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Washington Post 1-Year Premium Digital Subscription A$9.99 + Second Year Retention Offer A$9.99 (Was A$100/Year)

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Happened across this offer as a banner ad on a WP article I was reading. There is a lesser option without the bonus subscription (and other features) - but it is the same price. Likewise, there is an option to pay AUD99c every 4 weeks - which is more expensive if you want to take the max subscription period. Cancel any time and keep the remaining paid subscription period. If you try to cancel it offers you the same deal for another year. It doesn't do this again if you try to cancel again. I have made a calendar reminder to cancel in 2 years as I suspect the 2nd year subscription will be cancelled if you cancel your subscription before the second year commences.

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  • +4

    Or look at the news on the internet for free .

    • +18

      Reputable news isnt free.

      • -2

        Curated news isn’t free. However, if you want the truth — we regret to not inform you that it’s already been buried by the censors. Perhaps you couldn’t handle the truth, anyway.

        • +22

          Go back to watching Youtube videos that accord with your well established point of view.

          • +5

            @nedski: It's a free country, with freedom of speech. Problem is you want to shut them up for exercising their right to speak just because they don't agree with your opinion. That's tyranny my friend!

            • +5

              @usernameinvalid: Actually my uninformed friend, there is no freedom speech in Australia. There is no "right" you can point to. If only someone had a little education under their belt before spewing out such nonsense.

              • -3

                @nedski: "Freedom of speech is a fundamental common law right…"
                https://www.alrc.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ip46_ch_2...

                As you can see, we have a common law right to free speech, so either you lied or were uninformed.

                But, the left would rather that there was no freedom of speech, except for them of course. I find it interesting that the left always has to resort to character assisination and shutting down honest debate. Is that because what you believe in wouldn't stand up to debate?

                • +23

                  @usernameinvalid: I love it when people just google something and link to the first thing they see.

                  Lawyer here with an actual law degree.. Now if you keep reading your "Australian Law Reform Commission Document" past the first paragraph, you would see this.

                  Paragraph 2.10. However, the freedom is not absolute. For one thing, it only protects some types of speech—political communication.

                  I bet your facebook is full of anti-lockdown and freedom memes.

                  Also learn to spell.

                  • @nedski: How much did you charge for that advice?

                  • -8

                    @nedski: https://www.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/human-rights-an...

                    "Australia is a party to seven core international human rights treaties. The right to freedom of opinion and expression is contained in articles 19 and 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)."

                    Yet more character assassination, huh. What a professional you are! But you're right, I'm not a lawyer. I just believe we should ALL be allowed to speak

                    So, you don't believe people who disagree with you have a right to speak?

                    • +13

                      @usernameinvalid: tell that to our fellow Australian Julian Assange. slowly been killed by the country that sells it self as beacon of human rights and freedom of speech.

                  • -1

                    @nedski:

                    Lawyer here with an actual law degree.

                    Oh this is going to be good…

                    Paragraph 2.10. However, the freedom is not absolute.

                    But no-one said that. Back to school and learn what a straw man is…

                    While we don't have the same protections our US friends have, we still have some degree of freedom and free speech in this country, as the OP claimed.

          • +1

            @nedski: Or pay for news owned and tailored for the billionaire owner's viewpoint. Oh, who owns Washington Post? Jeff Bezos!

      • +26

        Even irreputable news isn't free. News.com.au charge for most of their "news". SKY charges even more for "news".

        • +3

          I'm so glad you put news in " " for that tabloid trash :-) Have an upvote! lol

        • -3

          I bet you still read it— like everyone else here.

      • +7

        This is nothing like reputable news, but I agree with you generally.

        • +4

          Indeed.

          People who think Corporate News is reputable.

          Follow actual journalists like Glen Greenwald, or people who disect the news and call out the bs.

          • @JPerez: Would that be Glenn Greenwald who turns up as a paid guest on Fox News regularly?

            • +1

              @Soave: Which other corporate news media have let him on to lobby for the pardon of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden?

              • @JLai: He can’t ‘lobby’ without going on Fox and being paid for it?

                He’s got a massive profile on Twitter and via his newsletter. Why should news orgs interview an outside journalist with his own for-profit agenda? I’d say they’re better off interviewing elected officials, DOJ figures or decision makers empowered to actually do something.

