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(The Business Journals)   The cancellation of Saturday mail service by the USPS could trigger increased profits for one company (Hint: it's not UPS or FedEx) (now w/working link)   (bizjournals.com) divider line 71
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2013-02-09 01:07:47 PM  
Does the link work for anyone else?
 
2013-02-09 01:08:46 PM  

skinbubble: Does the link work for anyone else?


No
 
2013-02-09 01:10:33 PM  
Is it Bloomberg?
 
2013-02-09 01:21:31 PM  
Admin instagreened his/her own failed link?
 
2013-02-09 01:23:26 PM  
*boink*
 
2013-02-09 01:31:22 PM  
FIAL!
 
2013-02-09 02:38:47 PM  

unlikely: skinbubble: Does the link work for anyone else?

No


Yes, but here's an alternate link.
 
2013-02-09 02:59:00 PM  
Working now - the article is Netflix who will send less DVD's per week and the loss of a day will snowball into people getting fewer DVDs. You can theoretically get a DVD on Wednesday, return it Thursday and get a new one Saturday. That won't work anymore so people are down to 1 dvd a week maximum.

The part that the article doesn't discuss is if customers will cancel their subscriptions now that it's 1 a week, which is $2 per movie, double Redbox.
 
2013-02-09 03:26:54 PM  

Gig103: Working now - the article is Netflix who will send less DVD's per week and the loss of a day will snowball into people getting fewer DVDs. You can theoretically get a DVD on Wednesday, return it Thursday and get a new one Saturday. That won't work anymore so people are down to 1 dvd a week maximum.

The part that the article doesn't discuss is if customers will cancel their subscriptions now that it's 1 a week, which is $2 per movie, double Redbox.


It also doesn't mention PO Box delivery

/I can still receive mail on Saturday, but they won't ship on Friday?
 
2013-02-09 03:39:09 PM  

Gig103: Working now - the article is Netflix who will send less DVD's per week and the loss of a day will snowball into people getting fewer DVDs. You can theoretically get a DVD on Wednesday, return it Thursday and get a new one Saturday. That won't work anymore so people are down to 1 dvd a week maximum.

The part that the article doesn't discuss is if customers will cancel their subscriptions now that it's 1 a week, which is $2 per movie, double Redbox.


Couldn't you get a DVD Monday, return it Tuesday and get another one by Friday?
 
2013-02-09 04:20:31 PM  
Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?
 
2013-02-09 04:25:29 PM  
"Federal Throttling" is my new psychobilly band name.
 
2013-02-09 04:27:16 PM  
As someone who has the same two netflix DVDs at home from like last June, I'm getting a kick out of TFA

/prob should switch to streaming only I guess
 
2013-02-09 04:35:29 PM  
They'll probably save more by being able to close their distribution centers an additional day each week.
 
2013-02-09 04:37:27 PM  

spiralscratch: They'll probably save more by being able to close their distribution centers an additional day each week.


I don't think so.  The way I understand the Postal change is that they are only stopping residential letter delivery.  Packages are still being delivered to homes and letters are still being processed and delivered to PO Boxes.
 
2013-02-09 04:58:59 PM  

CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?


I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.
 
2013-02-09 05:13:36 PM  

BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?

I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.


You are aware that not every Netflix movie is available for streaming, right? Especially since the nasty breakup with Starz, Netflix streaming content has really gone downhill. We do the single disc at a time package to get full coverage, though it's mostly only tv shows we stream these days.

Also, speaking of "poor people", pirating movies is the technological equivalent of shoplifting. Want to talk about gutter trash there's little worse than a thief.
 
2013-02-09 05:18:21 PM  

BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?

I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.


I live in a rural area

/high speed internet ain't happening here
//hell, high speed anything ain't happening here
 
2013-02-09 05:19:39 PM  

Shaggy_C: Also, speaking of "poor people", pirating movies is the technological equivalent of shoplifting. Want to talk about gutter trash there's little worse than a thief.


yep
 
2013-02-09 05:46:01 PM  

saturn badger: Gig103: Working now - the article is Netflix who will send less DVD's per week and the loss of a day will snowball into people getting fewer DVDs. You can theoretically get a DVD on Wednesday, return it Thursday and get a new one Saturday. That won't work anymore so people are down to 1 dvd a week maximum.

