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larrybpsu 10-18-2012 06:45 PM

My Subscription discs arrived today, but ...
 
... I seem to have the worst luck in having the case for the 6-CD set to arrive and NOT have some of the CD tabs be broken.

I took the shrink-wrap off, opened it up, and Disc 3 fell out. :( It won't stay in because the retaining tabs are cracked off. Disc 4 is also loose.

I think that last CD set I received in good condition was 11.

Just curious if others out there have issues with the CD cases breaking in shipment.

I did mention it to the folks at the 'store' when I got my 13.0 CD's and they took the time to mail me a brand new case, no charge! That was very nice of them, but I'm not going to bother them again over it. I don't think it's their fault!

ljb643 10-18-2012 07:45 PM

My subscription CD set came yesterday (Wednesday), no broken tabs, the CDs more or less stay in as well as with any of the 6-CD holders before (which isn't very good; some are too tight and some too loose). These never worked that well... I think it is time to move to DVDs (and I don't get why 1 double-sided DVD costs more than 6 CDs).

frankbell 10-18-2012 07:49 PM

Mine arrived fine.

I have not had broken tabs, but my experience with multi-disc boxes in general, whether music, movies, or software, has not been good. Generally, after the first use, at least one of the discs will no longer stay in place.

I think manufacturers skimp on the boxes.

jmccue 10-18-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by larrybpsu (Post 4809518)
Just curious if others out there have issues with the CD cases breaking in shipment.
I did mention it to the folks at the 'store' when I got my 13.0 CD's and they took the time to mail me a brand new case, no charge! That was very nice of them, but I'm not going to bother them again over it. I don't think it's their fault!

In older releases before I got a dvd, all '6 cd packages' had issues, stuck CDs, broken tabs and other things. I strongly suspect it is due to the manufacturer of the cd packages. I would usually toss the package and put the CDs in one of those cd booklets.

John

PS, got the dvd today also :)

clifford227 10-19-2012 05:29 AM

How long do things generally take to arrive?

I ordered one of the new Slack 14 tee-shirts a few days ago (so not long enough to get to the UK yet).

I was just wondering how long its taken for other Slackers in the UK to get their stuff?

brianL 10-19-2012 05:45 AM

Still waiting here. But there's been a delay due to a credit card mix-up, so mine might be arriving later than normal for the UK. Can't remember how long it took to get 13.37.

tramni1980 10-19-2012 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clifford227 (Post 4809792)
How long do things generally take to arrive?

I ordered one of the new Slack 14 tee-shirts a few days ago (so not long enough to get to the UK yet).

I was just wondering how long its taken for other Slackers in the UK to get their stuff?

I am in Germany and it took a little more than a month for the T-shirts to arrive. And I am still waiting for the subscription DVD :)

sycamorex 10-19-2012 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clifford227 (Post 4809792)
How long do things generally take to arrive?

I ordered one of the new Slack 14 tee-shirts a few days ago (so not long enough to get to the UK yet).

I was just wondering how long its taken for other Slackers in the UK to get their stuff?

I ordered a tshirt the day S14 was released. I received ut 2 days ago. Good tshirt just slightly loose on me.

allend 10-19-2012 08:43 AM

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Good tshirt just slightly loose on me.
That is a problem with Slackware. It takes a while to grow into it.
Quote:

And I am still waiting for the subscription DVD
The playfully porpoising penguins are flippity gibbets, but they have always taken care with my DVD in the padded envelope.

clifford227 10-19-2012 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4809802)
Still waiting here.

Well I expect you're still pulling the mail by horse and cart up there in Oldham, arnt ya Brian ;)

But yes Im prepared to wait for my Slack 14 tee-shirt because its so cool. Just hope it arrives before Slack 15 is released :D

brianL 10-19-2012 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by clifford227 (Post 4810002)
Well I expect you're still pulling the mail by horse and cart up there in Oldham, arnt ya Brian ;)

No, we don't have horses any more...we've eaten them all. :)

sycamorex 10-19-2012 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by allend (Post 4809938)
That is a problem with Slackware. It takes a while to grow into it.

LOL. I guess I need to start either going to a gym or ordering a pizza every night.

mariostg 10-19-2012 04:35 PM

Is it taking longer for first time subscriber? I subscribed and ordered a T-shirt 17 days ago nothing received yet. I am just up north far east :)

frankbell 10-19-2012 08:07 PM

It took my shirts between two and three weeks to arrive.

This was the quickest after the release date that I have received my subscription software. They arrived on Tuesday and release was announced 2012-09-28 (I just checked).

larrybpsu 10-19-2012 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmccue (Post 4809576)
In older releases before I got a dvd, all '6 cd packages' had issues, stuck CDs, broken tabs and other things. I strongly suspect it is due to the manufacturer of the cd packages. I would usually toss the package and put the CDs in one of those cd booklets.

John

PS, got the dvd today also :)


I asked at the 'store' if they would consider re-packaging the CD set in a Printed binder...

Something like this:

http://www.motivators.com/Promotiona...lder-8294.html

Imagine it with the Slackware 14.0 Mayan Logo on it.

I WOULD PAY $10 MORE for that if it was sold through the Slackware Store!! It would sure help Pat's finances! ;)

Is there enough interest with us Slackers to make it happen?

PS: I finally have BOTH CD and DVD subscriptions. (They were delivered in TWO mailing boxes.) I figure that if I have the extra income, I'll make sure Pat and the folks at the store get it. Share the wealth!


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