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Old March 4 2008, 06:11 PM   #17
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Re: Is Netflix a Rip-off?

Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post
Early last year I signed up for the Blockbuster Online service. Why? Because it had unlimited in-store exchanges for both games and movies and the price was right.

A few months later they dropped the game exchanges but still kept the unlimited in-store movie exchanges. Then many months later they raised the price. It was just a few bucks but it chapped my ass a tad.

Then they raised the price again a few months later. Still annoyed but I rented movies every week so I kept it.

Then a couple months ago they raised the price again. That did it! I changed plans! Five in-store exchanges a month plus unlimited mail-in rentals.

Basically I'm now paying for this "service" what I was paying last year for a service that had infinately greater value. I'm finding myself resenting it greatly and am considering firing their asses and going with Netflix.

Any real value with Netflix or do they just buttfuck you like Blockbuster Online does?
Edited thread title because it's a PG-13 board...but I hear what you're saying. I did the trial subscription for Blockbuster but ultimately decided against it because it was too much a month. My roommate just started using Netflix and it seems okay so far. They mailed her first selection really quickly, and I think the cheapest plan is $4.99/month.
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