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2020-09-29 8:53:33 AM  
If you pay their highest rate, you get access to the final seasons of everything they have cancelled.
 
2020-09-29 8:56:30 AM  
If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.
 
2020-09-29 9:10:09 AM  
I've been satisfied with some of their series.  Not as happy with them as a movie repository (as with the DVD service).  There's a lot of competition out there, so we'll see how this move works.
 
2020-09-29 9:11:26 AM  
I'll happily agree to pay more if they'll bring back Daredevil. Only then
 
2020-09-29 9:11:46 AM  
I'm sure the other services are waiting to see what happens - if it doesn't affect Netflix's bottom line, they'll increase their fees too.
 
2020-09-29 9:20:10 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.


iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!
 
2020-09-29 9:24:17 AM  
Jesus. How much could it cost to ship DVDs to my house?
 
2020-09-29 9:36:31 AM  

EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!


Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.
 
2020-09-29 9:38:23 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.


When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.
 
2020-09-29 9:41:47 AM  

EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.

When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.


This.  You can't reduce your expenses by $100/ a month without reducing them $15 dollars a month.  I haven't seen changes to their content that would warrant an increase.
 
2020-09-29 9:45:59 AM  
Netflix's biggest problem is they didn't come out of the gate charging $20/month for it. They're just trying to slowly catch up now that they've got all of us frogs simmering in the pot.

No complaints here, I bought some of their stock when it was $8. It closed at $491 yesterday. I've sold almost all the shares that I bought over the years, but still it's been an amazing run.

So to all the people out there screaming "Stocks are only for the rich" I just ask "Do you have eight bucks?"

"Oh, and a time machine?"
 
2020-09-29 9:49:58 AM  
I'm strongly considering dropping Netflix; when there's something in particular I want to watch they almost never have it, and if I don't have something in particular I want to watch, 3 times out of 4 I close out without having found anything.

It's odd because Prime Video has a far worse browsing interface, but I have a better success rate there for finding something.

\But I can't cancel quite yet
\\They've finally got S4 of The Good Place
 
2020-09-29 9:57:26 AM  
Don't care.

Still cheaper than cable or blockbuster used to be.  We watch 10 hours of stuff a week in a house of three.

I watch movies while I exercise, my wife streams a TV show during her lunch breaks, my son watches Bluey and Last Airbender when he's done with his chores / homework, and the wife and I watch one TV show after our son goes to bed.

That's almost 40 hours a month.

No DVRs, no worrying about where cable is run in the house, and I can download stuff onto a device for trips.

We already had to buy internet for our jobs, so I see Netflix as a cheap add-on.
 
2020-09-29 9:58:46 AM  
They hike it, i cancel.  They've increasingly got less and less movies / shows I want to watch, as they continue to up the cost.

Now that theres a zillion other services, licensing new movies i'm sure is expensive.  but heres a freaking idea, how about getting more movies from the 70's,80s,90s out there.   Thats whats nice about prime, theres far more movies from previous generations available, both popular and garbage b-movies.   The interface sucks, but they're available.

Shudder is looking like a good option.  Hell, give me a similar service like shudder that caters to sci-fi fans, and i'm all in.
 
2020-09-29 9:59:12 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Netflix's biggest problem is they didn't come out of the gate charging $20/month for it. They're just trying to slowly catch up now that they've got all of us frogs simmering in the pot.

No complaints here, I bought some of their stock when it was $8. It closed at $491 yesterday. I've sold almost all the shares that I bought over the years, but still it's been an amazing run.

So to all the people out there screaming "Stocks are only for the rich" I just ask "Do you have eight bucks?"

"Oh, and a time machine?"


Gambling is still gambling, even in a rigged game.
 
2020-09-29 10:01:15 AM  
Not worth paying more when there are almost too many other options.
 
2020-09-29 10:24:19 AM  
Damn....well, I guess I hope whichever relative's Netflix account I'm using doesn't get cancelled.
 
2020-09-29 10:25:52 AM  
I have had NetFlix for years.  I've been debating on dropping it because there is very little I watch on it anymore.  With free services like the Roku channel & Pluto I get my fill of old TV shows on in the background (ads don't bother me).  With Hulu I get the new TV shows and a bunch of movies.  With Disney+ I get a bunch of classic & new movies & TV shows.  With Prime I get a huge amount of TV & Movies, all I have to do is figure out how to find them.  NetFlix's non-NetFlix selection has been dwindling for a while now and I only watch 1 or 2 of their shows coontil they cancel them as they get interesting that is).  If they raise prices again I will be gone.
 
2020-09-29 10:42:49 AM  

EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.


If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.
 
2020-09-29 10:45:57 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.


It singlehandedly replaced tv in our household and so compared to the cost of cable it's still a bargain.
 
2020-09-29 10:46:01 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.


