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    Default JP magazines is dead...

    This is already a little old news but I hadnít seen it mentioned here. Iíve read JP magazine since it first came out back in 1996. Itís gone through several changes over time but Iíve always enjoyed thumbing through the pages. Unfortunately, like much of ďprint mediaĒ, readership has been drying up and costs continued to rise. It saddens me and I will miss the magazines features and tech info. I have kept most of the ones from the past in boxes (though some are a little worse for wear) and will keep them in my shop when itís done so I can still look back to the past when the mood strikes me.

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    Yeah I hear you I looked at one a couple days ago. I was like WTH it's half as thick and twice as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    Yeah I hear you I looked at one a couple days ago. I was like WTH it's half as thick and twice as much.
    I remember when it first came out it was monthly. One issue, every month. Made getting the mail something to look forward to. Then it started going every couple months. Last year I think I got 4 or maybe 5 magazines? And then there is the content. It used to be mostly content of feature vehicles and tech articles. The ads were always there but towards the end I would guess the magazine was 60% advertisement and the other 40% a mixture of tech, features, and other fluff like industry news, commentary, etc.
    what really surprised me is how they went out. Hardly a mention to anyone. 24 year run and all I got was a letter offering me other magazines (digital ones, no less). Disappointing.

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    That is disappointing. I rather enjoyed JP. the few I had read anyway.
    Just another lost feature due to technology I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    Yeah I hear you I looked at one a couple days ago. I was like WTH it's half as thick and twice as much.
    That's one i never get. With all the advertisers in these magazines, they should be free! How can they not make money, you know damn well they don't run those ads for free.....

    I don't mind paying for a rag, as long as it has content. And I like a paper copy, not electronic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    That's one i never get. With all the advertisers in these magazines, they should be free! How can they not make money, you know damn well they don't run those ads for free.....

    I don't mind paying for a rag, as long as it has content. And I like a paper copy, not electronic.
    All those staff members (writers) who chose a writing/journalism degree and live in Kalifornia gotta get paid at least 6 figures.

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    I too found JP a great magazine, especially Randys? Electrical column. I too have issues packed away in a box and several in plastic magazine racks.
    On a sidebar I also have a few motorcycling mags from the 70's that I keep for bathroom reading.

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