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Sandhills Publishing

(402) 479-2180View Additional Phone Numbers120 W Harvest Dr, LincolnNE 68521-4408 Send email to Sandhills PublishingView Additional Web Addresses

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 06/22/1989

BBB has determined that Sandhills Publishing meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Sandhills Publishing's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)BBB Closure Definitions
02/14/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: we were told we can run out ***** on the newspaper until it sells and they refuse to repost our ***** for sale on their web site...they ask for more money
Product_Or_Service: add on paper
Order_Number: *************

Initial Business Response
Dear Sir,

All print advertising packages that are provided allow for specific periods of time that an ad is printed in the magazine(s). During the period of time that an ad is printed in the magazine(s), the equipment is also displayed online for no additional charge. Once the print advertising time period expires, the online advertisement of the equipment on the web site is removed unless another advertising package is purchased.

You purchased a four (4) week print advertising sale that was fulfilled by printing your ad in four (4) weeks of one edition of the magazine. If you desire to advertise your piece of equipment again either in print, online, or both, we are happy to provide another advertising package for you to purchase.

Sandhills Publishing

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
We did ask to keep it online. That is what we were told that if we post it on the paper we can have it online free as well. but he didnt keep it.

Final Business Response
Dear Sir,

The piece of equipment that you purchased a four (4) week print advertising package for was advertised online for free during the time your ***** was being printed in the magazine. The ***** was activated online, without additional charge due to the print advertising package you purchased, from *************** until it was deactivated on ***************. Again, this online listing was deactivated after your print advertising package expired.

If you would like for your ***** to be listed online or in the paper, we would be happy to discuss another advertising package that we have available.

Sandhills Publishing

Complaint Resolution: Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to BBB.

08/27/2012Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Publishers - Magazine, Internet Marketing Services, Magazine Sales, Information Services, Publishers - Periodical

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/01/1985Business started: 01/01/1979Business started locally: 01/01/1985
Type of Entity


Incorporated: March 1986, NE

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Carl Fanning (Finance Manager)Mr. David McChesney (Administrator)Mr. Thomas Peed (President)
Business Category

Publishers - Magazine, Internet Marketing Services, Magazine Sales, Information Services, Publishers - Periodical

Products & Services

Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company and publishers of the following magazines; Smart Computing, P.C. Novice, P.C. Today, Machinery Trader, Machinery Trader Marketbook, Truck Paper, Processor, Controller, and Executive Controller.

Alternate Business Names
Sandhills Publishing Company, The Truck Paper, The Processor, The Controller, The Machinery Trader, PC Today, PC Novice, P. C. Today, Truck Paper, CPU Magazine, Smart Computing Magazine, Processor, CE Lifestyles
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Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Sandhills Publishing

120 W Harvest Dr

Lincoln, NE 68521-4408

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1 Locations

  • 120 W Harvest Dr 

    Lincoln, NE 68521-4408(402) 479-2181
    (402) 477-8900

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Nebraska, South Dakota, TheKansas Plains and Southwest Iowa. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Sandhills Publishing is in this range.


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  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


Additional Phone Numbers

  • (402) 477-8900
  • (402) 479-2181

Additional Web Addresses


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