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Ask HN: Do you pay for services you don’t strictly need to?
1 point by trwhite on May 9, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment
For example:

- The New York Times website has a limit on the number of articles you can read each month, but anyone knows you can circumvent this with Chrome’s incognito mode.

- Slack has a free tier but there’s no obligation to sign up for its paid-for version.

I tend to pay for things that I think are worthy e.g. for magazine sites where the quality of writing is good.

I still have a Wolfram Alpha pro account, even though I use it significantly less than I used to

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