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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Why Netflix kicks ass

Instead of driving back and forth from my local Blockbuster and paying $5.00+ per movie rental,
  • I've rented 32 movies since March 2007
  • ...Without getting in my car
  • ...Avoiding nearly 100 kg of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere
  • I've been able to both preview trailers and reviews from my couch before picking my movies
  • I've gotten excellent recommendations for movies I might like
  • I've paid only $2.65 per movie rental
  • I've upgraded and downgraded my account...multiple times...instantly...from my couch...without any customer service calls
Why do we have video stores again?

1 comment:

rick said...

(1) Netflix is not going to help me if I didn't know a few days ago that I wanted to watch that movie tonight.

(2) As someone who doesn't watch a whole bunch of movies, I would not be as low as $2.65 per movie. It is hard for me to avoid the mindset that I must watch a certain number of movies in order to "get my money's worth" and I don't want to watch movies for that reason.

(3) Netflix has a huge part of the market and increasingly has the potential to determine which movies are readily available. (Arguably Blockbuster is even worse, but perhaps your local independent video store is better than both.)

(4) While we're at it, money spent at Netflix is not staying local.