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Hey, newsagents near Bermagui or Cobargo…

Mark Fletcher
November 21st, 2020 · 10 Comments

If you have a newsagency in or near Bermagui or Cobargo, you may be able to help…


Category: Newspapers

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // Nov 22, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Most likely the problem would be that they haven’t sold in the past or not enough to make the return process and shelf space allocation worth it. Also if I was a regional customer wanting to access these papers I would do so with an online subscription and not drive potentially long distances to find no stock on hand. Surely the Twitter user above would be able to organise this?


  • 2 Gregg // Nov 22, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Neither of the two towns now have a dedicated Newsagent. That is the real issue. You can not expect a local service station or supermarket to carry a variety of products.


  • 3 Steve // Nov 22, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    When did The Guardian start printing papers? i thought it was digital only.


  • 4 Shayne // Nov 22, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Steve, We have been getting The Guardian here in Cooma NSW for the whole 12 years I’ve owned the store.


  • 5 Steve // Nov 22, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Shayne. Fair enough I’ve just never seen one in the wild.


  • 6 Steve // Nov 22, 2020 at 4:19 PM

    Shayne. I assume when you say you’ve been getting The Guardian for 12 years you mean the UK Guardian as an imported international publication?

    I was thinking of the Australian Guardian which is online only.

    Is it distributed by Ovato or one of the newspaper publishers?


  • 7 Shayne // Nov 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Yeah sorry it is the UK version, it’s distributed by IPS, same as the Saturday Paper


  • 8 Graeme Day // Nov 22, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Cobargo lost most of its Town main street in the bushfires December last year I Believe the newsagency was one of them. the comment that Servos and sub outlets only cater for main stream big sellers is spot on Very frustrating for purchasers and it is forcing people to subscribe on line for those products. It illustrates the real value Newsagents are/were to the community and more importantly the sadness in the failure of publishers to realise that the ‘casual sale” leads to permanent readership.


  • 9 Gregg // Nov 23, 2020 at 9:51 AM

    Hi Graeme,
    Cobargo closed over two tears ago. Lotto moved to PO not sure about papers and mags.


  • 10 Graeme Day // Nov 23, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Thanks for clearing this up Gregg. I thought it was recent How time flies when you’re having fun.


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