Originally Posted by NetworkTV
They aren't going to send the disc back to the non-local center. That's why the envelope says "Nearest Netflix Facility" on it.
The local Post Office Sorting Center didn't use to honor the "Nearest Netflix Facility" and return discs to, say, Florida or Hawaii from Oregon would take several days. However, it looks like they are now honoring the "Nearest Netflix Facility" notation.
Yesterday I returned four discs, one of which was from a non-local facility, and all four got scanned in today. In the past, the non-local disc would take an extra day or two to make it from Portland down to Santa Ana, CA.
So it looks like I'll stop handling non-local returns differently (doubling up with a local disc and discarding the non-local envelope) and instead just return non-local discs in their non-local return envelopes. (I had wondered why Netflix never printed my local return address on envelopes that come from non-local plants.)
Below are the numbers I tracked for this experiment. The "Miles" is from Portland, OR because all our local mail first goes to Portland for cancellation and initial sorting, so I am showing miles to the city on the return envelope (as shown by Google Maps), "Local" being Tacoma, WA, and non-local, in this case, being Santa Ana, CA.
|Local Return||Miles from Portland OR||Movie Title||Date Mailed||Date Scanned In||Days In Transit|
|Yes||144.00||The Goonies||Mon 28-Aug-2017||Tue 29-Aug-2017||1|
|Yes||144.00||Jurassic World||Mon 28-Aug-2017||Tue 29-Aug-2017||1|
|No||995.00||The Ladykillers (1955)||Mon 28-Aug-2017||Tue 29-Aug-2017||1|
|Yes||144.00||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Mon 28-Aug-2017||Tue 29-Aug-2017||1|