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Way too expensive, overpriced, ridiculous is just some of what I say when I pick up a magazine. I hardly see anyone standing around the magazine stand in supermarkets anymore or at the checkout, the racks filled with gossip rags with yesterday’s irrelevant news. There is guy named Mike Holmes that has a popular home remodeling cable show in Canada – it is broadcast here in the States as well. His magazine costs $14.99. That’s way more than the typical paperback. Now I just love Holmes, but would never pay that for his or any other magazine.
From what I see, the average cost of a magazine is about $7.99. My price comfort level is about $3.99. Then you have Holmes and others, like a few gun magazines I picked up, that are at the high end approaching $15. I just can’t financially justify that or half that for a magazine. I see a magazine called The Gentlewoman, printed in Holland that sells for $10.95 US. Adele is smoking a cigarette on the cover. I didn’t buy this magazine, but “borrowed” it from my automobile mechanic. It’s very good, but I never would have bought it. The price of a gallon of gas right now is $3.92! Besides, much of the “content” is available on line for free.
Have you heard of a magazine called the “Tatler”? It’s British. That’ll set you back $8.99 for “dreamy prints, heavenly styling and lots of sunshine”. One of the articles is “How The Rich Buy Life – Heaven Can Wait”. It’s kind of a Town and Country (T&C) magazine for the folks flying first class or sitting around the Beverly Hills Hotel. T&C went from a monthly to bi-monthly, which was extremely unfair because I relied on their horoscopes for years to make many important life and career decisions. How can I now do that bi-monthly? It’s just not right. Oh well. I never actually bought T&C either, just waited until I saw it hidden in the upper row of the magazine stand at my local Publix. I went right to the back page to see the advise for the sign of Taurus and put it right back.