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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by JWebb, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. JWebb

    JWebb White Belt

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    I have a subscription to Grappling Magazine and I have not received my monthly issue for the past 2 months. Received the first 5 months just fine then all of a sudden nothing. I have tried to call the numbers for the company but they all say they are disconnected. Does anyone know if these guys are still around or is anyone having the same problem?
     
  2. clarkgriswold

    clarkgriswold White Belt

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems. It's still around and I got last month's, but they really stink. Claimed they never got my first check, after three months of looking, phone calls, etc., they gave up and said send another check, I did, in the meantime they then found my first check sitting on someone's desk, took both checks and told me I had a two year subscription then instead of one year and couldn't get the money back. Then at the end of the first year, they told me my subscription was up, and when I called about the two check situation they said their computer showed I was refunded the money, which I never was, and I had to contact some other company for the money. Then I got another issue of the magazine anyway after that, and when I looked back at my back issues, where the subscription expiration is on the front, over the one year there's been three differenct subscription expiration dates that all seem just kind of random. Worst customer service I've ever gotten anywhere, and the magazine's kind of expensive too. Anyway, it's still the best magazine around imho, so I'm gonna keep putting up with it.
     
  3. tinker_190

    tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    Sounds like those guys need to get their shiz together.
     
  4. triso

    triso Green Belt

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    I've been waiting to buy the new one for a while now.

    Shouldn't it have come out by now?
     
  5. fozzit

    fozzit Guapo Mestiso

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    i get it at the end of every month from borderss.. I heard their subscription service suck balls..
     
  6. sproggdawg

    sproggdawg Nap Facilitator

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    Great issue this month. Pedro Sauer is on the cover and has a great article inside. Theres also part 1 of a series on the Spider guard, and a good q&a with some BJJ champions on the direction of the sport.
     
  7. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    Sweet, can't wait for it to come out.

    It is kinda pricey but it's the best mag out there IMO.
     
  8. killakoy

    killakoy Purple Belt

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    I had a subscription for a year and it was pretty sketchy... I just pick it up at the supermarket now. Good luck to the OP getting his last 2 issues.
     
  9. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    its' pricey and i don't want to read about a mma event that happened 3-4 months ago.
     
  10. loui_ludwig

    loui_ludwig Green Belt

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    I was planning to subscribe, but from the stories from u guys, i will just buy it at magazine newstands. Even though some of the fight stories are 3-4 months old, i like the grappling techniques they put in every issues.
     
  11. wOg

    wOg Burien Top Team

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    I'm convinced, too. I'll just stick to picking it up at Borders.

    I like having it for the bjj and the tournament coverage. It's nice to read during lunch at work, or whenever I'm expecting to have to wait in line someplace ...
     
  12. Dean Hamilton

    Dean Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Same here but I get mine at Books A Million, man I love that place! I like the JJ interviews! Cant wait to read Proffessor Sauers (I train at an affiliate school) interview. I also like Bodyguard and buy it monthly, anyone know if they have bad service also?

    And I was planning on eventually subscribing to Grappling... Not going to now (although I will still get one monthly)
     
  13. loui_ludwig

    loui_ludwig Green Belt

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    I hope in the future, Grappling Mag will give more attention to other grappling arts like catch wrestling, judo, and russian sambo.
     
  14. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    they will cover whatever makes them money
     
  15. demonx

    demonx Blue Belt

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    I had a subscription, but I'd see it on the newsytands before my copy would arrive. THat really pissed me off.
     
  16. jamison

    jamison Brown Belt

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    Wow. Suprised to here the negativity. I have subscribed for three years and had only one issue. One month, my issue did not come on time so I called to complain, the lady at there customer service number was an absolut bitch. Other thas that, I have never had any problem at all.
     
  17. ATTfighter

    ATTfighter Blue Belt

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    glad i read this i was about to subscribe
     
  18. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    yeah pick up the latest copy... They list the top 10 teachers in BJJ right now...

    Im happy to say my coach is on there as well.
     
  19. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    newstand is the way to go
    it usually arrives between the 2nd and 6th every month
     
  20. dutchmasterj3

    dutchmasterj3 Blue Belt

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    Yeah they dont seem to organized at all
     

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