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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« on: October 02, 2017, 03:19:51 PM »
All good things must end as the saying goes and after decades of receiving the Self Starter in near perfect condition, they've been arriving completely mangled lately, this month being the worst. Subscribing first class mail too.

Can anything be done?

Can I get a replacement?
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 03:21:24 PM by Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 »
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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »
I just hate that.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 05:17:17 PM »
I've contacted Mike Book for a replacement.

Very irritating.  >:(
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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 06:18:43 PM »
I have asked before about enclosing the issue in a plastic bag. I get my Buick Club and Pontiac Oakland-GMC club in a bag. I have been told this would cost too much. Well my dues is very similar in those clubs. I cannot remember if my Oldsmobile Club of America is in a bag also, it may be.

I think it is ironic that the club of  the car that is the Standard of the World is mailed without a plastic protector, while other clubs protect their mailings.

However the office is very good in mailing out a replacement if needed.





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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 06:36:17 PM »
AACA magazine also sent in a clear wrapper.
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
My Self Starter comes in a clear wrapper.

Bruce. >:D
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 06:47:32 PM »
How'd you manage that?  :o
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 07:45:41 PM »
Dunno, maybe it is because I am in Australia, and maybe all overseas mail has to come wrapped in something?

Or, maybe I am special?  ;)

Bruce. >:D

PS.   Mine is mailed from Jamaica, NY.
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Offline Jon S

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 07:53:04 PM »
All good things must end as the saying goes and after decades of receiving the Self Starter in near perfect condition, they've been arriving completely mangled lately, this month being the worst. Subscribing first class mail too.

Can anything be done?

Can I get a replacement?

Mine too!  Last 3 months
Jon

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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 07:59:10 PM »
Mine always comes pristine in a white envelope mailed from within Canada.  :P
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Offline gkhashem

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 08:09:30 PM »
AACA magazine also sent in a clear wrapper.

Yes I forgot about that one.
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 08:44:03 PM »
Perhaps it's less expensive to mail it nekkid and replace damaged ones on an as needed basis.

Mine arrives ok.

Still waiting for Greg's article about his modified Cadillac............
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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 12:58:54 AM »
Take it to the supervisor of your post office and complain.  Maybe they can figure out how it happens and fix the problem. 
Mine came today and is in perfect condition, even coming all the way out to the middle of the Pacific.

Correction, there is a smug on the front cover. 
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 03:15:26 AM »
Dunno, maybe it is because I am in Australia, and maybe all overseas mail has to come wrapped in something?

Or, maybe I am special?  ;)

Bruce. >:D

PS.   Mine is mailed from Jamaica, NY.

I think customs require everything to be wrapped.
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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 07:37:05 AM »
Mine is coming with damage last few months.

A plastic wrapper is a must.

Brian
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2017, 07:43:44 AM »
Take it to the supervisor of your post office and complain.  Maybe they can figure out how it happens and fix the problem. 

The problem is upstream from the local PO.
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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2017, 07:46:23 AM »
mine was perfect for 40 years last year or so crushed ??

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2017, 08:19:53 AM »
If you want a wrapper, you're going to have to pay for it in one way or the other. Reduced content to the tune of about four pages or increased dues. Do you honestly think that our editors don't keep track of things like that? They work with the same parameters that the other clubs such as the BCA do. They want to give you guys the best and all you do is complain and point to other publications that may or may not have the same amount of content as ours. Which would you rather have? As many pages as possible, or a nice wrapper you throw away?

Please give them some credit. How would you like to have the same problem each and every month (except Nov/Dec) staring you in the face to try to keep the members happy? In my computer room, right to my left as I'm typing this, are nine issues of the S/S that arrived in pristine shape, and I expect another one today. If yours comes messed up, complain to your postmaster.

They also juggle a weight problem when we attach an extra page front and back on the cover so that you get applications for meets and such without having to mess up your magazine. It's a lot more complicated than simply putting the mag in a bag. 
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2017, 10:31:39 AM »
Ever have a PAYCHECK get chewed up in the mail?  I did.  This is just a car club magazine!!! 

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Re: Self Starter getting destroyed in mail.
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2017, 05:17:35 PM »
Ever have a PAYCHECK get chewed up in the mail?  I did.  This is just a car club magazine!!!

Ever hear of direct deposit? This one can be solved very easily if you do!!!!!!!!!!
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