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: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 11 October, 2020, 03:59:53 PM
Has anyone else had a problem with their progs?

I am three saturdays down without a prog, coinciding with my Annual Subscription being taken at the start of the month - contacting Subs and they have put me on hold until Friday on the proviso that post can be three weeks delayed, but it seems to me that this is not normal!

I went out and bought 2201 last week, but no 2202 or 2203 as yet... If nothing turns up tomorrow, tempted to buy 2202 before it goes off the shelves and just ask for my sub to be pushed forward a couple of weeks.

I seem to recall having to get in touch with Subs last year with my annual renewal not "sticking", but they fixed it pretty quickly that time....anyone else have similar problems?

: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 11 October, 2020, 07:38:11 PM
I subscribed for the first time last week. I got a couple of subscriber gifts sent out to me but have yet to receive prog 2202. I was planning on sending an email tomorrow if nothing turns up.

Doesn't look as if anyone has 2203 yet.
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: Dandontdare 11 October, 2020, 07:44:37 PM
My sub failed to renew because my payment card had expired, but mail delivery has been so random since lockdown I hadn't noticed - I had only just decided I'd better call when they emailed me. That nice chap at Rebellion is backdating it and sending me a bundle of missed progs - just in time for my week off work!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 11 October, 2020, 09:41:43 PM
I know for sure my £170 was taken 1st October, so it is pretty galling - I'm presuming the year ran out before the 1st October, but as they didnt take until then, it created a gap with prog 2201 and that has knacked my sub up (as I seem to recall happened last year) - why it is any different to the monthly sub I don't know (not had any gifts either, though I saw some advertised a few progs back?). 

I've just had a "how did we do?" email re the customer service... not sure yet!
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 11 October, 2020, 09:55:54 PM
Now you mention it, the gifts I got were "2019 Subscription" ones, not the badges that were advertised.
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: Pyroxian 11 October, 2020, 10:11:06 PM
My copy of 2203 turned up on Saturday, but it's the first prog that has for a while. I did have chat with my postie earlier in the week and he apologised that my 'magazine' had been turning up late (I didn't bring up the subject, he did), but apparently it's across the board with all post that he's been regularly delivering.
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: dossa1uk 11 October, 2020, 10:41:13 PM
I thought I’d just check the forum and see if it wasn’t just me, and...it wasn’t just me!

Same here - 2201 and 2202 haven’t been received at all, and 2203 didn’t turn up on Saturday either. Very odd to be late AT ALL and have never had two (maybe three) progs go missing. It also tied in with my subscription renewing per OP.

I contacted customer services who first asked me to wait ten working days (for 2201) and then was told 2201 and 2202 would be re-sent, which I’ve yet to receive.

I’m relieved, in a way, as a bigger problem tends to get sorted quicker but I do wish they would just own up if there’s been a problem.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 13 October, 2020, 04:24:32 PM
Well I am still 3 progs adrift, or at least I would be if I ahdnt picked them up from the Newsagents. I've asked for my Sub to be pushed on 2 weeks instead, in the hope that might fix the problem next year... however no response yet to my suggestion - any luck yourself Dossa?
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: M.I.K. 13 October, 2020, 05:44:39 PM
I'm still waiting for a response as well, with no sign of the two progs I'm missing. Newsagents not an option for me.
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: dossa1uk 13 October, 2020, 06:03:21 PM
Well I am still 3 progs adrift, or at least I would be if I ahdnt picked them up from the Newsagents. I've asked for my Sub to be pushed on 2 weeks instead, in the hope that might fix the problem next year... however no response yet to my suggestion - any luck yourself Dossa?

Hmm.  Kinda. Received 2021 and 2022, but these were replacements sent by customer services. So, still haven’t had a sniff of three progs in three successive weeks. Clearly not a postal problem, but some kind of picking error, I suppose?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 13 October, 2020, 06:17:09 PM
That would be my guess - I have pointed the Customer Service people to this thread, so hopefully they will get back to me soon with the answer!

Hmm.  Kinda. Received 2021 and 2022, but these were replacements sent by customer services. So, still haven’t had a sniff of three progs in three successive weeks. Clearly not a postal problem, but some kind of picking error, I suppose?
: Re: Prog drought!
: dossa1uk 13 October, 2020, 07:27:57 PM
That would be my guess - I have pointed the Customer Service people to this thread, so hopefully they will get back to me soon with the answer!

Likewise. It’s a bit odd. Mob rule!
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: moly 13 October, 2020, 07:28:12 PM
I had this issue when mine renewed in January, payment was taken and my account was updated after some discussions it appeared the renewal notification was sent to the dispatch team
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 13 October, 2020, 08:15:25 PM
Still haven't received this week's prog yet!!  :(
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: Kaijurand 13 October, 2020, 09:10:18 PM
Be thankful you don't live in the U.S. Last one I received was #2166.
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: Dandontdare 13 October, 2020, 09:46:55 PM
Be thankful you don't live in the U.S. Last one I received was #2166.

Yikes - is that a postal sub or local comic store?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 13 October, 2020, 10:03:58 PM
Oof!

Presumably Covid stopping the comic getting to you?  Hope you can get back on the Thrill train sooner rather than later!
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: M.I.K. 14 October, 2020, 12:19:50 PM
My Prog 2203 just turned up but still no sign of 2202.
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: Proudhuff 14 October, 2020, 01:27:19 PM
My deliveries have been haphazard over the last 3 issues, one a full week late, not sure about the current one either...
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: 13school 14 October, 2020, 01:58:16 PM
Be thankful you don't live in the U.S. Last one I received was #2166.

I'm in Australia and was getting my progs from my LCS - last one here was also #2166.

I've been wanting to move from my LCS as the price was a bit steep, and was going to shift over to a subscription (the only two newsagents near me both closed within a fortnight of each other at the very start of the year), but considering the state of UK-Aus postage it currently doesn't sound like it'd be much of an improvement
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: broodblik 14 October, 2020, 02:16:50 PM
That is the reason I went digital, always up to date. Our post here in South Africa is notoriously late or get "lost".
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 14 October, 2020, 03:28:39 PM
Finally gotten the latest Prog, about bloody time too!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 14 October, 2020, 05:24:28 PM
No prog, no email - that's what you get when you rebel rouse on the forum!

Honestly, be nice to have just a holding email while they check out whats up.  £170 quid is no small biscuits!  I'm already buying progs here at more than the sub cost, to make up for their sneck up, so I can't see the problem with my suggestion....

Possibly I went too far in my last prog review....  :-\ :'( :-* :( >:(

: Re: Prog drought!
: dossa1uk 16 October, 2020, 12:01:07 PM
By way of update - CS got back to me, and have (hopefully) sorted the problem.  Essentially, I had been "missed off the print lists" when my subscription renewed.  Sounds like a tick box error, but have been assured it's been resolved now, with the missing progs in transit. 

Definitely worth a mail to CS if you're in a similar position, just to check if your renewal has been logged correctly.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 16 October, 2020, 03:57:55 PM
Good news, Dossa - I have not had anything  :(

I'd like to think I've got sorted along with yourself, but I havent heard frm them for a week now - Tharg, if you are looking here, take pity on a poor Earthlet!  I'm already £6.20 down on buying two progs, let alone this weeks!
: Re: Prog drought!
: dossa1uk 16 October, 2020, 04:21:30 PM
Good news, Dossa - I have not had anything  :(

I'd like to think I've got sorted along with yourself, but I havent heard frm them for a week now - Tharg, if you are looking here, take pity on a poor Earthlet!  I'm already £6.20 down on buying two progs, let alone this weeks!

I had a similar problem, with email conversation just stopping. I’ve a sneaky suspicion that my mails either went to junk due to frequency, or they diverted to a particular member of CS, who may not have been available. So, I hurried things along by starting again via the web form, summing up what had been discussed previously. Got a quick reply and a positive conclusion (I hope...)

I think you are well within your rights to ask for a voucher along with replacement copies, and, from previous experience, I think you have a good chance of getting one.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 16 October, 2020, 04:26:26 PM
Great minds!  Fired off a new request 20 minutes back... not much hope of a reply before the weekend, but I live in hope!
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: M.I.K. 16 October, 2020, 05:15:54 PM
I finally got an email back earlier today. My missing 2202 should now be getting sent out.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 17 October, 2020, 05:19:19 PM
I'm 4 progs down (and a meg?) and a bit tee'd off to be honest - I told them at the beginning they needed to check the sub was OK from previous experience, and all I got was a "if you haven't had it be Friday we will send you some... well I have them, I don't like not getting a prog if it is going off sale, even in this age of modern miracles.  hoepfully this gets sorted witha  response Monday or I am canceeling the annual and going back to Monthly where this kind of nonsense never happened....
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 19 October, 2020, 04:24:45 PM
Well the drought has broken with 2204 and the Meg, but no sign of 2201 to 2203, which of course I do not want to see as I have just gone and filled in the gap by getting 2203 from WHSmiths and already purchased 2201 and 2202 due to the slow reaction to my request for Subs to check if I ahd fallen off...

All good, except no email and no pushing forward of my subscription, so the question becomes do I cancel it and go monthly? - Not happy  with the annual service AT ALL.  Both years it has bitten me and it's just not worth me stumping up that wad of cash up front to Tharg (albeit for a saving) if it's going to mean I end up progless for stretches.
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 19 October, 2020, 07:57:58 PM
I see there is a option for a two year subscription. My subscription is up soon so I will see if I have issues.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 19 October, 2020, 09:22:29 PM
Yeah, I noticed that - curious as to who that would appeal to - no saving over the yearly one, but at least you might avoid the annual disruption.

