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Old November 23 2010, 09:55 PM   #31
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I'm on the unlimited one-at-a-time plan, and that's going up $1 per month, which isn't that bad. However, I'm annoyed that the only cheaper option I've been offered is unlimited instant viewing but no DVD rentals. I don't have the bandwidth for instant viewing to be practical, so I wish they'd offered me the reverse: a cheaper plan that's all DVD rentals and no instant viewing.
Go to the account section. Go to change membership. There's an option at the bottom.

1 DVD at a time (limit 2 rentals a month) (watch instantly up to 2 hours a month on your pc or mac--no netflix ready device or Starz) for $4.99 a month
You misunderstand my point. I'm perfectly aware of that plan; it's the one I originally had before I chose to upgrade to unlimited 1-at-a-time. My point is that they sent me a letter saying they were going to raise the price for that plan by a dollar a month, but I could get it for a dollar less if I switched to unlimited online and no DVDs. And that's of no use to me since I don't have the bandwidth for online viewing, so I'm saying that I wish the alternative they offered had been the opposite, all DVDs and no online. But I don't want to drop back down to only 2 a month.
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Old November 23 2010, 10:05 PM   #32
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I also believe in 10-15 years they will do away with discs all together.
It will be a lot sooner than that.
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Old November 23 2010, 10:06 PM   #33
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As to you saying 80% of your discs were badly scratched or cracked I find that hard to believe. In my 4 years with them I've had ONE cracked disc and only 2-3 so scratched they wouldn't play well. Memento was one of them.

I too am amazed you flatly cancelled before doing research to determine if BB would be something you'd like. As noted "half a loaf" via unlimited one at a time, is better than "no loaf".
The past year 80% of my discs has been badly scratched or cracked. The first FIVE years most of the time was fine. I've had more then one cracked disc... I'd say at least 7 or 8.
That sounds like someone is tampering with your mail.
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Old November 23 2010, 11:53 PM   #34
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As to you saying 80% of your discs were badly scratched or cracked I find that hard to believe. In my 4 years with them I've had ONE cracked disc and only 2-3 so scratched they wouldn't play well. Memento was one of them.

I too am amazed you flatly cancelled before doing research to determine if BB would be something you'd like. As noted "half a loaf" via unlimited one at a time, is better than "no loaf".
The past year 80% of my discs has been badly scratched or cracked. The first FIVE years most of the time was fine. I've had more then one cracked disc... I'd say at least 7 or 8.
That sounds like someone is tampering with your mail.
This past year-to-date I've not had one bad disc, scratched too bad to play or cracked. Not one and I go through a lot of discs. Something does sound suspect here. Do you have a roommate or someone who might want to screw with you?

With an unstable job I can see cancelling Netflix or any WANT. I've nearly stopped getting any monthly comics the last two years, instead waiting on collected editions which can then be found themselves discounted.
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Old November 24 2010, 12:12 AM   #35
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

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I'm on the unlimited one-at-a-time plan, and that's going up $1 per month, which isn't that bad. However, I'm annoyed that the only cheaper option I've been offered is unlimited instant viewing but no DVD rentals. I don't have the bandwidth for instant viewing to be practical, so I wish they'd offered me the reverse: a cheaper plan that's all DVD rentals and no instant viewing.
Go to the account section. Go to change membership. There's an option at the bottom.

1 DVD at a time (limit 2 rentals a month) (watch instantly up to 2 hours a month on your pc or mac--no netflix ready device or Starz) for $4.99 a month
You misunderstand my point. I'm perfectly aware of that plan; it's the one I originally had before I chose to upgrade to unlimited 1-at-a-time. My point is that they sent me a letter saying they were going to raise the price for that plan by a dollar a month, but I could get it for a dollar less if I switched to unlimited online and no DVDs. And that's of no use to me since I don't have the bandwidth for online viewing, so I'm saying that I wish the alternative they offered had been the opposite, all DVDs and no online. But I don't want to drop back down to only 2 a month.
So are you saying you'd like a 2-at-a-time or 3-at-a-time DVD plan minus the cost of Instant Netflix?

Or are you saying you just don't feel like paying the extra dollar for the plan you already have?
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Old November 24 2010, 12:16 AM   #36
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I'm also on the unlimited streaming/one DVD plan, and I don't mind the $1 boost. My viewing is about 90% streaming, 10% DVDs anyway.
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Old November 24 2010, 12:45 AM   #37
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So are you saying you'd like a 2-at-a-time or 3-at-a-time DVD plan minus the cost of Instant Netflix?

