Contact Chuck Heck. His contact information is on the inside of the cover of each issue ;-). Or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a link to that on the directory of officers at EACS.ORG.
I still want to double up on my dues and return to P-W every other month. I don't care how long they take to get here!!
Change your longin name from ponyseeker to pennywise seeker!!!!
I would like to know what the difference in postage cost is betweeen 1st class and 3rd class for the average issue of Pennywise. I weighed my 2012 late arriving issue and it was 11 oz. With envelope lets make it 12 oz. I used the USPS calculator and came up with $3.10 postage for 1st. class mail. I tried to calculate the 3rd class postage cost and came up with $1.26. Someone could verify this and I would be comfortable with a $10 surcharge. What about an online edition of Pennywise at a reduced price. Many Philatelic societies are doing this.
The EAC board should be receptive to their members wishes. They should consider what we propose.
Thank you KK and Clorox!
You echo many of my thoughts and feelings. If I recall correctly - it sticks in my head that an "average" mailing of PW via 1st class ran about $2.50 an issue. The reason that this sticks in my head is that every time I picked it up at the PO box, I'd multiply the postage in my head by 6x, think of the magazine production costs, and think "Man! At $25 a year, they can't be even breaking even!"
I can't even recall what the "new" membership cost will be. $39.50? I'd much rather pay a flat $50 or ? and get first class and perhaps those 2 missing issues per year back. I miss my every 2 month fix. Online and CD are nice, but I'm a dinosaur that still likes me paper and ink!
To those official powers that be out there. Any chance of getting a public accounting/reconciling of the production costs vs. postage vs. membership cost increase to put things "back"? I'm not casting aspersions or anything, I simply think that there are many that miss "the way things were", even if it was at a higher yearly cost and would like to open that up for some more "official" discussion than me just whining about my lost issue and distrust of 3rd class mail.
Best to you all and I look forward to more input on this -
I simply had to "bump" this.
My worst suspicion is now confirmed. My April issue has arrived before my Jan, despite Feb and Mar requests through "official" channels for a resend of the goods that I've heard nothing back on with anything definitive as to a resolution.
First class has GOT to be considered an option for those of us out here in the wild west. I'd gladly pay a little more per year to actually receive what I'm due in a timely, or in this case, eventual manner.
I'm not meaning to sound snooty, but given the rather large upswing in dues, downswing in issues, and being ignored on this issue for months has been wearing thin. I've bleated here, I've sent mails to EAC peeps. etc.
Net result has been zero on all fronts as far as an official response. I will grant a pass to Denis Loring on my bitch bag, as he is the only person in Q1 that has actually responded to me personally.
Am I simply the only west coaster that missed out? I ask this in earnest - as I have had issues with the keepers of the local PO and my PO box in the past. I just want to know who to yell at.
Just to let you know, Kirk and other I also miss my 2 missing Penny-Wise issues. I do understand the higher cost of $39.50 for each member per year just to make ends meet. $39.50 is only now a shore hop to $50.00 and bring back are missing 2. As for 1st class mail give to those who want it, they just have to pay. For me, 3rd class is OK. Just as long as it gets here. The only 1st class issues I only need is the April one, with the Convention Sale Catalog in it.
I'm with you. I'd much rather pony up an even $50 and have everything go back to 1st class.
PM sent. Hope this helps!
I would like to thank Matt and the cast of thousands involved! My Jan issue is now in my hands as of May 21. A mere 3 days from coast to coast for the bargain price of under $3 postage. Whatta deal!
Now off to craft a catchier drumbeat for the chant of "first class membership option".