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Mr. Chitlin
December 17, 2004, 11:49 AM
I subscribed online today for SWAT mag. I have already pruchased the Jan issue at the bookstore. What issue can I expect the subscription to start?? Will I get the Jan issue or a later one.

Thanks for any info.

Rich Lucibella
December 17, 2004, 03:03 PM
Just in time.
The March issue closes for subscriptions on Monday. That will be your first issue.

Thanks for the subscription.

Mr. Chitlin
December 17, 2004, 08:21 PM
Thank you for the reply!!

Mr. Chitlin
January 25, 2005, 11:07 PM

Has the March issue shipped yet?? I haven't seen anything as of today, 1-25.

Thanks for any info.

Rich Lucibella
January 27, 2005, 10:20 AM
You should have received it by now.
I'm wonder if you did make the Label Cutoff.
Please email me your name and addy....I'm traveling, but promise to look into it soonest.

The Plainsman
March 1, 2005, 04:01 PM

As one of your S.W.A.T. subscribers, I have a request/suggestion.

What would it take to arrange for a "non-stop" subscription by using a credit card with automatic "roll-over" every year or two years, without the subscriber having to do anything. Obviously, the subscriber would have to ask for or approve it in the first place.

I subscribe to a couple of magazines that offer such an arrangement and I like it because I don't have to pay for two or three years up front and I still don't have to mess with renewal every year or two, and I don't miss any issues due to procrastination (or memory - as has happened with S.W.A.T.).

Is this a do-able thing? Or desirable (from your perspective)? :confused:


Rich Lucibella
March 1, 2005, 04:18 PM
It's not feasible for us, though it is a common method for maintaining subscribers. You can buy a 3 year subscription (that's the cheapest we offer). Average credit card life is 5 years. So, if we tried a rollover, we'd get a bounce on at least 3/5 of the cards. Since the renewal would have to take place close to expiration, by the time we got notices out and the like, you could be missing issues.

We send 3 renewal notices. Pay up at any time and it extends your sub by that many issues.