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PentaxDan
Posted 26/02/2010 - 14:59 Link
Hello,

We're considering some options here at Pentax User. If the magazine was available as a PDF that you could download, in the current format, would you pay 10 per year to receive it? Current membership prices are 18.95 to UK, 25.60 to Europe and 29.55 to the Rest of the World. The 10 option would be the same worldwide.

For this poll, it doesn't matter if you already subscribe or not.

Thanks
Dan
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bforbes
Posted 26/02/2010 - 15:30 Link
I've said no for two reasons:-

1/ I like to sit and browse in comfort with a coffee
2/ I like to see the images in their glossy form.

But I can see how it might appeal to a worldwide audience.
Greytop
Posted 26/02/2010 - 15:37 Link
I'm 100% with Barrie, pdfs are fine for data sheets an alike but not my copy of Pentax User

Edit: Again as Barry says I'm sure some of the members outside the UK would take up the option though. Perhaps you could offer both?
Edited by Greytop: 26/02/2010 - 15:39
robbie_d
Posted 26/02/2010 - 15:57 Link
I always prefer a hard copy of anything I'm trying to make sense of.
terje-l
Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:00 Link
Well. as a Norwegian member I much prefer the paper edition to a pdf.

Internet is a wonderful thing (like this forum, for example), but not for reading magazines. There was a discussion some years back on the paperless office - I very much doubt it will ever happen.
ajbets
Posted 26/02/2010 - 16:31 Link
Although a great idea for some I'm sure, I have to say the same applies to me - I sit in front of computers way too much anyway, my Pentax User is a welcome distraction!
Hardgravity
Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:49 Link
I'm for the PDF option, it will make reading a little more awkward but allow easier archiving.
Photomonk
Posted 26/02/2010 - 17:57 Link
I would probably pay for the PDF version, since they are easier to store (no bookcase space left) and can be brought easily in case you want an article in hard copy. For those of us that struggle with small print, it would make reading a lot easier.

The Photomonk
Mike-P
Posted 26/02/2010 - 18:28 Link
Would you get the same benefits (SRS discount, 20% off repairs from Pentax) etc?
Oggy
Posted 26/02/2010 - 18:36 Link
I would go for a PDF. I'm a bit of a tree hugger so it makes a lot of sense to me.
Gwyn
Posted 26/02/2010 - 19:46 Link
Mixed feelings on this one Dan. I like my hard copy. I like reading it with a cup of coffee, and taking my time over it. My husband has started reading it too, but he reads it somewhere he won't take a computer - the loo .
I like getting it through the pot.
But I like the idea of saving some money. Times will be getting tight here in a couple of years when my husband retires, and subscriptions will be something to be thought about. 2 and a half years subscription for the price of one year would make a good arguing point

Like Oggy I like the environmental aspects of the PDF version too.

But still I prefer a hard copy for now.
Would the mag go entirely to PDF or would we have the option of PDF or hard copy? When would you implement the change and what effect would it have on our current subscription status - mine runs out in July 2011, so would I still get the paper mag until then or get an extended period of the PDF version?
Mike-P
Posted 26/02/2010 - 19:50 Link
Gwyn wrote:
My husband has started reading it too, but he reads it somewhere he won't take a computer - the loo .

I think you can just put that down to being a "man thing" Gwynn. I have photo and computer mags in both our upstairs and downstairs toilets.
Hardgravity
Posted 26/02/2010 - 19:51 Link
Quote:
the loo .
I like getting it through the pot

I hope you mean poSt Gwyn..
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
Gwyn
Posted 26/02/2010 - 20:38 Link
Hardgravity wrote:
Quote:
the loo .
I like getting it through the pot

I hope you mean poSt Gwyn..

One thing a spell checker doesn't pick up on
techno-terminator
Posted 26/02/2010 - 20:39 Link
Mike-P wrote:
Gwyn wrote:
My husband has started reading it too, but he reads it somewhere he won't take a computer - the loo .

I think you can just put that down to being a "man thing" Gwynn. I have photo and computer mags in both our upstairs and downstairs toilets.

Think you're right there . I've heard it referred to as 'the reading room'

Thankfully my husband never actually got round to making bookshelves and putting them up there
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

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