MacAddict Magazine

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Well, I got my May issue of MacAddict today and was very surprised to find a piece of paper saying "Your Disc is Missing! Your Subscription has Expired!".

The reason I found this so surprising is that at last year's Macworld Expo, a 3 year subscription extension was purchased for me by my parents because they knew that I got the magazine and because it was the only thing besides the Apple booth that they recognized at the show.

When I moved at the end of July, I changed my address with MacAddict online, and my subscription was sent to my new home without any problems. At that time, my subscription was due to expire in April, 2005. I logged on today to see that it had 'expired' April, 2002.

I called MacAddict, and at first, they claimed that they did not sell magazine subscriptions at Macworld Expo and did not even attend the show. I then informed her that MacAddict was at the show, and even gave away magazines trying to get people to subscribe!

At that point, the woman put me on hold for a very long time and then came back on and told me that MacAddict DID sell magazie subscriptions at Macworld, but that there was a problem in entering the information into their database AND that I would need to show proof that I purchased the subscription at the expo and somehow get that to them.

So even though I had a magazine subscription due to run out in April, 2005 back in August, my last magazine came today, without a disc, and I have to prove to them that the subscription was ordered in the first place. I sure hope that my parents wrote a check or used a credit card. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

I was never planning on resubscribing to the magazine again any way. I generally get all the Mac news I need online, and have found the magazine to be lacking in some of the more recent issues. But now that they are trying to get away with keeping the money for a subscription is ridiculous. It's too bad that people don't want to do the right thing any more.


  • Reply 1 of 10
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    MacAddict has been going downhill during the years. I'm subscribing to Mac Design instead when it runs out.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    Last mac publication I subscribed to was MacWeek until they shut it down. Now I just keep my art and design publications: Double Exposure, Aperture, Comm Arts, ID, and just sent in a subscription to this great italian architecture digest... beautiful stuff, I forget the name though
  • Reply 3 of 10
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,291member
    MacDesign Rocks!

    MacAddict was getting too childish for me. I used to love the Discs when I had 56k but now with Broadband if I want the software...I could have it much sooner. Note to Rags...the Internet IS competition....up your game or beat it!
  • Reply 4 of 10
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I'm partial to MacDesign, myself. Ahem...

    But I have to say that I really dig the new look/feel of Macworld (since the last issue): WAY more content (smaller font and tighter leading makes for really nice, long articles and reviews), plus it seems more jam-packed and content-heavy than it has in years.

    It's like the Macworld of the early/mid 90's (when I first started reading it): lots and lots of stuff!

    But I like the overall pro-Mac tone and vibe of Kelby's MacDesign mag.

    Those are my two favorites.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Only problem is you can't get Mac Design in Canada (haven't seen it, anyway...).

    Haven't been subjected to your genius yet, Paul.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>Haven't been subjected to your genius yet, Paul. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Most people would consider that a blessing, murbot. You don't realize how lucky you truly are!

  • Reply 7 of 10
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    MacAddict is going downhill. Ever since they cut the line for Max (poor fella), I've been kind of annoyed with them. The content just seems to get worse and worse, and less and less funny. I miss all the old guys that have left.

    So I changed my handle here, and am not planning on resuscribing.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    MacAddict is going downhill, but I don't think it's that bad. The last issue of Macworld was surprisingly good.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Mac Design = Simple, but impressive magazine.


    That reminds me, I need to subscribe...
  • Reply 10 of 10
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Oh wonderful. After talking with my parents, I found out that they paid cash and were not given a receipt. I'm calling MacAddict again tomorrow to complain.
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