I also subscribe to CQ Magazine for its contest listings.
I understand that it might not be good for all contesters to stop
their subscriptions because that might cause CQ Magazine to
experience hard times and thus not continue to sponsor contests.
I understand that contest results are not printed until just before
the next running of the contest in order to stimulate interest in
the next running of the contest.
What I don't understand is why CQ is so slow with shipping out the
plaques. (We saw reasons for the late certificates listed on this
reflector about a year ago. It was obvious to me that efforts were
being made in good faith.) I am owed a plaque from 3 years ago, and
sadly enough there are many people owed them from longer than that.
Perhaps CQ Magazine forgets that failure to deliver a promised
product in a timely manner amounts to a customer service problem,
and that customer service problems are very often the cause of lost
sales. We are, after all, on a two way street. So, I fully
understand why someone would decide to let his CQ subscription lapse.
73, Dave Clemons K1VUT
Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
55 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
(781)861-0670, (781)860-9321 (Fax)
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