The part that the article doesn't discuss is if customers will cancel their subscriptions now that it's 1 a week, which is $2 per movie, double Redbox.

Couldn't you get a DVD Monday, return it Tuesday and get another one by Friday?


Yes, but then the following week it arrives at Netflix Monday, your replacement comes Wednesday, and then you are at Monday for your next movie. So, I guess it's 6 movies instead of 8, not 4 as I said earlier.
 
2013-02-09 06:46:19 PM  
This really sucks for me. I have a system in which I watch a blu-ray on Sunday night. Mail it on Monday, and get new one on Wednesday. Mail that one back on Thursday and have another one on Saturday. Then I start all over again. So, I get 8 discs a month. This will certainly cut into that. I'll have to see how it plays out if I want to switch to Redbox.
 
2013-02-09 07:34:08 PM  
OK, even IF someone is so overly honest and/or paranoid about being busted that they rent DVDs instead of torrenting, isn't the local video store much more convenient (and possibly cheaper) than waiting days for a DVD to come in the mail?

/local video stores still exist, right?
//I could swear I saw one somewhere the other day...
 
2013-02-09 07:38:42 PM  

dookdookdook: OK, even IF someone is so overly honest and/or paranoid about being busted that they rent DVDs instead of torrenting, isn't the local video store much more convenient (and possibly cheaper) than waiting days for a DVD to come in the mail?

/local video stores still exist, right?
//I could swear I saw one somewhere the other day...


"the other day" was 1997.
 
2013-02-09 07:42:42 PM  

dookdookdook: OK, even IF someone is so overly honest and/or paranoid about being busted that they rent DVDs instead of torrenting, isn't the local video store much more convenient (and possibly cheaper) than waiting days for a DVD to come in the mail?

/local video stores still exist, right?
//I could swear I saw one somewhere the other day...


Got a bunch of those little 'red box' thingies around right there in the grocery stores and they do blurays and you can even reserve shiat ahead of time via the internet.  I really don't see the need to use the postal service anymore for that crap.

Shaggy_C: You are aware that not every Netflix movie is available for streaming, right? Especially since the nasty breakup with Starz, Netflix streaming content has really gone downhill. We do the single disc at a time package to get full coverage, though it's mostly only tv shows we stream these days.

Also, speaking of "poor people", pirating movies is the technological equivalent of shoplifting. Want to talk about gutter trash there's little worse than a thief.


See what I wrote above?
*drops mic*
 
2013-02-09 07:59:31 PM  

BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?

I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.


We have high-speed internet and we subscribe to the Netflix option that includes the back-and-forth-in-the-mail option as well as the streaming option.  The mailing option is for those movies that aren't available to stream.

We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.
 
2013-02-09 08:06:52 PM  
Been thinking about finally dropping Netflix. I went with the streaming only option when they did the split. The last 5 or 6 movies that I looked up to watch were either disc only or not carried. Really hard to believe that their stock is so high.

/and screw you for having disc 1, 2, and 4 of a series streaming only while having disc 3 mail only
 
2013-02-09 08:25:55 PM  
It already takes 4 days for Netflix to get to me.  According to 4 geniuses at Netflix, Trenton, New Jersey is literally next door to St. Thomas, Virgin  Islands.

Enjoy your farking beaches this weekend New Jersey!

\bitter
\\already had half a bottle of rum
 
2013-02-09 08:29:24 PM  

Cincinnati Kid: This really sucks for me. I have a system in which I watch a blu-ray on Sunday night. Mail it on Monday, and get new one on Wednesday. Mail that one back on Thursday and have another one on Saturday. Then I start all over again. So, I get 8 discs a month. This will certainly cut into that. I'll have to see how it plays out if I want to switch to Redbox.


That's what I do and I end up getting four movies a week (we do two at a time). If the streaming selection was better I wouldn't be so hooked on the DVD option.
 
2013-02-09 09:16:49 PM  

FizixJunkee: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?


We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.


$15 per month is $180 a year. Add in HBO, sports packages, and complete series collections and pirating is your best choice.
 
