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(SFGate)   Netflix and Chill may soon be an expensive date   ( sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, Netflix, Stock, Subscription business model, Streaming media, popular U.S. video, Internet television, video streaming plan, subscriber growth  
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4022 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Oct 2017 at 2:20 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-10-05 04:35:59 PM  
7 votes:
I dropped Netflix.  And Hulu.  I have three kids; if I can check out scripts from the library, I figure they can act them out for me.
2017-10-05 05:38:55 PM  
6 votes:

dletter: $11 / 30 days = 36 cents

If 36 cents is your idea of an "expensive date"... I guess you can just ask her if she wants to go dumpster diving.


For the price of a date, I can feed, clothe, and educate a child in Africa or I can pay for Netflix with none of those commercials to have to suffer through.
2017-10-05 04:47:47 PM  
5 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: Back in my day it was Blockbuster and chill.  There was something satisfying about going out to dinner, picking up a couple of movies afterword and knowing you were likely going to get lucky later on that evening.

There are a couple of guys in their early 20s where I work that have never set foot in a Blockbuster.  We were just talking about this the is other day.


VHS and veg.
2017-10-05 04:42:08 PM  
5 votes:

BroVinny: I dropped Netflix.  And Hulu.  I have three kids; if I can check out scripts from the library, I figure they can act them out for me.


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2017-10-05 02:30:54 PM  
5 votes:
Is the extra money worth it? That depends on how much chili I get.
2017-10-05 02:28:40 PM  
5 votes:
Remember last time they did this and made tons of cash and signed up thousands of new users? It's like they never learn.
2017-10-05 03:21:59 PM  
4 votes:

BigSquibowski: Been getting kinda bored with you anyhow Netflix.
I've come to the conclusion there are few things I actually want to watch on any platform.
Most of the time it's just background noise while I play on my phone or tab.
Costing me more to be background noise when someone else will do it for free? Nah.
You ain't that great Netflix. I'd agree you were worth it if I hadn't watched most anything I wanted to see already or you had decent movies. I'm sick of low rent comedy shows and syndicated tv.
I think I'll call it a day over a dollar. 10 was such a nice round efficient number.

/Stranger Things sucked
//Don't care
///It was cheap nostalgia whoring. entertaining, but no one will think I'm cool if I say that I like something popular


FTFY
2017-10-05 03:42:55 PM  
3 votes:

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: BigSquibowski: Been getting kinda bored with you anyhow Netflix.
I've come to the conclusion there are few things I actually want to watch on any platform.
Most of the time it's just background noise while I play on my phone or tab.
Costing me more to be background noise when someone else will do it for free? Nah.
You ain't that great Netflix. I'd agree you were worth it if I hadn't watched most anything I wanted to see already or you had decent movies. I'm sick of low rent comedy shows and syndicated tv.
I think I'll call it a day over a dollar. 10 was such a nice round efficient number.

/Stranger Things sucked
//Don't care
///It was cheap nostalgia whoring. entertaining, but no one will think I'm cool if I say that I like something popular

FTFY


If I wanted to be cool I would not be posting on FARK.
2017-10-05 02:25:13 PM  
3 votes:
As long as they keep making the Hot Tub Time Machine series available for streaming.
2017-10-05 06:23:12 PM  
2 votes:

rcain: If you can't afford one or two dollars a month, you're a pretty shiat-tier date anyhow


Hey man, I always spring for fries when I take my dates out for dinner.

/small fries, but fries nonetheless
//as long as they order off the value menu
///no dessert, though
2017-10-05 05:12:00 PM  
2 votes:

Old Smokie: Igor Jakovsky: Back in my day it was Blockbuster and chill.  There was something satisfying about going out to dinner, picking up a couple of movies afterword and knowing you were likely going to get lucky later on that evening.

There are a couple of guys in their early 20s where I work that have never set foot in a Blockbuster.  We were just talking about this the is other day.

VHS and veg.


More like VHS and vag.

Unless you'd prefer DVD and dick?  Nothing wrong with that.
2017-10-05 04:11:29 PM  
2 votes:
$11 / 30 days = 36 cents

If 36 cents is your idea of an "expensive date"... I guess you can just ask her if she wants to go dumpster diving.
2017-10-05 02:34:47 PM  
2 votes:
I'm totally fine with this.  It's still underpriced, if you ask me (hopefully they don't).
2017-10-05 06:16:46 PM  
1 vote:

lindalouwho: 10%, a buck more.
Not bad for them to be able to remain competitive. At least for the time being.


That's for you folks on the HD plan. Those of us on the 4K UHD plan will be seeing a bit higher increase. 17%. Two bucks more. Not cool.
2017-10-05 04:15:16 PM  
1 vote:
A $1 increase a month is negligible, of course, but a 10% increase is a big price increase
2017-10-05 03:37:07 PM  
1 vote:
If it means more Stranger Things, Defenders, Sense8, then shut up and take my money.
2017-10-05 02:40:28 PM  
1 vote:
Who thought the place that would mail you dvds would turn into a television and movie studio?
I hope the destruction of net neutrality doesn't destroy them.
2017-10-05 02:35:15 PM  
1 vote:
Inflation exists, expect prices to rise.

Costs of programming is almost certainly increasing as well as there is more competition for the rights to programs and more originally programming being made.
2017-10-05 02:28:45 PM  
1 vote:
Been getting kinda bored with you anyhow Netflix.
I've come to the conclusion there are few things I actually want to watch on any platform.
Most of the time it's just background noise while I play on my phone or tab.
Costing me more to be background noise when someone else will do it for free? Nah.
You ain't that great Netflix. I'd agree you were worth it if I hadn't watched most anything I wanted to see already or you had decent movies. I'm sick of low rent comedy shows and syndicated tv.
I think I'll call it a day over a dollar. 10 was such a nice round efficient number.

/Stranger Things sucked
//Don't care
///It was cheap nostalgia whoring.
 
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