An interesting read…

October 25, 2011
An interesting read…

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Man, they just can’t seem to catch a break lately. I still love the streaming service, and will use it till won’t let me anymore. :)

13 Responses to An interesting read…

  1. Scott Buck says:

    Yeah, but the subscriber loss was less than 2% of their base, and the stock thing is a complete over reaction by investors. The truth is, Netflix are the best out there. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I will not subscribe to 30 different services for streaming, period. Netflix already has the infrastructure to handle it, and is expanding in the next year to European markets, I don’t really think its as bad as the doomsayers are crying. Also saw something where a guy did the math, the people who stayed with Netfix did more damage to their earnings then the people who left, by choosing to go with a cheaper plan they reduced Netfix’ profits.

  2. Fantastic, Scott! The chap on the left looks like Clive Owen to me.

  3. Sphinkette says:

    Well done :) I’m dropping them as soon as they receive the 2 movies I mailed off yesterday.

  4. colm ryan says:

    ha, good one. so glad they dropped the qwickster nonsense.

    • Vake Xeacons says:

      Personally, I think it should have been the other way around. I would love to see games on Netflix. Plus, just sending DVDs through the mail was where they started in the first place.

      As for their streaming service, it’s like TV nowadays…500 channels and still nothing on…sighhhh…it just ain’t worth $8 anymore. If they just put their good stuff on there, I’d do it! New releases? Some A-titles? That MIGHT be a good idea…just sayin’.

  5. chandler says:

    this is pretty hilarious

  6. Karlotius says:

    Could anyone give some details/links for non US people? Across the atlantic we are still waiting for a decent and legal streaming service (reason is there are simply to many different copyright laws for the different countries) so I would like to know whats going on with Netflix.
    Thanks!

  7. CDRaff says:

    I find it refreshing that a business can admit they are wrong. Yes it is strange that they flip flopped so quickly in and out of the qwikster idea, but they did listen to their customers and fix the problem. How many times have we seen companies screw their customers with out listening to them?

    Like you said Scott I still use their streaming service, and will until they die out. Hastings has said for years that streaming was NET-flix original plan they were just waiting for the infrastructure. The whole reason to split the business was to show that discs are dying or dead, therefore garnering more leverage for streaming. Guess it fell short.

    They should have called it DiscFlix instead of Qwikster though.

  8. DiscFlix… I would have liked that. :-)

    I’ll always remember them sending me an e-mail a few years ago saying they’re reducing my subscription from $17.99 to $16.99. They have my respect.

    That said, I am one of the crowd that dropped streaming. I liked it, but the connection in my neighborhoof sucks, so I didn’t use it often.

    I’d rather see a partial return to the old way: four hours of free streaming time per month. Some may re-subscribe.

  9. Yoinks! Just saw this:

    [“Netflix’s video subscription service lost 800,000 customers in the third quarter, the single biggest loss in its history. Shares plunged by more than 25 percent in Monday’s extended trading.]

    It seems limiting subscribers to one stream per household was a contributing factor.

    I think Netflix will do fine—they’ve shown more capacity to learn than Blockbuster.

  10. wom says:

    [It seems limiting subscribers to one stream per household was a contributing factor.]

    My wife and I use the same account to watch different shows fairly often? Specifically me watching something on my tablet while she’s watching something on the tv

  11. Paintguy says:

    I have the one blueray disk a month set up and we can still stream to the laptop & PS3 at the same time, but my other computer gets blocked as well as the ipad. I still love the service over cable tv, just not happy I have to battle my kids for streaming time now.

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