As my husband can attest to, I have a thing for magazines. I LOVE to purchase them, tear out things, pass them along, etc. I think that if we purchased one of those log makers we'd have enough fuel to get us through the winter (OK, OK, I know that the winter in the East has been mild, but still).
So I was on one of my frenzied shopping sprees this past weekend and picked up an issue of Real Simple. I didn't pay any attention, just realized I didn't have that cover in my possession and assumed it was a new issue. Two shopping stops later I ran across another Real Simple whose cover image I also did not recall -- in to my shopping cart it went.
Imagine my ire when upon arriving home I noticed that BOTH Real Simple issues had the SAME date (February 2012) AND that the content was the same.
I've posted an image above for you to see what I am talking about.
How do you feel about publishers switching covers to appeal to different markets?