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Summary:
When purchasing subscriptions online expect to save a significant
percentage off the cover price, but expect to the price offered to be the
exact same on all the major sites.


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magazines


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When purchasing subscriptions online expect to save a significant
percentage off the cover price, but expect to the price offered to be the
exact same on all the major sites. Pricing on magazine subscriptions have
a fixed minimum price and the vast majority of legitimate retailers will
charge exactly that minimum price. Choose the website to purchase from
based on features such as additional features (such as available gift
cards and renewal reminders) and based on which site you are confident
you can trust. Be aware that some sites will automatically charge you for
a renewal if they don't hear from you when it's time for renewal. If
that's not what you'd like, read the companies policies clearly.

<B>Processing Time</b>
Most publishers use mail processing centers which print address labels
for several issues at a time. Labels for new orders are generally not
printed until the next run of labels. Additionally, most magazines are
printed well in advance of shipping, and each printing is pre-allocated
only to the amount of subscribers at the actual time of printing. As a
result, the magazine industry has a standard "lead time" for
subscriptions of 4 to 8 weeks for weekly magazines and 8 to 12 weeks for
monthly magazines and quarterly subscriptions although these times do
vary by different publication.
If you haven't received the first issue of your subscription within the
expected period times, you can often check the magazine's web site for
your order status.
<B>Ordering for the holidays</B>
Magazines are a popular late holiday gift because the receiver doesn't
expect an issue in-hand at gift giving time. Many magazine websites send
a card with gift subscriptions, so there is something to fill the
stocking.

The most popular magazine gift ideas for men are men's magazines and
fitness magazines. For women, vacation magazines are the most popular
gift and for children, puzzles and animal related magazines top the gift
list.

				
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