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    Seagull
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    What have the Racing Post given us to warrant yet another price rise?

    The paper made 17million in 2005 and 1st half year profits in 2006 were a healthy 6.9million and this was when it was in opposition with the Sportsman.

    Is it all down to ‘Sly’ Bailey and her plan to make the paper as much money as possible before she attempts to sell it off?<br>

    #37186
    FlatSeasonLoverFlatSeasonLover
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    Yes I noticed this too. Its because they saw the rivals off and you have no option but to go without if you don’t buy it.

    #37187
    sporting sam
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    It may only have been a 10p rise, but for me it was the straw that broke the camels back.  <br>£1.20- £1.30- £1.40 – £1.50 in a not a great deal of time.<br>There are only two days a week when I buy it now.<br>Getting used to using the website rather than flicking through the pages. <br>I`m not missing it at all.  <br>

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    davidjohnson
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    Can’t wait to see the threads when they start charging for the website.

    #37189
    clivex
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    I wonder if they will…

    newspaper websites are seen as shop windows for the main product (and the industry too) and whilst free, will pick up much stronger advertising revenues.

    but it is a remarkably good resource….

    #37190
    davidbrady
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    I mentioned that before DJ (when the "my ratings" function was introduced) but wit mentioned something about the RP then being charged for the data they currently get for free or something along those lines. Perhaps he can shed some further light on it.

    #37191
    Meshaheer
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    That’s a lot…I remember when it was just 80p!

    #37192
    sporting sam
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    Can’t wait to see the threads when they start charging for the website.

    Maybe so dj,<br>I have been a daily user of the post in the past, I have kicked it into touch because of the price hike. <br>True, they have a monopoly, but they are not making  a profit from me anymore.<br>

    #37193
    quixallcrossettquixallcrossett
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    Down to just a Saturday for me now, and The Weekender midweek, they really are starting to take the mickey!

    #37194
    clivex
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    True Grass…

    and they would have me over a barrel there…unfortunately.

    as for the £1.50? has any other paper (or magazine?) risen in price so quickly over past ten years?

    #37195
    Lincoln Duncan
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    What would you consider a fair price? As £1.50 has evinced such a reaction . . . ?:o

    #37196
    sporting sam
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    e·vince  (-vns)<br>tr.v. e·vinced, e·vinc·ing, e·vinc·es <br>To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest: evince distaste by grimacing.<br> <br>I grimaced and gurned when I saw the price and gave the aforementioned  paper back to the counter Maid and declared "once, twice, thrice they haith raised the price no more, no more!!" I said.<br>Ok no I didnt say that, but you get the picture.<br>The lady in the paper shop always used to call it the financial times because of the price.  

    Its not as if its in a price war with anyone is it?

    #37197
    ninahagen4ninahagen4
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    £1 would be a fair price as I am sure there are large amounts of the paper that each of us dont read.

    #37198
    Lincoln Duncan
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    Is that strictly speaking the RP’s fault, though?

    That’s like moaning that the TV licence is too expensive because you only watch documentaries about polar bears.

    But at least you supplied a relatively constructive answer . . .

    (Edited by Lincoln Duncan at 6:11 pm on Jan. 30, 2007)

    #37199
    Mounty
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    I have a vested interest as I work for said rag but what difference does ten pence make? Would you stop going to your local pub if the beer went up from £2.80 to £3.00? I’d probably have a moan, within earshot of the landlord, then shout "same again please!".

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