Syracuse.com is a pay site now?

gocusecaz

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#13
The weird thing is I can still read everything free with no problem using the mobile app. Don't tell them!
You will be able to do it for a short time and then you will be cut off. Used to keep up with things during the week and then read the same stuff in the Sunday paper.
 

OrangeXtreme

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#15
I've been reading stories for 2 days and other than the annoying pop up ads, they've never asked me to sign in as a subscriber.

Yet.

Which will be interesting because the email I use to log in when I want to make smartass comments is different than the email my subscription is under.
 
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#20
I just went in there and had a "pop up" asking me to subscribe. I was able to "X" it out. However, same pop up shows when I go to a new story. As of now I am able to read the articles.

This is a real shame and I for one will not pay for the use. Being in Ontario about all I went in there for was updates on Orange athletics. That price converts to a bunch of Canadian dineros. If "cuse.com" pulls the same stunt I will really be upset.
 

SU Dreaming

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#22
I think it stinks as well, but how can they afford to be in biz or compete with like size / location market outlets?

I have a few ideas but not helping their bottom line especially bc u know they r reading this.

Assuming they haven’t been bought / sold recently more than likely they are going to be for sale and they need/want to improve their financials, the multiples are mostly based on users/subscribers pay per and top line revenue/gross margin dollars. Bigger competition who buys the biz removes all SGA day1. Seller focus is on the biz #s trailing 12 months, not 18 months forward as of purchase date.
 

bevosu

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#23
They get a bunch of page clicks just from the stuff that's posted on this site. Page clicks are a positive when you talk to potential advertisers. Not really knowing how the numbers translate, they are going to lose a lot of page clicks.

I don't think a pay subscription service will turn out all that great for them.
 


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