                • +1

                  @Soave: Why wouldn't you want to reach an audience that doesn't regularly follow you?
                  How do you change the minds of others that have a differing view without going into their space and presenting your argument to them?

                  • -1

                    @JLai: Fox would not put him anywhere near their audience if he wasn’t following the script. I’d bet his activism for Assange and Snowden is mainly in the form of bitching about Hillary and Obama.

                    Of course, Assange and Snowden must be thrilled with his effective advocacy…

                    • +2

                      @Soave:

                      Fox would not put him anywhere near their audience if he wasn’t following the script. I’d bet his activism for Assange and Snowden is mainly in the form of bitching about Hillary and Obama.

                      How do you know he was paid and had to follow a script? Have you watched his appearances on Jimmy Dore or Breaking Point? He holds the same views and the same arguments that he presented on Fox and Tucker Carlson.

                      Of course, Assange and Snowden must be thrilled with his effective advocacy…

                      So, we should just give up and not talk about it or not correct lies perpetuated by warmongers and the security state because we don't like the platform GG is presenting his arguments on? This is how you create echo chambers and increase the divide between left and right.

                      • @JLai: I’m speaking figuratively when I say he sticks to the script. I mean he’ll reliably stay ‘on message’, attacking Democrats, the “MSM” etc.

                        Fox is in the business of providing a strict diet of information to their audience. GG is used by Fox to present a facade of ‘balance’ since wow they’ve got this fearless iconoclast, a leftist, an independent, a gay man, an activist, a lawyer courageously protecting journalists… he’s supposed to look like he’s outside their value system, but he isn’t (not anymore).

                        I mean the guy also complains about a big tech hegemony, with his two million Twitter followers. He’s basically a shit stirrer who right wingers love to death; right wingers being the group he doesn’t attack any more.

      • +9

        lol. US Propaganda isn't free

      • +16

        WaPo certainly isn't reputable news though. They are US corporate 'blue-team' hacks.

        For all its faults our own ABC is far better than the shitty old WaPo and it costs us nothing (directly).

        • +1

          PBS news hour the best news in America

      • +4

        So Abc, SBS, Guardian, AAP, Ch9, Ch7, BBC, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, CNN, 1News, CBC, Deutsche welle, to name a few aren't reputable?

        • You know the point I was making, dont be a smart ass.

          • +8

            @nedski: The only thing You said was

            Reputable news isnt free.

            Reading from that the, point you were making Is blatantly untrue. I cited examples. Not sure why you're upset.

            And you're on Ozbargain, it's smartarse

            • @M00Cow: Is your name James and you used to play Discworld MUD by any chance?

          • @nedski: Is that title being saved specifically for you is it?

        • +4

          The Guardian, Ch9, Ch7, Al-Jazeera, CNN and CBC all have terrible reputations in journalism. With that said, The Guardian and Al-Jazeera sometimes have half decent investigative journalism so it's a bit of mixed bag for those two. You have to filter out the politically motivated crap though.

          • +7

            @Tyrx: The Guardian has terrible reputation?? Are you kidding? Maybe if you are a Sky News or Fox News watcher.

            • @nedski: Yes. They do.

            • -2

              @nedski: The Guardian is on the same level of Sky and Fox news, so I'm not surprised you jumped to those - opposites attract. :)

            • +2

              @nedski:

              The Guardian has terrible reputation?? Are you kidding?

              Lol, ALL corporate media is a joke. What's ironic is that you identified those faults from sources you disagree with (Sky/Fox) but are blind to the very same tactics when as long as it aligns with your ideology. This is classic echo chamber behaviour…

              The role of media is supposed be to ask tough questions and report a balanced view of events from various sides of any debate. No major media outlet you can name does this consistently. They all have a political narrative that they are trying to push.

          • +2

            @Tyrx: Al Jazeera is funded by the Qatari goivernment.

            The Guardian lost their reputatioin when they smeared and made up lies about that Syrian lady years ago.

        • +4

          How many of those conveniently peddled the WMD narrative and aired the Nayirah testimony? lets not forget the Syrian chemical attack narrative. it never bloody ends with those lot pushing hate and war around the world and its never about making lives better for the people of those affected countries. War = Evil those that sells them are even worse.

        • One should distinguish between reputable and those that are just spewing out the same narrative https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/trusted-news-initiative...

