2. But, to their credit the producers (publishers?) of RM include FREE a digital ed sub in the price of the hard copy sub. Whilst a far from perfect solution, at least it permits inclusion until the hard copy arrives if late rather than reading news so stale, nobody is discussing any more once the next edition is on the newstands.
3. With respect, not everybody lives in Sydney (AU International Mail Receiving Centre), Canberra or Melbourne. AU politicians seem unmindful of this too.
4. I did take out a super slashed promo price digital sub to BRM to try both the mag and digital format out, but won't renew to the format unless it as at anything but near giveaway pricing. I read on a 9.7" Android tablet, but like railway modelling's arguably predominant presbyopia afflicted aged demographic, don't really enjoy the digital format due to that viewing size constraint. I much prefer HM's content to BRM, kudos to Mike Wild and team, but if subscribing to it, I want to read it in traditional hard copy format size. I would not and shall never subscribe to digital format only. By the time digital becomes the inevitible option of "digital or digital" only like a post-war demob suit choice of "brown or brown", fortunately such worldly concerns will unlikely be of concern.
5. Here's the thing. Riddle me this if you would? How for instance, can Chain Reaction Cycles or Wiggle UK get a bicycle wheelset, cycling shoes, pedals, clothes or a myriad of other items to me consistently and reliably delivered to my door in less than a week from time of ordering, yet in 2017, HM can't seem to manage arranging regular delivery of their magazine to ROW subscribers in AU which releases to newstands the first week of the month preceding its nomenclatural cover issue before the release of the subsequent month's cover edition? If I ordered a one off hard copy book from Book Depository UK it reaches me faster, within 7 or less days usually, properly and effectively protected from sorting machine, handling or weather mishap in a purpose designed effective cardboard packaging all included in the cover price of the book a mega savings over High street bookseller pricing?
There just has to be a better, more efficient alternative method available to effect timely predictable regular delivery to pre-paid ROW subscribers than coercion to switch to
Digital Edition no subscription?
P.S. I emailed keypublishing orders/subs yesterday (GMT+10 Sat here) re the as yet still to be delivered/missing June 2017 edition. Understandably it being the weekend, nothing heard back as yet. UK Monday or Tue reply I expect.