Netflix's New Distribution Centers?

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  1. Andy_S

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    Apparently Netflix has distribution centers around the country. Their web site doesn't mention where they are so I thought we can get a pretty good idea of where they are if whoever has a current Netflix subscription posts here with where they live (using largest nearest city. ie Chicago for people who live in northern Illinois) and where the returned DVD is going. I'll go first:

    Me: Chicago, IL

    Netflix return movie: Duluth, GA
     
  2. Dave Gorman

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    Me: Council Bluffs, Iowa (across the river from Omaha)

    Netflix: Minneapolis, MN
     
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    I live in NY and I thought I was still sending my movies back to San Jose! Ill check tonight
     
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    Duluth, GA
    Duluth, GA [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Mine: West Sacramento, CA

    ... which is about a 45-minute drive away. They usually get my returns the day after I mail them.

    I had it pretty good back when San Jose was the only center, but this is even better!
     
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    there's a netflix center in west sac? [​IMG]
    i feel a renewal coming on....
     
  7. Gary Stevens

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    For the Boston area my return center is Worcester, MA.

    Here was this week's turnaround:

    Into mailbox (with 1PM pickup) Monday 5/6 in Somerville, MA.

    "We've Received . ." email sent Tuesday morning.

    "We've Shipped . ." email sent Tuesday afternoon.

    New DVD in my hands Wednesday morning.

    Not bad at all!

    -Gary
     
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    I said in the previous Netflix thread that my distribution center is in Braintree MA, because I'd read an article about Netflix in the Washington Post that said a new center had opened there recently. Putting 2 and 2 together (this info + the vastly improved turnaround time), I presumed it was in fact Braintree.

    But my return envelopes do say "Worcester MA" (which is a good bit further away from Boston than Braintree), so I'm guessing the Post had it wrong.

    Still and all, the improvement has been immense!
     
  9. Matthew_S

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    great idea for a post! i cancelled awhile back due to the long delays. I live in North Carolina and was sending my discs to san jose, talk about stupid. does anyone live near north carolina here? Any distribution centers around here? I might renew also....
     
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    I live in Highlands Ranch, CO which is sort of a suburb of Denver.

    Netflix just opened a center in Denver and it's taking 1 day for movies to get to my house.

    Outstanding! Am very happy with Netflix even more now.
     
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    I found an item on the new Mass. center here, dated March 18.
     
  12. Andy_S

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    BTW, I just looked at some movies that I received a while back (about 3 weeks ago) and they all go to San Jose. the only one that didn't was a new release I got last week. These new locations must be fairly new. At least the one in Duluth is.
     
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    My returns are now going to Minneapolis MN instead of San Jose, at least mine are.
     
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    I live in North Carolina, and the two movies that arrived from NetFlix this week both have return envelopes with Santa Ana addresses. You would think they'd choose a closer distribution center for my location ...

    Kevin
     
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    That brings up an interesting point on how they will handle things. For example, let's say you live in NC. The nearest center is Duluth, GA. But the #1 movie in your queue is only available from San Jose. Do you wait until they have it in Duluth or does it ship from San Jose. Also, will each DVD have to go back to the same center it came from or could you, or they, have you return it to the closest one, even if it came from the furthest one. A lot of things to consider. Also, do they already have or plan to have the same catalog of movies at each center. Sure they could have less copies of each title due to load balancing, but the list should include the same number of titles.
     
  16. Samuel Des

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    Andy - How long does it take you to get your DVDs?
     
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    Well, I have a new one. I just received a disc with the return of Flushing, NY. I have yet to see this, as previous discs have been San Jose.

    BTW, 3 days from the Chicagoland area to San Jose is my norm. That has been giving me a very consistant 6 to 7 day turn-around.
     
  18. Andy_S

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    Samuel,

    I used to get a DVD 3 days after they said it shipped. Lately it's taken longer but I have a feeling it has to do with the new centers opening up. They're not going to be running perfectly right out of the gate. I'm sure there are some bugs that need to be worked out of the new facilities.
     
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    I've also noticed as of last Monday, 5/6, that they have been shipping new releases a day prior to street date, before they shipped late in the day of release.
    bodymov'n [​IMG]
     

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