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OcUK Magazine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hyper, 8 Jun 2006.

  1. Hyper


    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,533

    Location: Newcastle

    Just been talking to my mate about this and thought I would post it up here.
    I was saying, I am surprized that OcUK havent got a magazine of some sort to write reviews of new hardware etc in it and generally promote their shop. I know if the price was right I would buy it.

    Have they ever considered it ?

    Thanks, Sam
  2. McDaniel


    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,872

    Location: Southend-on-Sea

    Think it would add extra staff and costs that are not needed really.

    Most people who buy sperate hardware are fairly clued up enough to read reviews across the net anyway, and OcUK is pretty big already - wouldnt really benefit from it imo.

    A news letter would be easier / better imo
  3. woodsy2k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,547

    You know, i like that idea. I too wonder if it has been pondered over?
  4. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

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    Location: St Albans

    an OcUk magazine would be a good idea imo. I would buy that.
  5. Memphis


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,204

    Location: Inverness

    That's a whole other empire than a hardware shop though.
  6. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Cardiff/Coventry

    It would be nothing more than a glorified catalogue. Then you've got the costs of writing it (extra staff?), designing/printing it and then distribution costs (I can't see WHSmith stocking it somehow). Basically it's an easy way to lose a fair bit of money.

    OCUK is nothing more than a retail shop. That's what it's good at. Expanding into other sectors (such as publishing) would be a recipe for disaster unless it were thought through very carefully.
  7. Hyper


    Joined: 2 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,533

    Location: Newcastle

    Yes I know, I was just thinking about it as my other hobby (rc) runs a website (www.maxbashing.com) and they also run a monthly magazine which is very popular and though OcUK may do the same on a computer basis.
    I am sure it would be a big hit and make them even bigger than they currently are.
  8. DanMc07


    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,041

    its a good idea, but doesnt ocuk gain the major % of its income from the internet anyways as apposed to the shop?
    I already get ocuk weekly emails telling me there top hardware of the week
  9. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    It would simply look like a money spinner, nice idea but OcUK is a hardware store amongst a thousand others in the UK, a magazine simply wouldn't suit it.

    An RSS feed for their news and product range wouldn't go amiss though. :)
  10. da_mic_1530


    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,562

    Location: Leeds

    main point, most PC mags are out of date by the time you buy them, + your not really going to have letters from readers, just write on the forum instead

    nice idea but financially it isnt really viable

    edit once again attempt at humour

    Last edited: 8 Jun 2006
  11. reflex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

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    Location: Bideford/swansea uni

    News letter would be better, but they tend to get anoying. Magazine is a nice thought but i can't see it happening.
  12. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: OcUK HQ

    How? :)
  13. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

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    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I thought they already did.
    Its called the HARDWARE forums and everybody writes the reviews for them.

    They go something like this - Intel is crap, Creative is crap, Apple is crap etc.
  14. Stelly


    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,015

    Location: Liverpool

    aaah see you have not read your latest edition... Intel is on the rise ;)

  15. McDaniel


    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

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    Location: Southend-on-Sea

  16. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,819

    there are too many pc mags....

    think custompc is in the realms ocuk mag would go...

    dont know but i bet people flame custompc, but i like it... :rolleyes:
  17. Mobius 1


    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,309

    Print is expensive. Working in it, i know :p
  18. William


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

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    Location: Derby

    It is called the comic thread. ;)

    Extra Extra! Otacon's raging bum buggery fest whilst he waxes his kneecaps! Gilly shoots Whippet! ;) :D
  19. punky_munky


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    Some members tried to start a magazine once... it lasted about 5 minutes.
  20. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    I read CustomPC also. It's a good magazine and I learn much from it. Not sure why anyone would have anything against it tbh :confused: