Why so expensive?
July 25, 2011 9:33 PM Subscribe
What's the deal with magazine prices?
posted by Evilspork to media & arts (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A couple weeks ago I had forgotten to bring my book with me, I was in a rental car so I had no emergency book, and I needed something to read. I went to a grocery store to see what they had, didn't see any books that looked promising, and slid over to the magazine racks. All the ones I saw had list prices that were $8-10. What!?
I haven't read magazines regularly in a couple years and knew the price on the back was always higher than the price you get with a subscription, but seriously, when did buying two issues at a store cost the same as two years of getting them delivered to you?