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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Cheaper Netflix

So I guess I get to end my day on a small positive note. I just got an e-mail from Netflix that prices are dropping to $17.99/month—lower than the original $19.95 which later bumped up to $21.99. It’s effective November 1. Cool.

One might wonder if Netflix is reacting to Blockbuster’s $17.49 price for a similar service which now will mail you DVDs instead of making you pick them up at the branches.

Before you’re lured by the fifty-cent savings, don’t forget that Netflix has a lot of older titles that Blockbuster no longer carries—or never did.

Oh, by the way, shame on Blockbuster’s web gurus for configuring their server such that I have to enter instead of just I hate when domain hosts aren’t set up properly.

» Posted by ALBj at 12:37 AM (ET)
Category: Ain’t That Nice


The New York Times was positing that the NetFlix move was in response to rumblings about Amazon enterring the online rental business.

» Posted by Eric Blair
October 26, 2004 05:17 PM

Whatever the case, like my brother, I’m very happy they lowered the rate. Just eats into their profit margin slightly.

» Posted by Queue
October 27, 2004 03:17 PM

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