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Selenia
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I'll pay less

I had the 1 DVD plan in case I wanted to rent a DVD, but had only used the streaming. You can bet I won't pay $8 for a DVD I may rent someday. It makes better sense to support my local rental businesses if and when I may rent something.



Jeffrey
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said by Selenia:

I had the 1 DVD plan in case I wanted to rent a DVD, but had only used the streaming. You can bet I won't pay $8 for a DVD I may rent someday. It makes better sense to support my local rental businesses if and when I may rent something.

I may continue to pay for streaming, but not paying $8/month for a DVD. Surely not paying $16 for both.
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Thaler
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I'm tempted to just ditch all together. $8/month for DVD & streaming more than made sense. However:

• Netflix's streaming option currently isn't worth $8/month alone to access.
• $8/month for DVD rentals is overpriced. I'd rather just go with Redbox.

I guess I'll just use up my remaining gift card credits and then pull out. Maybe if Netflix could actually make the streaming a real service with this switch, I might come back.



aciddrink

join:2000-08-26
reply to Jeffrey

I have to agree here. I currently pay $8/month for just streaming anyways. This doesn't effect me any. Netflix has enough content available right now for me to continue to pay $8/month. Although admittedly I am eating through the content at a decent pace. Once I'm through watching everything they have to offer (that interests me), I'll probably ditch it for a while to allow new content to build back up.



HappyAnarchy

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reply to Thaler

said by Thaler:

I'm tempted to just ditch all together. $8/month for DVD & streaming more than made sense. However:

• Netflix's streaming option currently isn't worth $8/month alone to access.
• $8/month for DVD rentals is overpriced. I'd rather just go with Redbox.

I don't understand all this talk about Redbox being a better deal. More expensive, more restrictive on when you can watch and only about 1/1,000th of the selection, if that. Especially when you are losing out on some of the awesome obscure titles, I will keep the DVDs, lose the streaming and keep enjoying my movies at whatever pace I feel like rather than always feeling rushed to return them in one day. Even then, $8 a month is only 8 movies, and even at the rate I watch movies that isn't much savings.

gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME
reply to Selenia

EXCELLENT !!!
Videoport in Portland,ME.The more customers will be great.I might even get my job back.I was just let go after 18 full years there on Firday due to Poopflix.


nonymous
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Glendale, AZ

said by gorehound:

EXCELLENT !!!
Videoport in Portland,ME.The more customers will be great.I might even get my job back.I was just let go after 18 full years there on Firday due to Poopflix.

So how much are the DVD rentals. How much selection did they have?

rifleman69

join:2006-04-12
Beaverton, OR
reply to Selenia

said by Selenia:

I had the 1 DVD plan in case I wanted to rent a DVD, but had only used the streaming. You can bet I won't pay $8 for a DVD I may rent someday. It makes better sense to support my local rental businesses if and when I may rent something.

I dumped the physical DVD...some of those I've had for 3-4 months without watching the movie. That adds up fast! Streaming it is, with the physical DVD coming from RedBox or Blockbuster Express if need be.

bugabuga

join:2004-06-10
Austin, TX
reply to HappyAnarchy

Generally people don't watch obscure indie movies (sad, I know). They just want some current or recent blockbuster once in a while, and nothing beats Redbox for that purpose -- on a whim pick up a disk for a buck (or less - they have promo codes too) watch it, drop it off, done.
Versus fixed fee for a month...

Of course for someone who does a lot of DVD watching Netflix is better
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MrMaster
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reply to Selenia

local rental business? I think you may have to travel a far distance for a "local rental business."
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88615298
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West Tenness
reply to Thaler

said by Thaler:

I'm tempted to just ditch all together. $8/month for DVD & streaming more than made sense. However:

• Netflix's streaming option currently isn't worth $8/month alone to access.
• $8/month for DVD rentals is overpriced. I'd rather just go with Redbox.

With the extra revenue Netflix can get more content for streaming.

$8 for renting DVDs is too much? Compared to the $4 per video store or you cable company on PPV will charge.


Thaler
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reply to HappyAnarchy

said by HappyAnarchy :

I don't understand all this talk about Redbox being a better deal. More expensive, more restrictive on when you can watch and only about 1/1,000th of the selection, if that.

My use for mailed DVDs is pretty much exclusive to new releases (which are very hesitant to be streamed), which Redbox excells at stocking for cheap. Also, if you have access to tons of Redbox rental coupons (ie. Groupon) they're an even cheaper alternative.


Thaler
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said by 88615298:

$8 for renting DVDs is too much? Compared to the $4 per video store or you cable company on PPV will charge.

$1 or less for Redbox rentals. $5 for Bluray if I buy them on sale.

$8/month compared to these options seems rather expensive.


KrK
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Tulsa, OK
reply to gorehound

Ah, you worked in the buggy whip industry, then?

No, your old job is not coming back.


ShellMMG

join:2009-04-16
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reply to Thaler

We'll probably end up ditching our one-at-a-time plan as well.

My husband has been doing a lot of traveling the past two years and, hotel bandwidth permitting, he'd find something to watch on Netflix. We don't have access to real broadband at home yet, so it would just be a waste of money.



Lark3po
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reply to Thaler

said by Thaler:

said by 88615298:

$8 for renting DVDs is too much? Compared to the $4 per video store or you cable company on PPV will charge.

$1 or less for Redbox rentals. $5 for Bluray if I buy them on sale.

$8/month compared to these options seems rather expensive.

You do realize you can get more than one (1) DVD a month right? Hell, if you played your cards right and put the movies back in the mail box after watching them you could probably squeeze in ten (10) or so movies in a month for $8...


88615298
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reply to Thaler

said by Thaler:

said by 88615298:

$8 for renting DVDs is too much? Compared to the $4 per video store or you cable company on PPV will charge.

$1 or less for Redbox rentals. $5 for Bluray if I buy them on sale.

$8/month compared to these options seems rather expensive.

Well you could very well rent 10 movies a month on the 1 DVD at a time option. That's 80 cents per movie. Oh and if you think redbox is staying at $1 you're nuts.


Thaler
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said by 88615298:

Well you could very well rent 10 movies a month on the 1 DVD at a time option. That's 80 cents per movie. Oh and if you think redbox is staying at $1 you're nuts.

Well when that changes, I might consider Netflix again. Until then, they're still a best buy.


Selenia
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reply to MrMaster

said by MrMaster:

local rental business? I think you may have to travel a far distance for a "local rental business."

2 are within about a half mile of my work. Geez! I just don't know if I can make it that far.