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Double Pay Wall to gain access to SA Authors?

rgsaville 2 years ago updated by bsilverfox 2 years ago 1

The recent change to make many current SA articles for subscriber only, presents a "double pay wall" to get to content.  As more and more SA authors have chosen to set up a "paid for" service, it now appears SA is adding another barrier to entry.  i.e. Pay for an SA subscription so I can read articles from an analyst who runs a paid service.  So, in a sense paying twice.  These SA authors were already delaying publication of their content and withholding their "best advice" for subscribers, so in most cases their articles were very general in nature and not the full analysis.  With the new SA policy, you are requiring viewers to subscribe to your service so they can read introductory, partial analysis.  Where is the value in that?  I am now more inclined just to join the 1 or 2 paid services I find most valuable and skip SA altogether.  I think you are short-circuiting yourself with this policy.  More and more readers will find another source for information.  

Add in Sales tax---I don't pay sales tax on any of several financial newsletters I subscribe to. VAT Tax, if applicable?  Isn't that a European tax? $120 instant savings by subscribing. PLEASE! That would be for the village idiot that signs up for a year at the monthly rate. If that's even possible. I took the trial. A lot of writers have no credentials and most of the ones who have been popular have their own service so anything that comes from them is not hot off the press. I think for someone who is interested in a service like this--trying all the services that are offered and selecting the one that most fits your style of investing would be more productive. The sales tax and auto renewal turned me off although, in fairness, having checked, I found that one can turn off the auto renewal by contacting them after subscribing and requesting that feature be cancelled.