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Wakrak

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#277140 28-Sep-2020 14:17
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Thanks to Antoniaclare @ Cheapies for this deal.

 

Link to deal

 

Rest of this post is C&P from Antonia and the email I received; 

 

4 weeks free premium digital subscription to the NZ Herald. When the 4 weeks are up you can stay on for $1/week for 12 weeks before it goes back to regular pricing ($5/week). 

 

Payment schedule: NZ$0.00 for the first 4 weeks, then NZ$1.00 per week for 12 weeks, then NZ$5.00 per week. Billed every 4 weeks
Total: $0 NZD
All prices include GST (or other applicable VAT or sales tax within the purchaser's jurisdiction)

Please note: Digital subscriptions renew automatically. 

 

*A credit card is needed and a $1 authorisation charge is placed, though not actually processed. If you don't want the $1/12 weeks deal remember to cancel at the end of your 4 week free subscription.


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gehenna
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  #2575367 28-Sep-2020 14:19
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Buying access to the Herald feels like the equivalent of voluntarily closing the door on my hand over and over.  


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  #2575368 28-Sep-2020 14:20
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Yeah, but if this deal takes off the Herald paywall is gonna be very porous indeed....

 

"New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has today announced New Zealand secondary, intermediate and primary school pupils and their teachers will be given free classroom access to the NZ Herald’s Premium digital news subscription service"

 

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU2009/S00384/kiwi-school-pupils-to-get-free-access-to-nz-herald-premium.htm

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2575376 28-Sep-2020 14:35
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gehenna:

 

Buying access to the Herald feels like the equivalent of voluntarily closing the door on my hand over and over.  

 

 

 

 

It's like walking into a room with the lights already on and flipping the switch out of habbit...


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  #2575378 28-Sep-2020 14:36
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gehenna:

 

Buying access to the Herald feels like the equivalent of voluntarily closing the door on my hand over and over.  

 

 

Every time your subscription renews, switch hands. Yeah feels weird though.  Like having to pay to watch a particular YouTube video on the home page. 

 

wellygary:

 

Yeah, but if this deal takes off the Herald paywall is gonna be very porous indeed....

 

 

Imagine if they included university staff/students as well. 


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  #2575419 28-Sep-2020 15:46
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The Herald paywall is already very porous indeed.

 

 





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  #2575532 28-Sep-2020 18:34
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The herald paywall is entirely client side.. so it's always going to be porous. 





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  #2576909 1-Oct-2020 07:13
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I'm using this Firefox plugin, works like a charm :)


 
 
 
 


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  #2577044 1-Oct-2020 10:39
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Expect to see that blocked soon now that you've said it out loud 


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  #2577193 1-Oct-2020 12:21
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Another thing to note is that you can't cancel the subscription online yourself once they start charging you. You have to ring their customer service. Someone I know experienced this and I regard that kind of customer experience to be unacceptable in the 21st century.


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  #2577197 1-Oct-2020 12:33
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gehenna:

 

Expect to see that blocked soon now that you've said it out loud 

 

 

It won't matter. As long as their IT geniuses keep the paywall client side, it is child's play to circumvent. Is this a fit subject for discussion here?

 

 





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