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Bill Phelps
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: USA
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 - posted August 03, 2018 08:38 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am posting this at the request of Steve....he is interested in getting some feedback.

The current deal he has had with printing his magazine and product info sheets in color has ended. He has enjoyed paying about half of what it would normally cost to print these items. And even with the low cost of printing is just above breaking even most of the time. Now with the cost going up 40-50% he needs to make some decisions moving forward.

Raise the subscription price to around $20 a year and keep the magazine full color.

Go back to color cover but B&W content at the current price.

I suggested keeping the current price in color and cutting it down from 32 pages to 16 pages.

Even if you don't subscribe to the magazine Steve is interested in your input on the matter as he does look in on the forum. Any other ideas would be most welcome!

Steve says thanks! [Smile]

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Richard C Patchett
Master Film Handler

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From: Flint Mi 48506
Registered: Dec 2007


 - posted August 03, 2018 09:04 PM      Profile for Richard C Patchett   Author's Homepage   Email Richard C Patchett   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings
I would say Raise the subscription price to $20 a year and keep the magazine in full color.
The Real (reel) image is the Best by far
If it goes to Black & white it will lose the impact
RC

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Burton Sundquist
Expert Film Handler

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From: Burnaby, B.C. Canada
Registered: Feb 2017


 - posted August 03, 2018 09:22 PM      Profile for Burton Sundquist   Email Burton Sundquist   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
...I agree. $20 for the year is well worth
It. I read each one cover to cover and think 16 pages would be too short, and B&W would be no good for the photos and artwork.

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Bill Brandenstein
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: California
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 - posted August 03, 2018 09:32 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Absolutely DON'T make it shorter, nor B&W. $19.50 per year (see what I did there?) is quite respectable.

I just wish there were an electronic way to renew subscriptions. I'm so allergic to putting things in the mail, it takes me forever to get such things done. (PayPal?)

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2007


 - posted August 03, 2018 09:38 PM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Agree. Don't shorten the content and keep it full color. Twenty dollars a year is nothing.

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Tom Photiou
Film God

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 - posted August 04, 2018 12:53 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
$20 a year is just about $1.66 per month or .38 cents a week, i cant see anyone having a problem with that.
Also agree 100% that it would lose its impact if it went to b/w on the inside or went to 16 pages. [Wink]

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Greg Perry
Film Handler

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From: midwest
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It's a great magazine as it is--happy to pay more for my subscription to keep it that way!

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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 - posted August 04, 2018 09:46 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
20 bucks is pocket change in this hobby, so absolutely!

(That's less than my bridge tolls going to CineSea...)

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David Baker
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From: Hamilton , Ohio
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted August 04, 2018 10:15 AM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey I'd gladly pay 20.00 a year to receive such a gem of a magazine !
Don't change anything - just the price .

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Osi Osgood
Film God

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 - posted August 04, 2018 11:40 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree Bill, Don't make it shorter Steve! Say it isn't so!

20.00 dollars a year isn't much to ask, especially given how much we all spend on films very year! (sometimes every month! [Eek!] )

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Joe Caruso
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As a pioneer subscriber, when it was COMING ATTRACTIONS, I vote to keep it going with full-color and anything else Steve wants - For him and his dedication to the film world, money is no object - Shorty

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Michael Lattavo
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 - posted August 05, 2018 08:30 AM      Profile for Michael Lattavo   Email Michael Lattavo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'd say keep it the same, and charge more.

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Joe Taffis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: United States
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 - posted August 05, 2018 09:23 AM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree 🤓📽

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Mike Newell
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 - posted August 05, 2018 05:23 PM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Purely on a business basis Steve needs to keep the format and quality the same and raise the subscription rate. $20 is a bargain and collectors should support him by subscribing. If they don't they will be ones losing out.

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Brian Stearns
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All that Steve does for people and resources he provides to subscribers. Steve provides nothing but quality and worth the price paid

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Luigi Castellitto
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 - posted August 09, 2018 02:36 PM      Profile for Luigi Castellitto   Email Luigi Castellitto   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've just subscribed, I don't know the magazine, but I've heard good things about color graphics. A few dollars more to maintain it's certainly expendable.

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Zechariah Sporre
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 - posted August 10, 2018 01:12 PM      Profile for Zechariah Sporre   Email Zechariah Sporre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wouldn't mind paying more for a subscription. The color is really nice looking. There aren't much out there for super 8 magazines. So I like the improvement and extended size of what we have available. I always enjoy others articles.

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Rob Young.
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I've never subscribed, but would be happy to do so from now on at the increased price.

Any links or advice on how to subscribe here in the UK appreciated.
[Smile]

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David Baker
Expert Film Handler

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From: Hamilton , Ohio
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 - posted August 10, 2018 05:01 PM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Rob , try this link :

www.thereelimage.jimdo.com

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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Rob, it might be easier for you to check with Phil at Classic Home Cinema. I believe he is still an agent for Reel Image subscriptions in the UK.

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Rob Young.
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Thanks fellas. [Smile]

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Dominique De Bast
Film God

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Luigi, did you subscribe online ? I don't see any link to do so nor any price displayed.

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Luigi Castellitto
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 - posted August 11, 2018 04:26 PM      Profile for Luigi Castellitto   Email Luigi Castellitto   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dom, at the end I bought Filmguard from Steve, also because I need other things that he had (tape for splicing machine, special cotton tips, etc.).
Steve himself asked me if I wanted to see sample number or make a subscription, so, given the low cost (19,99 $ for not Usa or Uk, I think, I paid a total and I don't remember the individual prices) I made the subscription.
Contact Steve at his email, you can pay with Paypal. [Smile]

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William Davis
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 - posted August 11, 2018 05:14 PM      Profile for William Davis   Email William Davis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I say keep it the same and raise the price.

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Dominique De Bast
Film God

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Thanks, Luigi, I wil do that.

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