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    Does anyone out there actually buy newspapers these days.

    I was just wondering how many amongst us actually buy newspapers to read these days. I am not referring to the freebies from the office but rather using your own hard earned money to buy newspapers. I do not buy any and have not bought any for more than 12 years but i do buy the Edge although it would not qualify as a msm. I do not even take the free papers. Maybe I am a bit extreme but i would like to know amongst the people in this forum,

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    Given up buying any for 10 years now. You know how much I've saved?
    Glad I did! Of course and unless ITS REALLY NECCESSARY and I want to cut out some article for saving.
    Morever knowing such companies are you know who controlled and own.. I LOATH BUYING ANY!

    Not amazingly, I think no-one around me have papers delivered to home like long past trend. Newspaperman profession probably near extinct. Mahu beli...nearest petrol station lor!

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    I still buy The Star - more for convenience of reading in the toilet and as part of my "ritual" habit, if not, susah to pang-sei - kind of Pavlov theory, got newspaper, comfortable, relax ... poooottttt !!! - and I have to admit I love the COMICS section best

    No Star (or any newspaper if I am overseas) no sh*t ....
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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    I do and I buy two Chinese papers on every Sunday.

    I only interested on the articles from the overseas columnists and international correspondent. Those views present another angle to look at current affairs.

    For example, the stories around the current Nobel peace winner....

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    last purchase - June 10th, 1989

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    i have the star, strait times and malay mail delivered daily for umpteen years.

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    Currymee i think steve jobs had you in mind when he made the ipad so that you can bring it to the toilet with you!!! so you can catch up with the online star! Just kidding you.!!!

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    I think NST (& Utusan) sales must have plummeted recently. They resorted to giving my golf club (KGNS) free daily. We got The Sun already free every morning. It's a stack each of them now every morning.

    I'd estimate it to be at least 100 copies. Ok it's not much but I think it's reflective on the NST group sales drop.

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    Wifey subscribe to Nanyang.....me just buy on Saturdays/Sundays..

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    Quote Originally Posted by currymee
    I still buy The Star - more for convenience of reading in the toilet and as part of my "ritual" habit, if not, susah to pang-sei - kind of Pavlov theory, got newspaper, comfortable, relax ... poooottttt !!! - and I have to admit I love the COMICS section best

    No Star (or any newspaper if I am overseas) no sh*t ....
    Sheez...I thought it was just me

    Yep, I still need my Star...sometime back, when the Sun was being delivered for Free to SJ homes...I decided to stop the Star [save money after wifey grumble]....regretfully it didn't workout well. The Sun just does not have enough in it to last through my morning coffee all the way to the Throne

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    Quote Originally Posted by currymee
    I still buy The Star - more for convenience of reading in the toilet and as part of my "ritual" habit, if not, susah to pang-sei - kind of Pavlov theory, got newspaper, comfortable, relax ... poooottttt !!! - and I have to admit I love the COMICS section best

    No Star (or any newspaper if I am overseas) no sh*t ....
    Quote Originally Posted by kuma
    Sheez...I thought it was just me

    Yep, I still need my Star...sometime back, when the Sun was being delivered for Free to SJ homes...I decided to stop the Star [save money after wifey grumble]....regretfully it didn't workout well. The Sun just does not have enough in it to last through my morning coffee all the way to the Throne
    Hehehee ... now you know why I always call The Star - a "Shitty" newspaper - esp when I read Wong Chun Wai editorial when he starts going lyrical in promoting his paymasters - scared the "sh*t" out of me to read so much "bullsh*t".

    Luckily, I stopped reading NST group papers (since 1980s) - with all the "verbal diarrhea" on the "good deeds" of their paymasters ... I will be suffering from diarrhea also ...
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by cml
    Currymee i think steve jobs had you in mind when he made the ipad so that you can bring it to the toilet with you!!! so you can catch up with the online star! Just kidding you.!!!
    Hahaha .... good of Jobs to be so thoughful ... but unfortunately, I prefer to hold paper when I am "King of the Hour" - don't want to get my privates electrocuted by some freak accident or electrostatic discharges ....
    Everyday is a good day for GOOD FOOD and a GOOD LAUGH

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    Before the em see ay took over the star i do read it whenever i can get hold of it (not buy it) but now i totally do not read it except for the advertisements.I like a good advertisement now and then.

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    Had stopped buying local newspapers and watching RTM for many years. Initially it was hard but now I cannot bear to read or watch them. Those years, RTM will start with the PM's name, followed by the DPM's name and then next depending who is the flavor of the day. Do they still do that? It makes me feel like I am in North Korea or old Iraq.

    currymee, get a netbook lah. Very good for reading when seating on your throne - especially if you take long time to do your business.

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    If you still need to read the star you can go for their online star. Its free some more. I used to buy star for its av supplements and that was many many years aga when they had a few fellas doing reviews. There used to be a big following until the 1997 crisis took the wind out of everything. There are still some agents catering to a very specific niche market and generally higher end so i guess they think that it is not worth while to have full time av writers. I dont know what they are doing now, there was this guy Sujesh and an Anthony Lim if i remember correctly.

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