Well, this entry started as a quick blurb to highlight an article on my boss here at Wotif.com in the Australian Financial Review But that’s not what it’s ended up as. 🙂
You see, when I went over to the AFR site, I couldn’t find the story. I ended up doing a search for it, and I found it. Unfortunately, it wanted me to pay for the article, so I didn’t bother.
I don’t have a real problem with sites wanting payment for content – that’s their business, and I can choose to pay it or not. What freaked me out about it, however, was the price that they wanted.
The AFR retails for AU$2.50. For that, you probably get about a hundred articles. However, to buy just one article on their web site, they wanted to charge AU$3.30. Come again? More than the price of the entire edition for just one article? Um, thanks, but no thanks.