Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Goldpapers

Today I visited Sultan Center as mom wanted to pick up a few things from there. While paying at the cashier I just looked at the side rack with all the international newspapers there. I felt really good that people in Kuwait can read all the news papers even if they are away from home.

But something caught my attention. I was shocked to see the price. The international newspapers start from KD1.500 - KD8. The most expensive one is The New York times weekly which is for KD 8.

Then I started thinking do people pay that much for a newspaper? Would I pay that much for a newspaper? NO!!!!

Would you pay KD4 for a Kuwaiti newspaper if you were in England or Australia?

25 comments:

Enigma said...

oollaaa!!! who pays this much for them, i wonder? i'm sure they are bought otherwise they wouldn't bring them..

Grey said...

dont people here have money to burn?

Grey said...

When i came to fashion business i used to wonder who would buy a 5KD tshirt , later i realized that people pay 100KD for a tshirt just because its a brand.... I dont think TSC will sell newspapers for KD 8 if it didnt have buyers...

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kella met2a5er said...

Mako she`3il!!?

And no, we "kuwaities" have money to spend..NOT TO BURN!!

Ansam said...

Are you sure KD8? There is always the online version!

Cat said...

NOOOOOOOO way !!!

8 KD !! eshda3wa !!

I prefer reading them online !

Anonymous said...

esgda3wa !!!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

eshda3wa !!!

xoxo

Missy said...

I'd rather read the damn newspaper online! lol

shoosha said...

bas u said its the new york times weekly, ya3ni a kd a day taqreeban it really makes sense... and btw in london i think they sell Al-Watan ib 1.50 pounds o we still buy it cause well u know u wanna get closer to home

Arabian lady said...

Akeed i wouldn't cuz i don't read newspapers ;p
but my father will

Ms. D said...

online newspapers mean nuthin to u ppl?

Navy Girl said...

wala i wouldnt pay a penny lol :D

Slai7e6 said...

hell no i would simply log on to their web site

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OutOfReach said...

i wouldnt pay 8 kd for a news paper but i pay that much for some magazines and books :S they are expensive here:/

Amethyst said...

I read the news on the internet, but I would pay more than 4 or 8KD for a book;p

Ge6awEe said...

NO i wouldnt pay that much.. read them off the net as amethyst said.

Vixen said...

:O *faints* shd3waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Oranjina fadidra said...

The New York times weekly seems fair its not daily!
plus it have a web cite 7alla 7al ay newspaper..

news is info=time fa why not it worth it!

Mirror Polisher said...

*quits her current job and decids to go into the newspaper and magazine import industry*

Fa6ma said...

Outrageous! But I might buy one expensive newspaper every 6 months =p

:::ShoSho::: said...

Mako salfa.. i dont read newspapers..

Soul said...

Demand and Supply can be manipulated.

Oh i see newspapers are victims now.

Whether anyone buys it or not is upto their personal choice.
How the selling works is upto the sellers choice.

Get a life. Its an economic fact.

~ Soul