        • +1

          Channel 7, 9?? CNN? Al-Jazeera? Oh no, your problem is that you have no idea what you are on about. Tried to be clever but watching absolute garbage.

          • @kiriakoz: I don't understand this comment, he said they have terrible reputations (which I agree, most of them do - with good reason), not that he watches them?

            Who is being clever now….

            • @albiilive: You obviously can’t follow the thread. I’m replying to the guy who said they were all reputable. It’s his response that I clicked reply to.

        • +1

          BBC is State sponsor Neocolonialism and Al-Jazeera is a straight-up Islamist mouthpiece.

      • It is if you know how to bypass their paywall ;-)

      • +4

        Washington post is owned by Jeff Bezos, reputable? Yeah nahhh

      • It costs folks like you and me,
        And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five, who willllllllllllll?

    • +1

      Cheap news isn't good. Good news isn't cheap

      • Shit, all out of good news, got plenty of bad news though, if you wanna pay for that ;)

  • +34

    It's the Jeff Bezos blog.

    • +13

      It’s completely independent… free of editorial interference… once you’ve been thoroughly vetted by the big man himself, of course

      • +1

        100% ;) The partners currently within the TNI are: AP, AFP; BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union (EBU),Facebook, Financial Times, First Draft, Google/YouTube, The Hindu, Microsoft , Reuters, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Twitter, The Washington Post.

  • Why would anyone get the All-Access for the same price as the Premium?

    • +6

      Inferior subscription options are often included for the same price in subscription pricing plans to make the premium subscription seem even more attractive. It's only there for marketing purposes.

    • Why would anyone pay when you can get it all for free?

  • +2

    Awesome, thanks OP

  • Mobilism for android

  • +55

    https://12ft.io/
    Show me a 10 ft paywall, I ll show you a 12 ft ladder

    • +2

      Bookmarked……isn't the internet great sometimes.

    • +2

      Thanks!!!

    • +1

      I'm getting "500 internal server error" each time I try a site. Am I doing it wrong? Wonder if the ad blockers on my browser affect it

      • +1

        Probably OzBargained;-)

        • +10

          They raised the paywall to 13ft

      • just tried on mobile and desktop chrome. no issues for me.

        • google chrome is a botnet

        • +1

          I'm using mobile chrome and Firefox and not working. Must be the ad blockers and other extensions I've got running

      • +1

        You need to find an article/page inside the paywall, heraldsun.com.au won't work.

        • Can you expand on this m00cow?

    • +1

      Yep been using it since was posted recently on here…. only failed a few times so far.

    • +1

      Have tried WaPo & NY Times and got the "500 | Internal Sever Error" message.

    • +1

      Work on any Aussie sites?

    • +2

      It seems to work better with Australian News orgs. Doesn’t work with WSJ or NyTimes at least for me.

    • Great site, I've also been using this add-on as well:
      https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chrome

      Doesn't get past every site, but handy nonetheless.

      • I use the firefox version - which site doesn't it get by?

  • Stalled on captcha with Paypal. Had to use debit card.

  • +8

    US news is a bit boring these days without Trump..

    • everyday was new under Trump.

  • +12

    Propaganda

  • +2

    Every year I go to cancel my subscription and they pop up a new deal for that year. I got $9.99AU for this year as well.

    I keep paying for it simply because there's basically no source of US news that isn't paywalled these days, might as well have one and just ignore any article about tax reform/Bezos/billionaires.

    • No source? All the tv channels, abc, nbc, cbs, cnn, fox news, etc

  • +4

    I hope they have a better cancellation system than the NY TImes, which had no online way to do it when I was with them. I had to ring New York to cancel.

    • NYTimes can be cancelled, changed, etc using the online chat. I’ve used it numerous times

    • They have an online cancellation form it's just they hide it depending on your jurisdiction. If they are not legally required to show it to you they hide it so you have to contact them in person so they can make it more difficult to cancel before the next renewal.

  • +13

    Or just use the bypass paywall extension

  • +5

    I was with them and it was all fine until I wanted to get the subscription cancelled. You need to call their US number and get it cancelled, there is no way you can do it via their app or website. It was an absolute torture

    • +1

      Glad I set it up with my card that I only put money on for signing up to things then.

    • +5

      Set up via PayPal and you can just cancel the payment any time. All US subscriptions are a nightmare to cancel.

    • But you're helping Jeff get into space.

    • +5

      Your username confirms your immaturity..

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