Friday, February 29, 2008

Less Newspaper Coverage
Means Lower Subscription Fee

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.
Charles Lamb (1775–1834), essayist

Sam Zell, the new owner of the Los Angeles Times, has already proven a disappointment by agreeing to cut more reporters, and now has plans to reduce the number of reporters in Washington.

I decided that if news coverage is going down, then the price I pay for the newspaper should be reduced accordingly. I called 1-800-LATIMES and told them I was going to cancel my subscription and they transferred me to a special operator who immediately reduced my rate from $3.99 per week to $2.80 per week for 26 weeks. I asked what happens after 26 weeks, she said to call back and they will place me on another promotion.


sporksforall said...

I keep trying to cancel. The last time, they got me to agree to Sunday only at 75 cents a week in perpeuity. They deliver it Thursday through Sunday and anytime I try to get a vacation stop, I can't because they don't think I get it Thursday-Saturday. For a while I was getting two copies every day as well. It used to be a great paper.

The Misanthrope said...

Hi Sporks, Yes, it's going downhill faster than Bush can even take the country or going down faster than gas prices go up.