2013-02-09 09:17:58 PM  
Yeah, I knew it was Netflix. They were pushing for this a while ago. I have Amazon Prime, so I'm wondering why I'm keeping Netflix in general. It hasn't been too useful, y'know?
 
2013-02-09 09:19:32 PM  

Champion of the Sun: FizixJunkee: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?


We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.

$15 per month is $180 a year. Add in HBO, sports packages, and complete series collections and pirating is your best choice.


You sound poor.
 
2013-02-09 09:21:21 PM  
Too bad, the USPS seems to have invented a time travel machine.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-09 09:29:44 PM  

Hack Patooey: Too bad, the USPS seems to have invented a time travel machine.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 372x274]


So the safety of the package is not guaranteed?
 
2013-02-09 09:34:54 PM  

FizixJunkee: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?

I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.

We have high-speed internet and we subscribe to the Netflix option that includes the back-and-forth-in-the-mail option as well as the streaming option.  The mailing option is for those movies that aren't available to stream.

We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.


Shill much?

Shaggy_C: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: Or people will just download the movie they want with bittorrent?

I'm thinking the only people who rely on mailing physical media back and forth either have no high speed internet option or too poor to afford it.  I'm sure they'll swarm me in short order to come up with other justifications for living in the stone ages, but we both know its true.

You are aware that not every Netflix movie is available for streaming, right? Especially since the nasty breakup with Starz, Netflix streaming content has really gone downhill. We do the single disc at a time package to get full coverage, though it's mostly only tv shows we stream these days.

Also, speaking of "poor people", pirating movies is the technological equivalent of shoplifting. Want to talk about gutter trash there's little worse than a thief.


No matter how hard you suck the cawks, Netflix isn't going to give you anything for free.

/But, don't let me stop you.
 
2013-02-09 09:53:44 PM  
Good think I RTFA. I figured the article was talking about how USPS service was suspended today because of the blizzard, which dumped about two feet of snow in my town.

Linkies
 
2013-02-09 09:56:53 PM  

SigilBear: FizixJunkee: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: 
We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.

Shill much?


No shill.  I just don't object to paying very little money for an easy-to-use service.  I have no loyalty to Netflix, but they do provide a service that few others provide and they do so for very little money.
 
2013-02-09 10:02:11 PM  
People still use DVD's?
 
2013-02-09 10:23:48 PM  

BigJake: People still use DVD's?


Yes and I also still buy CDs.
 
2013-02-09 10:41:51 PM  
people still have brains??
 
2013-02-09 11:16:25 PM  
Dang this place has filled up with olds
 
2013-02-09 11:33:20 PM  

FizixJunkee: SigilBear: FizixJunkee: BumpInTheNight: CokeBear: 
We also don't bittorrent or illegally download.  Just not our style.  After all, Netflix is only $15/month or so.  I'm not going to go out of my way to skirt the law to save a measly fifteen bucks.

Shill much?

No shill.  I just don't object to paying very little money for an easy-to-use service.  I have no loyalty to Netflix, but they do provide a service that few others provide and they do so for very little money.


Dude, you're totally shilling.

/Like, fer sure.
 
2013-02-09 11:49:40 PM  

SigilBear: No matter how hard you suck the cawks, Netflix isn't going to give you anything for free.

/But, don't let me stop you.


lolwut

Did you completely miss the part where I said their streaming options suck? Or does the fact that I look down upon theft of intellectual property bother you? As far as I am concerned pirating content is like smoking marijuana - something that is only justifiable if you're a poverty-stricken lowlife or a teenager.
 
2013-02-10 12:47:23 AM  
Shaggy_C:

Did you completely miss the part where I said their streaming options suck? Or does the fact that I look down upon theft of intellectual property bother you? As far as I am concerned pirating content is like smoking marijuana - something that is only justifiable if you're a poverty-stricken lowlife or a teenager.

That's farked up, dude.  Stealing is always wrong, even if you're poor or a teenager.  What you do then is simply do without.

Even poor people can grow pot in their back yard for free.
 
2013-02-10 01:54:18 AM  
I think I'll be a fan of Netflix for a while because it serves a purpose. I can get DVD's delivered for me or my kids as needed. And the streaming options are decent.

