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Changing the cover price on the newsstand

Newspaper vendors feeling the pinch? They might try the tactic of this Rwandan newspaper seller, as spotted by Kigaliwire.com blogger Graham Holliday:

“Do you spot anything a little odd about the cover of my copy of this week’s East African? The weekly normally retails at US$0.75 – around 500Rwf – but with a bit of not so subtle scratching and, magically, the local cover price disappears. I end up buying it for 1,000Rwf. I don’t begrudge these guys their 500Rwf profit, but I might raise the issue the next time I buy my morning paper…”

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