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posted 2 months ago by
gaijinexpat
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Not sure if this is a typo at Amazon, but one of "Today's Deals" is New Yorker All Access for $5.  It says "Get 48 issues for only $0.10 each".  However, if you click the link, it takes you to 12 issues for $5, so make sure you "add to cart" from the Today's Deals page.

My wife wants the magazine, so I've placed the order.  I also took a screenshot of the Today's Deal page in case Amazon only gives me 12 issues.

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Not found. Perhaps deal is dead?

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It still shows up on my Today's Deals page. I know Amazon uses cookies to customize the pages it presents to you, so that may be why you don't see it. 

It might show up if you try the following:  Open a new browser without logging in; click on "70% Off or More", "Savings & Sales" and "Under $25"
It is one of the first items listed.  However, if you click on "Magazines" it disappears

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This showed up for me.

The website makes it hard to figure out if it's 12 issues for $5 or 48 issues for $5.

I contacted CS via chat and there may have been a little bit lost in translation, but when I asked: "so if I purchase the deal I will receive 48 issues x $0.10 = $4.80 or approximately $5?" the answer was "Yes you are correct."

Once the subscription starts I'll be logging in to verify subscription length and to cancel auto-renew, which is where you can get totally hosed.

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Update - my Amazon magazine subscription manager shows a 12 issue subscription.  Just endured a second CS chat purgatory to find that the deal is for 12 issues and that the 48 issues is a typo.  So, I'm canceling and sitting this one out.  The added time and frustration --> not worth it.
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Update #2 - Amazon CS reached out to me after I completed a "how did we do" survey by email in which I described the situation and suggested that correct information by the 1st CS rep might have helped avoid a colossal waste of time for everyone. I didn't expect a reply and had psychologically moved on to other banal issues in my life. To my surprise I received a CS email a few hours later with an (unnecessary) apology and an offer for 12 free issues. I was pleasantly surprised by this token of goodwill!

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Since Yahoo says that Amazon gets 40% of all online transactions you would think they could afford a proofreader.

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