Still don;t get why this is happens to annual subs but not monthly ones - it is surely the same principle of renewing after a certain time period?



I see there is a option for a two year subscription. My subscription is up soon so I will see if I have issues.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 20 October, 2020, 11:13:31 AM
Leigh - speaking as a confirmed 'monthly' subber who has been letting that light fingered Betelgeusian into my bank account every month for about 17 years now; I've never been asked to reconfirm my sub.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 20 October, 2020, 06:02:17 PM
I was a monthly subber from prog 1246 to October 18 when Tharg lured me to annual with some exclusive gifts, and yeah, no recurring problems - very few missing progs or need to contact subs.

Good news and credit where it is due, Subs have sorted me out today, so I'm hoping that next year with my sub due before the progs run out, I might be in for less problems (unless as I think may be the case I have just pushed them back a few weeks! We shall see - if it is the case it keeps happening, I will revert to monthly
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: O Lucky Stevie! 22 October, 2020, 03:47:03 PM
Be thankful you don't live in the U.S. Last one I received was #2166.

I'm in Australia and was getting my progs from my LCS - last one here was also #2166.


Callooh callay fractious day!

Diamond have invoiced both the 2000AD Summer SciFi Special 2020 & Meg 418 to my LCS here in South Australia for next week's shipment.

Looks like our wait may be finally over.
: Re: Prog drought!
: 13school 25 October, 2020, 09:02:24 AM
I called my LCS in Melbourne earlier in the week to see if there was any hope and they got back to me to let me know that - supposedly - the monthly prog packs would be resuming from where they left off in a week or so. Good news!

That said, the idea of having five months or so of progs and megazines arriving all at once wasn't particularly appealing from a financial standpoint, but it seems they'll be spaced out to slowly get caught up.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 25 October, 2020, 06:52:40 PM
That said, the idea of having five months or so of progs and megazines arriving all at once wasn't particularly appealing from a financial standpoint, but it seems they'll be spaced out to slowly get caught up.
There was an article about this earlier in the week (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-shipments-to-us-clear-backlog-caused-by-covid-19/) if that helps
: Re: Prog drought!
: Funt Solo 25 October, 2020, 07:02:40 PM
I know someone up-thread will have mentioned the digital option - cheaper to buy, cheaper to store, lighter to store, never gets damaged, it's never late etc.

(I do appreciate the joy of sitting somewhere relaxing with a physical prog in hand, but that was in the before-time.)
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 26 October, 2020, 02:58:25 AM
(I do appreciate the joy of sitting somewhere relaxing with a physical prog in hand, but that was in the before-time.)

It is a very mental shift. It took me awhile to get use to the digital version of publications but now all my comics and books are only digital. Physical copies are always better but the reality is also as things are going now in a few years we might only have digital.

Another great thing about the digital option is it is very easy used as a quick reference.
: Re: Prog drought!
: TordelBack 26 October, 2020, 09:00:15 AM
I'm 8 months plus into digital only. It's not as pleasant a ritual as a physical read, no question, but I've got used to it and it's almost half the newsagent price and at my fingertips every Wednesday when I wake up. The Prog savings more than cover the Meg, and planning to buy physical collections with the balance is free of double-dipper guilt.

Give it a whirl for a month or two, you can always pick up back progs later (I may).
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 26 October, 2020, 11:15:57 AM
I’m trying to figure out a way forward. As much as I love my complete collection of 2000 AD and the Meg, it’s not viable to continue with. It already takes up the entire space under the spare room bed, and I know I won’t likely ever read them through again. It’ll be a huge wrench to part with them, and I’m not ready yet, but I think that’s in my future.

Which leaves two choices: continue to subscribe in print, but then sell on the Progs at the start of every year; go for a digital Prog instead. I’m increasingly tempted by the latter. Rebellion would still get my money, and I’d build a collection of comics on my NAS drive that I could access at any point, with the bonus they wouldn’t take up any physical space.

But, as I said, I’m not there yet. (The Rebellion comics are the last survivors for me, since Titan pissed me off too much with Doctor Who comics and Panini canned MWOM.)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 26 October, 2020, 12:21:45 PM
I’m trying to figure out a way forward. As much as I love my complete collection of 2000 AD and the Meg, it’s not viable to continue with. It already takes up the entire space under the spare room bed, and I know I won’t likely ever read them through again....

There's ya problem. Plan a re-read. Its a joy. I mean mines going to take the best part of 6 years I reckon by the time I finish. But the good thing about that is once finished I'll be well ready to start again!
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 26 October, 2020, 01:44:39 PM
Plan a re-read.
Which would be fine, but… With the 6yo, I currently have maybe two hours tops, per day, of my own time. And along with several thousand 2000 AD comics sitting there, I have a pile of unread books, loads of Marvel Panini reprints in a cupboard, half-finished Pi projects, etc. :/

I mean, it’s really first-world problems to be complaining about being rich in geeky projects, and I’m more than aware of that. But it is starting to head into guilt territory. (My wife is very cool about this. She’s happy with all the books on or shelves, and says I’ll read them eventually when mini-IP is older. But she is starting to nudge a bit about the 2000 ADs…)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 26 October, 2020, 01:47:18 PM
Hey I got 2 kids, 8 and 11 so I just neglect them - its all a matter of priorities!
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 26 October, 2020, 02:25:11 PM
Ha! I’m reliably informed by other parents that things change pretty quickly from this point on, in terms of time. So we’ll see. I’m not going all Marie Kondo, but there is a point where things become a burden rather than something positive, and my Progs are teetering on the brink — although my subscription itself absolutely is not.
: Re: Prog drought!
: O Lucky Stevie! 29 October, 2020, 12:53:19 AM

Diamond have invoiced both the 2000AD Summer SciFi Special 2020 & Meg 418 to my LCS here in South Australia for next week's shipment.

Just picked up Meg 418 from the Adelaide Comics Centre.

A single copy of the SciFi Special was listed on the shipping invoice but was not packed  in any of the boxes.

Just like d times, eh Diamond?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 29 October, 2020, 09:24:53 AM
What's the usual turnaround time for a message from 2000AD CS regarding subs? My copy this week was torn when it arrived on Sat and I emailed them but so far no reply…
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 13 November, 2020, 01:55:34 PM
Anyone else still waiting for prog 2207 to show up?
: Re: Prog drought!
: BPP 13 November, 2020, 04:04:38 PM
Yes, it’ll likely come tomorrow - progs a week late round theseways constantly atm.

Does remove the ability to use the forum to a degree but a minor inconvenience given the state of the world
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 17 November, 2020, 12:55:58 PM
Still no Prog  :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 17 November, 2020, 01:42:41 PM
Yeah, mine seems to be creeping later and later in the week as well.
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: Bolt-01 17 November, 2020, 01:51:41 PM
No prog, but the Meg turned up.
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: Proudhuff 17 November, 2020, 03:15:10 PM
Yeah, mine seems to be creeping later and later in the week as well.

Same here... and the way my shifts work I'm now reading a week behind ( oooer)
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 17 November, 2020, 03:17:12 PM
No Prog but also no Beano. Very rare for the latter to be this late.

EDIT: And of course mini-IP’s Beano arrived just now…
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 17 November, 2020, 03:29:36 PM
No Prog but also no Beano. Very rare for the latter to be this late.

EDIT: And of course mini-IP’s Beano arrived just now…

Dennis and co arrived yesterday at our house.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2020, 04:54:27 PM
No Prog but The Phoenix turned up like clockwork!
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: Barrington Boots 17 November, 2020, 04:58:14 PM
No prog here either after a little run of Saturday arrivals. It's rare for it to be this late, but our post seems to be running on alternate days at the moment - it wouldn't surprise me if this is actually the case, to enable them to cope with the increased load from Christmas shopping parcels etc.
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: Leigh S 17 November, 2020, 05:00:38 PM
Same here, but I have the Futurequake Relief package to keep me going!

No prog, but the Meg turned up.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 17 November, 2020, 05:01:48 PM
My copy of 2207 didn't show up until yesterday, so I wasn't expecting 2208 to be particularly punctual.
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: ChickenStu 17 November, 2020, 05:16:56 PM
My copies have been coming on a monday for the last couple of weeks - but 2208 hasn't arrived at all yet. Oh well. I'm not the only one it seems so it should all sort itself out eventually I'm sure.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2020, 05:43:49 PM
Same here, but I have the Futurequake Relief package to keep me going!

No prog, but the Meg turned up.

Oh yeah I got a Chris Askham relief package - some of his mini-books that I don't yet own which I bought 'from Thought Bubble' at the weekend.
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: scrotnig 17 November, 2020, 08:52:20 PM
I've not had 2208 but the Meg turned up yesterday.

Been erratic like this for weeks now. 2207 was several days late and 2206 actually came the day after it, by which time I'd already bought it in Tesco. Same thing happened with 2204 so keep ending up with two copies due to panicking and thinking it won't come at all.

Prior to that it was all pretty stable with either Saturday or Monday deliveries.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 17 November, 2020, 10:35:59 PM
P'shaw.

My subscriber prog has been irregular for at least 18 months. Tuesday or Wednesday most common.

You are all spoiled.
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: Tomwe 18 November, 2020, 09:07:09 AM
Nowt for me yet.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Barrington Boots 18 November, 2020, 09:33:48 AM
Wednesday. I arise, blearey eyed and sleep-starved, dragging foosteps and clumsy fingertips at my morning routine. But then from outside - what is this? A cheerful whistling, the crunch of footfall on gravel as the postman approaches. The letterbox rattles as a mornings treasures drop to the mat below. My heart sings, my mornings toil is forgotten as I scramble to retrieve them.

