, I know you just read the articles in PB. Me, too! :grin:
     
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    ok i aplogize for that im lazy i will try to work on it
     
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    I read a variety of magazines. I don't know how many trade magazines I get at work, but I get most of the major computer news magazines.

    At home, the only ones that I regularly read are Maxim, Stuff, FHM, and Playboy. The first 3 I have an almost lifetime subscription thanks to all the free magazine offers. The latter I really do read for the articles. I won't deny that I have, on occasion, looked at the pictures, but they usually are the 5 or 6 thing I look for. Playboy forum, Ask Playboy, Jokes, the Interview, and 20Q are always read first.

    I also get a variety of other magazines at home, all from free offers. Many go to my wife (I have no interest in Country Home Living), or in the trash (I have no idea why I get YM)
     
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    I've got kids - who has time to read? Actually, I read (usually skim) technical trade magazines and journals, sometimes hobby related magazines either Shutterbug or a Dive Magazine and NRA magazines like American Hunter and Rifleman. But usually, I skim them for an article of interest - I spend most of my reading time, reading technical papers online. Kinda sounds boring actually, doesn't it. I'd usually rather be out doing something than reading.
     
  11. Steve Mehs

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    I used to subscribe to PC World, PC Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and a few other tech magazines, just to learn if it has a Dell label on it it's the best thing ever made and its the best bang for the buck. I got sick of the bias towards Dell, and canceled all my subscriptions. Besides I can get the same articles online for free.
     
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    I miss the good old days when Dvorak called everything south of a moonshine still a "screamer", and when a 450 mHz chip seemed so incredibly fast and Windows would fit onto five or six 3½" floppies, and Heathkits were fun, but we never did figger out what those flashing LEDs were tryin' to tell us. :confused: and we laughed at "Abort, Retry, Fail" on the back page of PC Mag.

    Gosh, those sure were the good old days....the days of the BSOD and the free CD-ROM. :grin:

    Now, I only sub to Wired, Esquire and The New Yorker, but I sometimes miss the PH Forum and those incredible stories my then new-found single life seemed destined to emulate, much to my surprise and delight. :sure:
     
  13. DonLandis

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    No! No Newspapers, either. They're all anti environmental. They are a waste of money. They don't supply anything of value that can't be obtained from the internet.

    I still see convention floor walkers collecting tons of paper from booths. I don't! I now carry a PDA. When a company has a product I want more info, I note their web site. When there is a story in the news, I log on to Smart Video.com and get the latest to my PDA with wireless cable channels. Or, surf the news websites. Magazines are a waste of money and anti-environmental.
    We produce too much paper yet and don't need to. The need is so 19th century! I live in the age of electronic media!
     
  14. HappyGoLucky

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    I used to subscribe to several magazines, but now only get "The Week" (highly recommend it, http://www.theweekmagazine.com) and "Consumer Reports". Finances simply don't allow for any more now.
     
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    Over the last several years, the only magazines I got were aviation-related. Had 6 subscriptions. I've let them lapse though, as I'm about 18 months behind in reading them.
     
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    But they are biodegradable - doesn't that make them pro-environment? That's probably the best part of the magazines whose text is pro-sierra club and the like...
    :lol:
     
  17. Bogy

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    I get several "trade journals" (for my trade, probably not the same as the rest of you get). I've had subs to many magazines over the years, but have let them all lapse (no kids selling magazines for fundraising lately I guess). I was thinking the other day that I'd like to start getting Car & Driver again, and possibly Computer Shopper. Computer Shopper is a pale image of what it used to be when it had hundreds of pages of ads, but I'm sure the mailman was greatly relieved when they changed their number of pages. :)
     
  18. DonLandis

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    Actually not. It is a misconception that just because something is "organic" that it will biodegrade rapidly. In fact one of the tools being used by scientists to determine dating of landfills over the past 50-100 years is to Read the dates on the buried newspaper stacks that are buried along side of the degrading garbage and refuse. Many Magazines do have inks that disintegrate when wet but the paper still lasts. Some tests were done to determine how to make newspaper degrade faster but it was determined that the cost to do this was too high and recycling was the better answer. That process was to shred the newspaper into fluffy content which increased the surface area. In a not too compacted fill the degradation of a stack of newspapers could be reduced from 100 years half life to 75 years when shredded The only answer to paper waste is recycling and not all communities do that. We do it here because we are in the heart of paper mill country and recycling of paper makes economic sense. The only real answer is to simply obsolete the practice of wasting paper in your life. Obtaining your daily information by reading newspapers and magazines is not at all environmentally friendly, not to mention the quality of the information you get is dated and obsolete mostly anyway. Get your heads out of the 19th century. Electronic media is the answer in the 21st century.
     
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