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  • From: Maine,USA
got my magazine.
Posted by dubix88 on Monday, December 1, 2003 7:58 PM
HEY,
I just got my January issue, and i just wanted to here any questions or comments on it. I particularly liked the idea of having a two issue article on selecting your fist airbrush. It will help with the airbrushing beginners(like myself) in choosing a good airbrush.

Randy
THATS MY VOTE "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." -Dave Barry In the words of the great Larry the Cable Guy, "GIT-R-DONE!!!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 1, 2003 8:22 PM
Have yet to get mine....I never get mine on time and when I do get it...it generally looks like its been put through the ringer! Had a very disatisfying experience with a Klambake customer service person last month...I cancelled my subscription today and asked for a refund of the remaining amount!
No excuses for******poor customer service and late...torn up issues. I posted a thread about this over at scalehobby....wasnt going to post anything here because I believed it to be in bad taste to bash a magazine on thier own site...but Im not bitting my tongue. I'll either buy the issues I want at BAM or the LHS or not buy them at all....
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  • From: Philippines
Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Monday, December 1, 2003 10:57 PM
Lucky you. I still have to get my Nov. issue.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 1, 2003 11:03 PM
WOW Dwight...Ok I wont complain...
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Monday, December 1, 2003 11:07 PM
I just did get the Dec. one 2 weeks ago. Sure sounds like there is no real scheadule on getting the mag.
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  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nicholma on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 1:19 AM
Well I got my January one in New Zealand about 2 weeks ago.
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 5:25 AM
Chris, nice to see that Dave has a sense of humor about all thisBig Smile [:D] and that you still have yours! Cool [8D]Cool [8D]Cool [8D]
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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  • From: Maine,USA
Posted by dubix88 on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 8:59 AM
HEY,
Wow, i guess i am lucky, i get my issue about a month before it comes out in stores. Sorry if i sound like i am braggiiing, but i am just suprised that they are haing these problems.

Randy
THATS MY VOTE "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." -Dave Barry In the words of the great Larry the Cable Guy, "GIT-R-DONE!!!"
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by cassibill on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 9:19 AM
My Jan. issue should arrive this week but I won't have it till the weekend. Mom'll have to bring it when she comes up to campus.

cdw My life flashes before my eyes and it mostly my life flashing before my eyes!!!Big Smile The 1/144 scale census and message board: http://144scalelist.freewebpage.org/index.html

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 12:08 PM
LOL Ed...I was a lil bent out of shape....not really over the delivery time(though it sucks!) but about the way I was treated when I called Kalmbach. From what I hear Im not the only one whos had issues with bad CSR's from there either....Im in the process of writing a few letters to various people with the Company....I just hope they dont have lil fish in the big pond-itis and toss my letter without paying it much attention. Someone needs to bring the problems to thier attention and if people already have then great I'll just be another one to jump on the Im not happy wagon! LOL
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  • From: USA, GA
Posted by erush on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 12:24 PM
Wow Chris, that suprises me to hear that! I've dealt with Kalmbach on 4 or 5 occasions between address changes, had 1 issue neve show, 1 issue torn up,etc. I never had anything but the BEST customer service out of the people I talked to. Immediate offers to send out a new issue for the missing and torn up one (and that's the post office's fault you know). Nothing but nice on the other issues. When they had those micro brushes on the newstand issues I called to ask about how that worked, why subscribers didn't get them. They explained (as was posted here also) and offered to send me a pack out in the mail. I didn't ask them to either. One suggestion, did you get the name of the representatives you talked to? It could just be one or 2 people not being helpful, and the rest are trying. Try to include names if you write the company and it'll get fixed. If you do a general bashing it won't help much. I think overall they have good service, but there's always a bad apple around somewhere.

Eric
Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 12:46 PM
I have the name written down somewhere....I'll have to find it again. Ive heard some good stories about CSR's there as well Eric so anyone working for the company who may read this....Im sure not all of your CSR's are bad but I have gotten this bad apple twice! When I asked about a replacement issue for the one that got disintegrated....I got a lot of stammering....was finally told it would be sent....I NEVER GOT IT!...I'll just get mine elsewhere...As far as the time and delivery issues I dont get it...as I subscribe to Scale Auto as well....always seem to get those on time....anywho enough about this....
Just because I have had a bad experience doesnt mean everyone else has or will....Eric Im glad to hear you had a great experience maybe you could email me the name of the CSR you talked to last and I will ask soley for him/her for future dealings with the company! LOL
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 1:16 PM
Chris

I would rate their CSR outstanding. I have dealt with them several times and have nothing but good words for the way I was treated. They have always been very pleasant and helpful. It could be you just got some one who had to sleep in the couch that night.

Berny

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  • From: Exit 7a NJ Turnpike
Posted by RAF120 on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 7:19 PM
I never had a problem with FSM's CRS. I had one missing issue when I called they without question sent me a new one and last year when I forgot to renew my subscription I called and they started it up and sent me the one I missed, no problem.
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 8:06 PM
Guess I must be the exception to the rule....oh well problems solved fixed it my way! LOL time to move on!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 8:27 PM
Yup got mine the 1st day of the month.[:0]I just have one question though. Why do they mail the mags without the plastic cover? It's almost winter time & things could really get soggy this days. Last month I also got my copy without the plastic.
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  • From: Philippines
Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 8:48 PM
I my case, if I may explain. I just get it from the stands. They usually have a few copies of a certain issues at a time and due to demand (and no exact schedule of when the mags come in) I often miss it. However, I can find them a month or two later in the bookstores selling them at discounted rates.

But I don't complain. I need the discount. LOL.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 11:55 PM
you buy the magazine ? i dont ! it costs an arm and a leg at my local borders. for 13.50 sgd, i can buy about 3 bottles of humbrol "liquid poly" and a piece of pineapple from the fruit stall near my LHS =D
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