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I *like* the DOA. For years I was its biggest proponent on the DML and I
am pleased to see so many DMLers take an interest and jump to its
defense.  Bravo.

I agree that the cost of magazines is part of the DOA's dues, but that
cannot be the whole explanation.

There are certainly bigger membership pools for the Studebaker and
Porsche marquees, but what about Bricklin?  There is no mathematical
reason for the DOA to be so much more expensive than the Bricklin
International Owner's Group.  And Brickline magazine is (supposedly) a
quarterly publication.

- Mike Substelny
  VIN 1280

From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Steven Alves
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:21 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] DOA/DCS

I normally wouldn't comment on this but.... I previously owned several
monthly magazines. You have a fixed printing cost regardless of how many
magazines you print just to make it to press. The actual cost per
magazine is much lower when you print a larger quantity. For many of
these clubs the number of members would allow a larger press run and
thus a lower cost per magazine. The fewer members in a club, the higher
the cost to each member for the magazine. Without knowing much about the
DOA or the number of members I would have to guess if there were twice
the number of members, the cost per member would drop dramatically for
the same benefits. Kind of a double edged sword.. More members would
reduce the cost and allow more benefits, but no one wants to join a club
with a high cost and no benefits.

Just my $.02


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