So that's what the daily newspaper has now devolved to -- a coupon delivery service. It's sad, but inevitable I guess. Good deal though. Reminds me of the Times vs. Daily News subscription wars from years passed. Almost giving it away.
Many papers, LA Times included, have greatly limited their reader base. Some through their own decisions, some via technology.
1. Those that don't want to use online news (or also like the old school experience of having newsprint in their hands). - This eliminates a huge portion of their potential readership -
2. Over the top bias/cheerleading in their coverage of anything even remotely political / governmental. - The small percentage of potential readership remaining after accounting for the above factors is reduced even further by being seen by most everyone on one end of the political spectrum (and those in the middle) as a political mouthpiece. -
Because of this (and Craigslist), the newspaper business has collapsed. Doubtful that those in charge will do what is necessary to fix it. After all, they are the ones that have caused it.
It would be quite interesting to know what percentage of subscribers are paying solely for the coupon delivery.
blueskyfl said: Just tried - wouldn't allow me to renew. Said $26 per year was best Sunday only deal. In the past, I've paid a lot more than $10 per year but not in a long time. The CSRs are offshored (and perhaps outsourced) and will offer the "best" rate of $26 until you threaten to cancel and they'll eventually offer $10 for Sunday-only. Don't renew online, just call in and haggle.
anonguy said: So that's what the daily newspaper has now devolved to -- a coupon delivery service. It's sad, but inevitable I guess. Good deal though. Reminds me of the Times vs. Daily News subscription wars from years passed. Almost giving it away. Like NYT and some others, LATimes.com has a paywall.
Although the LAT is not the first-class paper it used to be, the Sunday-only delivery is still the cheapest way to get access to unlimited online articles.
veromay said: I just called and it is now EXPIRED - they only offer this once per year and the lowest price now is $26 (50 cents per week) for the Sunday only delivery. That's odd because I just called and got the 1 yr Sunday paper for $10. Rep even told me I could get the Thurs - Sunday for $20 like OP posted.
Probably a good deal if you only want the coupons. But be forewarned, the LA Times will incessantly hound you to subscribe for full service. And, should you forget to cancel your Sunday only subscription upon expiration, they will insist that you owe them for any deliveries that exceed the original term contract. Search Fatwallet for threads about their tactics.
It did NOT work for me. I called this morning and the lady transfer me to other lady. She just flat out told me that is only for Groupon deal. I checked Groupon has no that type deal on. I think she just don't want me to have
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