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Author: Ceberon Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76422  
Subject: Re: IBD Date: 10/27/2004 10:34 AM
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I went through a 2 week trial and decided not to subscribe. Few reasons.

1. Their articles seemed very partisan. I don't care who they support, but when newspaper after newspaper are covered with "Kerry said to be a danger to the country if elected" and the like, I don't appreciate it. I want my business paper to focus on business, not politics.

2. There are so many articles available for free these days online, I don't see the value in paying a lot for more articles that did not appear to be of higher quality.

3. The stock data is also all available online, so the tables weren't very useful. Their "stock rating" system was interesting, but I certainly wouldn't purchase stocks on their recommendation.

4. I had only received a few papers when their first salescall came. I know it shouldn't matter, but their salespeople are terrible. I've received 4 calls, and every single call was just horrible. They're pushy and rude (don't let you respond until they finish their script) and as soon as you say something like "Well, I don't think so", they just hang up on you. I hadn't completely made up my mind at that point, but it certainly didn't make me happy with their service. I thought it was a fluke, but it happened with all 4 sales calls.

I think the largest reason is that there are many sources online for good financial articles and discussions, so I don't feel like spending so much money for little value.
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