Or are you saying you just don't feel like paying the extra dollar for the plan you already have?
I'm saying I probably will pay the extra dollar if it's my only option, but if they're going to offer me a cheaper alternative, I wish it were one I could take advantage of rather than one that's the exact opposite of what I need.
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Old November 24 2010, 12:56 AM   #38
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I guess I don't even know what that plan would be. Something in between 2 per month and unlimited? $6.99 for 3 DVDs per month?
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Old November 24 2010, 01:05 AM   #39
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I think what he means is something like this:

Netflix Instant Streaming (No DVD Mailing): $7.99 mo
Netflix Unlimited (One At a Time - DVD Only): $7.99 mo

Or something to that effect. He wants just the DVDs, no instant streaming, and he'd like to see a bit of a discount for not wanting the extra feature of the online streaming.
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Old November 24 2010, 01:10 AM   #40
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Ah-ha! I'm retarded.
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Old November 24 2010, 01:45 AM   #41
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The past year 80% of my discs has been badly scratched or cracked. The first FIVE years most of the time was fine. I've had more then one cracked disc... I'd say at least 7 or 8.
That sounds like someone is tampering with your mail.
This past year-to-date I've not had one bad disc, scratched too bad to play or cracked. Not one and I go through a lot of discs. Something does sound suspect here. Do you have a roommate or someone who might want to screw with you?

With an unstable job I can see cancelling Netflix or any WANT. I've nearly stopped getting any monthly comics the last two years, instead waiting on collected editions which can then be found themselves discounted.
It's probably just the distribution center. Granted, not every disc was bad, but it seems like I had more now then before. Some distribution centers for Netflix probably just are better then others. I may decide to go back to it, depending on my financial situation. If I did go back to it, like this month, would they charge me for a whole new month or would that wait until the beginning of the month as usual? Or would it be better to wait until December or something if I decide to return?
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Old November 24 2010, 01:48 AM   #42
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

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I'm on the unlimited one-at-a-time plan, and that's going up $1 per month, which isn't that bad. However, I'm annoyed that the only cheaper option I've been offered is unlimited instant viewing but no DVD rentals. I don't have the bandwidth for instant viewing to be practical, so I wish they'd offered me the reverse: a cheaper plan that's all DVD rentals and no instant viewing.
Go to the account section. Go to change membership. There's an option at the bottom.

1 DVD at a time (limit 2 rentals a month) (watch instantly up to 2 hours a month on your pc or mac--no netflix ready device or Starz) for $4.99 a month
You misunderstand my point. I'm perfectly aware of that plan; it's the one I originally had before I chose to upgrade to unlimited 1-at-a-time. My point is that they sent me a letter saying they were going to raise the price for that plan by a dollar a month, but I could get it for a dollar less if I switched to unlimited online and no DVDs. And that's of no use to me since I don't have the bandwidth for online viewing, so I'm saying that I wish the alternative they offered had been the opposite, all DVDs and no online. But I don't want to drop back down to only 2 a month.
Fair enough. Your previous post indicated that you might not be aware of the $4.99 plan. Obviously, the $4.99 plan is not going to work if you send your one disc back more frequently than the $4.99 plan allows.

I suppose they figure that anybody sending netflix discs around that often would want access to streaming. It's also possible that they just prefer streaming-only customers and would rather all people eventually transition to streaming-only.
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Old November 24 2010, 01:50 AM   #43
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Re: So I cancelled Netflix today.

My husband decided to drop our discs down to 2 at a time for him and 1 at a time for me. We have the bluray plans and Instant Watch on the Roku as well.

While I understand that Netflix would need to raise prices- higher fees and rights, overhead, and whatnot- I'm surprised they did it. Do you want a less number of people paying more or do you want to keep your prices low and have more subscribers? With the success they were having, I would think they might run some sort of serious new sign up discount special to grab even more subscribers.

I like netflix a lot. Beats the old video store anyway, and you did get a lot for your money-especially if you are a household that uses streaming, multiple lists for each family member, and have a blu-ray player. If you're one person with no streaming or bd access, and everything you want is always on wait or unavailable then netflix isn't good for you. I often find I like obscure things that are often on wait or end up in my saved list, but if anything between both our queues and instant watch, somethings I have more shows then I know what to do with!
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Old November 24 2010, 07:34 AM   #44
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$1 or $3 is not a lot of money for most people per month. Just work 15 minutes more.
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Old November 24 2010, 11:57 PM   #45
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I don't think its the money increase that upsets most, but as new folks come on and netflix gets fancy with the streaming, sometimes the service does suffer. We've had a lot of damaged discs- especially blu-ray, and we've wondered if someone's been in our mail as well.
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