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    I sign up to get this Magazine in January. I have only recieved one issue and it was the May 2009 issue. I have written them accouple of times with no reponse. I am not sure what to do? Anybody else having any problems with this Magazine?
    PDGA 38153
    STUMPTOWN 158

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    Originally posted by topdawgy58 View Post
    I sign up to get this Magazine in January. I have only recieved one issue and it was the May 2009 issue. I have written them accouple of times with no reponse. I am not sure what to do? Anybody else having any problems with this Magazine?
    Only every single PDGA member in 2008 who didn't opt out of the magazine with their 2008 renewal.

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    • #3
      lol, i was justtttt about to post something on this... i think they should have just pooled their resources with pdga mag and made one magazine but like 16 pages longer... the current mag has too much advertising and too little data while flying disc had plenty of data but spread out into different areas of disc sports etc... lets see what happens..

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      • #4
        If that is so they should send me my money back.
        PDGA 38153
        STUMPTOWN 158

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        • #5
          Flying Disc Magazine is dead. When the pDGA undercut them (by bringing back DGWN) they lost their financial support. Good luck on the refund.

          I have always thought having a mag that you new exactly how many to print of each issue would be the easiest money ever. Yes, there is WAY too much commercialism and not much substance but that's just the way of the pDGA. Same goes for the web site, does it support DG or a just shit bag of advertisers? I know they both generate profits but for whom?
          rewindb.com

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          • #6
            Way off base. The PDGA provided every opportunity for FDM to be successful when they were awarded the bid to produce 6 issues of a magazine for the PDGA in 2008 but they constantly missed deadlines and didn't deliver. So after five late issues last year, in November their contract was not renewed for 2009. The PDGA did not want to do the magazine in house but no one else stepped up to provide a magazine reaping all that "easy" money. So, Rothstein reluctantly went back into production of the revived DiscGolfer for the PDGA.

            FDM found some investor angel late last year and decided to go it on their own in 2009. They got two issues out which did get into some book store chains. But no issue has been produced since May and no one has heard from them since.

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            • #7
              I know at least one advertiser who paid and got burned by buying an ad in the last dropped PDGA mag, thinking they were going to get that circulation base. It would be good if the organization could get settled on an official rag.
              The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
              ...but it plays one on TV.

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              • #8
                The current PDGA magazine has potential, but it will take some proactive reaching out from PDGA to find what the readers liked and want that previous mags had in the past few years. And then when more and more Disc Golfers are sending in good stories, leads on stories, and pictures, then I would expect more data and reading material to balance out the massive ads. Hopefully that is really soon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chuck Kennedy View Post
                  Way off base. The PDGA provided every opportunity for FDM to be successful when they were awarded the bid to produce 6 issues of a magazine for the PDGA in 2008 but they constantly missed deadlines and didn't deliver. So after five late issues last year, in November their contract was not renewed for 2009.
                  No one said the pDGA wanted FDM to fail and I too paid for a two year subscription so I knew of the problems. So, from what I experienced and you described I would call these growing pains.

                  Originally posted by Chuck Kennedy View Post
                  no one else stepped up to provide a magazine reaping all that "easy" money. So, Rothstein reluctantly went back into production of the revived DiscGolfer for the PDGA.
                  I seriously doubt Rothestein gave up the contract so easily. My comments are more about knowing exactly how many to produce (only pDGA members can subscribe so it's a finite number of issues published) that would certainly cover the costs of production and then even if only half the revenue produced through advertising is still all gravy for said publisher.
                  rewindb.com

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                  • #10
                    i too signed up for a two year subscription and paid extra for a dvd back in april. never received a single issue. i waited 2 months before i complained, but paypal claims are only within the first 45 days. i had no idea they went out. the sad thing is, the website is still up and will still take your money. about $40 down the drain.

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                    • #11
                      This really Sucks

                      You think at least they should refund people money. I have a May $20.00 issue. With such pros such as Ken Climo as instructor editor you think they would take some pride in reprenting Disc golf. What a bogus mag.
                      Shit like this has to stop.
                      PDGA 38153
                      STUMPTOWN 158

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                      • #12
                        Maybe they're keeping the website up in case they can get a bailout?
                        The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                        ...but it plays one on TV.

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                        • #13
                          I liked Flying Disc Magazine's content a lot, but obviously their delivery fulfillment was garbage.

                          I enjoy the current PDGA Disc Golfer rag, but if they could do FDM style content on time (minus the other disc sports due to the magazine's focus, obviously) then that would be fantastic.

                          A boy can dream...
                          We're at our best when it's from our hips

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                          • #14
                            Robbery

                            Ya and a Boy can get ripped off.
                            PDGA 38153
                            STUMPTOWN 158

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                            • #15
                              I have filed a complanit with the BBB

                              I have filed a Complaint with the BBB. I do not know if it will do any good but at least I did somthing to put these people out of Business and not rip other Disc golfers off. I urge other Disc golfers to do the same and maybe somthing go will come of this. Happy Hucking.
                              PDGA 38153
                              STUMPTOWN 158

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