As the hardreading staff noted the other week, there’s something up with the Boston Globe’s Saturday edition. First there was the abandonment of its WSJr format and return to the paper’s normal configuration, comme çi.
Then there was this.
The hardreading staff received a call [last month] from the Globe sales department offering us a couple of bucks off our outrageously expensive Sunday print/all access digital subscription for the next three months (which still costs half of our old seven-day print subscription) – plus the Saturday print edition at no extra charge for the next three months and beyond. Plus plus a buck a month thereafter off our old subscription price.
We were supposed to get our first bonus Saturday paper yesterday. We didn’t.
That was March 21st. Today marks the third Saturday in a row we’ve failed to get the Globe’s print edition.
We’re not sure what kind of scam this might be. But we’re pretty sure it’s some kind.