(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 # 47
    Member
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yes, it annoyed me, but I wan’t ready to give it up totally.  So I downgraded to streaming and one movie at a time to maintain the price point I was used to.

    Post # 48
    Member
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My stepdad pays for the $8 streaming each month and we all use it.  Fiance and I use his account at our house, my brother uses it on his xbox, and my mom uses it on her laptop.  That’s the best part, a bunch of people can log into the same account at the same time and watch stuff.  The worst part is that most of the movies are either old or crappy.  Fiance and I usually watch several movies a week on there, though.  Fiance loves bad movies so he loves Netflix.  I only really pay attention to the movies if they’re good ones (which is rare).  I wouldn’t pay for the serivce myself.  I would never pay for the DVD rental.  We use Redbox for that.

    Post # 49
    Member
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We have the streaming and the DVD plan. I wanted to cancel it for a bit, but then our favorite show (hello, Sons of Anarchy is the best) was only streaming for 2 seasons and now we’re getting season 3 on dvds. maybe after we get through season 3 we can just stream.

    Streaming through our xbox is the bomb. 1080p and fast. We also don’t have cable – just netflix and hulu plus. I’ll take that over a crazy cable bill any day.

    Post # 50
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    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I will say though, it was handled HORRIBLY. That whole debaucle was ridiculous. “we’re splitting the company to give you better service, that’s why we’re hiking the prices!”

    oh, just kidding, we’re not, but you’re already paying those prices… so… thanks.

    Post # 51
    Member
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We canceled our basic cable last year due to poor poor service and increasing price hikes. We had streaming/DVDs; but with the price hike we cancelled DVD service. I watch Netflix streaming daily; Fiance occasionally. It’s cheaper than any cable package and since we rarely do anything else “entertainment” wise…the cost is our entire monthly entertainment budget. 

    Post # 52
    Member
    83 posts
    Worker bee

    I cancelled the streaming and kept the 1 DVD at a time (unlimited) plan, which I guess was not a popular choice 🙂 We would have kept just the streaming, except that I don’t think that Netfilx’ streaming collection is good enough by itself. I liked being able to get literally anything I wanted out on DVD, and then using streaming for whatever popped up that I liked. If their streaming selection was better, then I would have just kept that. But I wouldn’t do both at the same time, too expensive. I thought the price change was absolutely ridiculous.

    Post # 53
    Member
    1356 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We entirely cancelled. We felt as though there werent enough movies on the streaming portion of the site. We use redbox and DVR.

    Post # 54
    Member
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I never had Netflix. We download everything. We also have cable with lots of channels. Realistically, we just don’t watch tv or movies much to use it. My mother and brother have it and they get lots of DVDs a month, but I have no use for it. 

    Post # 55
    Member
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I had read an article in the news a few months prior to the hike that explained the business behind netflix. I wish I knew where it was so I could share it!

    But basically it said that every contract period (3-5 yrs) they sign contracts with companies like Starz, ABC family, etc to get permission to stream their movies/shows. That’s the reason some of their streaming is limited, the company didn’t give them permission. Well for netflix to get permission, it’s like a 3 billion dollar contract or something astronomical like that. They were hoping that with the price hike, they’re be able to get more contracts with more companies so that people would switch to JUST streaming, as the DVD’s were the most expensive part of the business.

    After reading the article, I completely understood their reasoning and sympathized with them. We also don’t have cable, so we kept it anyhow. 

    Post # 56
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m going to Hulu.

    Post # 57
    Member
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I downgraded  to the DVD only plan (2 unlimited plan). I got rid of streaming.

    Post # 58
    Member
    3068 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We canceled the whole thing.

    Post # 59
    Member
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We downgraded to streaming only and get DVDs from Blockbuster Express

    Post # 60
    Member
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @caitlanc: No actually I saif not frequent price and small price increases, just a longer notice and heads up. An email that says “next week”. It should have been handled months prior so people had a chance to get used to the idea. People hate change and need time to adjust.

    Post # 61
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @KatyElle: Did I miss an announcement…?

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