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ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 06:53 PM
Just wondering what percentage of you look @ the cd.

GameJunkie
29-06-2009, 06:56 PM
i look at to see everything on the disc. see if anything gets my attention
can never get the game demos to install though..... :(

Speedy Gonzales
29-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Nup, dont buy the mag. Used to have all the netguide mags. Won a few prizes, then ditched the lot

gary67
29-06-2009, 07:02 PM
See what's on it most months just to see if there's anything I want, need

Netsukeninja
29-06-2009, 07:05 PM
I don't even get the magazine

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Hmmm.... im looking @ running a advertisment campaign but the cheapest availible is on the cd :(

qazwsxokmijn
29-06-2009, 07:22 PM
?!?

Sir Prospect
29-06-2009, 07:25 PM
Theres not point looking in every mag, as its generally the same software (look at May's essential software and June's essential software) hardly any difference

BTW, how do you get the ashampoo stuff to work? It keeps nagging me to register and pay

gary67
29-06-2009, 07:39 PM
usually in the shower... :xmouth:

Misty
29-06-2009, 07:39 PM
Have been meaning to download something for the last 5/6 years but never get around to it. I did suggest a year or two ago that they include a firewall such as Kerio and Bruce said yes they would do.........but I don't think they ever did !
Very samish , repetitive and similar. Not much imagination ....... have I made a point !! Should I be more explicit :D
Misty :( :(

Misty
29-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Wow, just looked and I am the only "never". At this moment I am unique !!
Fifteen minutes of fame
:D :clap
Misty

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 07:58 PM
what about the normal ads... for instance the ad in page 33 @ the bottom... do you pay attention to those?!?

hueybot3000
29-06-2009, 08:15 PM
If it was of interest maybe, but ive never bought a mag so i dont know

davidmmac
29-06-2009, 08:31 PM
what about the normal ads... for instance the ad in page 33 @ the bottom... do you pay attention to those?!?

If it was of interest, yes, but otherwise, no :thumbs:.

As for the disk, if it's got something I need/want on there, I'll open it, otherwise, it goes onto the shelf.

I find that the disks are good when you've done a clean install though, it saves having to re-download everything :).

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 08:52 PM
:) maybe a pc repair shop/computer sales ad.

hueybot3000
29-06-2009, 08:54 PM
I doubt anyone who wants a pc tech to fix there computer is going to be looking in a computer orientated mag.

If your still wanting to do the buisness thing your best bet is print some cards and flyers and go wandering down streets

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 09:03 PM
thought it would be the best place?!?

hueybot3000
29-06-2009, 09:23 PM
If you were sellings parts it probaly would be. I dunno its just my 2cents.

An ad would cost ya though

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 09:39 PM
CD= $250 pg 33=$600 classified(back/ 1/4 page) = $900

This is per month FYI

R2x1
29-06-2009, 09:41 PM
thought it would be the best place?!?
Yellow pages may be a better bet, but getting noticed in that pile would require a bit of skill.

ZapperBoy10647
29-06-2009, 09:46 PM
Lol, you don't say. anyone know yellow pages costs?!?

hueybot3000
29-06-2009, 10:04 PM
Lots, company I work for (Just the 3 of us) 5k a year for black and white. At least i think it was 5k, might have been 500. was 5 something lol.

I still reckon go door knocking sorta thing, theres just too many others to compete with on any published advertising point of view

Twelvevolts
29-06-2009, 11:58 PM
Lots, company I work for (Just the 3 of us) 5k a year for black and white. At least i think it was 5k, might have been 500. was 5 something lol.

I still reckon go door knocking sorta thing, theres just too many others to compete with on any published advertising point of view

Was a DVD for some time now - but since I got high speed cable, I downloaded anything they could put on the disk already. I still read the mag though, although it take less time than some of the other ones.

Erayd
30-06-2009, 12:24 AM
If you're looking at advertising, community noticeboards and flyers are probably a much better option - especially the community noticeboards. As a rule, you want to be advertising to people who are clueless about computers and need an expert (they read the noticeboards) rather than those who would much rather take a crack at fixing it themselves (the kind who read PC World). You'll get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck.

Yellow pages can be good, but only if you get high volume - it's *very* expensive.

Digby
30-06-2009, 06:21 AM
Years ago the CD (or floppy) was one of the main reasons I bought the magazine.
I spent ages sorting them and cataloging them.
Then I found that most of the software was the same every month, and the rest was available on the net. And I have never been into the game demos.
And now like many others I hardly ever buy the magazine.
Years ago I used to keep all of the how to's and the requests for help etc.
But in today's world who would want to wait till next months issue to get a reply to a serious problem.