Friday, 26 October 2012

USA: Get Sideburn cheaper!

Good morning, America.
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
* Chris is a Christine and grew up with bikes, being the daughter of motocross/ scrambling superstar Jeff Smith.

 ** 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.

6 comments:

Anthony Brown said...

Battle of Newbury is my guess. That scrambles track was my favorite place to go when I was a kid.

747 said...

Word!

rustyli150 said...

Good work fellas - thats why we love you because you think of us in strange and unusual ways.

Hairy Larry said...

I can see where some of my next paycheck is going...

rustyli150 said...

The fella that lives at the end of my street (who is an absoute bsa nut) was in the army with jeff.

Hes told me few times that jeffs philosophy was keep going faster til you come off - that way you know youve found your limit.

Elton A.R. Alwine said...

YES! Excellent post, fellas! Not only will I purchase my first copies of Sideburn, but Bike and other fine Brit bike mags, as well! Thanks for the link!