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Old 10-27-2012, 08:13 AM  
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Who pays for newspapers online?

I hate paying for news.

The MPLS star tribune gives you 20 articles a month. But I am finding it harder to limit it to 20.

What makes me mad is the price. $52.00 a year seems a bit steep considering they don't need to print or deliver the paper. And I would read less then I would with a real paper. THEN after the INTRO price It goes up to 2.00 a week. so 100.00 a year

I don't want to go off on a rant here......so I will ask

Who is paying for a paper, magazine etc. Things that you could get other places.

Not ESPN insider or online only content.

Thanks-Yes I know I am cheap

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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I read the KC Star online. It's paid for by the annoying ads, but with a good ad-blocker it's not bad. I used to have the paper delivered, but the delivery became so inconsistent I dropped it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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I get called by the local papers constantly to advertise.


It isn't worth what they want to charge. I feel sorry for them, though.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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I read the KC Star online. It's paid for by the annoying ads, but with a good ad-blocker it's not bad. I used to have the paper delivered, but the delivery became so inconsistent I dropped it.

Yes and ad blocking will eventually kill all the good stuff we get online... Eventually I predict all newspapers will charge a subscription fee.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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I get called by the local papers constantly to advertise.


It isn't worth what they want to charge. I feel sorry for them, though.
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$4 a month is too expensive for you?
I should have clarified that they want me to advertise in their paper.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
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who's stupid enough to do something like this??

almost as stupid as paying for music online.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #10
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Yes and ad blocking will eventually kill all the good stuff we get online... Eventually I predict all newspapers will charge a subscription fee.
What really stinks about that is that I look at papers from places that I have lived., KC, DSM, MPLS, a few others.

Who can afford to pay for all of those? Even with free trials each month.

Like I said-I am cheap.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #11
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I buy a paper and read it while I'm having lunch. It's relaxing but **** it makes me feel like such an old man.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #12
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:32 AM   #14
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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