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Cost Of A Newspaper Around 1900  
User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6719 times:

Here is a simple question for you all. Does any one know what a newspaper cost around 1900? I am making a fake newspaper for a history project and I just want to make the price realistic to the time.

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User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

I believe it was around a nickel.

User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

Well i heard that the origin of why prices on certain items are "99 cents" is because a long time ago, coffee was 99 cents, and newspapers were 1 cent, so someone could buy coffee and a newspaper, with a dollar.

User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

I would say around 5 cents. Also, the reason prices are 99 cents is because it is a pyschology thing. Someone is more willing to buy something that is 4.99 than if the first digit of the price is 5. They equate it more with being $4 than $5, and thus are willing to buy it. Wal-Mart does this extensively, almost every price in their store ends with a 9, because even though the price should be rounded up, it has been proven that people dont round it up when they are thinking of buying the item.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

5 cents is a good number.

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