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Netflix

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by LoKyBuckeye, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Anyone use it... or something similar? My wife and I were thinking about using Netflix... I just signed up for the free trial to see how it good it is.
     
  2. mrgreenpants

    mrgreenpants Newbie

    i love it!
    i think i've used it for about 5-6 months now.
    i started with the free trial....and then move up to 8 out at a time...
    it's especially good for foreign/indie films like 'city of god' that are must-sees...but hard to find.

    also, walmart and blockbuster video have free trials going..


    about netflix...
    the turnaround is super quick while you are a new member...
    ...but it seems if you become a heavy user...they seem to "slow down"...you are less profitable for them-->less of a priority.
    (they gotten lots of complaints about this)


    also..amazon will be entering the market soon...
    so netflix will probably cut prices again.
     
  3. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Don't have netflix now, but I used to. Got rid of it when I moved and just haven't started it back up. No complaints.
     
  4. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    We absolutely love it. They have a great selection (and our local video store sucks), and after having it for over a year, there have only been a few instances where the movie did not show up on time. Overall, it's a great system and so convenient. They have also lowered the price a bit, assuming because Wal-Mart has started up a similar service.
     
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    It's 17.99 now... sounds like a good deal. Good to hear people have liked the service. Hopefully I'll get my first order on Tuesday :)
     
  6. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    I heard today where starting Jan.1 Blockbuster is getting rid of all late fees on rentels. I would assume it has to do with things liek PPV, Netflix, and the cheaping cost of DVDs bought at stores


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=b2iNewsStoryHeadline>BLOCKBUSTER ANNOUNCES THE END OF LATE FEES
    Launches New Year's Day 2005
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=b2iNewsStoryBody bgColor=#ffcc00>DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2004 - New Year's is a time for resolutions, and BLOCKBUSTER(r) is making a big one. No more late fees. Blockbuster today announced that as of Jan. 1, 2005, there will be no more late fees charged on any movie or game rental at its more than 4,500 company-operated and participating franchised stores in the United States.

    "Doing away with late fees is the biggest and most important customer benefit we've ever offered in our company's history," said John Antioco, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO. "So as of the first of the year, if our customers need an extra day or two with their movies and games, they can take it. Late fees are a thing of the past at Blockbuster."

    The end of late fees is the latest in a series of moves by Blockbuster to give customers more ways to rent. Over the past 18 months, the Company has launched in-store movie, in-store game and online DVD subscription programs, which offer customers no due dates, no late fees and an unlimited number of movie or game rentals, up to three at a time depending on the program, for one low monthly fee.

    "Now no matter how members choose to rent from us - in-store or online, movies or games, - there are no late fees at Blockbuster," said Antioco.

    Under the "no late fees" program, Blockbuster still has due dates -- one week for games and two days or one week for movies. However, if customers need to keep the product an extra day or two, they can, stress-free. Blockbuster now gives customers a one-week grace period at no additional charge. At that point, if customers want to keep the movie or game longer, they can. Blockbuster will automatically sell them the product, less the rental fee. If customers decide they don't want to own the movie or game, they simply return the product within 30 days for a full credit to their account, less a minimal restocking fee.

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2004
  7. Netflix is pretty good. i recommend it. and i don't trust this blockbuster thing....how can they let people keep games/movies so late w/out it affecting their available inventory?
     
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I've had the Blockbuster Movie Pass for the past month and love it at $14.99 (first month) for 2 movies out at at time. I am going to cancel it in a day or 2 because 24.99 would be too much. I can rent movies at Drug Mart for a buck each. I think I'm going to try Netflix next year since they have a better selection. 2 movies a day is too hectic of a pace to keep up for long, but anything less than that I wouldn't feel I'm getting a good deal.

    Note: I just checked Netflix selection and they have all the old TV shows that I want to see. I'm going to go to jail for this one. :(
     
  9. Trying it and so far love it. They have a few ND and OSU football selections avaiable.
     
  10. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Netflix is awesome. I highly recommend it.
     
  11. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I ended up using it for a few months... I just didn't have the time to watch the movies so we cancelled it. I like it... just didn't have a good use for it right now.
     
  12. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    We've had it for a few months and like it. Very convenient to do all the ordering from home and the selection is unlike any local rental place.
     
  13. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I've been having problems the past few months with getting new releases quickly. Mr. and Mrs. Smith has been at the top of my list since it came out and it is just scheduled to arrive on Saturday. For the first 6 or 7 months that I had Netflix I got every new release as soon as it came out. I think this is Netflix's way of punishing me for too much turnover on the DVD's they send me.
    I'm still happy with the service that I get and their selection is better than anyplace else. Any time they receive something I send back on Monday-Thursday they usually don't send out the next shipment until the next day. Anything they receive on Friday usually ships out on Friday so I get it on Saturday. Every once and a while they ship me something from far away i.e. Mr and Mrs. Smith got shipped yesterday, but won't arrive until Saturday. 90% of what they send me arrives the next day. I have yet to have them send me anything or send anything back that didn't make it. A few times I have reported things as missing if the Post Office looses it for a couple days, but they have always made it through eventually. With the 4 at a time plan I probably average 6 dvd's per week.
     
  14. rocketman

    rocketman flying low

    My brother and his wife got it...according to Netflix, they "watch" 12 movies a day. By "watch" I mean, copy the DVD and watch it on their own time. I think they have something like 254 movies and a whopping 6 they've watched so far. Netflix is even cooler when you got a DVD burner.
     
  15. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Shhhh, I'm sure everyone watches everything as soon as they get it and send it back the next day like me.
     

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