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Old 01-26-2007, 07:27 PM   #11
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It's funny to me that the advertisers pay to put their ad in the magazine and the buyers also pay to see them.

I really only like two magazines and subscribe to them both. Fine Cooking, which has ads but not too many (certainly not as many as Bon Appetit or Gourmet). The articles and a photo of each recipe makes it worth it. Cook's Illustrated is the other. No ads whatsoever.

Back to Andy's topic. You're right, yikes! That is quite a bit of money. You could buy a paperback novel for the price of one magazine.

Where are you off to Andy?
Water's edge?
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:17 PM   #12
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Headed to Aruba. There is a library at the resort where we recirculate books for members.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #13
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Lucky you Andy, Aruba!

As for magazines, your right, the prices are outrageous. I only have one subscription for my husband, and if I were to buy that off the stand it would cost alot more, so a subscription is definately the way to go. Have fun basking in the warmth!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:16 PM   #14
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Headed to Aruba. There is a library at the resort where we recirculate books for members.
I thought we were boycotting Aruba until we get the girl back (dead or alive)
Thanks a lot Andrew!


Magazine Sales: The price of magazines has limited people from "clipping", now we do scrapbooking instead. Teachers rarely ask students to bring in articles.

I find it more interesting how some people start spending money on their vacation before they get packed!
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:21 PM   #15
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...I find it more interesting how some people start spending money on their vacation before they get packed!
That can't be surprising to you. It would be hard not to spend money on vacation related purchases before leaving.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:07 PM   #16
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That can't be surprising to you. It would be hard not to spend money on vacation related purchases before leaving.
Things I never buy to take on vacation: new shoes (ouch!), sunglasses, I love my hometown t-shirt, condiments packets, travel games, stationery, magazines, newspapers, personal fan, wrist watch, wallet, purse....etc.

Things I might buy: additional travel bag.....

Things to trash before heading home: suntan oil, condiments, i love my vacation t-shirt, brochures.

Things I have lost on vacation: eye glasses, money, keys, phones, watches, beach towels, directions.
I guess that's it.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:07 AM   #17
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Oh yea, Aruba, Natalie. Havent heard much about that situation in quite some time. Too touchy topic for me there stirblue. Too each his/her own.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:16 AM   #18
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I went to Barnes and Noble yeaterday to buy some magazines for my vacation. I bought 8 magazines, 6 food mags and 2 car mags. I was a little surprised when the tab came to $37.35!

I guess I'm out of touch. I don't subscribe to any mags. I used to, but there is often so little that I actually care about in a magazine with all the rest being either ads or obscure travel stuff, it wasn't worth it to me.

I know magazines make their $$ from newstand sales. They get top dollar there. That income supports their reduced price subscriptions.

I'm not a cheapskate but get 'miffed' when I feel like I've been taken.

Oh, well. At least I'll have some reading to keep me busy on the plane and by the water's edge.

Thanks, I feel better now.
Costco has a big discount on magazines if you can get there.
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8 mags on food. 6 and 2 mags. YIKES!! That HAD to be more than $150 bucks! I hope you enjoy the tropical reefs!!! Beware of the sharks.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:41 AM   #20
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Oh The Expense of Too Many Cooking Mags

There's no two ways about it. Magazines are becoming ridiculously overpriced. I find that Woolworths has two foods mags that are still reasonable - Good Taste and Super Food Ideas. Both are very good value for money.

I have cut back on mag subscriptions. It was getting way too expensive as being of an obsessive compulsive personality (like a number of cookbook owners), I was buying too many mags along with cook books.
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