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GWCagle
05-13-2017, 09:13 PM
Or at least give me a way to put a positive spin on this. Today is the 13th. Tomorrow is Sunday and the mail does not run. Turning Wheels has still not shown up here in North Alabama. A year ago we got TW at the beginning of the 4th week of the previous month. To me, that make it 3 weeks late, and this has been happening for quite a few months.
Everyone wants to see new members join our club and enjoy all that encompasses the Studebaker world. Turning Wheels is a large part of that and is really an incredible publication. Telling a potential member that the club magazine has a great "for sale" section where they can find that rare part they are looking for, but they will get the magazine three weeks after the rest of the country is not a selling point.
Ideas anyone?

Lou Van Anne
05-13-2017, 09:18 PM
....mine arrived a week ago.

Studeous
05-13-2017, 09:23 PM
Think Positive at least you dont live in L A. It would take much longer for that ZIP Van to get there with your mail. L A Lower Alabama that is :) T. W. Try not to think about em. Let em be a SURPRISE !

Milaca
05-13-2017, 10:23 PM
I just received my May Turning Wheels yesterday (Friday) in central Minnesota, so it is apparently later than usual everywhere.

BRUCESTUDE
05-14-2017, 12:09 AM
Yeah I received mine yesterday May 12th, I think they are late due to the staff going to the international meet and having to adjust their workload etc. TEASER you will find a photo of my Lark inside somewhere.....

RadioRoy
05-14-2017, 01:29 AM
Haven't gotten mine yet May 13.

Avantidon
05-14-2017, 06:54 AM
Occasionally, throughout my 40+ years in the organization, TW has been late. May's issue is late which is not the norm for the magazine. An early May International meet can play havoc with the production schedule so just be a little patient and soon it will arrive. Please remember once it is mailed it is in the hands of the Postal Service and that's where most of the delays occur.

Colgate Studebaker
05-14-2017, 09:07 AM
The March issue never got to me, so I had another copy sent by Cornerstone (which they did a marvelous job). The first week of May low and behold I get the original copy (in perfect condition). So somewhere in the postal system there is a hole that certain folks issues are put into and then dug out a few weeks later, just to cause some anxiousness. This months issue was delivered on the 12th, so it seems we all are running late. Bill

candbstudebakers
05-14-2017, 10:10 AM
Haven't gotten mine yet May 13.

Roy lives just across the bridge and I got mine last Monday.

studegary
05-14-2017, 11:45 AM
There is another/previous thread/topic on this May issue with TW.

I do not believe that the SDC International should have had anything to do with this tardiness (ref. post 5 and 7). The Editors and the printer should have had the May issue in the mail before leaving for the SDC International in May. They might use that as an excuse for the June issue.

I have yet to learn when the May issue was mailed and what the cause of the delay was. Since some in SDC must have known that it was going to be a couple of weeks late, that information should have been posted here, at least.

studegary
05-14-2017, 11:49 AM
Roy lives just across the bridge and I got mine last Monday.

That's amazing. I live a couple of hundred miles from the point of mailing and I received mine last Thursday (5/11). You are about 3000 miles away and you received yours "last Monday" (May 8). Perhaps the bulk of them were held up in the US Mail at some point. It would be nice/good if someone would post when these were put into the mail.

alaipairod
05-14-2017, 08:24 PM
Not to worry..........USPS is begging for another increase in postal fees......That will solve the delivery time problem....All will be good....:rolleyes:

jg61hawk
05-14-2017, 08:25 PM
"To me, that make it 3 weeks late, and this has been happening for quite a few months".

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT YOU REQUESTED: So then now it's on time when it's 3 weeks late.....

You said put a positive spin on it.

raprice
05-15-2017, 02:06 PM
I received my copy of TW this past Friday, just after I called the subscription dept. I was told that the May & June issues will be later than usual due to the National Meet coverage.
I called them because my usual delivery is the last week of each month.
I hope this helps.
Rog

8E45E
05-15-2017, 02:24 PM
I received my copy of TW this past Friday, just after I called the subscription dept. I was told that the May & June issues will be later than usual due to the National Meet coverage.

As Gary stated in post #10, the May issue would have been printed and in the mail before the meet.

Craig

61LaRk4dr
05-15-2017, 02:33 PM
No delivery here in Southern Oregon as of 5/14/17....We will see maybe today (5/15/17).

scottsewall
05-15-2017, 07:14 PM
3 weeks late is better than 4 weeks or not at all ... ;)

t walgamuth
05-15-2017, 08:07 PM
nothing here yet.

GWCagle
05-15-2017, 08:20 PM
I just got my issue today (the 15th). Accepting it always being late may be the new norm. Here is a crazy idea I would like to run by you all. Since it is always late for someone, and I am sure that those who put it out do not want to change what they do (and they do a great job by the way!), how about changing the cover in August to read September and continuing in order from there. If everything else remains the same then everyone will get their copy on time. There will just not be an August copy. Or call it the August/September double month issue (a one time thing) and then there will not be a "missing month".

Bill Pressler
05-15-2017, 09:03 PM
Some of it is the post office; some of it is the ol' "check's in the mail" story, LOL.

I don't mind if it's a little late; it's great-reading every month and a steal to subscribe IMHO.

RadioRoy
05-15-2017, 11:02 PM
I finally got my issue today (the 15th) - one week after Bob Peterson got his.

ddub
05-16-2017, 12:35 AM
I finally got my issue today (the 15th) - one week after Bob Peterson got his.

I am pretty sure they all go in the mail on the same day so I think this is on USPS.

showbizkid
05-16-2017, 12:47 PM
Another car club I belong to offers the option of receiving the monthly magazine as a PDF via email each month. As a guy in his mid-50s trying to de-crapify his life and home, yet still wishing to retain the valuable tech and historical information from my Club publications, I'd love it if the SDC did the same thing. It also cuts the cost of printing and mailing, allowing the Club increased savings.

It also solves the problems of late delivery :)

Just a thought.

RadioRoy
05-16-2017, 08:30 PM
Another car club I belong to offers the option of receiving the monthly magazine as a PDF via email each month. As a guy in his mid-50s trying to de-crapify his life and home, yet still wishing to retain the valuable tech and historical information from my Club publications, I'd love it if the SDC did the same thing. It also cuts the cost of printing and mailing, allowing the Club increased savings.

It also solves the problems of late delivery :)

Just a thought.

Several of the local car clubs and toy train clubs do that in my area. It's a great idea, IMO.

Avantidon
05-17-2017, 08:28 PM
There is a big possibility that a PDF file copy of Turning Wheels may be in the future for those who want to receive it that way. The advantages are there as a reduction in cost of printing and handling, quicker delivery and easier storage. However, we have many older members who would prefer a "hard" copy so we have to weigh both options and will be doing that very soon.