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Old 07-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #41
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why do you think I'm so rich? I don't waste it.
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I read though most of this, not all. While Im annoyed with this doubling of the price, Im unsure what to do. I stream a lot, but I also always have a DVD. There is stuff instant doesnt have that I want. Last time they raised the prices they got more stuff, so Im hoping they do that this time. Plus with the huge uproar this increase has caused I have the feeling they may lower the increase a bit, fingered crossed.
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Jesus, you bunch of broke *** people. I don't understand why a few more dollars a month is a big deal? Especially if you use it regularly as I do.
Seriously?

So when your mortgage rate, cell phone bill, cable bill, insurance bill, electrical, water, gas, price of bread, gasoline, milk, and everything else goes up just a few more dollars a month... Would that make a difference?

Some of us actually have expenses and budgets which we need to adhere to. Sorry I'm not a trust fund baby and can wipe my shitty ******* with $100.00 bills just to see the look on Franklin's face...
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I don't know what the surprise is. This nation is filled with poor management in business.

NO business will be sustainable if it doesn't gradually increase prices with "inflation" (better to simply refer to it as OPERATING COSTS AREN'T EVER GOING TO GO DOWN YOU STUPID *****!!!). GOOD landlords raise rent, just as GOOD businesses raise prices.

When they don't, you get the "AHHH ****! We're going broke because we can't afford to do business anymore! Quick, jack the prices up 20,30,40,50,100,200% to **** our customers off and run us further out of the business."

Welcome to Poor Business Management 101.

Edit: Sorry, I should have said "Smart landlords" and "Smart businesses." Nobody likes rising prices, but you just have to deal with it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #45
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Seriously?

So when your mortgage rate, cell phone bill, cable bill, insurance bill, electrical, water, gas, price of bread, gasoline, milk, and everything else goes up just a few more dollars a month... Would that make a difference?

Some of us actually have expenses and budgets which we need to adhere to. Sorry I'm not a trust fund baby and can wipe my shitty ******* with $100.00 bills just to see the look on Franklin's face...
... but we are not talking about those other expenses. We are talking what, from $7.99 a month to still under $20, for a service I use a LOT, this is still a ******* steal. You would spend more with one trip to any movie theater to see one film. I just don't see how a few dollars is a big deal. By the way some of you are making it sound, you just had your mortgage double or something. Maybe it's a big deal to you guys, being seeing how much I use it, even at double the cost, it's still less than I would spend eating out at a mediocre restaurant, one time by myself.

I don't know whether the rate increase is warranted or just them trying to get more money, but I wouldn't be surprised if they really did need to raise the monthly fees. I always thought $7.99 a month almost seemed too low. Which is why I ignored NetFlix for years, I never looked into it and figured it cost 5x what it actually does.
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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/...-increase-dvd/

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Netflix wants you to kick your DVD habit.

The company would much rather you launch the Netflix app on your Roku, Xbox or iPad and watch movies there instead.

That’s the simple explanation behind Netflix’s recent price hike for its DVD rental plan, analysts say. Ideally, the move will encourage customers to sign up for digital streaming plans, which would lower operating costs and increase profits for the company.

“The incentive for Netflix is to push their customers into digital distribution,” said NPD Group analyst Ross Rubin in an interview. “With a DVD customer, in terms of mailing DVDs, Netflix has to deal with damaged discs and inventory,” said Rubin. “There’s many expenses with that part of the business.”

Netflix’s DVD price hike comes off as an aggressive tactic to transition into streaming media, in a time when some brick-and-mortar shops are failing in the wake of digitally distributed models hitting the mainstream. In the past year, both Blockbusters and Borders have filed for bankruptcy and closed hundreds of shops, and many agree that the two companies failed because they were too slow to execute digital solutions to compete against tech-savvy giants Netflix and Amazon.
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People are more upset over $8 at Netflix than tax increases these days.
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People are more upset over $8 at Netflix than tax increases these days.
What is a few dollars more for a movie rental service?

I forgot this was only for the DVD portion, so I find it even less of an issue. Who watched DVD's anymore anyway, so barbaric...
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Sounds good to me!
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I think that sums up why people are upset. I honestly would be fine if the upped it another buck or too. But to take it away and charge a 56% increase seems kinda of shady.

Plus if they had all the gaps between the streaming and dvd collection filled in I dont think people would care.

When I am back at work full time. (teacher) I dont use the streaming as much. no time like Samnavy but right now I do. I'll talk with the fiance and decide what to do. Either way streaming or DVD. we can have "cheap" dates every weekend.
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Well, Netflix has been around, how long? It's not like they have been bumping up the cost every few months over the years. When membership grows, their expenses to keep it all running also increases. I guess they finally reached a point where to keep a comfortable profit margin, they had to do some serious fee increases. I'd be willing to bet since they introduced the plan with both DVD and streaming, their membership has grown by over 50%. Which of course would mean more costs involved to maintain servers and increase media selection... I just don't see it being a big deal going from $10/month to $16/month. I better get out my bike and stop driving to work, I'm breaking the bank with that additional $6 a month.
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NA6C-Guy, I just increased your membership rate to 4.75 a month.
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NA6C-Guy, I just increased your membership rate to 4.75 a month.
...ok, over what was the old? It all comes down to what its worth to you. To me its still worth the cost.
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Nice, it was $3 a month for the exact same benefit.

But as you read my post, I was already unhappy with the Netflix service. I don't blame them honestly, the movie houses are sad about DVD sales slipping and blame netflix so they make it hard on them instead of embracing it. Just like itunes.

Eventually the service will be worth it to me again and I'll rejoin. But for now I'll stick with redbox and free streaming.
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If you want to pay extra for it then be my guest. I haven't been happy with them since I signed back up, there IS a reason I canceled my service before.

Often the streaming doesn't work, the audio is very poor quality and the selection is a JOKE. Several series shows I've put in my queue to watch and have them disappear days after adding them. Where did they go? DVD Only. DVD/Bluray disks routinely arrive so badly fucked up they won't play which ends up wasting my time having to email netflix and get a replacement disk when I could've just downloaded the thing or just gone to a local video store.

As previously posted by others, if it was only a couple bucks that'd be one thing. Instead they increase it by almost 2 gallons of gasoline which I need more than netflix. No I'm not that broke, its the principle of it.
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yep I never finished Zombieland because the streaming period of it ended and went to DVD only.
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I am planning on cutting ol netflix loose before the price increase goes into effect in Sept. Its just too large of a price increase. Plus, seems like they just increased their prices a year ago with the option of going to only streaming. I was happy to pay an extra buck or two. The latest increase is just too much for how much I use it. But, thats just me.
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yep I never finished Zombieland because the streaming period of it ended and went to DVD only.
You didn't miss much.

They killed some zombies.
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