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Old April 1 2010, 09:01 PM   #106
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Re: long waits on Netflix

On a wild tangent, I find this interesting. I wonder how many other people today multitask instead of just sitting and watching a show. I imagine a whole lot. I don't think that used to be the case.
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Old April 1 2010, 09:13 PM   #107
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Okay, that just answered my question. I came in here to gripe about the fact that The Blind Side wasn't available on Netflix till April (), yet I got it at Best Buy on Tuesday.

Don't judge- somebody has to help Sandy pay her divorce lawyer and I help out my neighbors.
If you really cared about her you'd buy a copy of All About Steve too.

Um....I'm broke and all.
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Old April 1 2010, 09:27 PM   #108
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^Should have gone to the Razzies, she was giving them away.
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Old April 1 2010, 09:38 PM   #109
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On a wild tangent, I find this interesting. I wonder how many other people today multitask instead of just sitting and watching a show. I imagine a whole lot. I don't think that used to be the case.
I am normally watching a show, doing something on my computer, cooking/eating, and doing laundry all at the same time.

If I'm sitting on the couch watching my TV, my computer is almost always in my lap...unless I am holding a plate of food. In that case, I set my computer next to me, eat with my left hand, and type with my right hand.
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Old April 1 2010, 09:50 PM   #110
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I have my netbook in my lap 95% while watching TV... except when I'm watching Lost, Dexter, Chuck, or a foreign film.
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Old April 1 2010, 10:23 PM   #111
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Chuck and LOST are really the only two shows I watch regularly. Unfortunately, they air while I'm at work, so I am forced to watch them on my laptop (which I really don't enjoy). I am seriously considering getting a DVR just for those shows.
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Old April 2 2010, 01:06 AM   #112
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^Should have gone to the Razzies, she was giving them away.

Oh, now you tell me!
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Old April 2 2010, 06:37 PM   #113
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I sent back a DVD and so far, the theory is holding up: one of my "long wait" videos - The Box (don't spoil me! ) - has magically been freed up and has been sent.
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Old April 2 2010, 07:56 PM   #114
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Does Netflix ship from just one location? My dvds shipped out on Monday and I only got mine on Thur. I'm on trial subscription now and I don't know if I'm gonna continue.

I sent back a DVD and so far, the theory is holding up: one of my "long wait" videos - The Box (don't spoil me! ) - has magically been freed up and has been sent.
Good for you Temis. How do you create a new phantom user? I couldn't find a link anywhere on the site. Maybe it's because I'm not a real member yet? The box was pretty boring by the way.
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Old April 2 2010, 08:27 PM   #115
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Does Netflix ship from just one location? My dvds shipped out on Monday and I only got mine on Thur. I'm on trial subscription now and I don't know if I'm gonna continue.
Nope, they have locations all over the country. I usually gets discs the day after they ship them.
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Old April 2 2010, 09:24 PM   #116
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That's weird. USPS are usually really fast for me. I'm in NY. Hope the next ones arrives faster.
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Old April 3 2010, 01:53 AM   #117
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Does Netflix ship from just one location? My dvds shipped out on Monday and I only got mine on Thur. I'm on trial subscription now and I don't know if I'm gonna continue.
Nope, they have locations all over the country. I usually gets discs the day after they ship them.
My "local" warehouse is about three hours from where I live. So I have a good turnaround. If I play it right I can turn and burn three or four films a week.
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Old April 3 2010, 02:05 AM   #118
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When I want a new release coming out on Netflix, I hold back a DVD and send it in either late Friday or the Saturday before the release. Then I will have an open spot first thing on Monday when they are divvying out who gets the new releases that arrive in the Tuesday mail.
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Old April 3 2010, 06:48 AM   #119
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Does Netflix ship from just one location? My dvds shipped out on Monday and I only got mine on Thur. I'm on trial subscription now and I don't know if I'm gonna continue.

I sent back a DVD and so far, the theory is holding up: one of my "long wait" videos - The Box (don't spoil me! ) - has magically been freed up and has been sent.
Good for you Temis. How do you create a new phantom user? I couldn't find a link anywhere on the site. Maybe it's because I'm not a real member yet? The box was pretty boring by the way.
I did a trial (albeit a few years ago), and my experience was that the trial moved slower then I see Netfilx advertised for. In my case, I added a few movies, got a couple, watched them, sent them back and...it was after I ended the trial (so I wouldn't have to pay) when they were logged in as "returned"
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Old April 3 2010, 07:30 AM   #120
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Blockbuster's online service is just as good (or, at least, nearly as good) as Netflix. They don't have quite as many titles, but I've found them to be faster.

They're (probably) going out of business, though, so Netflix must be getting flooded with new customers jumping ship before it goes down.

Blockbuster has gotten pathetic over the past year. They have long been accused of taking their time with shipments to customers who have a fast turn-around time (which is true in my case). Plus, they started counting the free store rentals I took home in exchange for the mailed ones in the "at home" section, which further slowed the process.

In December, they began to advertise "unlimited" free in-store returns (above the usual 5 per month), which they extended until March. But they got around this by taking two weeks to ship available dvds from my queue, even when I had nothing "at home". I guess Blockbuster finally realized that charging $21.99 per month, with 5 free in store exchanges worth $5.25 each - they were losing money. I sure got a "free ride" for a number of years.

After three separate occasions of waiting two weeks, and a number of unanswered email complaints, I quit my membership.
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