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Old 02-13-20, 05:51 AM
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No Refund???

Here is a e-mail I got from Dirt Rag. Why no refund I wonder

.It is with a heavy heart that we're writing to say, that after 30 years of publishing, Dirt Rag is filing for bankruptcy and ceasing all operations, including the magazine, the website and Dirt Fest.

We are incredibly sorry that we cannot currently offer refunds on your existing subscription. We have a webpage that we will update as the bankruptcy process goes forward and provide any contact or next-step information you can use. That site is: https://www.dirtragdirtfest.com/dirtrag

The reasons are myriad, but the bottom line is that the Dirt Rag print magazine, Dirt Rag website, and Dirt Fest festivals were all integral to our bottom line and that no part of our operation could survive without the others. While that $20 (Or more) you gave us for a subscription was really, really invigorating and important, advertising support from the bicycle industry has taken such a deep dive that we are unable to keep the lights on any longer.

To all those who have supported us, even in the smallest of ways, we offer our heartfelt thanks. You are what kept us going all these years, creating our special brand of off-beat journalism and keeping the culture alive. Here's to the legacy of the last 30 years, to the future of our beloved sport, and to every one of you for coming along for the ride.

High fives.

Maurice Tierney and the entire Dirt Rag staff
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Old 02-13-20, 08:27 AM
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Because they are in bankruptcy.
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Sad to see, but that's the fate of bicycle print journalism. I wouldn't purchase a subscription to Bike either since last issue their circulation was reported as 13K (AIR). However, they are replete with ads, so may be able to keep the lights on a little longer.
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Bankruptcy means there is no cash to pay the bills or offer refunds.
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Refund? RE-fund??!? REFUND???!!!?
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Refund? RE-fund??!? REFUND???!!!?
I was just about to post that exact video clip.
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Over the years I've paid for a bunch of subscriptions that I only reached a copy or 2 of before they folded. It's annoying.
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Originally Posted by medic75 View Post
Bankruptcy means there is no cash to pay the bills or offer refunds.
what it means is that subscribers are in line behind other creditors for whatever cash is left over. My guess is that is not very much. Probably resembled a pyramid scheme at the end
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