Subscribe or not to Subscripe
I am not so much a subscriber. Less so now than decades ago. For most of my life my subscriptions didn’t provide me with good value. I have just three subscriptions right now Netflix, Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited. I used to subscribe to print publications but now I get better content online for free without waiting for delivery and all that waste of paper. Two of the nation’s most popular “newspapers” limit access unless you have a subscription. I find myself reading CNN or others instead of NY Times or WAPO. I am often tempted to get a Bloomberg subscription, did the trial and because of some bug many stories would not load so I tried to work with customer service to no avail so I cancelled the trial before it was even over.
Even Netflix does not provide me with good value. It is not their fault they are wonderful just I don’t use the service much. I am doing other things not watching shows. Amazon Prime, I guess that is about a break even for me. I think I order enough that the free shipping pays for the service but I don’t order that much from Amazon or any online seller. Kindle Unlimited, I should cancel, I just don’t seem to get around to using it. I started with a trial that was extended when I bought a Kindle Fire that was too cheap to pass on but now I am paying full subscription costs and not using the service. Even added all together they don’t present a significant burden on our budget. Mostly they are a reminder to not add any subscriptions because we really won’t use them.