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FOUND! The missing Australian Open Tennis programs!

Mark Fletcher
January 23rd, 2014 · 8 Comments

austopenI was in a couple of transit location newsagencies yesterday and discovered plenty of stock of the Australian Open tennis programs. The sighting of all the spare stock made me wonder if these were the copies Network failed to supply me. Regulars here will know that we expected to sell close to 30 copies this year based on previous sales. The allocations geniuses at Network cut us back to 2 copies, denying us hundreds of dollars in revenue. Calls to the company resulted in nought.


Category: magazine distribution · magazines · Ugh!

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 June // Jan 23, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Mark, why would they let Victorian newsagents have 25% when they could
    get the full profit at both Rod Laver Arena
    and Hisense Arena — sorry to be so cynical!!!
    ps. we have a ticketek agency so everyone
    who purchased open tickets we sold a program to them and they were very happy with the service.


  • 2 allan wickham // Jan 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    its like the one day cricket guide, recieved them on monday and theres already been 3 games played…..


  • 3 h // Jan 23, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Not ONE player in the system is on the side of the newsagent, are they….. gives me the proverbial………


  • 4 Mark Fletcher // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    This this with the tennis program is so dumb. Makes a mockery of their claim to need accurate sales data. Their customer service in responding to issues like this when we want to help them sell product is pathetic!


  • 5 Brett // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Can we collectively negotiate with ACCC to withhold our data as a group until its is used properly?

    A collective boycott is permitted by ACCC under certain circumstances – hit them where it hurts them! Wont cost us a cent


  • 6 Amanda // Jan 23, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Brett, what would it achieve?


  • 7 rick // Jan 23, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    They don’t use the data, I doubt withholding it would cause any drama. You have been screwed over this year, just remember that next year when they want you to stock it.


  • 8 Mark Fletcher // Jan 24, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    An option is to stop carrying their products.


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