I was looking at the Amazon website again (yeah yeah yeah) and I was looking at the reviews for the newspapers just to see if it was worth it. I saw that for Time magazine people were saying they were disappointed because there were no pictures, just articles. Well, you need pictures with articles, especially in time magazine.
So I went to the New York Times newspaper and scrolled down to the reviews and the 2nd review from the top this guy said that he was paying $35 a month for his paper but now he pays $14 a month. So basically the Kindle pays for itself from what amount this guy is saving from getting the digital version of his newspaper.
This person pays $420 a year for his new york times newspaper. He now pays $14 a month instead of $35 so now he pays $168 per year which means he is now saving $252 a year on the newspaper. The kindle doesn’t exactly pay for itself in a year but maybe a year and half. That’ll work.
I don’t know how much our newspaper is because I don’t pay for it, Darrin pays for it because he is who reads it. I don’t even read the newspaper. I asked him how much he pays and he couldn’t recall. I said is it like $15 a month? $20 a month? He said yeah I guess. Currently our local newspaper is not available for the Kindle but it is available at www.newsstand.com for $10 a month but you have to view that on a PC or a laptop via browser or you can download it and view it through software called iBrowse. You can also print pages. If it were available via Kindle then that might be incentive enough for me to buy one so he can read the newspaper but unfortunately it’s not so, oh well.
But it is good to know that the Kindle pays for itself with certain newspapers and magazines.