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I received an E-Mail from Netflix today, saying that they received the movie I put in the mail yesterday (Blood Diamond), and that the next movie in my queue would be sent shortly.
So I went to the Netflix web site to view my queue to see if I wanted to rearrange it before they sent the next disc out, and behold, there was a message saying that my 3 discs at a time plan was now $16.99 per month, down from the $17.99 that I was paying.
When's the last time your cable/satellite company, magazine subscription, or other service that you pay on a regular basis, ever proactively lowered your bill? It's never happened to me, so call me a happy camper to be a Netflix subscriber!
Here is a list of their plans as they currently stand:
- 1 at-a-time (2 a month) for $4.99
Up to 2 rentals a month - up to 1 movie out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $4.99.
- 1 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $8.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 1 movie out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $8.99.
- 2 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $13.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 2 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $13.99.
- 3 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $16.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 3 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $16.99.
- 4 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $23.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 4 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $23.99.
- 5 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $29.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 5 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $29.99.
- 6 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $35.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 6 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $35.99.
- 7 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $41.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 7 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $41.99.
- 8 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $47.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 8 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $47.99.
I have posted many times in the past my reasons for why I think Netflix is cool, but in case you haven't read them before, here are the high points:
- The ultimate in convenience
You select a list movies on the Netflix web site that you would like to see, and they send them to you based on the priority that you select and the availability of each title. If the first title on your list isn't available, the next one in line that is available is sent. No babysitting required. When you're done watching the movie (take as long as you want, there aren't any restrictions on the amount of time you take to watch a movie), you put it back in the mail in the pre-paid envelope and the next available movie on your list is sent to you automatically.
Before Netflix, my wife and I would often return movies to Blockbuster unwatched because our plans changed and we didn't get a chance to watch the movie in the timeframe Blockbuster wanted us to see it (2 evening rental is really one night unless you like making a special trip to a Blockbuster store late at night)
- Huge selection
Along with the frustrations of not watching the movies we rented, many times we would decide to rent something, only to have it all rented out at the store. Lacking a running list of other movies we wanted to see at some point, we ended up wandering the store hoping that something caught our eye. Not a very fulfilling way to spend time!
Netflix has rarely made me wait for even the most popular blockbusters when I've had them next on my queue on release day. When it does happen, they just pick the next movie in the list and send that one. I have 126 movies in my queue right now, so I'm never at a lack of something interesting to watch next. With 80,000+ titles to choose from, I am assured that if what I want to see is on DVD, they have it.
- Great prices
My 3-at-a-time plan is now just $16.99 per month. That allows me to have three movies on hand at one time (which is nice so that we can have a mix of movie types to watch depending on our mood), and I can watch and return as many as I want each month with no limits.
If you're a light movie watcher, you can have one at a time and be limited to only two per month for just $4.99. While that's too restrictive for me, I could probably get away with the 1 at a time unlimited for $8.99 if I didn't want to have the multiple movies to choose from at any given time.
- High definition HD DVD and Blu-ray discs in stock
If you have an HDTV, you owe it to yourself to check out the great picture, great audio, and extra features available on the HD DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc formats. Netflix makes it easy and cost effective to take the high-def plunge by making just about every HD DVD and Blu-ray title ever made available at no additional cost.
You just check a box on your account preferences, and if an HD version of a movie you want to see is available, they send it to you instead of the standard definition DVD! It's that easy, and it costs nothing extra.
- Problem-free watching - no unwatchable discs so far
After 46 movies since last October, I've had no problems whatsoever with unwatchable movies due to scratched discs. Netflix makes it very easy to get an unwatchable disc replaced, though, so I'm confident that if I ran into a problem, it wouldn't be hard to get a replacement. I would imagine they have some sort of system that kicks out discs that have been mistreated, because I've seen how some people handle their DVD's!
I could keep going, but the best advice I can give is to try them out for yourself. If you click on the link below, you'll get a free two-week trial membership! (Disclaimer: Netflix pays us a fee for each subscriber that signs up through links on this site)
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