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SSAA magazine delivery and security concern

Post by paps » 11 Mar 2015, 9:14 am

Maybe being paranoid, but does anyone else have any reservations about receiving the SSAA mag which clearly advertises the fact the occupant is a shooter.

Not having a go at the SSAA here about anything, but with mail getting stolen or people fishing for information or whatever they're going to know what's in the house if they find the magazine.

Just me or.... ?
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Post by Jack V » 11 Mar 2015, 9:58 am

Your concern is very valid. My main concern is having it delivered to your letter box outside your house and they leave it sticking out for everyone to see .
I have mine delivered to a post office box . Now that the Government is attacking pensioners incomes and assistances with such ferocity I can see a day very soon when I will no longer be able to pay for the PO box and then I will try and cancel the magazine . If the SSAA will not just cancel it's delivery , not seeking any cheaper membership , then I might cancel SSAA and go with a local hunting club . The magazine is of no use to me personally so I am quite happy not to receive it .
The problem is the SSAA quotes it circulation numbers based on kinda forcing it's members to take it .
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Post by BRNOmod2 » 11 Mar 2015, 10:09 am

I too have had concerns about this issue for some time. I have a couple different shooting mags delivered and my postman seems to specialize in leaving it hanging out the mailbox for all n sundry to see I get shooting mags delivered. Previously I have send letters to the publishers about putting the white cover piece of paper (that they all seem to have inside the plastic bag) over the cover, instead of covering the rear page which is just advertising, to go some way to obscuring the blaring obvious fact that its a shooting mag, but got response - perhaps if many of us wrote to the publishers they may take some notice..........
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Post by North East » 11 Mar 2015, 10:18 am

Not a member of SSAA so it doesn't worry me.
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Re: SSAA magazine delivery and security concern

Post by RoginaJack » 11 Mar 2015, 10:46 am

Might be time for the SSAA to think about sending out the Mag. electronically to those who want it. The SSAA news letter is available this way, so maybe time for the mag. too.

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Post by Lorgar » 12 Mar 2015, 12:08 pm

I've had the same though.

For mail security in general, not just worries about the mag, I replaced my mailbox with one of these kinds of ones.

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Big enough to feel magazine size stuff into, not just letters. Narrow opening and fin along the top/front and padlock on the back.

Once the mailman drops it in you can't see in, or reach with your fingers, so no one can easily snoop through your mail. They'd have to bold-cut off the padlock to take something which isn't likely.....

$50 or something at Bunnings. Better than having your mail stuffed and hanging out for anyone to see.
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Post by Lorgar » 12 Mar 2015, 12:09 pm

BRNOmod2 wrote:I have a couple different shooting mags delivered and my postman seems to specialize in leaving it hanging out the mailbox for all n sundry to see I get shooting mags delivered.


Yep, avoiding that is why I went with a box like above.
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Post by Aster » 12 Mar 2015, 12:14 pm

RoginaJack wrote:Might be time for the SSAA to think about sending out the Mag. electronically to those who want it.


It's an idea, but digital and print are apples and oranges in terms of advertising.

They couldn't demand anywhere near the same fees for advertising in a digital version of their publication. A significant decline in willing advertisers is the only reason I can see them discontinuing the print magazine.

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Post by Sifor » 12 Mar 2015, 6:09 pm

I have contacted the SSAA about this. Not just magazine delivery as their normal envelopes also have their logo plastered on it.

Their response was along the lines of 'thanks for letting us know about your thoughts, it will be passed on to the relevant team'.
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Post by Oldbloke » 12 Mar 2015, 7:00 pm

paps wrote:Maybe being paranoid, but does anyone else have any reservations about receiving the SSAA mag which clearly advertises the fact the occupant is a shooter.

Not having a go at the SSAA here about anything, but with mail getting stolen or people fishing for information or whatever they're going to know what's in the house if they find the magazine.

Just me or.... ?

paps u read my mind. My mag arrived just today and I had the same thought. Ssaa should mail it out more discreatly. Imho. TAKE NOTICE SSAA.
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Re: SSAA magazine delivery and security concern

Post by tom604 » 12 Mar 2015, 7:13 pm

paps wrote:Maybe being paranoid, but does anyone else have any reservations about receiving the SSAA mag which clearly advertises the fact the occupant is a shooter.

Not having a go at the SSAA here about anything, but with mail getting stolen or people fishing for information or whatever they're going to know what's in the house if they find the magazine.

Just me or.... ?


not just you by the looks of it :lol: no big deal for me :thumbsup:
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Re: SSAA magazine delivery and security concern

Post by Oldbloke » 12 Mar 2015, 7:41 pm

Not paranoid, just makes sense not to advertise.
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Post by sooey » 13 Mar 2015, 1:38 pm

Sifor wrote:Their response was along the lines of 'thanks for letting us know about your thoughts, it will be passed on to the relevant team'.


Shredder and bin, the team. :lol:
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Re: SSAA magazine delivery and security concern

Post by Antie » 13 Mar 2015, 1:39 pm

I never stressed over it but definitely not a fan of advertising the fact.
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