Well, another thread resurrection. Not that it would hurt to re-visit the subject. I've been thinking of canceling my by-mail account for some time now, but haven't gotten around to it.
Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007
The problem I now have with BB mail order is that a lot of items I want are just not available. Out of 60 discs date is "Unknown" for 8 items, for the rest of them only about a half is available, the other half is Medium/High/Very High demand
Yeah. Currently I have about 20 in my queue, all marked high or very high demand. Haven't had one ship for almost two weeks now. And I'm not talking about rare titles either: Tombstone, Gladiator, Leon the Professional, Seabiscuit, etc. I'd add more titles to my queue, but nothing much interests me in their current listings.
But wait, there's more. I had "The World's Fastest Indian" at the top of my queue for *TWO* years and never got it. It was always "very long wait" (before they changed their terminology). I'll say. A local BB store manager suggested I delete it and re-add it, but that made no difference. I even emailed them asking what gives, do you have it or not? I got the most imbecilic, irrelevant, boilerplate reply ever, which is saying something. Didn't do me the courtesy of answering my direct question. So I finally broke down and just bought the BD from Amazon. That's just the most egregious example I can think of. I've given up waiting on quite a few titles and bought them.
When I first signed up, it was an okay deal. Now all their stores near me (there were several) are gone, and turnaround has gotten worse. I get the impression they're just running the business down and buying fewer discs, in expectation of closing it down eventually. Even new releases can be hard to get, in which case I delete it from my queue and get it from Redbox instead.
Too bad. I'm just not interested in streaming, and the couple cable movie channels I have compress the crap out of movies. On Demand is the same. It looks like my only recourse is to buy Blu-Rays, then resell the majority I don't want to keep.