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Posted By: The Tim <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Re: Non-Business..... Anybody use Netflix or similar? (Jim Wilson)
Monday, 9 January 2006, at 1:21 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Non-Business..... Anybody use Netflix or similar? (Jim Wilson)
One time I thought some movies I sent to Netflix were 'lost' because they didn't show up 'returned' as quickly as the others. I reported them as lost and immediately Netflix took them off my list and made it look as if they had been returned (so I could rent more movies). The 'lost' movies showed up a couple weeks later. Netflix never attempted or insinuated they would bill me. It was all handled online. If you've got 10 minutes and gas to waste going to the brick and mortar video, then you've got to be a relative net newbie not to be able to accomplish the same thing online in about one minute. Mailman doesn't want to do his job????????????????????????????????? Please, if we're gonna rate Netflix let's not get the straw man involved.
I dropped two movies in the mailslot at work this morning. Will report the status as to when I get the two replacements. It will be in a couple days if all goes as usual.
And somebody said...."hate to be pressured to watch movies to get my money's worth." Well I hate to rent movies that have to be returned at x time because INEVITABLY something comes up and I either can't watch or am late returning.
You'll have little difficultly getting at least a dozen movies in a month. Probably more if that's all you do with your life, but for the $19.25 I get billed each month, a dozen movies delivered and picked up (THEY PAY ALL POSTAGE) is A GREAT DEAL ANYWAY YOU SLICE IT.
One other SWEET advantage????? You won't know until you're a member and use the site some, but their referral system is pretty good (you rate the movies you've seen, they build a preference/recommeded list for you). Also, they've got almost every movie every made and I've had a good time watching some cinema classics that you'll never find at Blockbuster.
> Hey Maw,
> I received Netflix as a gift last year and didn't stay with them. Here was
> the scoop:
> 1. Fast shipping.
> 2. Latest movies.
> 3. At home convenience.
> 4. No late fees.
> 1. You have to repackage the movies and send them back. Since my mailman
> made it obvious he hated picking up the packages going back I had to go to
> the post office. This is less convenient than just going to my local
> Hollywood Video and, if you refer to #2, is a major thing to consider.
> 2. When you want to see a movie you probably want to see it then and
> there; not in a week when it arrives.
> 3. One movie got lost in the mail. I never received it. It wasn't really
> clear to me who was responsible but this was enough to tell me that I was
> better off going to the local rental place and walking out with the DVD in
> Overall I only lasted as long as the gift certificate allowed. I just
> didn't see the benefit of ordering, waiting, having to return, and hoping
> it didn't get lost somewhere along the line. Especially given that my
> local Hollywood Video is only a block from my house.
> Hope this helps...
> Jim Wilson
Sensibility Without the Static
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