... but no. As postman departs and I stand alone in the hallway like a forgotten statue, clutching a bank statment and a Grazebox with empty eyes. Upstairs the cat meows excitedly as he savages a mouse of cloth, it's innards shredded like my hopes of reading the next installment of Hookjaw. All is darkness.
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: Colin YNWA 18 November, 2020, 10:10:08 AM
Wednesday. I arise, blearey eyed and sleep-starved, dragging foosteps and clumsy fingertips at my morning routine. But then from outside - what is this? A cheerful whistling, the crunch of footfall on gravel as the postman approaches. The letterbox rattles as a mornings treasures drop to the mat below. My heart sings, my mornings toil is forgotten as I scramble to retrieve them.

... but no. As postman departs and I stand alone in the hallway like a forgotten statue, clutching a bank statment and a Grazebox with empty eyes. Upstairs the cat meows excitedly as he savages a mouse of cloth, it's innards shredded like my hopes of reading the next installment of Hookjaw. All is darkness.

I weep with you brother - never has pain been so gloriously shared.
: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 18 November, 2020, 10:57:06 AM
I take it this means no joy then.
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: Bolt-01 18 November, 2020, 11:13:26 AM
Postie been - no prog.

sob...
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: Magnetica 18 November, 2020, 11:58:18 AM
I saw the postie coming up the path this morning and jumped up to open door, lest he fold my Prog in two. He proceeded to hand me a brown HMRC envelope for my wife’s company about Brexit and a brochure for a Buckinghamshire retirement home.

Alas no Prog.

😬😬😬
: Re: Prog drought!
: Proudhuff 18 November, 2020, 12:22:59 PM
Its the Dictators I tells ye!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Link Prime 18 November, 2020, 12:59:21 PM
A Prog drought?

At this time of year?
At this time of day?
In this part of the country?
Localized entirely within the 2nd lock-down of a global pandemic?
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: ChickenStu 18 November, 2020, 01:21:43 PM
No Prog. No Meg.  :'(
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: Tjm86 18 November, 2020, 01:28:55 PM
TBH post around here has been bizarre of late.  Tuesday it turned up around 7pm.  No idea what was happening there.

So mid-week and still no signs of the prog, much less the meg.
: Re: Prog drought!
: scrotnig 18 November, 2020, 02:10:43 PM
2208 arrived for me today.
: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 18 November, 2020, 03:42:36 PM
2208 arrived for me today.

HOPE REMAINS ALIVE!!!
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 18 November, 2020, 03:53:59 PM
No Prog. No Meg.  :'(
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: wedgeski 18 November, 2020, 04:19:40 PM
TBH post around here has been bizarre of late.  Tuesday it turned up around 7pm.  No idea what was happening there.
That's some serious commitment by your postie.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Molch-R 18 November, 2020, 04:40:41 PM
Just posted this on our socials, thought I would be an idea to add on this thread too:

Subscribers: there continues to be huge postal disruption across the UK, which is delaying the arrival of subs issues of 2000 AD. Unfortunately, this is beyond our control. Please be patient during this challenging and unusual period. Our customer services droids are as frustrated as everyone by these delays, we know they’re “just” robots but please do not take your frustrations out on them! Tharg abides!
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 18 November, 2020, 07:49:15 PM
No Prog. No Meg.  :'(

No thrills. No hope.
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: Bolt-01 19 November, 2020, 08:44:02 AM
Crikey - hope the droids are 'not' getting angry calls from Squaxx -- that doesn't feel right at all.

Thanks for the note Molch, and here's hoping for today!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 19 November, 2020, 08:51:23 AM
Crikey - hope the droids are 'not' getting angry calls from Squaxx -- that doesn't feel right at all.

Thanks for the note Molch, and here's hoping for today!

Yeah the need for this one sat a little uncomfortably with me. And when I nosed at reactions on some fan sites most folks were lovely and understanding. But some, a few I will note, still seemed to use the post being a bit rubbish during a chuffin' pandemic and since its been privitised, as a way to beat on Rebellion. As if Jason has earned enough off our backs and should be delivering the Prog personally on his horsey. Seriously folks seemed pissed at the company, on a Wednesday, only four days or so after the comic was due. Which I really hope hasn't lead to nasty phone calls to real folks, who have no control over this...

...that might explain my rant on another thread thinking about it!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Barrington Boots 19 November, 2020, 09:22:00 AM
Agreed - I never honestly thought people would be kicking off over this and everyone realised delays would be down to the post office (which isn't really their fault either, having been bollocksed up by being privatised, in the middle of a global pandemic and it being Chritsmas - as Christmas where everyone's shopping is being done by post, pretty much) so the fact 2000AD had to put out this statement is a bit of a surprise.

Anyway - my prog has just ARRIVED! So there is hope for us all.
: Re: Prog drought!
: scrotnig 19 November, 2020, 09:51:07 AM
Indeed, I never thought it was Rebellion's fault. I really hope nobody's giving the staff a hard time.

Keeping the prog and meg in full production throughout all this has been magnificent and very impressive.

And it's not the posties' fault either. It's a challenging situation, many will have to isolate at times for various reasons.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 19 November, 2020, 10:56:09 AM
I got my prog!

Happy squaxx.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 19 November, 2020, 11:32:22 AM
It’s the randomness of mail these days that’s weird. It used to be you could set your calendar by The Phoenix. It arrived, without fail, every Friday. Now, it shows up all over, from Thursday to the following Wednesday. Mostly, it’s Saturday/Monday. And they’re checking these out early. Beano varies from Friday to Wednesday. 2000 AD for me has usually gone from Saturday to Monday. Just one of those things. It’ll show up eventually, and if it doesn’t and is deemed lost I’m sure 2000 AD will send a replacement. I’ve got plenty to read in the meantime anyway.
: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 19 November, 2020, 12:28:16 PM
Postman just came. Nothing.
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 19 November, 2020, 12:38:47 PM
I agree it does seem random. I've had some post arriving the next day, others seem to take a week or more. The Beano was a bit erratic last month, but is now arriving earlier than usual. I imagine there are local bottlenecks, rather than a complete failure of the system.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 19 November, 2020, 02:51:55 PM
The Prog has landed. Here at least. And, yes, it’s clearly not even.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 19 November, 2020, 04:42:18 PM
Arrived here also!  Happy to wait a few days to spread the comics out, especially when I've had the Meg and FQ earlier this week... and took the plunge on Spacewarp which should turn up tomorrow...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 19 November, 2020, 04:44:33 PM
Arrived here also!  Happy to wait a few days to spread the comics out, especially when I've had the Meg and FQ earlier this week... and took the plunge on Spacewarp which should turn up tomorrow...

Oh actually maybe this is all a dastardly plot by Uncle Pat. Who's somehow broken the supply chain, so thrill starved we all munch down on Spacewarp.

You clever swine you Uncle Pat.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 19 November, 2020, 04:57:42 PM
If squaxx out there are concerned about dwindling thrill-power levels they could always stock up on copies of Zarjaz & Dogbreath...

(http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/CoverWebbies/CoverDB38-Web-S.jpg)
: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 20 November, 2020, 12:09:23 PM
ARRRGHHH!!!! STILL NOTHING!!! I might just go to a shop and buy it. SOD THIS.
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 20 November, 2020, 12:28:50 PM
Friday post has been and gone and still nothing. I usually get my progs on the Sat so I'm in real danger in getting next weeks before this weeks :)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 20 November, 2020, 12:35:14 PM
Mine has just turned up.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Richard 20 November, 2020, 05:55:21 PM
Got my prog today but no Meg.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 21 November, 2020, 11:32:52 AM
Still nothing.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 21 November, 2020, 12:31:46 PM
Finally got last week’s Prog today, but still no Meg or this week’s Prog
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 21 November, 2020, 01:10:30 PM
No sign of postie, much less post ...
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 22 November, 2020, 11:12:02 AM
Finally got last week’s Prog today, but still no Meg or this week’s Prog

Yea, same.
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 23 November, 2020, 12:51:06 PM
and Megazine 426 touched down today.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 23 November, 2020, 01:36:12 PM
No prog today, but I 'did' get the Sexton Blake special -- which looks really substantial.
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 23 November, 2020, 01:54:15 PM
Just for interest sake (I am not staying in the UK), what happened that post do not get delivered currently?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 23 November, 2020, 02:06:40 PM
I think it is a combination of COVID and Christmas at the moment.
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 23 November, 2020, 02:31:56 PM
Still no prog or Meg today. My other mail is arriving as normal, and my daughter has received three Beanos (thankfully) since I last saw Tharg in 2207. It seems like 2000AD is having particularly severe problems.
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 23 November, 2020, 02:35:41 PM
Incidentally, the advice from Tharg's minions is now to report it if you have not received prog 2208 and they will resend it.

https://twitter.com/2000AD/status/1330826422416519168
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 23 November, 2020, 02:40:58 PM
Incidentally, the advice from Tharg's minions is now to report it if you have not received prog 2208 and they will resend it.

https://twitter.com/2000AD/status/1330826422416519168

thanks for this, i will do too…
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 23 November, 2020, 04:31:12 PM
The child did well today: Beano; Phoenix; Lego Explorers. 2000 AD didn’t rock up—although I’m sure the three Hachette volumes will see me through until it does!
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 23 November, 2020, 04:42:49 PM
i'll see if it shows tomorrow if not i'll then contact them
: Re: Prog drought!
: Pyroxian 23 November, 2020, 05:03:37 PM
My 2208 turned up today, so there's still hope...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 23 November, 2020, 06:29:50 PM
since this week's prog is a nosho either I've gone with contacting.

