Bland_Boy wrote:We pay 14.95 here in oz. It recently changed over the last 3 or so issues from 13.95.
14.95 is quite expensive for a magazine. Wish we had a UK-equivalent price.
edit1: currency converter tells me 5 pound is equivelant to 7.74au dollars.
so we're getting charged twice the price to have it sent to oz and put on shelves?
surely the cost to send it ain't that big.
***k just looked at delivery charges for Amazon UK, 1 book = 8.73 pounds to deliver to Australia.
that's like 10 bucks or so AU.
but surely RG is getting a much better deal on their shipping-rates than this?
Is it the newsagencies to blame for the high-ish price of RG, or the shipping-rates for this type of thing?
And even after the high-price of shipping, many copies I've inspected arrive damaged in some way.
It's hard to find an almost-unblemished copy of the magazine.
Not the newsagents IMO, blame the unseen distributers and middle-men. Believe it or not, we pay $22.90 in New Zealand for an issue. And it isn't even a current/airfrieghted issue, its a surface sent couple of months old one! I had no idea how much we were being screwed until I was on holiday in Australia and saw a newer issue for half our price! Sure, our dollar isn't worth as much, but with that much markup, someone, somewhere unseen is racking in a bit stack of profit. And I would put money on it not being either Imagine, or the retailer. It sucks.
Our dollar has recently fared well against the pound. If it hits 50p again I will immediately subscribe (like I've been meaning to for ages now anyway!).