I thought it might have just been a fluke when Emily posted about Elle Decor running out of magazines.
I still had not seen my May Elle Decor arrive so I emailed them to find out what the deal was. My response from them was:
"We apologize that this issue is permanently out of stock"
Are you friggin kidding me?!?!? I am a subscriber, don't I get some sort of preference over the newsstands?
I know that newsstand sales (book stores, grocery stores, etc.) don't even count as 20% of the total subscriber numbers. I also know that subscriber numbers are important to advertisers in deciding how much they spend with Elle Decor. So if Elle Decor still wants lots of advertising dollars pouring in then they should take care of their monthly subscribers NOT the single newsstand sales!
*UPDATE- Elle Decor customer service, AKA Margaret Russell, is all over this. I was shocked (amazed, excited, every word you can think of for ecstatic) to see that Margaret herself left a very nice comment on this post that the magazine shortage was just a little mix up and nothing else.
I will admit I might have over reacted just a bit, but just as much as Elle Decor loves their readers, I love my Elle Decor! Customer service goes a long, long way in my book and just from that one little comment Elle Decor has gained a reader for life! (not that I wasn't already, but this just confirms my love)
Take note bloggers- all will be ok in the magazine world and Margaret Russell is my new BFF.
(photo by Tim Street-Porter for Elle Decor)