Times- Standard: Paper or Plastic?
By plastic I'm referring to the e- version they have available online now. It's just not the same as a hard copy. I'll probably have to decide between the two versions soon as I received my renewal notice from the Times- Standard yesterday.
That notice couldn't have been more timely. I knew I'd have to renew soon and have been going back and forth in my mind what I should do. I like having the hard copy to read with breakfast each morning but, at $145.86 a year, that seems a bit pricey.
So I was thinking of subscribing to the e- version which is something like $ 40.00 or $45.00 a year. It's just not the same, though, and what if the power goes out? Then I'll have no news to read. But it would be nice to not have to take the old newspapers to the recycling center all the time.
Yesterday was almost a good day to see how that would work and how I'd feel if the power went out. We lost power at around 7:30 in the morning. I figured that at least I could read the hard copy of the Times- Standard while the power was out but, coincidence of coincidences, the T-S wasn't delivered yesterday (and wasn't delivered today, either). Luckily the Eureka- Reporter did show up so I had something to read with breakfast.
Still, I missed the hard copy and just have to realize that, sometimes, shit happens and there may come a day when I don't get to read my news at all. So what to do: Paper or plastic?
I noticed on the renewal card mention of a new payment method they have- at least I never noticed it before. You can have them charge your credit or debit card $11.26 each month rather than pay the $145.00 all at once. At least that sounds more affordable. I might go with that but I wonder how they'll credit me for all the missed deliveries?
Oh well. I have about a month to decide.