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I Don’t Know Why Anyone Buys Magazines Any More…

Some of them that used to be less than $2 are $5 or more now, maybe they are hoping that the buyers don’t look for the prices after they jacked them up. But there are still displays of them in the supermarkets for sale. For the price of 2 or 3 you can buy a book on Amazon or Ebay or even more than one book.
one more thing thats practically obsolete. signed, phone books, land lines, the postal service, and newspapers
@SW-User If it weren’t govt funded, it would be six feet under.
@SheCallsMeCrushDaddy Just because they lost money doesn't mean they're obsolete. Definition of Obsolete is: No longer produced or used; out of date.
"the disposal of old and obsolete machinery"
@SW-User they will survive because the govt has their back. In spite of losing 69 billion. LOL
DallasCowboysFan · 61-69, M
Yes, and by the time you get the magazine, the news is outdated.

Or, you can find the story referenced online from another source for free.
DallasCowboysFan · 61-69, M
@cherokeepatti Many years ago I subscribed to Forbes, Businessweek, and another magazine I don't recall.

I don't subscribe to any of them now and I have not received a magazine for 10 years or more.
I saw one in Barnes and Noble recently and I replaced it in the rack when I saw it was $7.

No one reads them anymore. Even newspapers. I saw a local paper from Dallas recently. It was on a Saturday morning, they had it on dis play at WM. I could not believe how small it was. I was a paperboy when I was a kid ( Richmond , VA ) and even on the slowest day of the year our paper was not as small as the one I recently saw.

People are not reading them, so merchants don't advertise in them. It's slowly dying.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@DallasCowboysFan I am old enough to remember when the Classified ads took up several pages in our local newspaper, everything from, they do good to have 2 columns now. Even on Sundays when there were so many help wanted ads there might 3 or 4, usually at health care facilities that desperately need help. The paper is not published on Monday or Tuesdays, they cut back the page size and there are many fewer pages of news stories. They used to have a page of groups to help people like AA, therapy groups, weight loss etc. and now they no longer do those, also no engagement or baby announcements, it’s rare to see a wedding announcement since they charge so much per line. Obituaries have been scaled way back too due to the price.
LunarOrbit · 56-60, M
@cherokeepatti They used to publish articles of crimes like theft and break-ins. They can’t anymore…might offend somebody. 🤷🏻‍♂️
akindheart · 61-69, F
i used to get several magazines for hobbies. it got too much. i had to look at my fabric and the time i have left and decide i had too much, way too much. i am down to about 4 and i donate them to this lady in the neighborhood.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@akindheart I was getting a National Geographic magazine and stopped that, they kept increasing their prices. I thought the boy would like to read them but he doesn’t even open one up.
akindheart · 61-69, F
@cherokeepatti I get the National Geographic History magazine. i only buy the National Geographic when it is good. I bought the King Tut one and it was 15.00. the subscription is thru amazon but still costs me 12.00 each
FreestyleArt · 31-35, M
That's because the Internet. I remember some Gaming Magazines long time ago are actually critic extremist against good games and they rather show off games made by LJN that are complete trash
exexec · 61-69, C
I still get a few magazines. One is not available online or in stores. I do plan to let a couple of subscriptions expire.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
Or newspapers.

My "too big to succeed" list gets longer and longer :)
chrisCA · M
I have not bought a magazine, or newspaper in ages.
antonioioio · 61-69, M
You put an old head on young shoulders 😊

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