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Old 09-02-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Rodder's Digest / Buckaroo Communications

Ya know, I gotta tell ya somethin'......I've been around the Street Rodding community for quite some time, about a good 50 years of my 56. I've been involved in all areas of the hobby with a huge show of support, including subscribing to just about every magazine related to street rods, customs and vintage cars. But nothin' burns my ass more than being cheated by a corporate conglomorate like Buckaroo Communications. I gave those people $69.98 of my limited disability income for a 4 year renewal to Rodder's Digest on July 16, 2008 and then I extended my subscription on November 11, 2008 for another 2 years @ $24.99 to take advantage of a savings offer. I also sent them $29.99 to extend my sub for 12 more issues of American Rodder on November 8, 2008.
Shortly after that they disappear, along with my money. Did they tell me? No. Did they tell you? Probably not. They just just get up and go. They never sent a refund or anything.
You think I'm pissed? You're F-N' right I'm pissed. And I'll bet the whole staff is runnin' around to all the major events makin' like nothin' happened, rappin' with the reps, hangin' with the "good ol' boys"....you know what I'm talkin' about. All the big shots feelin' bad for them cuz their company went down. F that. Send me my money back, scumbags. I got bills to pay.
And go ahead, make my day and contact me. I was a loyal subscriber since the beginning. Let's see where your loyalty is. I can't wait to hear from you.

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Shoulda bought Rodder's Journal instead.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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I subscribe to Rodders Journal. Have every issue.
EXCELLENT! Sorry to hear about the other mag...
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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They were very erratic with their newstand continuity years ago.

Sorry for your loss.If there's karma....
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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I learned my lesson after Pisano bought it from Burger. They canned it and started sending American Rodder when it was a bikini rag. I called to complain and they quit sending anything and never refunded my money either. When Buckaroo started it up again I was leary and just looked for the good issues on the rack. Now all I get are Sheep Rodder and R&C, 3 years for $30 for both at Back to the 50's.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Hey I had aguy name Tex, do the same thing years ago its part of the game they never had real jobs
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:32 PM   #7
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Leroy Tex Smith published a cool magazine designed for guys like us,,,then he started publishing more and more specility books and Hot Rod Mechanix went down the tubes.

Gary Burger's Rodders Digest was good until Buckaroo took over,,

And who can forget Rodders World,,it was short lived,,I received 3 issues.

i went to the cleaners on all three.

I only subscribe to on magazine Jalopy Journal. HRP
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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I used to love Rodders Digest. I've had a letter to the editor published telling them not to screw it up when it got sold. guess it didn't do any good. the Buckaroo version was Rodders Digest in name only anyways.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:07 PM   #9
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Wow, I didn't know there was more than 1 issue of Rodders World. I purchased my 1 and only issue at a convenience store many years ago while I was at the Hershey Fall Swap Meet.
Your wagon build looks great. You're doing nice work!
Yeah, I've only got the one as well and thought it was the only - but wasn't it simply renamed American Rodder?

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #10
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Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, "Lil' Buckaroo" took a lot of peoples money on their way out. Life can be miserable when your business fails , so I don't think anybody is partyng it up in Cancun on our 29.95's, but it still stings.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #11
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Honestly, when you buy anything like a long term subscription or a membership something like that, you are making a gamble.

You are paying for something up front and you may or may not get it all, maybe just a little of it.

It has to be thought of as a gamble, and you know how gambling goes, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

And you know what they say, don't gamble what you can't afford to lose.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
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I don't know what John Diana's circumstances are now, but he was livin' high up until his new, revolutionary business model for the printed word failed. I was only there for Burger and Red Shoes, anyway. Didn't try to give me my money back, either. vic
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:44 PM   #13
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I have a very simple superstition that prevents me from subscribing to any magazine. It doesn't matter what publishing company, how strong, how big, or how many years they have been in business, The second they receive my check, they will go into epic fail mode. It's happened with alarming regularity since I was a kid. Kids of the seventies, remember CAR MODEL and MODEL CAR SCIENCE? They were my first kills, one right after the other! The first time RODDERS DIGEST went south - me again! You blame Tex Smith? Ha, me again! See... this is why I don't subscribe!
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #14
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I have a very simple superstition that prevents me from subscribing to any magazine....The second they receive my check, they will go into epic fail mode.
Could you do the rest of us a favor and not even LOOK at Rodder's Journal in the store?
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Ah yes, the monthly mag bitchfest....carry on fellas
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #16
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Could you do the rest of us a favor and not even LOOK at Rodder's Journal in the store?
I kid you not RodStRace, that's why I don't subscribe to them right now! I did when it was the only way to get it, and mysteriously, those were the years they only managed two or three issues!I was terrified that I killed the whole deal all that time...
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:38 PM   #17
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I sent my buddy a subscrption for christmas last year he never got it made me look like an ass wife odered me a subcription two years ago never got it, what the phuckkkkk.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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Could you do the rest of us a favor and not even LOOK at Rodder's Journal in the store?
However, if you'd like to start watching QVC every chance you get......
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #19
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They shoulda changed the name to Fuckaroo communications. I've had it done to me too.......really chaps my ass.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:55 PM   #20
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Ah yes, the monthly mag bitchfest....carry on fellas
but this makes the other posts seem so much better
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