Deathsquad has turned up though.  I'm wondering if it is because they're putting all their effort into parcels.

 :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 24 November, 2020, 01:18:14 PM
Prog arrived yesterday, Meg today.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 24 November, 2020, 07:42:17 PM
Still no 2208 here. I'll report it tomorrow.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 24 November, 2020, 08:19:30 PM
Still no 2208 here. I'll report it tomorrow.

Ditto if it doesn't show up.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 24 November, 2020, 08:59:16 PM
Likewise here, along with the Meg
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 25 November, 2020, 12:42:30 PM
2208 turned up today! Finally! Have fired another message to CS to cancel replacement. Anyone got 2209 yet?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 25 November, 2020, 04:27:02 PM
What’s their phone number please?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 25 November, 2020, 04:49:08 PM
What’s their phone number please?
Think it’s 01865 797 022
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 25 November, 2020, 05:53:16 PM
Thank you, will give them a ring tomorrow!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 25 November, 2020, 06:09:06 PM
Yesterday I was told to wait until next Monday to see if it turned up, before asking for a replacement.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 26 November, 2020, 03:39:08 PM
I decided to wait a few more days and 2208 has shown up today.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 26 November, 2020, 03:48:02 PM
The Meg has finally turned up, but not this week's Prog
: Re: Prog drought!
: Barrington Boots 27 November, 2020, 09:59:18 AM
I'm guessing no physical subscribers have had 2209 yet?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2020, 10:03:23 AM
I'm guessing no physical subscribers have had 2209 yet?

I've not yet. Our copies of The Phoenix are also coming very late. Which is a sure sign of problems as they arrived like clockwork before, even at the height of the first lockdown, when they actually arrived earlier than normal typically. I think its not landed on a Friday only twice since March, that is before the last two weeks when its been 5 or so days late both weeks. Using that as a barometer I'm expected the Prog to arrive 5 - 7 days late (from Saturday) and that's cool. Fingers crossed we get to the bumper X-Mas Prog and things will sort themselves out over Christmas.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 27 November, 2020, 12:18:46 PM
2208 has arrived! 13 days later than the old days, and 9 days later than they’ve recently been arriving. Be nice to see 2209 (and indeed the Xmas prog) before the year’s out.
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 27 November, 2020, 01:38:18 PM
2208 has arrived! 13 days later than the old days, and 9 days later than they’ve recently been arriving. Be nice to see 2209 (and indeed the Xmas prog) before the year’s out.

So you do not worried about 2110 and 2111?
: Re: Prog drought!
: CalHab 27 November, 2020, 01:48:28 PM
My 2208 arrived yesterday. The Meg arrived the day before. I suspect these delays will be with us well into January.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Richard 27 November, 2020, 02:05:41 PM
My 2209 arrived today.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 27 November, 2020, 02:17:25 PM
this is just depressing now is glasgow like on the royal mails avoid list? it feels like i haven't gotten any mail in days let alone progs
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 27 November, 2020, 02:59:58 PM
and like that 2208 is here  :lol:
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2020, 03:10:03 PM
And 2009 has just landed to boot in Sheffield.
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 27 November, 2020, 03:21:08 PM
And 2009 has just landed to boot in Sheffield.

The postal service is horrendous in your valley
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 27 November, 2020, 03:34:17 PM
Ah, good to know about timings. 2009 not here yet, but I did get 2008. All mini-IP’s comics (Beano; Phoenix; Lego Explorers) arrived in one lot on Monday. She was very happy about that!
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 27 November, 2020, 03:34:47 PM
I was gonna say is sheffield part of the gateaway to the bermuda triangle
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 27 November, 2020, 04:45:26 PM
Well close to Saturday.  Maybe 2208 will finally grace us with its presence. 

Not holding out much hope mind.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2020, 04:53:29 PM
I was gonna say is sheffield part of the gateaway to the bermuda triangle

No Sheffield is (kinda) gateway to the Rhubarb Triangle... which from the south is true...

Also victim to my appalling grammar.

And 2009 has just landed in Sheffield, to boot.
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 27 November, 2020, 06:49:42 PM
I was gonna say is sheffield part of the gateaway to the bermuda triangle

No Sheffield is (kinda) gateway to the Rhubarb Triangle... which from the south is true...

Also victim to my appalling grammar.


But living in the Bermuda Triangle sounds much more cooler than failing a grammar test
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 28 November, 2020, 11:26:14 AM
2209 has also now turned up here.
: Re: Prog drought!
: moly 28 November, 2020, 01:55:42 PM
Still waiting for last week’s prog but post around here seem to only deliver parcels lately
: Re: Prog drought!
: Daveycandlish 28 November, 2020, 02:20:36 PM
Got last weeks today but not todays  :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 28 November, 2020, 02:29:04 PM
Got last weeks today but not todays  :(

Likewise near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 28 November, 2020, 03:00:54 PM
3pm and still not post.

Looks like another week without.

 :'(
: Re: Prog drought!
: Richard 28 November, 2020, 03:38:56 PM
I don't really mind. My last two progs both arrived six days late, so if that happens again then I'll still be getting my progs at weekly intervals as normal. There will just have been one gap of 13 days two weeks ago, which is in the past now. It's only a problem if you keep looking at it as " my prog is always late" instead of considering that the gaps between progs are normal.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 28 November, 2020, 03:45:20 PM
2209 here, just a week late. Hopefully things are heading back to a normal schedule.
: Re: Prog drought!
: oshii 28 November, 2020, 05:15:45 PM
Still 2209 less.  Mind you, 2208 & the Meg  only turned up on Tuesday, so wasn't really expecting it today
: Re: Prog drought!
: Professor Bear 28 November, 2020, 06:15:45 PM
I read my progs and Megs in one sitting every few months or so, and was quite enjoying being above the week-to-week concerns about prompt delivery.  Not looking forward to visiting the LCS for my pickup run and subsequent prog hunt.
: Re: Prog drought!
: scrotnig 29 November, 2020, 12:25:50 AM
2209 *and* 2210 both turned up together this morning.

Can any of our readers beat that?
: Re: Prog drought!
: NapalmKev 29 November, 2020, 06:40:49 AM
2209 *and* 2210 both turned up together this morning.

Can any of our readers beat that?

Nope. 2210 arrived but I'm still waiting for  2209. So my Prog reading is currently on hold as I wait for things to to get back into order.

Cheers
: Re: Prog drought!
: Barrington Boots 30 November, 2020, 09:48:48 AM
No 2209 or 2210 here. Had a number of other stuff arrive from other sources, it's seemingly only the prog that's affected out of all the post in the land? Weird.
 
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 30 November, 2020, 10:04:38 AM
It’s quite random here. Meg arrived on time. One Beano recently was almost a week late. Phoenix is all over the place, despite them specifically mailing issues early.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 30 November, 2020, 10:40:44 AM
No 2209 or 2210 but I got the Misty special!

Do the specials come from a different depot than the regular prog?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 30 November, 2020, 10:49:11 AM
Yeah the randomness makes this a little harder to deal with. Somethings seem fine (ish) others seem regularly delayed. Not knowing the inner workings of Royal Mail I don't know if so massive mail outs (so sub copies from printers) go via a different process to mailout of a smaller scale?

I had a nosey at Royal Mails website and they give vague updates, but little specific info. So clearly their service will be impacted by safe working practices and reduced staffing due to isolation and illness. There is however nothing to suggest the more systemic problems we seem to be seeing with subs services. I wonder how wide spread it is?

: Re: Prog drought!
: ChickenStu 30 November, 2020, 12:37:51 PM
2209 and 2210 dropped through the door today. Wasn't expecting that!
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 30 November, 2020, 12:49:05 PM
2209 and Misty just landed. No Phoenix yet.
: Re: Prog drought!
: chuffsteruk 30 November, 2020, 02:57:18 PM
No mail in 3 weeks, bar parcels, here in Colchester!Meg and Progs missing, plus various other mags, a cheque posted on the 7th and some hospital appts.People have received Christmas cards posted out by me the next day though.Very strange!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 30 November, 2020, 04:28:55 PM
Well now 3 weeks without any sign of either prog or meg.  Other mail is getting through but it feels a little like parcel mail is more reliable.  I do wonder if this is the shape of things to come as RM is trying to kill off letter post in favour of parcel post.

On the positive side, having been asked by subs to hang on and give it 3 weeks to see if owt turns up, I find an email from the aforementioned subs department asking if anything had arrived or if they needed to sort a replacement.  In this day and age it is more than a little unusual to find the company chasing the customer rather than the other way round.

Fair dues.
: Re: Prog drought!
: jrdd 30 November, 2020, 05:37:08 PM
Just to chip in from the shire of Cambridge, my 2209 and 2210 both arrived Saturday, but 2205 was seemingly intercepted by thrill-suckers and never showed.  The subs people were very helpful in organising a replacement which arrived about a week later.

Just to put people's minds (slightly) at ease, it's not just the prog.  I started a New Scientist sub back in January, which usually arrived on a Friday (a day after on-sale).  Gradually this has slipped to Saturdays, almost perfectly in sync with the prog shifting to Mondays.  However I'm still waiting for this week's to arrive, and one or two previous issues have been delayed by a week or so.

