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  1. Dino2400

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    Marcel is right. After hopeful contacts (see previous posts...) i'm still waiting for a solution or refund. I have however received all issues of Enzo but paid for another year. Octane 208 has just arrived together with the renewal notice. I have send them an email due to the 'service' provided with Enzo i'm cancelling my subscription to Octane. Don't want to do business with Dennis Publishing. A shame 'cause i liked Octane a lot.
     
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  3. Marcel Massini

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    Both Octane and Enzo are a total catastrophe. Dennis Publishing has zero functioning, working and reliable service.
    In the last ten days I have had email contacts with a Nathan Davis, a Mr. Banner, a Mr. Scott, a Mrs. Stevens.
    All from Dennis publishing.
    None of these people was able to reply properly and to provide a clear solution and answer.
    I even wrote to that Mr. Dennis, zero reply whatsoever. No surprise, of course.
    I really feel like a total idiot.
    I had recently prepaid and renewed for two (2!) full years for Octane (I am a subscriber since many many years). They were unable to find my payment and asked ME for proof of payment. I had paid by credit card and of course got debited. Are they crazy?
    Their bookkeeping is absolutely hopeless. Probably about a year behind actuality/reality.
    All of these people are totally useless and don't talk to each other. They simply do NOT care, they don't do their job.
    Maybe these people don't really exist and are just fake names on automated replies? All of these should be fired instantly.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  4. jtremlett

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    Felix Dennis sold the company some years ago and died in 2014 so it is understandable you got no reply from him. As foe the rest, clearly they are a shambles which is a shame because Enzo wasn't bad and I like Octane.
     
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  5. Marcel Massini

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    Aha.
    So why is Dennis' name in the mag?
    And how about all the other people I listed? All dead?
    I got emails (most probably automated mails) from all of those names.............
    A complete scam and fraud.

    Marcel Massini
     
  6. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

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    Dennis is only mentioned in the mag, as far as I can see, as the company founder, which is correct. James Tye is the current man in charge of the company. No idea about the other people but they might as well be dead or imaginary for all the good they've done!
     
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  8. kevin323

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    Enzo final issue 13 Is showing up at the local Barnes and Noble stores here in New York. I’m going to miss Enzo. It was well done and seemed to improve with each issue. Best wishes to the staff and writers. It was a great effort. Sad they were hampered by an inept distribution department
     
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  9. Gatorrari

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    Down here in Atlanta they are still displaying #11. I guess #12 will never appear here. I'm glad I ordered, and received, #12 and 13 from the U.K. (and not from the publisher!).
     
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  10. jtremlett

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    I agree except that there was never any indication that the staff wanted to do anything to fix the distribution problems. I spoke to one of the writers last year and asked him to speak to the editor about the issues. If the editor had come on here and apologized and acknowledged the problems it could only have been positive. But he/they didn't care enough to do that.
     
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  11. Marcel Massini

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    #12 and #13 never arrived.
    Instead I am now suddenly getting Octane twice, TWO ISSUES (same number), every month.
    But I have ONE (1) paid Octane subscription only. And don't need two.
    Complete idiots.
    Speechless.

    Marcel Massini

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  13. of2worlds

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    Well over here in Canada the new current issue #13 of the Enzo magazine finally made an appearance on the shelf at Indigo Books. As noted above issues #11 and #12 were never distributed on the news stand in Canada at least.
    The last 3 or 4 issues of Forza magazine have not been around for months either. The November cover date Forza just came out in the USA though; no sign of it here.
     
  14. ag512bbi

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    Just picked these up at my Local Barnes & Noble. They just received them. Check your B&N.
    If anyone is interested, let me know. $14 + shipping.

    PM me
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  15. Gatorrari

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    #11 has been on the shelf at Barnes & Noble for months. I suspect that we'll see #13 in its place by the end of the week.
     
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  16. Regular Guy 01

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    I just stopped by my local B&N and saw 6 copies of issue #13 on the shelf.
    I bought a copy (now I have 2 of them) to have.

    As others have also offered, I would be willing to pick another up for a fellow FChat buddy who can't find one in their area.
    Price of the magazine plus actual shipping costs from Wa 98422.

    Best wishes,
    Gene Greer
     
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  17. Mule

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    #13 made it to Alaska, but not #12. Like others, I got #12 off ebay. Still no new Vantage, though.

    Bye bye Enzo...
     
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  18. Gatorrari

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    I was correct; #13 is now at B&N. Those who want #12 will have to buy it online.
     
  19. Karimsaid

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    Can anybody who has the Enzo magazine #1, please check in the article on the 288 GTO vs F40, who the photography was by, that is, the name of the photographer? This is because I am looking for a photographer in the UK for a high-end outdoor photo shoot. Thanking you in advance.
     
  20. Marcel Massini

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    The name of the photographer is listed as Gus Gregory.

    Marcel Massini
     
  21. Karimsaid

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    Many thanks for taking the effort to check. Appreciated.
     
  22. Rosey

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  23. Marcel Massini

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    Ha!
    Instead of sending those mags to the subscribers they ship them to AUS.......
    This is really criminal.
    Despite two overlapping and fully paid subscriptions (and a dozen emails to Dennis mags) I never got these and had to purchase the last two issues individually via a good UK based friend.
    And Dennis magazines now sends me Octane double, twice every month, same issue (I have one paid subscription only)...........(have been an Octane subscriber since the beginning).
    Total chaos.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  24. Gatorrari

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    The Barnes & Noble stores in the U.S. also now have plenty of copies of #13. Since the individual stores are not told when a magazine is discontinued, they'll be on the shelves for months and months.....
     
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  25. Jack-the-lad

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    I swear I’ve never seen such a screwed up distribution operation.
     
  26. carl888

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    I'm a few kms from Rosey and there were 7 copies at our local newsagent this morning.

    Even more remarkable, the small post office near my factory, some 10kms from the CBD had a few copies too.

    Looks like all the junk was shipped off to Australia, the publishers knowing they'd never get it back
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  27. carl888

    carl888 F1 Rookie
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    With regards to Dennis publishing, I renewed "Enzo" in May, received issue 12 about two months later. Then received a letter from Dennis publishing stating Enzo was discontinued and my subsciption would transfter to Octane. I never received an Octane Magazine, but I did receive two renewal letters from Octane stating my subscription had lapsed. :D:D:D

    I subsequently followed up this issue with Dennis Publishing via email on three occasions. I never received a response.
     
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  28. carl888

    carl888 F1 Rookie
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    Two Octane magazines per month?

    Sounds like Dennis publishing love you twice as much as the rest of us.
     

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