It's not only dealers who get grumpy - buyers (and readers) have their days, too. Dave Harper of Numismatic News published an amusing entry in his blog Friday, about a particularly grumpy reader who was not about to let the facts get in the way of his tirade. -EditorUnder the heading of no good deed goes unpunished, I cannot help but relate this anecdote relating to the first State of the Industry special issue of Numismatic News that we recently put into the mail.
It was filled with commentary from the numismatic industrys leaders as well as from readers.
The cover date is Nov. 14. That is three days after the prior regular issue and four days before the following regular issue. It is an extra issue.
I received a phone call Wednesday from an upset caller. He wanted to tell me in no uncertain terms that he had canceled his subscription because we had completely changed Numismatic News.
I told him we hadnt completely changed the paper and asked him what was the date of the issue that he was referring to. I thought I knew what he would tell me and I was correct in this.
When he told me, I said indeed this particular issue was different, but it was a special extra issue.
That didnt stop him.
To read the complete blog item, see: Extra hassle from extra issue (http://blog.numismaticnews.net/buzz/Extra+
Wayne Homren, Editor
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