Skip to comments.Poll:Is the NYT Pay Wall Offer of 99 cents For Unlimited Access a Sign of Success or Desperation?
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?
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.”
Toilet paper is cheaper and already comes wound on a roll
“....99¢ for lifetime access might be OK”
Still overpriced, IMHO.
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...... :-)
If I paid 99¢ for the NY Slimes, I would expect a dollar back in change...
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.
Just clear your cookies after 10 articles.
wait.... do they mean I pay them? or they pay me?
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.
Let 'em go to Hell.
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