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biochemistry
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join:2003-05-09
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Why

Surprised they lost so many disc customers since it is the easiest way to get access to old and new movies alike. The online movies tend to be less popular and rarely the one you were specifically looking for.


silbaco
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join:2009-08-03
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Tough economy.


b10010011
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join:2004-09-07
Bellingham, WA
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reply to biochemistry

We dumped the DVD part and went streaming only long before the split.

Mainly because we never could decide what we want to watch next week. The vast majority of the time the move that sounded good last week sounded bad this week so it was returned unwatched.
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Kearnstd
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reply to biochemistry

Also, the movie industry setup their artificial delay in releasing discs to Netflix for rental. So I think people are either using VOD now or Red Box. Red Box has the delay too but has at times side stepped it by just buying the movies at Walmart or from Amazon.(Movie industry cannot really stop this side route method as it breaks no laws. And they cannot threaten Amazon or Walmart because well, It is unwise to threaten your biggest retail partners.)
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big_e

join:2011-03-05
reply to biochemistry

One reason I dropped the disc service is they aren't bothering to put any more money into it to keep discs available. With new releases, you have to wait forever to get it. With the older titles once the last disc in inventory gets lost/destroyed, it gets moved to the saved section, and they will never reorder it again. Back with the Quickster incident, they made it clear that they want the disc portion of the service to die off quickly.