A Fine Magazine, But To What End?

Posted on June 8, 2015


How many years have I been a loyal reader of Monocle magazine? That's an easy question to answer as the first issue came out in March of 2007.
A History of a Fine Magazine
Since then I have read and kept nearly every single issue through an arrangement with Shareholder #3 in which he buys the magazine and passes it on to me. So I have enjoyed this nearly-perfect magazine for free in exchange for holding the archives.

The truth is that I do not go back and review old issues of Monocle. Like my parents old collection of National Geographic I find it comforting but not useful and I'm conflicted.

A yes vote is to keep the collection.
A no vote is to release the collection into the wild...

Yes - 1405.0

davehayden 655.0
Josh Berezin 554.0
Matthew Stadler 100.0
brendanjones 50.0
CelestiaGrace 19.0
iRunMike 6.0
Dan Revel 5.0
molly 5.0
worldkiss 4.0
Thomas King 4.0
joelstatz 3.0

No - 3484.0

aaronpk 1115.0
GeneM 443.0
Douglas Dollars 415.0
Marcus 260.0
Steve Schroeder 210.0
arijkem 200.0
chrishiggins 146.0
Ryan Feigh 105.0
Ryan Thompson 80.0
Curt 62.0
rwalworth3104 56.0
Matthew Spencer 51.0
awmahan 40.0
ameenmk 26.0
dandrake 23.0
adamd 23.0
Azure Akamay 20.0
patr1ck 20.0
Andy 17.0
mberezin 16.0
dalas verdugo 16.0
pvong 13.0
nickdouglas 13.0
hoytster 12.0
stan 10.0
hwwijono 9.0
egli 8.0
wandersean 7.0
TCrawley40 7.0
reifi 6.0
freddy 6.0
The Fake KMikeyM 5.0
beau 5.0
4005siw 4.0
RobWilcoxJr 4.0
spencerian 3.0
MoHDI 2.0
Lisa 2.0
mzocher 2.0
estelarobinson 2.0
jeffweiss 2.0
dccooper@gmail.com 2.0
E*Rock 2.0
theogeer 2.0
paulcpederson 2.0
samuelcole 2.0
njg 2.0
noah.dunham 1.0
Fontan75 1.0
garrett 1.0
Gary Pratt 1.0
JDutil 1.0
james 1.0

Past Discussion

Curt (62.0 shares, voted no)
There's definitely an aftermarket for these. There are [completed sales][1] at $5/issue on eBay, with some single issues going for $10 or more. [1]: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=monocle%20magazine&_dcat=280&rt=nc&LH_Sold=1&LH_Complete=1
Josh Berezin (554.0 shares, voted yes)
I'm not sure how much difference it makes, but you've paid for some of this collection, as well. For a while, I believe you were paying half the subscription cost. And you've bought a couple of individual issues because they were missing.
aaronpk (1115.0 shares, voted no)
I will vote "no" if it means kmikeym will attempt to sell them and put the proceeds into the kmikeym stock pool.
Mike Merrill
In all fairness I'll have to split the proceeds with Shareholder No. 3 (Josh), but I'm happy to put my proceeds into the KmikeyM coffers.