Friday, 26 October 2012
USA: Get Sideburn cheaper!
Over the last couple of years we've been building up a good relationship with our US distributor, Chris at Motorsport Publications. We've realised that because US post is so much cheaper than it is in the UK (where Sideburn is made), she* can actually sell magazines and subscriptions to US-based readers cheaper than we can send it from source. She's currently offering issues for $9 including postage. We can't match that sending it from the UK**.
Motorsport Publications has the current issue and back issues and is happy to stock stores at a discount too.
Use the money you save to buy Sideburn tees and sweats directly from us. Let us know if you have any questions. G
** How can it be cheaper this way? Well, Motorsport Publications buy an airline shipping container full of magazines from the UK every two weeks or so. Sideburn hitches a ride out, sharing the cost. Chris buys in bulk so gets a trade discount. Then the set post rates for printed paper in the US are low. UK Post costs have increased. AND no one is getting rich from this. Selling or making magazines is not a good earner, but we do it because we love it. Yeah, really.
UPDATE: Below is Chris and her dad on a riding holiday on the Baja Peninsula.