Perhaps you’ve heard the news about Playboy slashing the price of its October issue to 60 cents in order to promote its new TV show. At the time, I had speculated as to what the Canadian retail price would be–and as it turns out, it’s not much of a deal at all.
The new issue hit newsstands on Friday, so I took a trip to la Maison de la Presse Internationale in Yorkville, which appears to be the only place to purchase pornographic periodicals in this city nowadays. Much to my dismay, that large “SPECIAL 1960S PRICE: THIS ISSUE ONLY 60 CENTS!” tagline was missing from the top of the magazine, and the price beside the barcode read $7.99.
Hef, I hafta say I’m disappointed in you. I know it costs money to ship stuff across the border, but couldn’t you have given us Canucks at least a bit of a break on the regular price? I know that I won’t be watching the premiere of The Playboy Club now, that’s for sure!
I can only hope this issue is addressed in our Senate’s investigation into the Canada-U.S. pricing gap, but in the meantime, I’ll just hafta stick to those two pictures of Scarlett Johansson that were leaked online. I would definitely pay $7.99 to see more of her!