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Old July 24 2011, 05:13 PM   #159
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Re: Netflix shoots itself in the foot... aka no more free streaming

Gasp! A company wants to make money! Boycott!!

Seriously, I don't get the big deal. I haven't read the past 11 pages, so perhaps this has been covered, but this was coming for a long time. Was the unlimited streaming service ever free or was it was just part of the combo-package? Now, they split the packages. Given the fact that the postage is included in the monthly pricing, more and more users are signing up, and that people return discs in a frequent rate, a price change was inevitable. Spitting it was a good way to solve the issue as I bet there is a larger percentage of people who do one or other as opposed of doing both equally. If they kept the combo package, I bet the price would have gone up dramatically, or more frequently.

This shouldn't surprise anyone as Netflix's long-term goal is go ditch the discs completely and go purely streaming. This is just the next step towards that.
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