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donuts
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Rant !dev

Come on.... That's just misleading... Shouldn't be allowed to put that in fine print... That requires pressing View Details to see...

OTOH... Incognito...

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  • 0
    You’re right, now sue them
  • 0
    @010001111 costs too much so not worth... Which is why it's near impossible for anyone to see companies unless they can get class action.. but that still costs too much...
  • 0
    Bloomberg is hardly worth more than the NYT.
  • 2
    @SortOfTested yes was the popup when u run out of free articles... But only the top part

    I just looked at it this time but was like wait what... 1.99/month... 340/yr...
  • 0
    @donuts
    Yep. Print journalism can't survive in 2020. It's long past time for it to die.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested this seems to be just digital... Lol...

    But yes seriously who reads BBG... except maybe business people... N actually they get theirs bc they have Bloomberg Terminal from work...

    So really I do wonder why they want to charge that much for the magazine that they basically give away for free anyway...

    Most traders I think just use terminal and watch BBG tv... I know when I was working on the trading floor, usually the room has TVs with it...
  • 0
    @donuts
    The Information is worth the $400/year for tech peeps.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested actually I used to get the mag while I was in college...I went to business school.

    But I just ordered from a bulk reseller... Like $10 a year.... So still I think u gotta be an idiot or insanely rich to be paying this...🤷‍♂️
  • 0
    @donuts
    I've gotten at least $400/year of useful info out of it
    https://www.theinformation.com/

    How do you think it can confidently talk to everyone here about org charts at company xyZ 😆
  • 2
    The yearly subscription saves you whopping $4.88 per year.

    Except for the first year, which is $20.12 cheaper with the monthly subscription.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested oh, thought u meant the information in BusinessWeek.

    Hm.... Seems pricey, u trade on this info? Or I guess what do u do with it.

    For BusinessWeek and also Fast Company... Bought like a 4yr subscription...stopped reading them years ago. I think finally expired a few months ago.
  • 1
    Wonder if that is a dark pattern or just outright illegal.

    But 2 bucks a month would actually be okay - if they would indeed offer access for that price instead of just saying so while crossing their fingers behind a reveal fineprint button...
  • 0
    @Oktokolo Nothing is illegal these days when the most powerful companies and politicians can basically make their own rules...
  • 0
    Phone companies here used to do something similar. They'd give you extra data on your first month and advertise the first month's limit heavily implying that was the normal limit
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    @SortOfTested I signed up using the wrong deal... Tried contacting support to get it fixed but no reply.

    Now I just want a refund of the full amount...

    While the articles seem interesting, didn't feel worth it.. Especially when they can't seem to be bothered to respond in a reasonable time given how much I paid... Been 3 days already...

    And quite frankly there's not even a cancel button on the site...wtf...

    Seems to sale how much they want ur $$$, n how little they actually care...
  • 1
    @donuts
    That's the standard model.

    Either call their support or issue a charge back through your bank.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested well I figured for that price, they use a premium model but guess not. Yes if they don't response but end of this week, guess will try calling and then get a charge back...
  • 0
    @donuts
    Nope, it's just an amalgamation of insider information.
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    @SortOfTested hm.... That's not legal though?
  • 0
    @donuts
    It's only illegal if it's not made available to the public and it's used to make trading decisions. They're a publicly available resource to inform on the movement of the industry. No foul at all.
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    @SortOfTested but u gotta pay though... Though never understood what is and isn't public...

    If an insider just tells a few ppl it's private? But if he tells a "news service" behind a paywall with 100 subscribers, then it's public?
  • 1
    @donuts
    If you act on information that has not been available via the media or public information outlet, and most particularly existing investors, that's the pivot. You can't create an advantaged class of investor inside the larger group.
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