bozzy -> RE: Enough is Enough (goodbye Empire) (25/2/2010 5:02:11 PM)
Well the time has come for me and Empire to sadly part company, have loved the magazine since it was first released, but dont think they realise that there is a credit crunch on and the latest issue of £4.20 finally pushed me over the edge, always begrudged paying over £3.00 for it but always said to myself that it was my monthly treat, well sorry but it certainly isnt worth over £4.00 to me and i think they are taking the piss, drop the price and i'll be back, keep it over £4.00 and you can stick it up your arses. bye bye[:)]
I don't think you realise there's such a thing as inflation. Sorry but increasing prices are just a fact of life otherwise the mag would still be £1.50 like it was when it started. besides like others had said you coukld always subscribe
said to myself i wasnt going to reply after posting this thread, but here i am, yes there is such a thing as inflation, I have been buying Empire for what seems like a lifetime and while i do still love the magazine i still believe it is overpriced, thought the same when it was £3.99 and think even more so when my latest issue cost me £4.20.
Oh so why moan and not just subscribe i hear you all harp, unfortunatly that isnt an option for some of us, after being blacklisted after losing my job it means i have a limited account which doesnt permit me to subscribe and i feel that my £4.20 is better kept for the family than on a monthly treat for myself.
The last time i subscribed i did it through another method, clubcard points to save me a little money.
As i started saying i do not think it is worth the £4.20 anymore, for starters the magazine has three times more advertising as it used to surely any inflation should go on a majority of the advertising to keep costs down for its own customer base (would love to know the advertising costs)
1. 8 full pages page for hmv
2. 5 full pages for play.com
3. 1 full for amazon
4. 1 full for head & shoulders
5. 1 full for samsung
6. 1 full for v05
7. 2 full for jaguar
8. 1 full for jack daniel's
9. 1 full for volvo
10. 1 full for ford
11. 1 full for brylcream
they are just a few there are others for true rum, royal air force,dell, and not to mention the ad pages in the back that have always been there.
these are just my views and in no way does it mean that i dislike reading empire i just cannot justify the price anymore, especially when i can read most of the magazine online now for free.