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Notice in new fall issue
Vintage Joan
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Date: 9/1/10 7:34 PM

UPDATE: THIS WAS APPARENTLY BURDA'S ERROR -- they have informed the Canadian supplier that they DO plan to produce a Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Burda Plus and have no intention of going annual.

Please disregard the following -- very sorry for the scare! (But sheesh, who checks this stuff?)
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I renewed my subscription to Burda Plus last April, thinking I was paying for the fall 2010 and spring 2011 issues. I've just received my fall issue, and there's a note in the table of contents saying the next issue will go on sale in Autumn 2011. In other words, they're cutting down to one issue per year, and from their chipper little intro describing how the magazine is set up now (two new sections plus three sections of "returning favorites" from the past year), I'm guessing this is what they may do from now on. I could be wrong about the format, but the once a year thing sounds definite.

I'm going to call the distributor tomorrow -- I don't think I want my $10 sitting in their pockets for a whole year, especially when I'm not sure I want Burda Plus if this is the new format. I don't know what they'll say (the lady at German Canadian News is very nice), but surely I'm not the only one who doesn't want to pay a year and a half in advance for an annual magazine.




-- Edited on 9/3/10 8:52 PM --

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Date: 9/1/10 9:14 PM

That's a bummer. They've had some great plus fashions the past few years. I guess it's something to look forward to once a year

When I first got into Burda they had a whole bunch of magazines--kids, teens (Bonnie Burda), BWOF, Burda Plus, Sewing Made Easy, and (my favorite) Burda International.

Naturally they discontinued the Burda International and Bonnie Burda right about then, so I only got one Bonnie and 2 Burda Internationals (I subsequently bought one more on eBay a few years ago). Those BI's were awesome, like cool designer fashion patterns stuck inside a Vogue magazine.
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Date: 9/1/10 10:32 PM

If a large number of people don't renew, then it might give them reason to discontinue the entire thing.

They must be really trying to trim their budget. THis would cut it in half!

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Date: 9/1/10 10:38 PM

Wow, they sure are changing things left and right aren't they?

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Date: 9/1/10 10:40 PM

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If a large number of people don't renew, then it might give them reason to discontinue the entire thing. They must be really trying to trim their budget. THis would cut it in half!

I'm sure a lot of people won't renew when they clue in. It's not too bad having one annual issue, but still.

It will surely cut the budget in more than half, since they already had the patterns and photos on hand for three-fifths of the magazine...

You know what would be nice, since they're doing this anyway -- it would be great if instead of buying this thing by subscription, you could order a single issue, like Ottobre Woman lets you do.

(Not that I'm going to write to them with any more suggestions for a while. They probably aren't all that happy with me since that recent "translator" incident ....)


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Date: 9/1/10 11:10 PM

I'm depressed. There are other plus sized European mags to get, but they are much harder to get and more expensive. Sigh.

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Date: 9/2/10 12:22 PM

what? this is nuts! now they're only going to produce one duplicate issue per year instead of two...what a crock! I'll be calling GLP.

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Date: 9/2/10 12:42 PM

Seriously. If the plus issues are just going to be 3/5 reruns from previous issues, and just annual, then f*** this. I'm going to call GLP and ask to cancel my subscription and get at least half my money back. I actually haven't even gotten my fall issue yet, though it could have arrived in the last few days (haven't picked up mail since Saturday).

This really sucks because I really liked the two plus mags I got during my first (and now probably only) year of the plus mag subscription. I made several things from last fall's issue and it was so nice knowing that any item I liked would definitely be in my size, no grading required.

Burda is acting like a bunch of a**holes. With really bad business sense.

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Date: 9/2/10 1:45 PM

So, those of us that subscribed in spring. Will we be getting two issues (fall 2010 & Fall 2011), or just the one then. 'Cuz I paid for two magazines. Will be mad if I get only one.

I definately won't renew.

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Date: 9/2/10 2:01 PM

I called the lady at German Canadian News about an hour ago, and at first she didn't believe me -- thought it must be some kind of rumor (she was very polite, but said I must be mistaken and asked where I'd heard this). I told her where I'd seen the little notice, and she eventually found it and was quite astonished. She said she'd have her boss write to Burda to confirm this and would get back to me about how to proceed. I won't be surprised if they have to start issuing everyone credits. How nice of Burda to keep their international subscription agencies up-to-date about this change. {{sarcasm}}

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