Aloha Friday: Farewell, Netflix DVDs
After Netflix shot itself in the foot repeatedly, we began to reassess our subscription. I still think that both the streaming and mailed DVD offerings are nice. I like the immediacy of streaming and the depth of their DVD selection. However, given the recent price hike combined with economic circumstances, we just couldn’t keep both. In the end, we decided to keep streaming (for now) and get rid of our DVD queue. (We’ll just rely more on free DVD rentals from our local library.)
Although our DVD plan has ended, Netflix allows you to keep your DVDs out for a limited time before sending them back. Currently, we have Captain America: The First Avenger and one of the Batman: The Animated Series DVDs. By Saturday, we should be done with these and ready to send them back. Then, our mail will no longer see any of those little red envelopes. Part of me is really sad about this.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Do you subscribe to a DVD rental service (either Netflix or some other? If Netflix, has the recent price increase made you change your subscription?
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I was a Netflix subscriber years ago but bailed way before the price changes.
Debbie recently posted..Aloha Friday
I do not rent DVDs as we normally get to watch movies online or via cable.
Dominique@Dominique’s Desk recently posted..Brown Friday
We are long-time Netflix subscribers. While I wasn’t happy with the price increase, I still think it’s a good value. You cannot beat the selection of movie titles on Netflix and I love that you can keep the DVD’s for as long as you want. They have a huge selection of foreign films, which is a favorite genre of mine. We subscribe to both the at-home DVD and the streaming.
Kari recently posted..Aloha Friday – Warm Me Up!
We were subscribed to Netflix but I cancelled after the change. Irked me big time.
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We cancelled Netflix all together. We didn’t like the way they went about the changes.
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