When I've managed to chat with the postman he's indicated they've had xmas-levels of post for some time now, but not the usual extra staff to handle it.  I guess they have to prioritise and perhaps standard regular bulk mail-outs drop down the queue a bit - might explain why replacements and specials seem to get through.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 30 November, 2020, 05:55:40 PM
It's a Misty Special but no 2210 in these here parts!  If it doesnt turn up tomorrow, it's a quick run over the road from work to get it before it goes off sale.....
: Re: Prog drought!
: chuffsteruk 01 December, 2020, 12:13:12 PM
Just had a lady from RM phone regarding no mail for 4 weeks here in Colchester.She said she'd spoken to the manager at the sorting office, who admitted they'd not bothered sorting non-trackable mail and couldn't say when i'd get any deliveries....
: Re: Prog drought!
: Barrington Boots 01 December, 2020, 12:33:38 PM
Good to know it's not just the Prog impacted (well, sort of good - commiserations to those still awaiting other missives).
My copy of 2210 has now arrived but no 2209. Raised with the subs team, had no answer but I suspect they're snowed under somewhat...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 01 December, 2020, 05:25:03 PM
Why is the prog like a London bus?

Because you wait ages for one and then three turn up at once!  (plus the meg).

Interesting to see what happens with the end of year prog now then.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 01 December, 2020, 06:58:49 PM
or indeed 2209, as confused Leigh discovered when he went to get 2210 and saw 2209 - did i have it?  Cover looks familiar... took a punt and it is indeed a missing prog!  Hopefully 2210 (and 2209!) will turn up tomorrow

It's a Misty Special but no 2210 in these here parts!  If it doesnt turn up tomorrow, it's a quick run over the road from work to get it before it goes off sale.....
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin Zeal 04 December, 2020, 10:14:58 PM
As a postie, I've read this topic with great interest. I can only talk about the office I work in with any authority. However if that is anything like other offices around the country any delays in the prog are the fault of Royal Mail and not Rebellion. We have been struggling for months to deal with the extra volume of parcels since covid happened. Management want us to prioritise parcels over mail. Saturday is also seen as a light day for mail and so it can be rolled over until Monday to allow for more parcels to be delivered. It's an unfortunate set of circumstances that all go against the prog.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Dandontdare 04 December, 2020, 11:31:56 PM
I only got 2209 yesterday - but Colin's right. My prog delivery went noticeably worse a few years ago along with our postal deliveries in general. Monday became the norm, maybe later. Many times I called Denise who'd dispatch a replacement, only for the original to show up a few days later (the record was a 3 month old prog delivered).

My mate's been a postie for about a year now and he's encountered so much shit from just trying to do a good job. And his stories don't inspire confidence in the organisational skills of the Royal Mail.

Calling Denise was always an easy fix, but they're still pretty good - Simon was very helpful when my sub lapsed accidentally (he sent me a bundle of missed progs and followed up with an email checking if I was missing any Megs - I know I'd received and read the anniversary special, but I think I may have recycled it by accident. I jokingly mentioned this and he sent me a free digital copy - which was nice)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin Zeal 05 December, 2020, 07:05:35 PM
If the change from Royal mail having to deliver letters on a Saturday does happen it will be even worse for subscribers. It would be the end of Saturday delivery.

: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin Zeal 05 December, 2020, 07:08:40 PM
I forgot the link. This is very likely to happen and it can only be delayed rather than stopped.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/26/royal-mail-closer-to-ending-saturday-letter-deliveries-after-ofcom-review
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 05 December, 2020, 11:55:39 PM
I think i'll be moving to digital once my current sub ends
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 06 December, 2020, 10:06:38 AM
I'm now two weeks behind, but I have some much else to read, I really not bothered, so long as they turn up eventually. Which they will.
: Re: Prog drought!
: moly 06 December, 2020, 10:41:07 AM
They definitely seem to of stopped letter delivery in my area by Braintree on a Saturday, people posting on the local Facebook site haven’t received letter post on a Saturday but Monday or Tuesday instead for at least a month now, parcel deliveries seem to be priority
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 06 December, 2020, 11:38:22 AM
That’s what’s going on. Large letter deliveries here are all over the place. They’re clearly being ‘stacked’ and delivered at random. We got three of mini-G’s things all at once a while back, and those publications never before aligned. Parcels seem to not be delayed though.

But then this was always going to happen once Royal Mail was sold off. It’s no longer about a universal service but viability. And this will be the first step. We’ll shift from “no letters on a Saturday” to “letters only on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday” within a year or two. (Parcels will be the trickier one. Right now, Royal Mail is obligated to delivery parcels Mon–Fri, but not Saturday. Who knows where it will head in future?)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 06 December, 2020, 12:39:45 PM
Yeah I think I'm a full week behind now. The fact it looks like Jacqusie got this copy recently (judging by the review thread) gives me hope that it will come tomorrow here in Sheffield.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 06 December, 2020, 02:28:14 PM
I grabbed 2209 from the newsie on Tuesday - 2210 turned up soon after, but postal 2209 clearly felt spurned by my impatience.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 06 December, 2020, 06:50:22 PM
If anyone has a 2209 going spare, let me know!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 06 December, 2020, 07:47:05 PM
If my postal 2209 turn up, you'll be the first to know Dr X
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 07 December, 2020, 10:53:45 AM
Huzzah! Double dose in the mail today! 2010 & 2011 bring us up to date I believe. Zarjaz.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 07 December, 2020, 11:15:37 AM
2209 & 2210 for me! Woo and indeed hoo.

Watch out Thrill-buffers!
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 07 December, 2020, 11:19:15 AM
2209 & 2210 for me! Woo and indeed hoo.

Watch out Thrill-buffers!

I'm still waiting for those two but hopefully this week...  I really don't look forward to Christmas without a Christmas Prog though; fingers crossed that one gets through okay.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 07 December, 2020, 04:20:24 PM
Okaaayyyyy Royal Mail are toying with me now. Prog 2211 just landed, so pretty much in time. The Phoenix landed on Friday - so exactly on time... Prog 2210 - still not landed. So fingers scrossed this means (mayyyybbbeeeeee) they have a process in place to get stuff out in a moe timely manner BUT they are still working through a backlog?

Who knows...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 07 December, 2020, 04:25:10 PM
Got me a spare 2209 here Dr X if yours hassnt landed....

If my postal 2209 turn up, you'll be the first to know Dr X
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 07 December, 2020, 04:49:10 PM
They appear to be slowly catching up. Delays for me have been 2 weeks, 10 days, 1 week, for the last 3 Progs. Hopefully the end of year Progs will arrive by Xmas and things will settle down in the new year.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 07 December, 2020, 10:33:09 PM
They appear to be slowly catching up. Delays for me have been 2 weeks, 10 days, 1 week, for the last 3 Progs. Hopefully the end of year Progs will arrive by Xmas and things will settle down in the new year.

Great! I've sent you a PM. I think! (It seemed to freeze on me)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Dandontdare 08 December, 2020, 03:19:17 AM
Don't worry it'll be fine. It's not like it's going to be busy the next few weeks
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 08 December, 2020, 10:32:22 AM
I got 2209 today!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 08 December, 2020, 11:05:03 AM
2010 turned up yesterday.

And after I had had a gentle word with my postie a couple of weeks ago, he didn’t bend it in half. Result.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 08 December, 2020, 11:45:17 AM
2011 just showed up.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 08 December, 2020, 03:48:03 PM
And so did my copy of 2211. Three progs in two days, my head is a-spinnin'!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 08 December, 2020, 03:51:45 PM
Yep I'm up to date 2210 just landed and I have two Progs to read tonight. Thrill buffers being upgraded now to cope...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Richard 08 December, 2020, 09:15:55 PM
And after I had had a gentle word with my postie a couple of weeks ago, he didn’t bend it in half. Result.
Bet he wiped his dick on it.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 10 December, 2020, 04:58:52 PM
Finally the pretty attrocious service Royal Mail are currently able to provide is getting picked up in the media.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55263177 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55263177)

To be fair my default position is bloody since they got privitised. When it should probably be. Bloody unique conditions of reduced staff due to illness / isolating and massivley increased demand due to global pandemic.... but I'm being grumpy at some folks on Facebook suggesting all colour art in 2000ad is not as good as the black and white stuff in the first 500 issues so I'm going with my unreasonable stance here....
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 10 December, 2020, 09:24:52 PM
I'm up-to-date with both Progs and Megs, as of yesterday!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 12 December, 2020, 02:32:12 PM
So after the last couple of weeks when the Prog didn’t come until the week after, my Xmas Prog and the Meg both came today. Go figure.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Pyroxian 12 December, 2020, 03:12:46 PM
I got 2011 and the Christmas Prog today :) Hopefully the Meg will arrive next week
: Re: Prog drought!
: moly 12 December, 2020, 03:52:47 PM
No prog in black notley but a Christmas card my mom posted two weeks ago arrived
: Re: Prog drought!
: Jim_Campbell 13 December, 2020, 09:41:21 AM
Christmas Meg yesterday, but no Christmas prog. BOOO.
: Re: Prog drought!
: scrotnig 13 December, 2020, 12:12:47 PM
I got both the Christmas Prog and the Meg yesterday (Saturday) which I am immensely delighted about and with.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 14 December, 2020, 05:32:46 PM
Prog 2212 landed today - same day as The Phoenix So fingers crossed that's that all over and come the new year... if Royal Mail don't beg off Saturday delivers we can all get back to normal. Now won't that be nice!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 14 December, 2020, 06:14:27 PM
No 2211 for me yet. Is the Xmas prog all new, so I can safely open it when it inevitably arrives first?
: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 14 December, 2020, 06:20:54 PM
All the stories are basically new. Visions of Deadworld is the only story that carries over but they are all short stories.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Richard 14 December, 2020, 08:05:59 PM
Got my last 2020 issues today.

