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To think that £1.80 is too much....

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selly24 Mon 29-Jun-15 07:09:44

for a daily newspaper (The Guardian).
Had not bought a copy in a while so maybe I am behind the times... But seriously? £££!
Surely there must be another way to show my left wing bias!? ��

Jinglebells99 Mon 29-Jun-15 07:13:31

Go to waitrose and get it free, if you spend £5 weekdays or £10 weekends with a my waitrose card. I think that offer is still valid.

WidowWadman Mon 29-Jun-15 07:13:31

We went down from a 2 newspaper household (Indy and Guardian) to weekends only to now only when on holiday with no WiFi. Too pricey.

AuntieStella Mon 29-Jun-15 07:15:35

I used to buy a daily newspaper, and a couple of Sundays.

I do still buy, often when I know I'll be hanging around in places where I can't count on signal, as much for the crossword as the content.

Euphemia Mon 29-Jun-15 07:23:28

Bloody hell, really?! I haven't bought it for years - I read the app on my tablet now.

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Mon 29-Jun-15 07:24:07

Well, YADNBU that £1.80 is too much for the Guardian.

smile

Preciousbane Mon 29-Jun-15 07:44:12

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HeadDreamer Mon 29-Jun-15 07:51:21

Really £1.80? I used to buy it when it was £1. I read the guardian online. I thought everyone will do for that price!

FenellaFellorick Mon 29-Jun-15 07:52:04

£1.80?

crikey. I thought newspapers were still about 60p!

GoblinLittleOwl Mon 29-Jun-15 08:02:43

Ridiculous amount of money for a newspaper; I rarely buy the Telegraph now, and that is 'only' £1.40, because I'm sick of paying for large coloured photographs of celebrities and increasingly limited news content and comment.

Klayden Mon 29-Jun-15 08:04:33

YANBU and this is why I mostly read online now. Shame because I like sitting and reading a newspaper at lunchtime but I refuse to spend the money.

JassyRadlett Mon 29-Jun-15 08:06:21

Really £1.80? I used to buy it when it was £1. I read the guardian online. I thought everyone will do for that price!

And this probably sums up why the print edition is now £1.80. grin

GraduallyGoneInsane Mon 29-Jun-15 08:09:21

If you buy it from a university shop it's 50p. I usually detour past the City centre university on my way into work.

xiaozhu Mon 29-Jun-15 08:10:34

The Daily Mail website is free.

xiaozhu Mon 29-Jun-15 08:10:55

(and much more entertaining)

prorsum Mon 29-Jun-15 08:11:04

Blimey, that is a lot. I did see someone with a guardian cloth bag last week. It was very nice.

missmartha Mon 29-Jun-15 08:12:16

No, a daily rag, cos even the Guardian is, at £1.80, is taking the piss.

Euphemia Mon 29-Jun-15 08:51:25

There's no news in the Daily Mail, though.

SecretSpy Mon 29-Jun-15 08:59:09

Cheaper to subscribe, we get the vouchers and the full app included. DH won't hear of cancelling it.

snowglobemouse Mon 29-Jun-15 09:01:32

is it?! Bloody hell. Get it from a uni!

popalot Mon 29-Jun-15 09:01:56

online papers are free

xiaozhu Mon 29-Jun-15 09:07:17

No news in the Daily Mail?! But what about all the groundbreaking stuff about immigrants, benefit scroungers, Madiana, things that make you FAT and Kim Kardashian 'pouring her curves' into latex dresses? Not to mention baby bumps and 'endless pins'. If that ain't news, I don't know what is.

fascicle Mon 29-Jun-15 09:09:30

Preciousbane
I attempt to read The Guardian online but it is the crappiest website ever, not keen on layout and it crashes a lot and takes ages to load.

Doesn't crash or take a long time to load for me. I like the layout, but if I'm buying it, I go for the Saturday Guardian at £2.70 - much more to read and a better time of the week to try and read it.

The cost of the weekday Guardian is still not much more than half the price of the average pint of beer. Or equivalent to the price of a greetings card.

eyebags63 Mon 29-Jun-15 09:15:10

Not sure I would ever buy an actual physical newspaper these days, unless I was going somewhere without internet and I wanted to read.

The websites are generally better; more content and the comments sections are usually just as interesting as the articles.

But I think YAB slightly U. £1.80 isn't a lot when you consider the amount of paper/ink/distribution costs involved. A typical glossy magazine is about £5 these days.

barbecue Mon 29-Jun-15 09:20:39

YABU. Everything has gone up in price, and newspapers are no different.

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