Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

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Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Jademan7 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:53 pm

I know they still have them down on State Street, but it seems out on the west side and east side, even Sun Prairie, they have all been taken away. I have to make an additional stop on my short lunch break to stop and get a paper before heading to a restaurant. Used to be so convenient to do it all at the same place. Any insight or am I just going to the wrong places?

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:03 pm

The USA Today boxes were built to look like TV sets.
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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Stu Levitan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:09 pm

Great self-portrait, Neddy!

Ready to apologize and withdraw your untrue and hateful thread title yet?

We're waiting ....

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:21 pm

Stu Levitan wrote:Great self-portrait, Neddy!

Ready to apologize and withdraw your untrue and hateful thread title yet?

We're waiting ....

So you're asking me to play into your fantasy?
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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:28 pm

Since the WSJ daily is a buck and the Sunday edition two-fifty, and people don't often carry than much change around, I can see why the newspaper boxes are going away. Fewer retail stores are carrying the free papers nowadays. I'm sad to say, but print is dying out.

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Huckleby » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:23 pm

It's funny to watch an old movie where somebody is reading a paper. They are HUGE, like blankets. In fact, people sleeping in parks used them as blankets.

I really miss newspapers before they turned into tabloids.

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Detritus » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:18 pm

This thread brought to you by Westfield Whip Manufacturing.

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:01 am

Detritus wrote:This thread brought to you by Westfield Whip Manufacturing.


Detritus,
I do not suspect that you want to hear this from me...
But, where were you going with that?

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby Stu Levitan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:05 am

Ned Flanders wrote:So you're asking me to play into your fantasy?


Yes, I guess expecting you to show some intellectual honesty WAS a fantasy. My bad. Won't happen again.

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Re: Are newspaper vending machines a thing of the past?

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:02 am

Stu Levitan wrote:We're waiting ....


No, you're waiting. I'm waiting for you two to stop mucking up every other thread I read.

Henry Vilas wrote:Since the WSJ daily is a buck and the Sunday edition two-fifty, and people don't often carry than much change around


This and I'm guessing that they're having a hard time finding people do those routes since they're treated like absolute shit. A good friend of mine worked his ass off for years doing that job and I still get mad thinking about how they treated him.


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