Slate missed the best tip of all

Posted: November 18, 2010 by aliceaitch in Uncategorized

Canceling a New York Times subscription completely will save you the entire $769.60 the poor schmuck of an author paid to renew his subscription.

Srsly, Timothy Noah?  You paid that much for that dreck?

The assistant managing editor for new products and strategic initiatives at the New York Times made a minor strategic error last week. On Nov. 10, Gerald Marzorati blurted out at a Times panel discussion on digital media that the paper had “north of 800,000 subscribers paying north of $700 a year for home delivery” who “don’t seem to know that.” During the recession the paper raised the home-delivery rate 5 percent, Marzorati said, but only 0.01 percent canceled. “I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they’re literally not understanding what they’re paying,” Marzorati said. “That’s the beauty of the credit card.”

Can we just pass a law right now revoking voter eligibility for anyone who allows over $700 a year to be charged to their credit card and doesn’t actually understand that they’re doing it?

Comments
  1. Veeshir says:

    I assume they charged you a little at a time over the year.
    That’s how the best parasites do it.
    It takes a small amount so the host doesn’t realize how much it’s taking.

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