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Poll:Is the NYT Pay Wall Offer of 99 cents For Unlimited Access a Sign of Success or Desperation?
New York Times
Posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT by lbryce
The New York Times Pay Wall has been hailed a success (mostly by subscription MSM.) I came across this offer of unlimited access to the New York Times for 99 cents (pictured below) and had to wonder if the Pay wall could possibly be considered a success at 99 cents for unlimited access.
Question:Is the offer of 99 cents for unlimited access a sign of success or of desperation?
TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nyt
Don't make me laugh.
posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:25 PM PDT
99¢ for how long? 99¢ for lifetime access might be OK. That amount for access to one day's paper? Nope.
posted on 06/11/2012 12:34:38 PM PDT
(You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
posted on 06/11/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT
by Zhang Fei
(Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
To: lbryce; All
IN 1964, one of my fraternity brothers paid the then unheard of sum of $100 for a LIFETIME subscription to Playboy. He turned 65 a few months ago, still receives it every month, though they did ask him to send them proof that he was still alive. Needless to say, Playboy no longer offers “such a deal.”
posted on 06/11/2012 12:41:07 PM PDT
Toilet paper is cheaper and already comes wound on a roll
posted on 06/11/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT
“....99¢ for lifetime access might be OK”
Still overpriced, IMHO.
posted on 06/11/2012 12:44:25 PM PDT
( the will)
It is just a trial to get you hooked. After four weeks, the regular price is $3.75 a week.
Sometimes its funny how things come back at them. I can remember many MSM quoting Gingrich out of context
20 Jul 1996 “But we believe it’s going to wither on the vine because we think people are voluntarily going to leave it — voluntarily.”
We know he was talking about Medicare but now it applies to NY Times...... :-)
posted on 06/11/2012 12:59:20 PM PDT
(I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!)
If I paid 99¢ for the NY Slimes, I would expect a dollar back in change...
posted on 06/11/2012 1:09:57 PM PDT
(And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
The WSJ made the jump to digital without a problem.
All the other papers are going to have issues, becuase of this fundamental rule of publishing:
Propaganda is supposed to be free. Nobody buys it, because it is supposed to be free.
Either they start providing a value-added service, or they are going away like every other un-fundamental liberal business model.
posted on 06/11/2012 1:18:58 PM PDT
(Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
Just clear your cookies after 10 articles.
wait.... do they mean I pay them? or they pay me?
posted on 06/11/2012 1:40:07 PM PDT
by Mr. K
(I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
IN 1964, one of my fraternity brothers paid the then unheard of sum of $100 for a LIFETIME subscription to Playboy. He turned 65 a few months ago, still receives it every month, though they did ask him to send them proof that he was still alive. Needless to say, Playboy no longer offers such a deal.
In 1982 I spent $250 on a lifetime NRA membership. I know I got a better deal...
Ninety-nine cents? I can probably access old issues of Pravda for free.
posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT
(Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
I read some NYT piece on FR last week that dealt with an otherwise innocuous, non-political topic -- and the Time still
had to slip in some gratuitous Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld bash.
Let 'em go to Hell.
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