(Closed) How many of you cancelled netlfix due to price?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Did you cancel netlfix due to price rise?
    No the price change wasnt that bad : (30 votes)
    19 %
    Yes I cancelled my entire plan : (42 votes)
    27 %
    Yes I cancelled part of my plan [downgraded] : (58 votes)
    37 %
    I dont have netlfix : (27 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 32
    7836 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We went to just streaming.

    Post # 33
    23593 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Well, Darling Husband & I both had accounts, so it was for 2 reasons that I cancelled mine.  The costs were getting too high, and he had an account, so it just made sense.  Furthermore, Darling Husband cancelled his DVD subscription, and now only has streaming.  Netflix made such a poor decision with their new business plan – they were doing so well before!

    Post # 34
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I heard they were going to change the pricing…but didnt know it already happened. We probably won’t cancel yet, since I’ve started using it more. But we stream through the playstation, so this might be something for us to talk about. Thanks for the heads up!

    Post # 35
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We switched to just the live streaming. We hardly ever went to the trouble of doing the mail service anyway. I just wish the newer movies came to live streaming quicker.

    Post # 36
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We canceled entirely. We went with Amazon Prime.

    Post # 37
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I really don’t understand what all the fuss was about regarding their prices.  Maybe because I was always surprised at how cheap it was and that they never raised prices, I figured it was long overdue.  I got an email giving me a heads up the price would be raised and was totally fine with it. lefeymw said she thought smaller frequent upgrades would have been better but I personally dislike those.  I guess because I feel like I have no idea where they’re going to stop and that it’s just nickle and diming. 

    That said, I voted “Yes we downgraded” although that was only because it was long overdue.  We had had the same movie for 2 months and the one before that for just as long.  Streaming is all we really needed so we went ahead and dropped to that plan. 

    Post # 38
    10650 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I never got it.  I’ve checked it out a few times, but in Canada their selection isn’t great and of the movies I’ve been interested in, they have had like maybe 1 of the 10 I’ve checked.  Maybe when I’m done school I might look into them again.

    There are no video stores near me.  There used to be a Rogers and a Blockbuster.  When the Rogers closed (it was the closest) Darling Husband and I sought out the Blockbuster, and argued about where we thought it was located.  Got home and checked, at the time they had reduced to only two in the city (before they went bankrupt).  The Safeway is a 5 min walk though, and has a DVDplay machine.  $1.88 with tax is way cheaper than what the video stores used to charge, and it’s more convienant – grab a few groceries on a friday night and a movie.

    Post # 39
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @BrightGreen: yeah, but there are still tons of movies and shows not available on streaming. that’s why I still get DVDs.

    Post # 40
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Just take a look at their stock price!  Honestly raising their prices has hurt their business incredibly!!  The all time high on netflix stock is 304.79 a share.. it’s currently at 83.53 a share

    Post # 41
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We never had the DVD plan… Only streaming & then would rent from redbox so it didn’t change for us & we’ll definitely keep it bc we don’t have/want cable.

    Post # 42
    7586 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We cancelled it. We were so bad about sending the movies back that it meant we were going to pay $5 for movie. So it’s better to go to redbox or buy it from directv

    Post # 43
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We downgraded to streaming only.

    Post # 44
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I was disappointed in the price hike, but we also don’t have cable.  We exclusively use Netflix and Hulu (the free version) because we’re cheap.  So, while an extra few bucks a month is annoying, for us it’s still cheaper than cable.

    Post # 45
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We downgraded to streaming but I’m contemplating cancelling that b/c I’m kind of burnout on the choices they offer. It’s kind of meh.

    Post # 46
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We were streaming only, then switched to the DVD and streaming plan.  Once the price went up, we decided just to stream and get from Red Box instead.  It’s cheaper in the long run for us. 

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