Over the years, I would just get Netflix for a month or two, once or twice a year to watch about 12 movies are so. I would watch and mail back the next day. I almost always would get another movie 2 mailing days later (2 mailing days between each movie.) So I would always get a movie 2 days a week on the same days pretty much (so every Monday and Thursday, for example, I would get a movie.)
Early this year, I got a subscription again, and for first time, it was taking much longer. I think it came out to about 1 day less than a week to get another movie (get one on a Tuesday, mail back on Wednesday, get the next one on Monday.) I just got a subscription again, and just mailed back three movies (got the 3 movie plan), for three straight days starting last Thursday, and my que, on Sunday, shows no sign of receiving any of them, so I might not even get that extra day per week, as I did a few months ago.
Netflix does not seem worth it. I guess I will stick to Redbox. I like it better and at this new rate, it might even be cheaper with its special etc. Its problem is that not everything is in blu-ray, Mostly only new releases and/or blockbuster titles are. I actually got Netflix this go around because I wanted to see Desierto which Redbox did not have, even in DVD. By the way, it seems strange that DVDs would be popular for rentals. Anyone using them would not value good quality, therefore streaming would definitely make more sense for them. I guess Redbox's $1.50 DVD rate is cheaper than streaming rentals.
People who would sit around on a movie for days before watching/returning probably do not even notice the new Netflix imposed lag and those customers who make Netflix money. People sending back movies the next day, might have been costing Netflix more money than the subscription fee under the old system. In which case, Netflix probably does not care if we do not like it.
Last edited by checker9; 07-30-2017 at 02:46 PM.