Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sorry, Jeffie, That's a Hard No

That is a doubling of the WaPo subscripton rate. As the acronym goes: FOAD

I haven't paid full price for years. Each year, when it comes time to renew at the full rate of $60, I cancel it. The retention people always contact me and extend it at the introductory rate for another year. $29, I can accept. But not $60 and certainly not $120.


Stewart Dean said...

Um, I assume this is WaPo. My one paid sub is the NYT. Would like WaPo, too but am on fixed income (with the walls closing in). However there's a aimple hack on the aracana of its paywall.
It uses Java Script to give you that Bronx cheer. If you use NoScript (highly recommended) then you can disable just scripting. The page will be ugly and some of the pix will not show, but mostly I can read the story.

Comrade Misfit said...

It is. I'll clarify that in the post.

dinthebeast said...

My only sub is NYT, so I can read Paul Krugman's newsletter. I got it on an introductory $4 a month, and that just expired up to $12 a month. If it goes up any further I can't afford it and I will cancel. For years you could avoid the paywall by deleting the cookies every night, but that stopped working last year. Seems to still work on WAPO, though I haven't specifically checked. Haven't run up on any article I couldn't read yet, but I don't read them that much.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

I flipped Jeffy the friendly finger when he wanted me to pay him a dollar to read Doonesbury.

Have so far managed to avoid ever buying anything on or having anything delivered by Amazon. Stop going into Wild Oats when it became Whole Foods, can't imagine ever even turning into the parking lot though I should caveat back then it had more to do with yuppyfying a good store, jackin' the prices up on stuff readily available elsewhere, cheaper.

Am I missing any ... ?

Sikhandtake Rakhuvar said...

If one subscribed to all the papers one wanted to read a few articles a week or month on it would easily add up to hundreds of dollars.
What I'd like to see is a payment aggregator who would accept a single payment for a bunch of tokens, not unlike in-game gold. You'd then pay for each article you wanted to read separately; the publisher would then cash in all the tokens each month for a single large payment.