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Sports Illustrated Delivery Delay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    For past month I've been getting my SI a week late. In past it always arrived on Wednesday of same week. Now I am not getting till following Monday.

    Spoke to SI and they say nothing has changed. Spoke to local post office and they say that sorting has changed and nothing can be done.

    Curious if this is happening elsewhere. Certainly could put a huge crimp in
    SI renewals.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Here in Canuckistan I get it on a Friday, often on the following Monday. Still haven't received this week's issue, which I suspect will come today since yesterday was a holiday, but I still haven't received last week's issue which is rare for me. This, of course, could all be a massive Canada Post screwup which would surprise nobody.
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I did second-class mailings at a legal publication, doing the sorting and that kind of thing.

    You can do a publication watch via the post office to check your issue. I don't know if they still do that or not.

    Guessing on what might have happened: is someone in your Zip code dropped a sub or more came in and it changed the makeup of the mailing in your city or something. Freaking annoying, especially since it's all allegedly done by bar code.

    When I lived in Detroit, my Hockey News subscription came over a week late, too. The guy down the street had no problems, though.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    My Rolling Stone subscription always arrives well after the current issue is on the newsstands. So when I called to inquire why, I was told that my subscription was more about the convenience of not having to purchase the mag in a store rather than getting it in a timely fashion.

    Not surprisingly, my Economist sub arrives promptly every Tuesday.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I was wondering about that, too, Boom. I still haven't gotten mine from last week. It's a little less interesting to read about college games that occurred two Saturdays ago, and previews of games that were already played. Same with the NFL.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like there has been a change in postal distribution. I spoke with SI yesterday and they confirmed that this weeks issue was mailed.

    I guess if enough people complain SI will go to Post Office.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    One of the biggest beefs I have with SI is the lousy swag you get for renewing. How many gym bags and ill-fitting fleeces does one guy need? Give me a copy of NCAA 12 or go back to the NFL helmet phones!
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It could also be that your mailman decided he wanted to read it and took it home for a couple of days.

    When I was a subscriber, I often suspected that would happen. Instead of getting it on a Wednesday or Thursday, it would come on Saturday, looking quite ragged.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's it, Baron -- Postal employees regularly violate Federal law to read your Sports Illustrated...a magazine that's (a) losing readers by the bushel and (b) is catered to middle-aged and-older white guys, a demo that doesn't exactly fit any mail carriers I know.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This seems to happen to me once or twice a year ... not quite often enough where it's irritating, but still ...
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Given what you can get a RS sub for, this isn't surprising. They've possibly arranged for tripleZZZ PO service, with
    an accompanying rate accommodation.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    My then-mail carrier was an older middle aged white guy.

    And how the hell would anyone be able to prove someone took home a magazine, read it, then delivered it a day later? You think the carriers are actually admitting to it?
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