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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:36 AM
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Netflix CEO announces company splitting into TWO companies now.
I suspect all Netflix subscribers got this email today???

"Netflix" will refer to a streaming only site.

DVD by mail service being renamed Qwikster, a separate site.

There will be separate accounts, separate sites, separate billing if you get streaming and dvds.

"the Qwikster.com and Netflix.com websites will not be integrated."
That means you have to switch between sites to see if a movie dvd is available streaming or vice versa.
2 queues.
2 billing statement sites.

He also said, on the blog:
"Old Fogey discs will last a long time.
Part of the reason we setup Qwikster was so it last a long time too, focused on DVD."

Old Fogey, eh?

read it here, on the blog, I recommend reading the comments also.
( I used tiny url to shorten the too long link)
http://tinyurl.com/432t5oo



Those of us who cannot get streaming will eventually be left out in the cold when the dvds go away.
Netflix stock prices are now 40% down from a year ago.
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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 09:41 AM
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1. Yes, I saw that. Very disappointing
"Death wish" was the first thing I thought of. Are they trying to drive us away? I love Netflix and don't mind the monthly price (especially when I hear my friends complain about their cable bills!), but making the service less convenient is a big, big mistake.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:03 AM
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2. Yahoo reports they lost one million customers due to price increase this month.
"the cost of a subscription that included unlimited online movie streaming plus one DVD-by-mail at a time went from $10 per month to $16 per month. That 60 percent increase has cost the company about 1 million of its 25 million customers, a greater exodus than they expected, company representatives have said."

2 months ago stock was 300.00, now 161.00.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:21 PM
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3. I don't use the streaming so my rate went down
We've been very happy with watching British tv shows on DVDs. I hope they continue to offer these.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-11 11:44 AM
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4. What a bone-headed move.
So what happens to when you rate movies? Do they keep those separate as well or do you ratings affect both streaming and DVDs?
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 09:22 PM
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5. May quit. And I loved this service!
Could you piss off your customers more? WOW. Epic FAIL!
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