And what bill do you think will be covered by exempting that, avid Dave Ramsey listener?
 
2020-09-29 10:52:42 AM  

EyeballKid: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.

And what bill do you think will be covered by exempting that, avid Dave Ramsey listener?


So, back to my original point, a $1-2 monthly increase is so negligible that it is ridiculous to complain about.
 
2020-09-29 10:57:23 AM  

Magruda: Gambling is still gambling, even in a rigged game.


Rigged or not, stocks have been pretty amazing for the 25 years I've been involved in them (starting in HS). All this talk about the market being rigged is partially true, don't get me wrong. But it's like showing up at Six Flags and lecturing people about metal fatigue and hiring practices instead of just getting on the rides. You could die, but you'll probably be fine so it's better to just enjoy the ride.
 
2020-09-29 11:01:32 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Magruda: Gambling is still gambling, even in a rigged game.

Rigged or not, stocks have been pretty amazing for the 25 years I've been involved in them (starting in HS). All this talk about the market being rigged is partially true, don't get me wrong. But it's like showing up at Six Flags and lecturing people about metal fatigue and hiring practices instead of just getting on the rides. You could die, but you'll probably be fine so it's better to just enjoy the ride.


"Sure, it's corrupt, but it's okay because I'm benefiting from it!"
 
2020-09-29 11:17:23 AM  
EyeballKid:
"Sure, it's corrupt, but it's okay because I'm benefiting from it!"

Yes, with no sarcasm. Nobody else is being hurt by my participation in it, nor are they being prevented from participating themselves.

People can be as upset as they want about how the 1% manipulate markets in their favor, since they do. The ills that come from that are completely different than what I get from participating.

If a bunch of rich people built a country club and let the general public play golf there for free, people would generally applaud that.
 
2020-09-29 11:19:55 AM  

EyeballKid: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.

And what bill do you think will be covered by exempting that, avid Dave Ramsey listener?


Is that your attempt at seeming witty?  Because I have no idea who he is, and don't care enough to google him to find out.

The point, which you clearly missed when you made your assumption, is that when you're in a financial crisis, you should eliminate all unnecessary expenses until the crisis is over.  Getting rid of Netflix, and/or Hulu, and/or a daily stop at the coffee shop, etc., can add up to significant savings.  Like a trip to the grocery store, which if you're unemployed due to the pandemic, is probably kind of important.
 
2020-09-29 11:24:33 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.

And what bill do you think will be covered by exempting that, avid Dave Ramsey listener?

Is that your attempt at seeming witty?  Because I have no idea who he is, and don't care enough to google him to find out.

The point, which you clearly missed when you made your assumption, is that when you're in a financial crisis, you should eliminate all unnecessary expenses until the crisis is over.  Getting rid of Netflix, and/or Hulu, and/or a daily stop at the coffee shop, etc., can add up to significant savings.  Like a trip to the grocery store, which if you're unemployed due to the pandemic, is probably kind of important.


Something tells me your view of budgeting is heavily influenced by rich people's thoughts on what poor people should do.
 
2020-09-29 11:25:09 AM  
Don't care. Haven't been with Netflix since they jacked up the price on DVDs.

/Get off my lawn
 
2020-09-29 11:33:48 AM  

EyeballKid: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.

And what bill do you think will be covered by exempting that, avid Dave Ramsey listener?

Is that your attempt at seeming witty?  Because I have no idea who he is, and don't care enough to google him to find out.

The point, which you clearly missed when you made your assumption, is that when you're in a financial crisis, you should eliminate all unnecessary expenses until the crisis is over.  Getting rid of Netflix, and/or Hulu, and/or a daily stop at the coffee shop, etc., can add up to significant savings.  Like a trip to the grocery store, which if you're unemployed due to the pandemic, is probably kind of important.

Something tells me your view of budgeting is heavily influenced by rich people's thoughts on what poor people should do.


Something tells me you're only capable of making assumptions instead of discussing issues.  Which, by the way, this assumption is incorrect as well -- I've been so far below the poverty line in my life that I've received food stamps.  And I've been dead broke due to medical bills from cancer treatments.

Have a nice day, entitled child.
 
2020-09-29 11:38:31 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.


I must say that your responses have shown surprising restraint for such a username. kudos
 
2020-09-29 11:45:40 AM  

jaggspb: Wave Of Anal Fury: EyeballKid: When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.

If you're out of work and broke due to the pandemic, I'd think your Netflix subscription would be the least of your worries.  And probably the first thing to eliminate to save money for more important things.

I must say that your responses have shown surprising restraint for such a username. kudos


Appreciate that.  I've been here a long time -- probably since 2000 under a past user name -- and I'm not here to fling insults and assumptions at people.  Considering those make up a significant part of the site now, I don't often engage people anymore.  And when I do, I usually regret the time spent doing so.
 
