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The Economist Digital Subscription (Yearly) 50% off @ INR 4849.50 (~AUD87.19)

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I did not notice anyone post this for The Economist subscriptions as yet, but feel free to let me know otherwise. Process is simple: change the country to India from the drop down country selector near the top of the subscription page. You should get INR 4849.50 as the yearly subscription amount, which is 50% off the normal price. This amount posted as AUD87.19 on my 28 Degrees CC. For comparison, the Australian price is over $200. I did not use a vpn. This is an auto-subscription, so remember to cancel it prior to due date or you will be charged the full resubscrption amount next year.

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  • Can't you get this for free from your local library's e-resources?

    • I think the library version is usually a sort of PDF-like version of the weekly magazine, whereas the digital subscription would give full access to the website with extra content and better readability than the PDF. (I love the PDF-like thing, because it feels so much more like really reading something, but you have to have a good tablet or read it on a computer.)

      • I think the library version is usually a sort of PDF-like version of the weekly magazine, whereas the digital subscription would give full access to the website with extra content and better readability than the PDF

        My library directs me to rb digital, which has a dedicated app for reading the magazine. It's not PDF - feels similar to reading ebooks. You're right that you don't get full access to the economist website through your library, but you do get hundreds or e-resources for free.

        Also, with the library you might have to wait a few days/weeks for the magazine that you want to become available.

        I guess each has their own benefit and there's no harm in signing up for a library, because it's free. Heck, sign up for a few of them, so you can get what you want faster.

  • If VPN is required, then VPN to a council which provide that magazine.

    • Sure it is always an option to use the library subscription if available. Advantage is it is free, but my library does not offer it but my library does not seem to have recent copies. Also, for whatever its worth, I believe you cannot get the audio edition through most libraries. This is handy for some people who like listening to the audio version, for example while driving.

  • +1 for being innovative.

  • @findingbargains : Did you use an Australian or Indian billing address? (The website claims your billing address has to match the country of pricing.)

    • You have to use an Indian address, which I borrowed from the youtube deal (elsewhere on ozbargain):
      Address line : My Place (can be anything!)
      Town/City : Mumbai
      Postcode : 400070
      State : Maharashtra

  • Do you need a billing address in India?

    • Yep. I borrowed from the youtube deal:
      Address line : My Place
      Town/City : Mumbai
      Postcode : 400070
      State : Maharashtra

      • OMFG! We are neighbours! What are the odds of that?!

        Address line : 2 My Place
        Town/City : Mumbai
        Postcode : 400070
        State : Maharashtra

  • Can we share one subscription between many people?

  • Is their any localisation of content based on the subscription?

    Actually wanted to get the physical print copy recently, but it's pretty dear.

  • If anyone has a Kindle, you can access the full version of the magazine for free each week as soon as it's released. Google Calibre recipes.

    I have it setup on a RPi running 24/7 to automatically email it to my Kindle each Friday.

    Also works well for The New Yorker as well as a lot of other publications.