Star News classifieds down by thirty percent
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The New York Times Company is battling along with the rest of the newspaper industry to remain upright during the financial meltdown. Classified ad sales are down nearly 30 percent, thanks in large part to internet competition. The Star News, which is owned by the Times, has also seen a decrease in ad revenue as well. On a positive note, circulation saw a two percent increase.

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KNOW WHY...the last time I called to put an ad in the Red Star....they flippin wanted some RIDICULOUS amount of money...it was so expensive partly because they were forcing you to put it online to some OTHER listing.....I SAID FORGET IT...went to craigslist.com FOR FREE....got more calls by using Craigslist than I EVER have gotten by placing an ad with the Star News.
That is because their pricing is absurd! The Star News FORCES you to pay to place your classified ad in Monster if it for employment. It costs me almost $400 to run a three day weekend ad for a new employee. A chunk of that is for Monster Dot Com. Last time I told the very nice staff I didn't want it to please remove the almost $70 to Monster and I was told they couldn't do it. It is a partnership with the New York TImes, a complete and total ripoff and I have had better employees for posting on Craigslist for FREE.