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#1 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:25

Will we be getting them this year?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 15:09

Was wondering the same myself.

#3 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 15:52

good reply from Autosport.......................

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 15:55

good reply from Autosport.......................

#5 JimFosterAutosport

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 17:05

Hi guys

Apologies: no reply thus far as it has yet to be confirmed, but I am confident we will be. More next week. If we do, we'll let you know which issue in due course! Sorry can't be more precise than that.

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#6 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:42

Hi guys

Apologies: no reply thus far as it has yet to be confirmed, but I am confident we will be. More next week. If we do, we'll let you know which issue in due course! Sorry can't be more precise than that.

Cheers

Jim


Cool, glad youre on the case!

cheers


#7 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 15:31

Any news..?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:07

If I was a betting man, I would say that there will be stickers this year. Probably in early March as well...

#9 JimFosterAutosport

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 14:49

Dank, you could be right. I don't want to 100% guarantee they'll happen, but they should... and my guess would be early March also, maybe the 1st or the 8th issues. I will know more tomorrow when my colleague Sam Jempson returns from a brief holiday. She's dealing with it! Keep hassling me: as soon as I know for definite, I'll confirm.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 17:32

Thanks Jim.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 17:06

Here we go again, 'cept it's 2013.
Are we likely to see them this year please?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 17:23

Here we go again, 'cept it's 2013.
Are we likely to see them this year please?


Yes - the latest I've heard is that they'll be published again this year in one of the March issues. I think that the magazine team were planning on publishing them a little earlier in the year than in 2012, but the last minute uncertainty around various calendars didn't help!

I'll put a note in the forums once we can confirm the date.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 17:37

Thank you.


#14 Grayson

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:22

Just to confirm, the diary stickers will be appearing in our 14th March edition.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 14:03

Just to confirm, the diary stickers will be appearing in our 14th March edition.

Superb - that's next Thursday evening sorted then.  ;)

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 14:33

My 14th March issue arrived this morning, 13 days, not bad since they've been sending in a plain envelope. Guess what? No bloody diary stickers. I phoned Haymarket and the first person that I spoke with, Ross, whilst helpful was totally non-committal as to whether anything could be done but that they would try to arrange for some to be sent to me. I then asked to speak with his manager, Emily, incidentally, I spoke with Emily last April 17th and by the 2nd May, she apparently didn't exist or so I was told by Leigh, but I digress. On speaking with Emily, I am informed that these stickers are not available overseas, exclusively UK issued, well that's news to me! irrespective, she told me that she would do what she could. This, I was not prepared to accept. I asked then to speak with her manager, Lisa, Lisa and I go back a long way she has rarely had to do anything other than listen to my perpetual complaints. Lisa is at lunch. I agree to phone at 2.30 on her return.
Within 10 minutes of putting the phone down, Emily called back to say that they had sourced a set and would be putting these in the post.
As I have stated before, there appears to be nobody that is truly accountable at Autosport, the people that me, you, and the neighbour's dog have to make contact with is Haymarket. I am sick to death of having to threaten to cancel my subscription to achieve result.
When my subscription was due for renewal, I was written to by Charles Bradley, after renewing, I was written to and thanked by Andrew van de Burgt. I wonder what response I'll get from either of them when I constantly phone them this afternoon and continually until I receive these stickers.
Sheer unadulterated bloody incompetence!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 14:52

2.45 update. Lisa is in a meeting, Charles Bradley is not at work today, Andrew van de Burgt is on holiday. It will be interesting to see what tomorrow may bring.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 15:29

3.15 update. Lisa has called me and assured that a set of stickers is being sent out. More worryingly, she has confirmed that a directive from Haymarket denies the sending out of any supplements, advertising material or other "freebies" that would normally be included in UK issue magazines. Does this mean that I can kiss goodbye to the Le Mans and British GP supplements?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 15:34

Can my other fellow overseas subscribers confirm whether or not they receive any "extras" in their magazine, i.e. supplements and diary stickers.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 16:12

2.45 update. Lisa is in a meeting, Charles Bradley is not at work today, Andrew van de Burgt is on holiday. It will be interesting to see what tomorrow may bring.


Since AUTOSPORT magazine goes to press on a Tuesday night, I'm afraid you won't have much luck getting hold of the magazine's editor on a Wednesday.

If you had got hold of him, he would probably have pointed you in the direction of myself or the magazine's publishing manager as we've got some spare sheets of diary stickers next to us in the office. If you send me an E-mail with your address to simon.grayson@haymarket.com I will put a sheet in the post for you!

(This goes for any other subscribers who didn't get diary stickers in their issue two weeks ago as well)

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 15:06

Another magazine complete with stickers has arrived this morning, thank you. Six days, and four of those bank holidays, just shows what Royal Mail is able to achieve as opposed to the Spanish correos which my sub issues are franked with.
Anyhow, thanks. :up:

Edited by milestone 11, 02 April 2013 - 15:08.


#22 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 16:13

I've had mine for ages :-)

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 14:52

Time to raise the 2014 version of this hoary old chestnut. Will we be seeing these this year please?



#24 Grayson

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 15:33

Yes - it looks like we will be publishing these with the magazine in late February or early March.

 

I'll post a date on the forums as soon as we get one confirmed!



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 15:56

Thanks Grayson, now all that I have to do is how to make sure that my magazine, when it arrives, has a copy. This hasn't been the case the last two years.

Nice to see proof positive that you are reading this forum though. Just a shame that it would appear that you are unable to respond in other threads for one reason or another. I'm not convinced that this is the best approach, were us complainers placated once in a while, a lot less flak would be flying around.



#26 Option1

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 16:17

Good point m11!  The silence in the forum issues threads does not inspire confidence that anything will ever be fixed again.  Not a nice feeling for users at all.

 

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#27 Grayson

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:20

2014 diary stickers will be appearing in the 27th February edition of the magazine.

 

Now we have to hope that there won't be any calendar changes after we go to press with them...



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 17:06

Thanks Grayson, is there any way that I can ensure getting a set please. Quite why they refusr point blank to sent them out inside the magazine is beyond me. Prior to 2010 they were, I'm now just told that it's not policy. When I receive the magazine, 3-4 weeks after issue, to then discover no stickers, I then have to phone and plead with people to find me a set. Thanks in anticipation.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 14:47

I've had it confirmed that the diary stickers are due to be included in the overseas subscriber copies this year.

 

As with previous years, we should have some spare sheets in the office, so I can put some in the post if something goes wrong (once I've finished putting a set in my own diary, that is).



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 14:58

:up: Thanks Grayson.  :)



#31 PEW

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:34

As a long time subscriber I was disappointed that, despite yesterdays AS cover proclaiming that the diary stickers were included, a diligent search proved fruitless  I suppose North of Watford is foreign territory and my kitchen calender will be less colourful this year



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 23:01

I got mine OK and I'm near Aberdeen.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 23:20

No diary stickers for me either and I am in Sheffield ! Am a bit reluctant to ring them up as every time I have spoke to the them it seems i am causing an inconvenience, Customer care is a big fat zero !

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:39

Mine safely received from Tescos in Market Rasen-bit dissapointed does not include Indycar dates?



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 16:49

:up: Arrived this morning complete with stickers. Thanks a lot.  :)