The Times offers subsidised Nexus 7s to get subscribers
Or Google offers subsidised Times to sell 'slabs
One day on from the announced closure of The Daily - which was Rupert Murdoch's first attempt at a fondleslab-only newspaper - his British broadsheet the Times is flogging cheap Nexus 7 tablets to those who subscribe to the paper.
The Google tablet normally retails at around £199, but Times and Sunday Times readers who sign-up to the digital version of the newspaper for £4 a week will be flogged a cheap-as-chips Nexus 7, too.
Murdoch has been highly critical of Google in recent months. However, that didn't stop the marketing wing of News International from describing the marriage of Nexus with the Times as an "award-winning duo for an award-winning price."
Readers can also buy an 18-month subscription to the newspaper with a one-off credit card payment of £299, gifting them with a Nexus 7, which apparently has "a total saving of £212 off the Nexus 7 RRP & The Digital Pack subscription."
The Daily's short-lived adventure ends before 2012 is out. ®
Re: Even better bargain
No. There's no excuse for reading the Mail.
If there were a way to do this so Murdoch lost money, I'd do it.
Re: Better bargain still...
Yes, the Guardian such good guys that they don't use offshore trusts and other shenanigans to avoid paying tax in the UK. Still at least they don't criticise people doing exactly the same thing, that'd make them hypocrites of the highest order...
Even better bargain
Just buy a Nexus 7 and read the Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Mail (if you must) and BBC.
This will save you £100 off the £299 'deal' and avoid getting involved with the Dirty Digger
Sounds like a fair deal apart from having to get the Times.