How much is a subscription?
The third paragraph gives two contradictory prices for a subscription, one knut and five knuts, with no references. Clarification or deletion of one needs to occur. One knut a day or five a week maybe? The only mention of this that I remember is the delivery that found Hagrid at Hut-on-the-Rock, The Sea, in book 1. I don't have my books handy at the moment; as I recall, Harry had to fish either three or five knuts out of Hagrid's deep coat pockets and put it in a pouch on the owl's leg. It was Harry's first exposure to organised magical culture, post owls, and wizard money. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Elender Rambo (talk • contribs).
- Yes, in the first book it was 5 knuts, the owl kept pecking at Hagrid's coat until it was paid. In the 5th book (I believe), Hermione received the Daily Prophet and gave the owl 1 knut. As far as I know, there is no other mentions throughout the series as to the price of the Daily Prophet nor is there any explination as to the price difference.
18.104.22.168 20:07, February 21, 2012 (UTC)
- Perhaps Hagrid didn't always get the paper and so he wasn't paying a subscription rate. Or the rate had changed over time. ProfessorTofty 22:02, February 21, 2012 (UTC)