Where do you buy magazines?

United States
October 31, 2007 8:33pm CST
Years ago, I had several subscriptions to magazines that I rarely read. And, even though I meant to cancel the subscriptions from the start, I got busy and procrastinated for almost an entire year. I ended up spending $60 on magazines that no one read. But, when the baby came along, I had to tighten up the budget and all that had to be cut out. Now, whenever I want a magazine, I buy it for less than one tenth the retail price at the local library. Most times the issues are only a month or two old and still contain very current information. Where do you purchase your magazines? Do you have magazine subscriptions that you never read, but just haven't gotten around to canceling them?
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@kareng (22970)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I pick up a magazine at Walmart every now and then but subscriptions I usually get online at discount prices. There are even some that are offered free. I get busy here and don't get to read all of them all of the time, but I love browsing magazines. There is always interesting things to read and learn!
@GardenGerty (118185)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I receive some magazines as a gift, and I have also subscribed to some in the past.I seldom get to read them, but I bought one from a fundraiser from my granddaughter. I do not buy magazines at the library, but I do go read them for free there, and it is great. We also can borrow videos, educational toys and other things at our library. My daughter says they can check out passes to zoos and recreational areas at her library. I was just considering starting a discussion about my local library tonight. It will wait until another day, though.
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
1 Nov 07
Hi,i buy my magazines at the local quick mart and also online,its country marketplace magazine.I cant get enough of it and its cheaper by half the price to purchase the subscription online than in the store here.plus they dont receive them here anymore for the past 8 months. Peanutjar:)
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I always buy them at walmart. I know that I should prolly start ordering them by subscription.....I would pay less but I always buy them at walmart.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
3 Nov 07
My only subscription is with Reader's Digest Asia and I do take time to read it although I just browse through those stories that I am not really interested in. As for women's magazines, I buy Cosmo magazine every month at a local bookstore. I wanted to subscribe to it because it may save me a few pesos but then I never got around to making a subscription, LOL! How's that for a reverse situation?:P
@williamjisir (22887)
• China
2 Nov 07
We have two ways to buy magazines, either from China Post or bookstands on the street for the convenience of us readers. By the way we have a special way to get our magazines from a poor old man in his seventies. He is seen every day using his wheel cart along the street. We just want want to help him from getting magazines from him to have him make more earnings in his life.
@izathewzia (5139)
• Philippines
1 Nov 07
I don't subscribe to magazines. I haven't tried it even. But once in a while I buy in the bookstores or magazine stands. And yes, I am more interested into back issues being sold in a much lower prizes. It is usually in packages. My daugther needs it too for icture cut-outs. Which is the normal assignments she always have in almost all her subjects.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I have two magazine subscriptions which I got as part of my points towards several survey sites I belong to. I didn't have to pay for any of it. As soon as they expire I won't be renewing them unless I have enough points to continue the subscription. There are lots of of ladies in our apartment block that spend lots of $$ on all sorts of magazines. They get passed onto another friend of mine who in turn passes them onto me. Then I place them on the bookshelf once I have finished with them for others to read.
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
1 Nov 07
When I was younger, i had a suscribtion for the YM magazine for 3 years. But one years I didnt had enough money for it and i stopped having or buying it. Right now, the only magazine I'm buying or In touch or Life & style when I don,t find the in touch. I buy them at wal-mart or hen I go to the grocery. But I don't always find them. I'M from Quebec, a french province of canada, so sometiems some magazine are hard to find here. When I will have a little bit more money, I will susbcribe to it.
• China
1 Nov 07
Yes,just a way to enjoy my life,spending my savings to buy some magazines,and then,hardly taking any time to read even one paragraph,I bought them entirely for fun,for extra change in my pocket,years ago,when in my colledge,I spent some money to order a newspaper of critics from post office for one year,and then,laid all of them on the shelf,i know it's wrong to do it in that way,and now,I only read some news in the net.
@angemac23 (2004)
• Canada
1 Nov 07
I only read a couple of magazines and I have subscriptions for them. I never buy magazines in stores.
@EelKat (97)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I have only one magazine subscription and that is to a Science Fiction small press pulp fiction magazine that isn't sold in stores... otherwise I get my magazines from the store, only buying issues of interest to me
@AmbiePam (51627)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I had one magazine subscription (I almost wrote prescription) that I recently canceled. I had bought it when I was working, and now that I'm not I need to be extra careful about my money. However, I have three recent magazine subscriptions that I do get, and I get them free. I received tham as rewards for some of my survey points. So it's great, I get more magazines than I can afford, for absolutely no money.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I subscribe to a couple of baby magazines, Nascar Illustrated, and TV Guide. Those are the only ones that I ever really look through. From time to time I will buy an US Weekly or some other magazine like that, but not very often. Usually only if I want something to read that I don't really care about. lol My husband bought a few of those magazines for me when I was in labor. I think since then I've bought maybe two issues. So I normally just buy them at Walmart when I get them.
@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I never thought to buy them at the library; I will have to ask the city library if they have such a program. I usually go to a newsstand place in downtown Sacramento for most magazines I get. It is relatively small, but I have found no one else with the variety they have. Last weekend I found a French comics magazine which tripped me out. It was in high school where I last used it, and still I see many familiar words that I know. Actually translating it is another issue, of course. I have the most irritating habit of buying books, reading one or two chapters, then losing it or putting it down for a month or two, or forgetting I have it, and having to start at the beginning when I try again ... for the first one or two chapters. It has been a while since I last had a magazine subscription.