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(Washington Post)   Netflix shares fall 15% after Wall St. dislikes the upcoming attraction of subscribers   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 7
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2012-07-25 11:20:04 AM
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Netflix is doomed not because of any customer service mistakes but because they don't own the content they are selling. This makes it so they have no real control over pricing or availability of the products they are offering to customers.
2012-07-25 10:19:11 AM
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In the latest quarter, for instance, Netflix added just 420,000 Internet video and DVD-by-mail subscribers in the U.S. That compared with an increase of 1.8 million U.S. subscribers at the same time last year, a period that was completed before the company boosted its prices.

I hate this kind of thinking in business. There is a finite number of possible subscribers. To judge the health of your business by how many new subscribers you have sets you up for inevitable failure.
2012-07-25 09:49:33 AM
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Since you can run Watch Instantly on a half-dozen appliances off the same account, they've lost three subscriptions in my family. Multiply that out across the country and it's easy to understand how much of their market has evaporated.

Well, that, and the crapfest of recycled History Channel shows they're offering. No, I don't want to watch "Modern Marvels: Monster Trucks."
2012-07-25 12:38:30 PM
1 votes:

Bruxellensis: The following is a list of reasons I keep my subscription to Netflix:

1. Trailer Park Boys


I made it through one episode. If you tell me it gets better, I'll revisit.
2012-07-25 10:30:07 AM
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jaylectricity: In the latest quarter, for instance, Netflix added just 420,000 Internet video and DVD-by-mail subscribers in the U.S. That compared with an increase of 1.8 million U.S. subscribers at the same time last year, a period that was completed before the company boosted its prices.

I hate this kind of thinking in business. There is a finite number of possible subscribers. To judge the health of your business by how many new subscribers you have sets you up for inevitable failure.


Well, maybe if women stopped having abortions, there'd be more future subscribers, which means more money, which means Netflix can hire more people.

See? Republican social conservatism creates jobs. QED.
2012-07-25 09:46:50 AM
1 votes:
I'd pay them $35/month if they'd stream their entire library

/yeah, I know 10,000 obstacles stand in the way of that, but it would be great
2012-07-25 08:37:58 AM
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I remember back when you ordered little plastic disks in the mail, and in a few days they arrived. We would gather around the family television set and all watch the contents of the disks, all at once! It was really fun. A stack of those red envelopes on the end table meant there'd be disks to watch for days.

I wonder whatever became of the post office delivering movies in the mail. That seems like years ago since I've seen one be delivered that way.
 
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