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Old 01-27-2007, 05:57 AM   #21
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The one I REALLY begrudge the price is Southern Living--$4.95 AND it is 95% advertising!!
The other thing that bugs me about magazines is the subscription "rate".
GET A YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION--12 ISSUES--FOR $14.95 (and $3 handling charge).
What is up with a "handling charge" on a subscription!! Just say the sub is $17.95!!
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:14 AM   #22
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Costco has a big discount on magazines if you can get there.
Thanks for the tip but the selection at our Costco is limited in my areas of interest.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:20 AM   #23
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Before I came back to the states in December, I was excited to find a Reader's Digest in Kazakhstan until I computed the price in dollars (they use the tenge) and was shocked to discover that it was nearly $15!!! Anything in English is very expensive there. Of course I put it back.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:33 AM   #24
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Thanks for the tip but the selection at our Costco is limited in my areas of interest.
i know, i looked too andy.


i did manage to pick up the latest copy of bassmaster. if you put your thumb over the "b"...

nevermind, it's still about a bunch of good ol' boys; and boats, lures, camouflage clothing, and beer.

oh yeah, and fishing.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:36 AM   #25
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Reminds me of the old proverb:

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day."
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:37 AM   #26
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I compeletly agree with you............they are over the top with cost anymore and it'll just increase as everything does. I haven't subscribed to any for some time now but when I did I waited until the company really had a great deal. I do still occasionally pick up a few magazines at the stand but not often.
I have in the past just went to the local library on a rainy or lazy day and read the issues that interested me. Mainly because most magazines I generally only found a few things of interest to me that I wanted to recreate....whether it be a recipe, craft, decorating, etc..... So I'd always take a notebook and paper to copy down the recipes and jot down other things of interest. If I needed a photo then I'd just pay the copy fee of 10 cents.....and rarely did I have to do this as I was mostly writing stuff down.
Now one thing I do do is......if I go to a rummage sale or such and see cooking or decorating magazines for 10 cents....sometimes 25 cents.....I'll pick up the ones that grab my interest and almost always I find something in them well worth that dime or quarter
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #27
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I sympathise! this quarter light-years edition of `PlayBeing` has gone up a staggering 25,000 Zartogs to a mind blowing 25,001 Zartogs!
needless to say, I have all tentacles writing letters in Protest. :))
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #28
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I am finding that I go onto the internet more and more for recipes. Much as I love my enormous collections of cook books and magazines, you can find a recipe for just about anything you could dream of on the net.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:21 PM   #29
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:36 PM   #30
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I was shocked the last time I was going to buy a mag off the rack. I put it back, it wasn't worth it. I'm so tired of being disappointed after buying a magazine, or subscribing to one, to find that the contents don't meet my expectations.

Also, I use to have them floating around the house causing more clutter than I needed. I like the idea of going to the public library to read what interests me. As a taxpayer, I might as well get my money's worth at the library!
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