Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Netflix going above and beyond the duty to be douchebags.
So because their streaming is so successful, they just announced that as of September 1st, you'll have to subscribe to either streaming or dvd's, or do the both option, that jacks the monthly price up from 9.99 a month, to 15.99 a month. In other words, it's successful, lets screw everyone who's signed up the last 5 years.
I think it's ridiculous. I've been with Netflix long before XBL and I've already endured the last 2 jacks in price, namely charging an extra 2 dollars to rent blurays per DVD you're allowed at once (I was doing 3 at a time, so it jacked up my monthly bill from 24.99 to 30.99), so I quickly canceled the Blu plan. Then I moved to the 9.99 plan for 1 DVD when they raised the price per DVD, which would have again moved my 24.99 plan to 30.99. So now at 9.99 I could just stream most everything and get 1 DVD at a time which I really didn't need. Now with this, they're going to jack it up from 9.99 to 15.99, again trying to screw me out of 6 dollars a month. Eventually, after I cancel this, they'll just try to charge me 5.99 straight up since they've been gunning for that 6 bucks for the last 2-3 years.
Either way, I think this is BS and I hope they end up losing customers due to this.