Gift Dilemma

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rockislandmike, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    It seems my wife, for no particular reason whatsoever, got me a subscription to Model Railroader as a gift. I got the gift card yesterday, but she doesn't know that I got the gift card yet, because I'm wondering what to do about it. While it was a great idea, and any enthusiasm she can show for my model railroad is greatly appreciated, I of course already have a subscription.

    So as near as I can figure it out, I have three choices.

    (1) Thank her very much, but tell her I already have a subscription.
    (2) Don't tell her I already had a subscription, and give the extra copy to my brother or something. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how well this would work, because she gets home b4 me, and therefore brings in the mail, 9 times out of 10.
    (3) Call Kalmbach and see if they'll combine the subscriptions, and thereby lengthen my subscription to two years (I subscribed myself in November), or perhaps switch one of them to one of their other magazines.

  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    hmmmmmm.... A trilemma!!

    I'd go for the extension into two years subscription. I'm sure they'd oblige.

    BTW. Happy "no particular reason"! :D
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Maybe it's a Waitangi Day gift!
  4. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    Similar thing happened to me (though it was with motorcyclist magazine) and I was able to have my subscription lengthened by another year rather than receive two copies. When I called, they already had it on file as an extension.
  5. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    Go for two years on the subscription - and a nice dinner out for your wife !!!

    - George
  6. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Indeed you were right; didn't even have to call them, they had already added the year on that my wife bought for me.

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