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Yea!
I was not looking forward to having to search 2 sites for stuff I want.

I like Netflix. For less than $20 a month I get tons of streaming (TV and Movies) on 3 HTPC's/computers, 2 iPhones and 1 iPod Touch, plus usually 2 DVD's a week delivered to my mailbox. Yea it was nicer when it was $10, but it is still a bargain IMO.
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yuch! Netflix sold out and lost my buisness... they are dead to me. Far too often I would recieve dvd's that were scratched and unplayable... would have to wait 2-5 days between shipments, and then the drastic price jack-up so they can cover their nut in a bidding war with holywood and various other distributors for their streaming content? I am done.... My wife is done, as is most of my extended family that were subscribers.
Where did we go? Hulu+ for starters... Walmart for Blu-ray releases.... Not for nothing, but there isn't anything that great that I must see NOW, and not have the patience to wait for it....
I am sure I am not the only one who feels the same way about the catastrophe that is/was netflix service.
A 60% drop in shares... awwww too bad, so sad... I personaly hope all their customers and subscribers wake up and pull the wool out from over their eyes and move on
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post #23 of 29
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yuch! Netflix sold out and lost my buisness... they are dead to me. Far too often I would recieve dvd's that were scratched and unplayable... would have to wait 2-5 days between shipments, and then the drastic price jack-up so they can cover their nut in a bidding war with holywood and various other distributors for their streaming content? I am done.... My wife is done, as is most of my extended family that were subscribers.
Where did we go? Hulu+ for starters... Walmart for Blu-ray releases.... Not for nothing, but there isn't anything that great that I must see NOW, and not have the patience to wait for it....
I am sure I am not the only one who feels the same way about the catastrophe that is/was netflix service.
A 60% drop in shares... awwww too bad, so sad... I personaly hope all their customers and subscribers wake up and pull the wool out from over their eyes and move on
Agreed with the scratched discs! I once had 3 discs come in a row all unplayable about 1/4 or 1/2 through the movie...
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post #24 of 29
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I'm confused, do you think Netflix is ripping people off? Either way, Neither Redbox, Blockbuster, nor the new Walmart thing are as good a Value as Netflix streaming. Unlimited streaming, $8. Redbox has only a select few titles, I have to travel, and I pay more per movie. Blockbusters PPV service is just as bad on price, and the new Walmart thing is a similar model.
I was a by mail and a streaming customer. I did not mind the price hike, although it did make me switch from 2 to 1 Bluray out at a time. I still enjoy a bit of streaming. I cancelled my by-the-mail service because, among other things, the announcement of the separation of the services.

If Netflix had not announced that they were going to separate the two services, I would have never bothered looking elsewhere. I did, and I found the convenience of redbox, and in-store draw of blockbuster.

They forced their consumers to entertain more options.
    
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I was a by mail and a streaming customer. I did not mind the price hike, although it did make me switch from 2 to 1 Bluray out at a time. I still enjoy a bit of streaming. I cancelled my by-the-mail service because, among other things, the announcement of the separation of the services.

If Netflix had not announced that they were going to separate the two services, I would have never bothered looking elsewhere. I did, and I found the convenience of redbox, and in-store draw of blockbuster.

They forced their consumers to entertain more options.
Maybe...I suppose that depends on how much you use the service. For $16, I say it's still a better value and library than Redbox and Blockbuster combined. That doesn't even touch on the convenience factor. I don't have to drive out of my way to a BB or Redbox and hope they have what I'm looking for.
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Maybe...I suppose that depends on how much you use the service. For $16, I say it's still a better value and library than Redbox and Blockbuster combined. That doesn't even touch on the convenience factor. I don't have to drive out of my way to a BB or Redbox and hope they have what I'm looking for.
I don't know about where you live, but it's impossible to drive anywhere around here and not have to pass a redbox. Genuinely, I'd have to go out of my way to avoid one. Want a DVD and dinner? drive passed 11 redboxes. The selection is a crapshoot, but hey, so is netflix, at least with Redbox 90% of the library isn't (no dishonor meant to the king) Bruce Campbell B-Movies, or similar craziness.
    
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post #27 of 29
This makes me happy. 2 websites would've been a really dumb move on their part.

I have never dropped Netflix, or even changed my service. Here's why.
  • It wasn't really a "price hike". It was separating 2 different services and applying the appropriate price to each. And no, it's not 60%. It's only 60% if you have the lowest plan. Besides, people are paying $100/mo for cable/satellite, what is $16/mo? In comparison to everything you buy on a daily basis, $16/mo is damn near nothing, especially for what you get in return. I spend at least $300/mo in gas (and I'm sure there are lots of people who spend more), $16 won't break me. While I admit that it drove those 1 DVD-a-time customers away or at least to try other things, it isn't overpriced for the services offered. If anything, it was under-priced for what they gave you before the price changes. Netflix is getting raped on contract renewals because the media companies know they can charge anything they want and Netflix will buy. If passing a small cost down to the customers (which every company does) means keeping all the media companies happy and Netflix up and running, that's fine by me.
  • Customer Service. I've been with Netflix for years. They have phenomenal customer service. Yes, I've gotten unplayable discs, but I have always been compensated. One swift call and I get an extra movie to my house at no charge the next day.
  • Driving to a Redbox machine or Blockbuster is exactly that, driving. Meaning I have to go out of my way, and spend more than $7 extra /mo in gas driving to and from those things. Not to mention the extra time it takes depending on the locations.
  • Blockbuster blows. They hardly have anything good in the store. Luckily I have a Blockbuster near me still and can do the in-store exchange. Their website is much less intuitive than Netflix's, looks worse, and is harder to discover new things. Not to mention all the movie covers look like a store employee scanned them on a $50 HP home scanner.
    I'm on my 2nd "free" month trial of Total Access, and the only reason I'm doing it is because it's free. Once it's up, I'm going to drop it. Netflix is worth the small price premium in my opinion.


For those people who really don't take advantage of Netflix, Redbox is probably a better option. But for those who regularly get 2 shipments of Bluray's a week and Stream every day... Netflix's prices are fine by me.
post #28 of 29
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I don't know about where you live, but it's impossible to drive anywhere around here and not have to pass a redbox. Genuinely, I'd have to go out of my way to avoid one. Want a DVD and dinner? drive passed 11 redboxes. The selection is a crapshoot, but hey, so is netflix, at least with Redbox 90% of the library isn't (no dishonor meant to the king) Bruce Campbell B-Movies, or similar craziness.
Dinner as in take out? I don't do take out anymore, and the Redbox's aren't at take out, they're at the grocery store(don't much use these either). I don't consider parking, exiting my vehicle, browsing the selection, and then waiting at a stop light to merge back into traffic very convenient either. A $16 Netflix account isn't a crapshoot, the library is pretty substantial. I suppose this is really going to depend on where you live, your own habits, and what you consider to be convenient.
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You can actually browse your local redbox online and reserve it if you want.
While I use Netflix for most of my viewing, my wife occasionally wants a "new" movie now. so I get online, see where it is available (I have 1 redbox less than 3/4 mile from me, and 4 others within 3 miles) and reserve it. Saves the browsing time at the box (but still have to wait in line for others browsing).
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