So we’ve canceled Netflix. The delay between discs was getting longer. It seems I fall under this area of their TOS:

“In determining priority for shipping and inventory allocation, we give priority to those members who receive the fewest DVDs through our service. As a result, those subscribers who receive the most movies may experience that (i) the shipment of their next available DVD occurs at least one business day following return of their previously viewed movie,”

In other words, if I make best use of my subscription, I’m going to get dinked by them. Add to that the poor quality of discs I’ve been receiving lately. We’ve had two discs that have been unreadable and several others that have been quite scratched up and gave us more minor problems.

As much as I enjoyed other aspects of the service, those things were getting o-l-d. I’ve returned the movies I had out, and I hope there’s no problems with that. [Edit: I spoke too soon. The headache continues.] Don’t know if I want to try Blockbuster’s service. We suspect that many of the ‘bad’ discs are caused by shipping as much as over-use.

Last two movies we watched:
Transporter 2: All I expected were a couple of good action scenes. I didn’t get even those. Major suckage.
City of God: Great movie. Beautifully shot. And it puts all those other “I need to get out of here and not become a hood” movies to utter, utter shame.
I am bummed that we’re leaving off The Sopranos in Season 1, Disc 2.

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  1. pageeater

    Sorry Netflix didn’t work for you. Where is the warehouse that services you located? I’m going into my second month and I love it. The turn around is a couple days – at least so far. I’ve been going through Sex and the City. I understand how you feel about the Sopranos. I own the five seasons already out.

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    1. Katherine Nabity Post author

      I don’t remember off-hand where the warehouse service is located, but I’m assuming there’s one in the metro area. Our turn around was great for the first month or two and then it started to get slower. I have no idea (other than paranoid assumptions) why this last DVD should take three days to ship. I get mail from out-of-state faster than that. Hope your service is better than ours has been. I’m pretty disappointed at the moment.

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