What can I say? I used to go to Blockbuster and stay in line to get my movies--there are days that I didn't even come home with the new release I droved 5 miles for to bring home. Back in 2001 or 2002, I was introduced to "Netflix" by a co-worker and I was instantly hooked.
the Pros: -no lines, no late fees, watch the movie whenever you want -Millions upon millions of movie selection, they have a wide range of foreign films -hundreds of warehouses across the nation -Fast convenient turnaround in San Francisco. I return one, I get a new one in 2 days. -user friendly website, you don't really have to be a computer genius. You can search movies via titles, actor or director. -able to add pre-release movies in queve. -Inspired Blockbuster to begin their own online service. -reasonable price with a lot of options, including unlimited dvds a month. I use the unlimited 3 at a time service. -now has an "instant watch" feature via computer or streaming video via receiver to TV. -there are member reviews to help you choose a film -good customer service -can be used as a gift -actor/director profiles
the cons: -once you see "very long wait"--it takes forever. -no guarantees on "new releases" but I've been very lucky so far. with a 94% new release receipt average -need more Asian films -credit card/check card required. I prefer a checking account or online banking automatic deduction option.
Other than the need for minor improvements, Netflix rules! Note: I tried Blockbuster online two years ago, and at that time, you couldn't add pre-release movies in the queve. I'm not sure if this was improved.
If you're the movie nut that I am, you've probably endured that scenario a million times where you'd be waiting in anticipation to see some movie you missed in the theaters but really wanted to see, made the walk over to Blockbuster Video (possibly in two and a half feet of snow because it's winter and you live in Buffalo) in anticipation of renting it, and not finding it there. In 1997, a guy named Reed Hastings had that happen once too often and decided to do something about it. He came up with … more
Netflix has been around forever, but I was never interested in getting a subscription. I felt like a luddite or a cavewoman, having to go to the video stores to rent. But serioulsy, it was just sooooo unappealing to me that I have to PLAN what to watch days ahead. There are so many things in life that I have to PLAN ahead. Why should I plan my video rental? This is one of very few things left that I can do spontaneously. So I have been going to local video stores. … more
I've used Netflix for almost a year now and for the most part I'm rather impressed. Very extensive selection to choose from, especially for the unusual rental types such as animae, and foreign films. Also the movies come in a very timely manner. The only thing I could want improved was their customer service, and their PS3 streaming. But hey you get what you pay for and for the most part Netflix doesn't disappoint at $9.99 a month.
I got started with Netflix not too long ago, enticed by Watch Instantly. Everything was going well, but recently I had some weird experience. I was waiting for a new DVD from my queue, but after over week of returning my last DVD nothing came through in our mail. I finally went to the site and tried to see what was going on. It showed that they received the last DVD a week ago, but it showed nothing has been mailed out. I didn't … more
I never thought I'd subscribe to Netflix. I was late to use Redbox too. For the longest time I wondered about those big red machines in my local stores. Once I started using Redbox I loved it, except for needing to return the disks. I ended up paying way more than a dollar a movie because I was lazy. So I looked into Netflix. I've been using Netflix for several months now and I don't have any complaints. I've never had a bad disk … more
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is an online DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental service, offering flat rate rental-by-mail and online streaming to customers in the United States. Established in 1997 and headquartered in Los Gatos, California, it has amassed a collection of 100,000 titles and approximately 10 million subscribers. The company has more than 55 million discs and, on average, ships 1.9 million DVDs to customers each day. Netflix previously claimed to spend about $300 million a year on postage. On February 25, 2007, Netflix announced the billionth DVD delivery. Two years later, on April 2, 2009, the company announced that it had mailed its two billionth DVD, and awarded the recipient with a complimentary lifetime membership. It topped the ForeSee Results’ Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index with an American Customer Satisfaction Index score of 86, well over the industry average of 75.