2020-09-29 11:57:16 AM  
As a subscriber for nearly a decade that could make me cancel. Their collection has been getting weaker and weaker in comparison to other platforms. I don't see the benefit of paying more.
 
2020-09-29 12:06:35 PM  
"Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"
 
2020-09-29 12:24:59 PM  

EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.

When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.


So Netflix is welfare then?  PBS is free.
 
2020-09-29 12:27:57 PM  

Leader O'Cola: "Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"


I cut the cord in something like 2004. So if we take your number I've "saved" nearly $20,000.

It's gonna take a long time for $1-2 price increases to make me regret not sticking with cable over that time.
 
2020-09-29 1:14:33 PM  

quo vadimus: Leader O'Cola: "Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"

I cut the cord in something like 2004. So if we take your number I've "saved" nearly $20,000.

It's gonna take a long time for $1-2 price increases to make me regret not sticking with cable over that time.


how much was your internet bill in that time?
 
2020-09-29 1:33:01 PM  

Leader O'Cola: quo vadimus: Leader O'Cola: "Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"

I cut the cord in something like 2004. So if we take your number I've "saved" nearly $20,000.

It's gonna take a long time for $1-2 price increases to make me regret not sticking with cable over that time.

how much was your internet bill in that time?


I honestly don't know. I feel like I've never paid more than $55, usually more like $40. However, I've also never paid for using "too much," so the data isn't an issue, and I would have internet anyway, so it's moot.
 
2020-09-29 2:33:50 PM  

EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!


(throws down a couple a' quid)
 
2020-09-29 2:48:17 PM  
Internet and a VPN service is all you need.
 
2020-09-29 3:40:58 PM  

EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.

When you're dead-ass broke, a little money is a lot. Maybe you haven't noticed, but a global plague has kept a few people out of work.


have you tried being less broke?
 
2020-09-29 6:36:37 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: 3 hours per day


Maybe for people that use it that much, but reality keeps some of us busy enough that we're lucky to get 3-4 hours a MONTH in...but if we want to watch those certain shows, we have no choice regardless.
 
2020-09-29 7:27:05 PM  

OkieDookie: If you pay their highest rate, you get access to the final seasons of everything they have cancelled.


I'd send them $100 if I could get a 3rd season of The OA.

Bastards.
 
2020-09-29 7:29:46 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: EyeballKid: Eddie Hazel's E string: If you're poised to complain about a $1-2 monthly price increase for a service that you perhaps spend as many as 3 hours per day using, please put down the $3 cup of coffee first so that the rest of us don't get burned when you start gesticulating wildly.

iF yOu kIds dIdN't bUy yOuR aVoCaDo tOaST, yOU couLd OwN a hOmE bY nOw!

Did I sound old? I'm in my early 30s. I just can't conceive of someone complaining about the cost of Netflix. It's dirt cheap.


So you're determining my budget for me? Will you make my monthly retirement contribution too?

Great, thanks.
 
2020-09-29 11:59:36 PM  

Leader O'Cola: quo vadimus: Leader O'Cola: "Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"

I cut the cord in something like 2004. So if we take your number I've "saved" nearly $20,000.

It's gonna take a long time for $1-2 price increases to make me regret not sticking with cable over that time.

how much was your internet bill in that time?


Even if it was the same you come out waaaaaay ahead of cable on value
 
2020-09-30 12:36:37 AM  
Sure, there are free services and discounted premium with commercials, but especially since they can't decline political advertising, times like this make them hard to watch.

I plan on going back to ad-based Hulu and Peacock, but I'll have to see if this election fight drags on into 2021.
 
2020-09-30 10:51:20 AM  

Fano: Leader O'Cola: quo vadimus: Leader O'Cola: "Haha, suckers! You should have cut the cord like me! I save 100 a month now, streaming is the future!!!"

I cut the cord in something like 2004. So if we take your number I've "saved" nearly $20,000.

It's gonna take a long time for $1-2 price increases to make me regret not sticking with cable over that time.

how much was your internet bill in that time?

Even if it was the same you come out waaaaaay ahead of cable on value



I guess my point was, that if you use your internet to stream instead of "cable TV" {satellite, etc},
you can't  JUST say that you now pay $14.99 for TV.   While you get other use/benefit of your internet service than just streaming tv replacement content, you wouldn't get the netflix content without the $100 internet bill (or whatever it is )

imagine a hypothetical customer in a sitation like this

25 years ago  : $100 for cable TV
20 years ago:  : $100 for cable TV, $100 for ADSL, $50 for a cell phone
15 years ago:  $175 for bundled cable TV and hispeed cable internet, $75 for mobile
10 years ago: $225 for mobile -enabled "triple play"
now:  $100 for mobile, $75 for cable internet, $15 for netflix

yes, you're paying less, but you aren't saving $100 per month.
 
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