I'm currently a Hulu+ subscriber. Only because I found out all seasons of "The Shield" are streaming for H+ members. Their last season was one of the best I've ever seen, and I've wanted to see it from beginning to end. Since I work from home and can easily watch 5-6 episodes a day, I figure that beats spending $100+ to buy the DVD set.

This morning, I spent $3 to buy my son a movie from iTunes so he could watch it on my phone while I tried to sleep a little longer. Granted, he was watching it while sitting on me, so I heard the entire thing all five times, but it was sort of a rest.

In any case, competition is good in my book. I'd love to have a "one-stop" solution for all my media needs. But I prefer ridiculous competition to a ridiculous Monopoly.
 
2013-02-10 02:30:09 AM  

BigJake: Dang this place has filled up with olds


Wrong, junior. Some of us like to have or buy the physical disc so that we can do as we please with it, play it on any device at any time anywhere without being tethered to the interwebz. Just this morning I rode the train to work... while watching disc 2 of the Blade Runner Ultimate set on my 15 inch laptop. No dropouts, no buffering, no bullsh*t bandwidth charges, caps or throttling. Pull the disc out of my briefcase, put it in the drive, press play. And I'm watching the other 4 discs in the set the rest of the week.

Try that with Netflix streaming.
 
2013-02-10 02:34:51 AM  
another factor to consider in discs vs. streaming is the availability of closed-captioning.
for reasons of hearing-loss or just preference, some people need or want the closed-captioning turned on.
Netflix is working on making all of its streaming content CC-enabled by 2014. so in the mean time if that is a feature that you require, discs in the mail is the answer. some of its streaming content is CC enabled, but not all.

so Redbox for new release discs with CC ability.
and Netflix in the mail for all other disc rentals for CC ability.

none of Amazon Prime's streaming content is CC-enabled.
none of Crackle's streaming content is CC-enabled.

and if you're using Roku, you can't just turn on the CC through your television settings, it doesn't work that way.
 
2013-02-10 02:56:05 AM  

rewind2846: BigJake: Dang this place has filled up with olds

Wrong, junior. Some of us like to have or buy the physical disc so that we can do as we please with it, play it on any device at any time anywhere without being tethered to the interwebz. Just this morning I rode the train to work... while watching disc 2 of the Blade Runner Ultimate set on my 15 inch laptop. No dropouts, no buffering, no bullsh*t bandwidth charges, caps or throttling. Pull the disc out of my briefcase, put it in the drive, press play. And I'm watching the other 4 discs in the set the rest of the week.

Try that with Netflix streaming.


OhSnap.jpg

Reminds  me of gaming and Steam

/Dropped Netflix because I can find so many movies online for free
 
2013-02-10 03:05:20 AM  

saturn badger: Gig103: Working now - the article is Netflix who will send less DVD's per week and the loss of a day will snowball into people getting fewer DVDs. You can theoretically get a DVD on Wednesday, return it Thursday and get a new one Saturday. That won't work anymore so people are down to 1 dvd a week maximum.

The part that the article doesn't discuss is if customers will cancel their subscriptions now that it's 1 a week, which is $2 per movie, double Redbox.

Couldn't you get a DVD Monday, return it Tuesday and get another one by Friday?


Still one turnaround per week. I actually canceled today just for that reason. Plus the library has a pretty good selection and there are still brick and mortar stores near me.
 
2013-02-10 03:37:08 AM  
Maybe nothing will change for Netflix.  USPS plans to continue Saturday delivery of packages.  Is a Netflix mailing a letter or a package?
 
2013-02-10 06:57:59 AM  

Cincinnati Kid: This really sucks for me. I have a system in which I watch a blu-ray on Sunday night. Mail it on Monday, and get new one on Wednesday. Mail that one back on Thursday and have another one on Saturday. Then I start all over again. So, I get 8 discs a month. This will certainly cut into that. I'll have to see how it plays out if I want to switch to Redbox.


do people really micromanage this far down?? We are talking about $150-200 a year...
Do you really have to run a two month trail on the best way to spend $20 a month?
 
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