January 29, 2007 at 08:17 #771SeagullMember
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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>January 30, 2007 at 01:52 #37186FlatSeasonLoverMember
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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.January 30, 2007 at 13:00 #37187
It may only have been a 10p rise, but for me it was the straw that broke the camels back. <br>Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.20- Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.30- Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.40 – Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£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>January 30, 2007 at 13:07 #37188davidjohnsonMember
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Can’t wait to see the threads when they start charging for the website.January 30, 2007 at 13:19 #37189clivexMember
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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….January 30, 2007 at 13:20 #37190davidbradyMember
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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.January 30, 2007 at 15:07 #37191MeshaheerMember
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That’s a lot…I remember when it was just 80p!January 30, 2007 at 15:40 #37192
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>January 30, 2007 at 15:44 #37193quixallcrossettParticipant
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Down to just a Saturday for me now, and The Weekender midweek, they really are starting to take the mickey!January 30, 2007 at 15:53 #37194clivexMember
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and they would have me over a barrel there…unfortunately.
as for the Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.50? has any other paper (or magazine?) risen in price so quickly over past ten years?January 30, 2007 at 16:19 #37195Lincoln DuncanMember
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What would you consider a fair price? As Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.50 has evinced such a reaction . . . ?:oJanuary 30, 2007 at 16:45 #37196
eÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·vince (-vns)<br>tr.v. eÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·vinced, eÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·vincÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·ing, eÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·vincÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â·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?January 30, 2007 at 17:51 #37197ninahagen4Participant
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Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1 would be a fair price as I am sure there are large amounts of the paper that each of us dont read.January 30, 2007 at 18:10 #37198Lincoln DuncanMember
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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)January 30, 2007 at 18:17 #37199MountyMember
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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 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£2.80 to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£3.00? I’d probably have a moan, within earshot of the landlord, then shout "same again please!".
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