This is sounds like a fake story, but it is not. Print newspaper subscribers are getting charged extra for the Thanksgiving / Black Friday edition.
In the good old days families around the country have been waiting for the newspaper boy to drop the Black Friday ad packed Thanksgiving edition. Then they would poor over the Black Friday ads to make a shopping plan for Black Friday. Those who still love this tradition will get charged extra this year.
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The Chicago Tribune and the Detroit Free Press informed their subscribers that the Thanksgiving Day newspaper will cost extra because they are premium. The Chicago Tribune will charge $2 extra and the Detroit Press will charge the newsstand price of a Sunday edition ($1 extra cost).
Jim Romanesko (Via Consumerist) says in his report that both newspapers told him that subscribers can call to get a credit. So why charge in the first place? They just hope nobody calls because they just save $2, but then it is a matter of principle. The newspapers are likely making the most advertising Dollars on the Thanksgiving edition. Walmart, Best Buy, Target etc. sure pay extra to get their thick Black Friday Ads included in the newspaper.
BLACK FRIDAY 2014
When is Black Friday 2014? Black Friday 2014 is on November 28th.
Again Black Friday retailers will have a whole month to market Black Friday 2014 deals. We will bring you extensive news, ads, deals and reviews of all what Black Friday 2014 has to offer and will guide you to the hottest bargains like we did in the past years.
The Black Friday sales event is bigger than ever and extends into the steadily growing Cyber Monday sales event. Cyber Monday 2014 will be on December 1, 2014.
Check out the lists of the best Black Friday 2013 Deals the best Cyber Monday 2013 Deals, to set your exceptions to which deals you can expect this year. It is not clear yet if we will see any new hot product trends for 2014. So far it looks like we will again focus on TVs, Tablets and smartphones. Last year the new Xbox One and PS4 did not play a role in Black Friday sales. That will change this year. We will see great Sony PS4 Black Friday 2014 deals and Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Deals.
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Check out Black Friday 2014 Countdown to find out how many days are left to wait until Black Friday 2014. New to Black Friday? Check out this in-depth report on the history and secrets of Black Friday.