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Netflix rapes subscribers

Update by user Aug 19, 2011

My deepest and sincerest apologies for comparing the Netflix rate increase to a physical rape, I learned something and certainly did not intend a literal parallel between the two. Netflix service continues to be shoddy (streaming and selection).

I\'m grateful for the public outcry they endured upon their decision to raise rates while reducing services in this economy. The company will likely survive, but I trust they too learned a valuable lesson from the public during this debacle.

Original review posted by user Jul 19, 2011
Netflix, like most other big companies has decided to rape its loyal customers with a 50% price increase. Nevermind that the DVD's now are so scratched they often don't play; and popular titles have been on their wait list over a year (Dallas Season 14) ... and the catalog for steaming videos is pathetic ... go ahead. I hope Blockbuster or Redbox seizes a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to befriend the public and give a value to customers. Whether membership discount or streaming video or combo at a better price -- this is your chance to come back from the dead Blockbuster! Netflix has lost its lock on customer satisfaction for a good product/service.
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#331357

Relax with the self righteousness you hysterical flakes, you really think he meant that literally? And he's right, netflix is a rip-off and it's got nothing to do with entitlement and everything to do with being not only jacked(can I use that term or will I offend somebody who thinks I am comparing it to being car jacked?) for 60% but then having the dvd delivery time TRIPLE in length.

netflix lost my business forever because they are greedy scumb@***s. up yours netflix.

#314922

I am so offended that you compared a price increase for a video rental subscription to rape! :( Hope you evening/week/month/year/decade/century sucks.

#314918

Raped, huh? Go ask someone who's actually been raped if they think Netflix raising their prices is even CLOSE to what they experienced.

I think someone is being a tad over-dramatic, and that word usage alone negates any credibility you thought you had.

If their service is so terrible, why did you have it in the first place? Their streaming service is exactly what I'd expect for $7.99 a month. They aren't going to give you unlimited access to their best and newest movies for $7.99 a month. And their DVDs aren't just all of a sudden becoming scratched now that they raised their prices.

Yet you willingly paid for that service for how long? Glad to know that Americans still know which issues to be outraged about. You mentioned Redbox, but didn't mention that they, too, raised their prices by 50% only a few months ago. Shame on them.

How dare they! Selective outrage strikes again. Congrats, America.

This is what you get for not keeping score at T-Ball games and giving everyone a trophy. Entitlement issues.

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#421024

oh shut up.

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