Rebellion have done a great job this year keeping the comics coming despite lockdown, without interrupting the schedule.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 17 December, 2020, 06:33:07 PM
Anyone still waiting for 2211? Don’t want to hassle the droids, but at some point I have to assume it lost.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 17 December, 2020, 10:05:43 PM
Anyone still waiting for 2211? Don’t want to hassle the droids, but at some point I have to assume it lost.

I am, and 2212, and the Megazine.
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 18 December, 2020, 08:58:14 AM
Still waiting for 2211 and 2212 - no huge rush but it would be nice to get the bumper festive Prog next week...
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 18 December, 2020, 09:28:41 AM
Mine both arrived yesterday. Some odd sticker on 2000 AD that I’ve never seen before. Royal Mail clearly still having an issue delivering large letter post. (Standard letters and parcels seem to move through the system at something closer to standard speed.)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 18 December, 2020, 04:49:49 PM
By the time I read it the shop buyers will have known for weeks that Sinister is not really dead and that guy in the inn is really Constanta.

I’ll give it till Monday before I ask Tharg for a replacement.
: Re: Prog drought!
: BPP 19 December, 2020, 06:16:54 AM
Well this is...... unwelcome....

Apologies for the delay in response from us it has been a bit chaotic here the past couple of weeks at 2000 AD Towers.

I'm deeply sorry that you have not received Prog 2209. I will be unable to organise a physical replacement of this issue as it has been out of print since last week.

Can I please confirm if you have received prog 2209 by now?

I will, however, entitle your account to the digital edition for no extra charge and refund you for Prog 2209 if it has not arrived with you by now.

: Re: Prog drought!
: broodblik 19 December, 2020, 06:38:59 AM
I see a lot of the progs are out of stock basically from prog 2196 up until the xmas prog most progs are not out of stock
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 19 December, 2020, 11:49:21 AM
For people missing 2209, there are quiet a few on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=2000ad+2209&_sacat=0
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 19 December, 2020, 12:07:48 PM
For people missing 2209, there are quiet a few on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=2000ad+2209&_sacat=0

Yeah I had a nosey at these yesterday and saw that some folks seem to have sussed this one might be a little short. I looked in my LCS as well this morning and the cupboard was bare for this one - though all the surrounding ones were there.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 19 December, 2020, 12:10:54 PM
Notably, a number of those eBay auctions aren’t scalper central at least. Some of them were reasonably priced.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 19 December, 2020, 04:55:23 PM
I've been up-to-date with both the Prog and the Meg since at least Tuesday!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 19 December, 2020, 11:37:44 PM
missing 2211 and 2212 and the meg not happy....

plus side the two nemesis books seem to be on their way to me
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 21 December, 2020, 10:04:17 AM
missing 2211 and 2212 and the meg


Me too.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 21 December, 2020, 11:32:22 AM

plus side the two nemesis books seem to be on their way to me

Me too - at least that’s what I assume the consignment notes I’m being emailed refer to - apparently 8kg! Which seems a mite hefty, even for two hardbacks.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Proudhuff 21 December, 2020, 01:01:26 PM
Anyone still waiting for 2211? Don’t want to hassle the droids, but at some point I have to assume it lost.

I am, and 2212, and the Megazine.

Same here, appreciate the time of year, covid and pre-Brexit shenanigans, but I need my fix of Dredd!
I'm listening to Dredd on Audible just to see me thro! :'(
: Re: Prog drought!
: zombieman 22 December, 2020, 02:12:38 PM
I've not had 2211, 2212 or the megazine, and my HB of Nemesis was apparently sent a week ago, with no sign of it yet. It's safe to say I'm a wee bit annoyed.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 22 December, 2020, 05:35:46 PM
The droids have told me that if 2211 and 2212 haven’t arrived by tomorrow they will post out replacements. They have also unlocked the digital versions for me.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 22 December, 2020, 06:09:45 PM
Nothing here yet either.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 23 December, 2020, 12:59:31 AM
i have resigned to the fact i ain't getting them til the new year at this point if ever :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 23 December, 2020, 06:33:37 AM
I'm lucky all my Progs have landed, but there's so much else missing. My tally at the moment:

The Phoenix double issue
Mega Mania
Angry Planet
A bumper lot of Stray Bullets - Sunshine and Roses I won on ebay

All are lost somewhere in Royal Mails Christmas piles. Heavens knows when and which will finally land.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 23 December, 2020, 11:46:07 AM
Phoenix arrived with us on time, oddly. So random.
: Re: Prog drought!
: zombieman 23 December, 2020, 12:05:52 PM
Nemesis landed safely today! *phew*
: Re: Prog drought!
: 73north 24 December, 2020, 02:25:09 PM

So far this month - No
Prog 2211 or the Xmas Prog 2212 -
my Prog's have been arriving over a week later for over two months mostly
I ordered the Xmas Misty 2020 and Dredd Year Three new book by Lauren Sills -
 both arrived yesterday - thankfully both are Xmas Presents ( first one for a young kid -
second for me )

I was also informed the Trigan Empire Volume 2 was shipped late - probably arrive next month

I appreciate its not Rebellions fault - but might be a good idea not to release them right at the end of December in future - in case this happens again ( down a Xmas Present )
eg can they release the Hellman of Hammer Force edition in late November 2021 ??
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 24 December, 2020, 03:29:33 PM
Our Smiths has copies of 2211 and 2212 (or at least it did today).  If anyone wants me to see if they are still there when they're open next and grab copies then please let me know.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 24 December, 2020, 04:45:53 PM
To be fair to Rebellion, I don’t imagine anyone was predicting Royal Mail to go full meltdown regarding large letter post.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 29 December, 2020, 11:47:06 AM
What is the right thing to do here? I don't want to impose on Rebellion for something that might come in the post, but I am also down three progs, a Meg and counting.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 29 December, 2020, 11:57:17 AM
What is the right thing to do here? I don't want to impose on Rebellion for something that might come in the post, but I am also down three progs, a Meg and counting.

Contact them. I did before X-Mas and Cameron who helped was great. I'm after Mega Mania and he was really helpful, while asking for patience, which I'm more than happy to be in the circumstance. He asked me to get back if nothing had arrived by 4th Jan when they are back at work. i genuinely get the impression they are doing all they can to make good on problems that aren't even really of their making.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Proudhuff 29 December, 2020, 09:34:15 PM
What is the right thing to do here? I don't want to impose on Rebellion for something that might come in the post, but I am also down three progs, a Meg and counting.

Same here, nothing since the start of December... Will give it till 4th Jan, but really not happy, other deal mail seeming to get thro, has Nicola closed the border?
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 30 December, 2020, 12:22:14 PM
2212 and the Megazine just turned up here, but no sign of 2211.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 30 December, 2020, 01:32:16 PM
for those whose thrill hose has dried up,  are you annual subscribers? 

I have had the same problem on the anniversary of my sub the past two years running where my name gets kicked off the list they use to send out the subs.....
: Re: Prog drought!
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 30 December, 2020, 01:51:19 PM
All the people unable to get their thrills- has anyone found the prog not appearing in their local newsagents? I buy mine from Smiths, and this year has seen the prog going from being massively "overstocked" (15 copies one week), to the more usual ten, down to a bare three at one point. They only got six of the current issue.

The specials have been similarly haphazard- with the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special being the most conspicuous by its absence (only two copies), while others such as John Steel had ten plus.

All very odd. I understand the pressures of the year, etc, but surely the number of ordered copies of long-running titles should stay around the same from issue to issue?

I always pass through WHSMITHS on a Wednesday morning as they are putting them out on display, so I would say at least 48 weeks this year I have received my copies from the box before they hit the shelf.

SBT
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 30 December, 2020, 02:08:18 PM
It's possible subscribers bereft of their copy have snaffled a few of them?  I know I bought a couple that didnt hit my doormat on time
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tjm86 30 December, 2020, 02:11:42 PM
I'm a monthly subscriber.  The last month was downright bizarre.  No prog for three weeks then all turned up on pretty much the same day.  Unfortunately just after the subs department had asked about them and then said they would put replacements in the post.

So it looks more like the posties are the problem than the subs department.  As for Smiths (which is pretty much the only local newsagent left round here), they've been pretty consistent with progs, specials and megs.  I've been picking up the specials because a) I wanted to cherry-pick this year as there were too many that I didn't have any interest in and b) I want to encourage them to stock the specials for casual readers.

Post does seem too be getting back to normal now that the Christmas / Covid chaos is dying down.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 30 December, 2020, 02:32:50 PM
I'm an annual subscriber but my renewal was in October.

Got 2211 today, but no sign of the Meg or 2212.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 30 December, 2020, 04:12:42 PM
my renewals in march and i had the same thing happen to me 2211 came today still missing the christmas prog and the meg
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 30 December, 2020, 05:38:46 PM
My 2211 has arrived (though I have been away for a couple of days). Don’t know if that was the replacement I requested. No sign of the Xmas prog.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 01 January, 2021, 04:00:14 PM
My 2211 showed up yesterday, so that's me up to date.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 05 January, 2021, 01:13:05 AM
if its not in tomorrow i am sadly gonna have to ask the subs. i really don't want to its not their fault this is on the royal mail
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 05 January, 2021, 11:51:09 AM
2213 here today. (North-east Hampshire.)

