Netflix?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Larson, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    Has anyone tried out the Netflix site?
    They claim to give you free rentals for $ 20 pm. What's the catch? The local rental shop has DVD's for $ 3.38. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dmitry

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    The catch is that
    1. A lot of times titles are out of stock
    2. It's as many titles as you can get within a month -- but you can't have more that 3 out at the same time
    3. "Out" means all the states from when it's been "Released to Ship" till when they get it back.[/list=1]



      I have a 4 out membership ($25) and on a good month I can watch 20 movies -- but I'm practically next door to them. If you're on the East coast, the number goes down in a hurry.



      P.S. I'm sure this thread will be moved into appropriate forum soon.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Moving this to Retail and Wholesale Vendors Feedback, where you will find many existing posts by people reporting their experience with Netflix.
    M.
     
  4. Pamela

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    I've been doing NetFlix for a year, and I really like it. Just the thought of never having to go into Blockbuster again is worth it! [​IMG]
    I don't really have problems getting the titles I want, with the exception of Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (which has been on extremely long wait since I joined). They usually get shipped to me within a few days. Sometimes I have problems with the discs being dirty or scratched, but my old DVD player was a bit too touchy and I don't seem to be having that problem with my new player.
    All-in-all, I give it a [​IMG]
     
  5. Ian Jordan

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    Just as a note, Netflix now has distribution centers in San Jose, CA, Tacoma, WA, Houston, TX, and Worchester, MA. So not being close to a dist. center just got much more difficult. There may be even more out there- they sure haven't advertised the new centers at all.
     
  6. Drew Bethel

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    Ok, on Netflix: is there a way to browse movies for a certain year? Example 2001. I realise that you can look at the latest releases but after a few pages they tend to get mixed up with a wide range of years. Thanks.
     
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    >>>And apparently Minneapolis MN as well. The return envelope for the last DVD I received (yesterday) is labelled to be mailed to Minneapolis.
     
  9. Ian Jordan

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    I've heard that Flushing, NY also has a site now.

    List so far:

    San Jose, CA

    Tacoma, WA

    Denver, CO

    Houston, TX

    Minneapolis, MN

    Worchester, MA

    Flusing, NY

    That's quite some coverage. Add Atlanta, GA and the whole contry would be covered!
     
  10. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    I wish they'd post this on their web-site. Seems like they could use it as a selling point.
     
  11. Rick Radford

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    I have 129 movies in my active queue. Of those, only 25 are not available now. I just put the VLW and LW at the top of the queue and enjoy the ones I get until the VeryLongWaits and the LongWaits ship. No problem!

    Good to know about the new distribution centers. I just emailed Netflix to find out how I can get reassigned to a center closer to me so I can escape the 4-6 day shipping I currently (don't) enjoy.

    Where was the info published about the new centers? All my return envelopes say San Jose, CA on them.

    I've been with them since September, 2001. Tried RentMyDvd and DVDBarn, but ended up staying with Netflix due to better selections and plans that suited me better. ('course these plans change frequently). I have the 8 out/$40 plan.
     
  12. Ian Jordan

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    Two more known sites: Santa Anna, CA for the LA area, and Deluth, GA for the southeast.
     

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