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Popular Mechanics

4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)

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Popular Mechanics is for people who have a passion to know how things work. It's about how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health. Popular Mechanics - answers for curious minds. Review

Popular Mechanics magazine is not just for handymen. Each issue abounds in useful and practical information on many different subjects. The projects are all written in easy-to-understand formats with a lot of details to help you successfully complete them, so the urge to attempt one or two yourself is almost irresistible.

Popular Mechanics magazine has regular articles on how to buy the best electronics for your lifestyle and how to keep them performing like new. Industry experts weigh in on the quality and value of certain brands. The articles also offer troubleshooting hints to help you correctly diagnose and resolve unexpected issues occurring with your newest gadgets and gizmos.

Popular Mechanics magazine offers shopping guides on maintenance products for your home and vehicles. It frequently highlights the best new items to take care of your yard as well. See what new tools feature the most durable and high-quality construction. Every issue has something for everyone in your family, whether you prefer indoor projects or outdoor undertakings.

Popular Mechanics magazine also gives readers tips on traveling and other lifestyle plans. Learn more about the different modes of getting to your destination, including road trips and plane rides. You'll find reviews on the best companies, as well as tricks to making your vacation and business travels more pleasant.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
  • ASIN: B001THPA26
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)
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292 of 311 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine, HORRIBLE subscription service! January 12, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
My rating is for the overall package of magazine and subscription service.

The subscriptions are handled by BuySub and they appear to be totally incompetent. I ordered Popular Mechanics and several other magazine subscriptions. I have an Amazon account, my address is totally correct, I was charged for the subscriptions, and all were fine except the one handled by BuySub ... somehow the goons at BuySub screwed up my address so badly that the USPS refused to deliver the magazine. BuySub/Hearst offers no phone call and their "Contact Us" page doesn't always work, so I had to resort to sending queries via email. I corrected my address and explaind that I was missing 2 issues according to their record of when my subscription started. They responded telling me that they would send only 1 of the 2 issues. They never sent that issue, nor did my subscription resume after I corrected the address. I contacted them again and told them I was now missing 3 issues and told them they needed to send the issues or extend my subscription. They responded with "Your request to cancel your subscription has been received".

TOTAL INCOMPETENCE! I did not request to cancel my subscription, I requested the missing issues or an extension. If they're going to be idiots and cancel my subscription, could they tell me if I'm being reimbursed? I had to respond again, and now I'm going to contact my credit card company and see if they can do anything for me.

NEVER AGAIN will I subscribe to any magazine handled by BuySub. I have wasted a huge amount of time trying to correct the mistakes that THEY made. They took my money right away and didn't deliver. Totally shabby.
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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jack-of-All-Trades Magazine January 2, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Popular Mechanics is a Jack-of-All-Trades Magazine. I have been an avid reader since high school picking up every other issue or so at local newsstands. I only recently finally got smart and picked up a subscription. For the price you can't go wrong. PM is filled with informative articles on everything ranging from new technology, world events, woodworking tips, car care, automotive design, and computers. PM does not delve to deep into any particular subject, rather it gives you a broad view of all of them.
In each issue your likely to find tips on how to change and fix a flat tire on your car, plans on how to build wood furniture, reviews on new cars, and reports on upcoming technology. The articles are always interesting and provide enough information to let you do a little more digging if the subject matter sparks your interest. Jay Leno even writes an automotive section that is always enjoyable to read.
The product reviews are informative and have helped me with numerous purchases ranging from new cars, snow blowers, power tools, dirt bikes and the like. I would recommend this magazine to anyone interested in any of the mentioned subjects but can't afford 40 different subscriptions to cover them all.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too long of a wait November 2, 2009
By Rich
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
11 weeks have gone by and I have yet to recieve an issue. What burns me up is that I have recieved a RE-SUBSCRIBE letter in the mail from the publisher promising to make sure I dont miss an issue if I pay up for ANOTHER year.

WELL... I havn't gotten my FIRST issue yet.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 2 months- still waiting for my order January 16, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
There's nothing wrong with Popular Mechanics, but the company that handles the subscriptions is apparently completely incompetent. The original estimate for shipping was within one month of ordering, i.e. middle of December. After placing the order that estimate got pushed back to early January. It's now the middle of January and I have sent 2 emails to that company and still have not received a single issue. Buyer beware.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't order from here if you want it in a hurry... October 28, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
Subscription fulfillment on this is very poor. I ordered in July and still haven't received the 1st issue as of the end of October. I called Hearst in September and they told me I should receive the 1st issue in October. In October, they tell me the 1st issue is coming in Decmber and blame Amazon for submitting with a December start date (back in July? and with evidence to the contrary). Either way, can't recommend ordering through Amazon or from this publisher.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers all the bases January 16, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
For me, this magazine has it all: technology, automotive, aviation, boats, home repair, and much more. It gives a great overview of what is happening in many industries and hobbies. I have generally read the entire issue two days after I have received it, and I don't have a lot of free time for reading.
One of the best aspects of this magazine is that is does not take itself too seriously. It does a great job creating articles that are informative and detailed, but leaves room for fun and offbeat topics too.
Last year Popular Mechanics readers got to follow a PM sponsored NASCAR car. This year they have switched to a top fuel dragster. These articles give you a good behind the sense look at what it takes to race these impressive vehicles.
If racing is not your style, checkout the woodworking section where a myriad of woodworking projects are presented. Don't forget their annual woodworkers special with a whole host of plans in a single issue.
Got a leaky water heater? Check the home repair section. Car on the fritz? Check the auto repair section. Wondering what is new in the military? Watch for the frequent special articles on the Special Forces and their hardware. This magazine has a great deal to offer!
For an all around look at technology and all things mechanical, you can't beat Popular Mechanics!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Quality of magazine has drop
Published 6 days ago by Bradley Hendrix
5.0 out of 5 stars great mag
excellent mag. gives me tons of great tips but i also enjoy some of the stories
Published 12 days ago by ja198
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love reading the paper magazines, always good articles.
Published 14 days ago by M. Waits
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good reading
Published 16 days ago by Robert Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting better and better
I found these recent issues to be more readable, more intriguing than when I last examined the magazine (in the mid 1990s). Read more
Published 27 days ago by C. Tarkeshian
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a whole lot of good or entertaining content
Wasn't impressed, won't be ordering again. Not a whole lot of good or entertaining content.
Published 1 month ago by Conairways
4.0 out of 5 stars Same as before
Same as when I was a kid except stuff is newer. No more space shuttle, now it's Space X and such.
Published 1 month ago by dimension 4
5.0 out of 5 stars Still relavant!
Has held my interest for 40 years and has managed to remain relevant, no small task in a rapidly changing techy world..
Published 1 month ago by sheperdess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son enjoyed for several years.
Published 1 month ago by I. M. Iconoclast
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my husbands favorite mags, It was a gift that he truly ...
One of my husbands favorite mags, It was a gift that he truly enjoyed. made for some interesting conversations. Would order again, without a doubt. Read more
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