Looks like these problems are really localised, judging from a Twitter thread I saw earlier. Some people are just receiving their Radio Times Christmas edition (some getting it with the new issue). A journo noted he just got his mid-Dec Private Eye. One person noted they’ve had no mail at all for almost six weeks. I guess it must be down to capacity in your sorting offices and such.
: Re: Prog drought!
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 05 January, 2021, 12:20:08 PM
Tangentially linked to the "Great Prog Drought 2020", I havent yet received my trade paperback as prize for the letter in 2212. Since such a thing is merely a cake icing on the pleasure of seeing it happen, I feel bad about mentioning it. I wonder how long it will take to arrive?

SBT
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 05 January, 2021, 12:51:27 PM
Xmas prog landed on NYE. The replacement progs (2211, 2212) I asked for a couple of weeks ago arrived today!! Happy to send these duplicates on to anyone who still can’t get one, though I’m guessing the print run will be larger for the Xmas prog anyway.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 05 January, 2021, 01:17:37 PM
Postie’s been, still no sign of Prog 2213 :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 06 January, 2021, 02:25:11 PM
i got 2213 in today but the christmas prog and 427 are still missing
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 06 January, 2021, 04:43:29 PM
In the end only Mega Mania and one other thing I ordered failed to land - Have to say both Rebellion Support and the other folks have been excellent when its come to support. I wanted to be as patient as possible as it wasn't down to them. In the end though when we all agreed it wouldn't land there was absolutely no hesistation in sorting it out and their customer service practice of keeping the customer warm and informed was superb.

Thanks Rebellion.

Curse you Royal Mail!
: Re: Prog drought!
: scrotnig 06 January, 2021, 10:00:18 PM
I got 2213 yesterday so I am completely up to date.

Aside from about three weeks where the post went a bit awry, the prog and meg has been on time, there or thereabouts, for me all year.

Given the challenging circumstances, this is an incredible achievement by Rebellion and, I should add, is greatly appreciated.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 09 January, 2021, 10:24:28 AM
As if to highlight the randomness of Royal Mail right now (likely exacerbated in some regions—including mine—due to COVID cases), deliveries here have of late ranged from early to on-time. This week, we’ve not yet had The Phoenix, The Beano or 2000 AD.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 09 January, 2021, 10:31:57 AM
Yep just as things seem to be getting back on their feet The Phoenix, which came Thursday last week - hasn't shown up and is unlikely to before Monday now I'd guess.

I have little hope for the treat that was a Saturday Prog anytime soon if ever again.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 09 January, 2021, 10:56:35 AM
Yeah, it was pretty patchy here in Brum pre-Christmas, but no show for 2213, so not going to pin much hope on 2214 today
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 09 January, 2021, 11:32:40 AM
prior to the pandemic i am one of those old primitives who enjoyed picking up the latest prog, in person, from my tiny little local newsagent, partly out of support for a thrill-supporting little shop, and partly for the nostalgia of going through the motions of the same excited weekly ritual that eleven year old me partook in - in the days when i would spend the week just desperate to know whether harry 20 would actually succeed in his bid for freedom ...

being on the government shielded list since last march, and not actually allowed out of my tiny flat for much of that time, rebellion's keeping postage free for the prog and the meg was a beautiful thing that allowed the locked away to continue to source the prog. it was usually late, but it always got here in the end. bravo.

now, ordered back into shielding again, and rightly, i am still dependent on my weekly trip to the online shop. last year, the free shipping usually encouraged me to pick up a couple of other items (and willingly pay for their shipping) too. this year, without warning, but coinciding directly with a return to fearful enforced houseboundness for crocked folk like myself, the rather pricey shipping for the prog and the meg has been reinstated. i have no choice - i am not allowed out. but this timing is pretty bad by tharg. and what it means for rebellion is that i won't be (i won't be able) to pick up any more of their excellent exclusives, sale items and extras any more. i am not alone. it isn't very clever. there should have been a warning.

so this year's quarantine 3.0 will definitely have a thrill drought. disappointed. rigelian blasts all round.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Southstreeter 09 January, 2021, 02:37:05 PM
2214 arrived today, first Saturday prog in months!
: Re: Prog drought!
: walrus 09 January, 2021, 03:04:11 PM
Online store is showing free postage on current issues 2213 and Meg 427 so perhaps it was a glitch when you looked. The banner for Free UK Postage on current issues is still on the front page too.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 09 January, 2021, 03:42:02 PM
Actually take it back as we got post today and The Phoenix arrived. Oh me of little faith!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 09 January, 2021, 03:55:46 PM
No sigh of either Progs or the Meg so far.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 11 January, 2021, 10:51:41 AM
No sign of 2213 still, though still a chance before it goes off sale - normal routine would be to go and buy it at the newsie across the road from work if it doesnt hit tomorrow, but I'm working from home, and local newsie are Grexnixes....

If it is free postage, I'll order a copy from the shop I suppose, but I don't like being without a prog - feels like bad luck!

: Re: Prog drought!
: Molch-R 11 January, 2021, 06:12:27 PM
so this year's quarantine 3.0 will definitely have a thrill drought. disappointed. rigelian blasts all round.

I was a bit concerned to see this so checked and can confirm nothing has changed - the current print Prog and Meg continue to be exempt from P&P (if ordered within the first week (and first month) after publication).

This applies when they're ordered by themselves, if ordered with other physical products there will be a shipping charge but the Progs won’t be part of that consideration.

Hope that sets your mind at rest.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 11 January, 2021, 06:53:36 PM
my prog drought is officially over not only did this weeks prog show but so did the end of year one and meg 427
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 11 January, 2021, 09:54:13 PM
thanks guys. that's a relief. and i apologise for my hyperbole. so it looks my being fleeced last week was a one off glitch. zrag gets into everything these end of days ...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Buttonman 11 January, 2021, 11:41:43 PM
I got 2214 yesterday and finally Christmas Prog 2212 today! Only because I paid over the odds on eBay for it! Subs refunded the issue and sent a link for the digital copy to me as they have none to send out, which was good service - can't control what happens once the Royal Mail get hold of it. Hopefully a one off as missed my Christmas Prog, port and mince pies!
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 12 January, 2021, 10:28:57 AM
Showcasing how random things are, the post-Christmas week here was back to normal. Phoenix was even early (Thursday) and a Prog on a Saturday. This week: no mail at all. In fact, no mail since at least last Thursday, bar parcels.
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 12 January, 2021, 10:33:08 AM
Still no sign of 2211 or 2213 (or 2214) for me yet - 2212 arrived after New Year at least.  I'm just rolling with it for now and hoping the missing issues will eventually arrive and delivery is back to normal in a month or two (or six).  I know none of this is down to Rebellion, just a byproduct of the weird circumstances we're all living in at the mo.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 12 January, 2021, 10:34:31 AM
Everything just showed up in on go, via a postie I’ve never seen before (masked, though). The kid, being homeschooled, is now desperate to read all her comics and is making growly noises at being told no, she has to finish some schoolwork first.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 12 January, 2021, 11:43:03 AM
Royal Mail have released a list of areas hit by problems

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55591063 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55591063)

I guess the rest of us are imagining it!
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 12 January, 2021, 11:57:53 AM
Perhaps those are just the worst affected. Every area is going to have issues with staffing to some degree. It’s pretty clear that Royal Mail is stacking large letters at the very least—only parcels delivered by van are going through reliably at normal speeds.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 12 January, 2021, 03:52:16 PM
Yeah, that's an... optimistic list there.

no post for about 5 days here, other than a mysterious 8am Sunday drop of my car insurance documents - presumably these had gone to the wrong address and someone had the honesty to drop them round, though what that means for the rest of my post, I don't know....
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 12 January, 2021, 04:38:47 PM
2 days without the postie and no Progs/Megs!! :(
: Re: Prog drought!
: moly 12 January, 2021, 06:51:40 PM
No progs since Christmas and no response from 2000ad shop in relation to sub query since last week
: Re: Prog drought!
: Michael Knight 13 January, 2021, 04:43:04 PM
No Prog 2214 for me yet. looking forward to that cover.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 15 January, 2021, 04:26:10 PM
2213 and 2214 landed together today, so just about up to date..... no  sign of my Kings Reach book yet though!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 15 January, 2021, 06:56:56 PM
Still waiting for this year's Prog's
: Re: Prog drought!
: Michael Knight 15 January, 2021, 07:43:48 PM
2214 arrived in post today! Brought a smile to my face in a break from watching the news. Thanks Tharg!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 18 January, 2021, 04:51:49 PM
Meg came Saturday, 2215 today, so might be improving.....
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 21 January, 2021, 08:10:09 AM
2213 showed up yesterday (2212 came just after New Year); still no 2211 or 2214 or 2215 but I'll give it a few weeks before bugging subs about it as it's down to the postal service and I imagine the issues are just floating around there somewhere. 

Aquila came through a few days ago, luckily but we haven't had The Phoenix for weeks and the boys are getting a bit impatient about that; just one of those things and not exactly the end of the world (yet).
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 21 January, 2021, 08:23:36 AM
... but we haven't had The Phoenix for weeks and the boys are getting a bit impatient about that; just one of those things and not exactly the end of the world (yet).

Oh that's interesting. The Phoenix is back on track and fine here. We got this weeks on Saturday rather than Friday but that's largely to do with the snow we got I imagine killing delievers on Thursday.

Fingers crossed you get a relief package soon.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 04 February, 2021, 10:32:50 AM
Anyone else missing this week's prog?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 04 February, 2021, 10:41:09 AM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Monarch 05 February, 2021, 02:02:34 PM
tuesday seems to be the sweet spot for me now
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 05 February, 2021, 03:49:04 PM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.

My Progs seem to no longer come at all. 

My annual subs renewal payment went through today - starting to wonder where my Progs are though - nothing has arrived here in Norway since the bumper Christmas issue.  Not even sure what I can do about it at this point...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 05 February, 2021, 04:25:51 PM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.
Came today
: Re: Prog drought!
: Magnetica 05 February, 2021, 06:30:35 PM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.

My Progs seem to no longer come at all. 

My annual subs renewal payment went through today - starting to wonder where my Progs are though - nothing has arrived here in Norway since the bumper Christmas issue.  Not even sure what I can do about it at this point...

The latest Meg hasn’t shown up yet. I contacted Rebellion on Monday and they have promised to send another, which is pretty good customer service as far as I am concerned.
: Re: Prog drought!
: sleeping koala 06 February, 2021, 07:23:51 AM
I’m a subscriber from Australia.
PROG 2199 I never got as well Judge Dredd megazine number 424.
Contacted Oliver the subs droid who passed my email on to his replacement.
PROG 2199 out of stock so was offered a digital copy and refund.
Judge Dredd megazine , got replacement copy.
Now prog 2211 has gone AWOL and looks like it is also out of stock.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Bolt-01 06 February, 2021, 09:01:19 AM
Interesting (make that semi-disturbing) to read that recent issues are oos.

Could this be while newsagents make returns? Actually what 'does' happen to returns?
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 06 February, 2021, 08:46:51 PM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.

My Progs seem to no longer come at all. 

My annual subs renewal payment went through today - starting to wonder where my Progs are though - nothing has arrived here in Norway since the bumper Christmas issue.  Not even sure what I can do about it at this point...

The latest Meg hasn’t shown up yet. I contacted Rebellion on Monday and they have promised to send another, which is pretty good customer service as far as I am concerned.

It's not the customer service element I'm worried about, more the systemic problems there seems to be in getting large-envelope-printed-stuff through the post from the UK to Norway lately...  The Phoenix now seems to be getting through but I'm missing so many Progs and I don't know whether to assume they're lost or just held up somewhere, and that's not something customer service can assist with.  I don't want to hassle them for replacements when they might just turn up so I've held off up to know - if there's no sign of Prog life in a couple of weeks I'll see if anything can be done I guess.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 06 February, 2021, 09:55:27 PM
My Progs seem to no longer come on Saturdays but mid week.

My Progs seem to no longer come at all. 

My annual subs renewal payment went through today - starting to wonder where my Progs are though - nothing has arrived here in Norway since the bumper Christmas issue.  Not even sure what I can do about it at this point...

The latest Meg hasn’t shown up yet. I contacted Rebellion on Monday and they have promised to send another, which is pretty good customer service as far as I am concerned.

It's not the customer service element I'm worried about, more the systemic problems there seems to be in getting large-envelope-printed-stuff through the post from the UK to Norway lately...  The Phoenix now seems to be getting through but I'm missing so many Progs and I don't know whether to assume they're lost or just held up somewhere, and that's not something customer service can assist with.  I don't want to hassle them for replacements when they might just turn up so I've held off up to know - if there's no sign of Prog life in a couple of weeks I'll see if anything can be done I guess.

In my case, I discovered that the system had decided not to reward me with weekly thrill-power anymore  and had cancelled my subscription for me on New Year's Day!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 07 February, 2021, 07:13:35 PM
In my case, I discovered that the system had decided not to reward me with weekly thrill-power anymore  and had cancelled my subscription for me on New Year's Day!!

I'll check my subs status but I'm fairly sure this isn't the problem - my annual sub didn't renew until early February (and I got the automatic email letting me know that payment had gone through okay).  I think it's just Brexit-related postal meltdown or something.  I'll give it another couple of weeks and then contact subs about whatever issues haven't made it through (the last four, pretty much).
: Re: Prog drought!
: Batman's Superior Cousin 07 February, 2021, 08:55:39 PM
In my case, I discovered that the system had decided not to reward me with weekly thrill-power anymore  and had cancelled my subscription for me on New Year's Day!!

I'll check my subs status but I'm fairly sure this isn't the problem - my annual sub didn't renew until early February (and I got the automatic email letting me know that payment had gone through okay).  I think it's just Brexit-related postal meltdown or something.  I'll give it another couple of weeks and then contact subs about whatever issues haven't made it through (the last four, pretty much).
Ok mate, hope you receive/recover your missing Issues and good luck!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: ming 09 February, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
2214 and 2215 showed up today - glad I held off hassling subs peeps about it; just a bit of patience required these days.  Hopefully the other issues will dribble in in due course.  I'm just glad I don't have a UK-sourced mail-based lobster subscription.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 09 February, 2021, 01:02:35 PM
2214 and 2215 showed up today - glad I held off hassling subs peeps about it; just a bit of patience required these days.  Hopefully the other issues will dribble in in due course.  I'm just glad I don't have a UK-sourced mail-based lobster subscription.

Good to hear stuff is starting to get through. Fingers crossed the rest show up in due course.
: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 09 February, 2021, 02:19:01 PM
Could this be while newsagents make returns? Actually what 'does' happen to returns?
I’ve no idea these days. In olden times, it depended on the publisher. If they’d pay to have things sent back, everything would be returned. If not, stores would tear off the covers from unsold issues and bin the rest.

the systemic problems there seems to be in getting large-envelope-printed-stuff through the post from the UK to Norway
UK to UK is also still very bad. It seems to specifically be a problem with ‘large letter’ post, for whatever reason. Parcels are rattling through the system OK as are normal letters. But mags are still showing up pretty randomly here. (Although they do at least always show up—so far.)
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 12 February, 2021, 02:57:13 PM
My prog is here already!!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 12 February, 2021, 07:15:39 PM
My prog is here already!!!

What a Friday prog, a real live Friday Prog - they were like hen's teeth even before the plague times.

Mind we got a Thursday Phoenix this week as well... or are we just getting the dates wrong?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Tomwe 12 February, 2021, 07:40:59 PM
It’s like Tharg has employed this very Skysurfing delivery service over Royal Mail this week.
: Re: Prog drought!
: sleeping koala 20 February, 2021, 04:29:57 AM
Am glad, prog 2211 finally turned up.
Just hoping that somehow prog 2199 might surface but have more lick of winning the lotto.

: Re: Prog drought!
: IndigoPrime 20 February, 2021, 03:38:40 PM
2220 arrived today for me, alongside mini-G’s Beano. Phoenix on Thursday. For once, a normal week regarding magazine post.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin Zeal 21 February, 2021, 01:13:45 AM
I know I have said it before on this forum but it should be repeated; any delays to subscriber copies or your post in general are the fault of Royal Mail and not Rebellion. We struggled with covid and failed deliveries for months on end. Private Eye subscribers also complained about it being late/never turning up.we're getting on top of it but don't blame Rebellion.
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 09 April, 2021, 06:47:08 PM
Anyone received the Evil Genius 2 special yet? I got an email saying it had been dispatched on the 1st of April but there's no sign of it here yet.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 09 April, 2021, 08:35:21 PM
In my experience, they send those emails out a lot earlier than the actual item ships, so I wouldn;t be unduly concerned...
: Re: Prog drought!
: Leigh S 27 April, 2021, 04:18:55 PM
OK -maybe I was being optimistic.... any receive theirs yet?  I know it can be a week or two, but a month on from the email?
: Re: Prog drought!
: M.I.K. 27 April, 2021, 05:10:18 PM
I still haven't got mine but I contacted Rebellion a few days ago and got an email back earlier today saying they've sent a replacement out.
: Re: Prog drought!
: Proudhuff 28 April, 2021, 10:32:55 AM
Just to say I got last weeks bright and early on the Saturday, Happy Huff!
: Re: Prog drought!
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 28 April, 2021, 10:59:06 AM
I also got the email followed by a non-appearance of EG2. I then sent a questioning email after 17 days, and they sent a replacement- which arrived on Saturday.

SBT
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 04 May, 2021, 11:49:48 AM
Not sure if the bank holiday weekend has caused a hiccup by this weeks prog is MIA. Usually comes on a Sat, Monday at the latest. Tuesday post has been and gone...
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 13 May, 2021, 10:14:33 AM
still not got this weeks issue.
do bank holidays knock it all out of whack?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 13 May, 2021, 10:28:47 AM
Bank Holidays do knock things out in that given week but I'd suggest normally that should be straight by now (having no idea about what's going on in the back ground).

Number of folks posting in the review threads suggest there isn't a wide spread problem? Are you just missing this weeks or is it also previous ones still outstanding?
: Re: Prog drought!
: The Enigmatic Dr X 13 May, 2021, 10:31:06 AM
I am missing the most recent prog, but it always comes sooner or later
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 14 May, 2021, 12:26:11 PM
Bank Holidays do knock things out in that given week but I'd suggest normally that should be straight by now (having no idea about what's going on in the back ground).

Number of folks posting in the review threads suggest there isn't a wide spread problem? Are you just missing this weeks or is it also previous ones still outstanding?

2230 was a few days late.
2231 is MIA at the moment.
: Re: Prog drought!
: XRayLexx 14 May, 2021, 12:26:35 PM
I am missing the most recent prog, but it always comes sooner or later

Has yours shown up yet?
: Re: Prog drought!
: Proudhuff 12 June, 2021, 01:03:49 PM
Prog drought officially over! Saturday delivery for both Prog and Magazine! Well done TMO and Royal Mail!!
And the new bestest team on Dredd the Big W and Happy Shrapnel droids!!
: Re: Prog drought!
: Colin YNWA 12 June, 2021, 04:27:12 PM
Well stop chating here, get it read and get a review thread started HUH!

Taylor Towers is still Progless... but I got tourney's to prepare to distract me...