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NETFLIX changes their mind yet again! 10/10/2011

 
¤ Itz A DreaM ¤
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NETFLIX changes their mind yet again! 10/10/2011
Just thought the Netflix fans or haters would like to know.



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Kiss them goodbye...sounds like a total idot is in charge...wtf iamwith
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Kiss them goodbye...sounds like a total idot is in charge...wtf iamwith
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


I agree. Epic FAIL on his part.

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Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home."

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did anyone post the emails ?

i have a netflix account and can post them if anyone didnt see the actual emails

the first one was down right pathetic

i felt sorry for the dude and yes, i knew right then....netflix is toast
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did anyone post the emails ?

i have a netflix account and can post them if anyone didnt see the actual emails

the first one was down right pathetic

i felt sorry for the dude and yes, i knew right then....netflix is toast
 Quoting: Sammie


I haven't seem them, if you have them share lol
"For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it.

Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home."

— Vincent, Gattaca
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Just got a membership at a local video store. I'll never go back to Netflix no matter what they do. They took an extremely simple idea, made it too complicated, fucked it up and got very greedy.

I hope they rot

Last Edited by <<FOCUS HARDER>> on 10/11/2011 04:19 PM
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an email from netflix:



Dear ___________,

It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.

This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster.

While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.

We're constantly improving our streaming selection. We've recently added hundreds of movies from Paramount, Sony, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, MGM and Miramax. Plus, in the last couple of weeks alone, we've added over 3,500 TV episodes from ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, USA, E!, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Discovery Channel, TLC, SyFy, A&E, History, and PBS.

We value you as a member, and we are committed to making Netflix the best place to get your movies & TV shows.

Respectfully,

The Netflix Team
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the first email from netflix describing the coming "changes" which are no more:

Dear _________,

I messed up. I owe you an explanation.

It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing.

For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn't make the leap from success in DVDs to success in streaming. Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us). So we moved quickly into streaming, but I should have personally given you a full explanation of why we are splitting the services and thereby increasing prices. It wouldn’t have changed the price increase, but it would have been the right thing to do.

So here is what we are doing and why.

Many members love our DVD service, as I do, because nearly every movie ever made is published on DVD. DVD is a great option for those who want the huge and comprehensive selection of movies.

I also love our streaming service because it is integrated into my TV, and I can watch anytime I want. The benefits of our streaming service are really quite different from the benefits of DVD by mail. We need to focus on rapid improvement as streaming technology and the market evolves, without maintaining compatibility with our DVD by mail service.

So we realized that streaming and DVD by mail are really becoming two different businesses, with very different cost structures, that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.

It’s hard to write this after over 10 years of mailing DVDs with pride, but we think it is necessary: In a few weeks, we will rename our DVD by mail service to “Qwikster”. We chose the name Qwikster because it refers to quick delivery. We will keep the name “Netflix” for streaming.

Qwikster will be the same website and DVD service that everyone is used to. It is just a new name, and DVD members will go to qwikster.com to access their DVD queues and choose movies. One improvement we will make at launch is to add a video games upgrade option, similar to our upgrade option for Blu-ray, for those who want to rent Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 games. Members have been asking for video games for many years, but now that DVD by mail has its own team, we are finally getting it done. Other improvements will follow. A negative of the renaming and separation is that the Qwikster.com and Netflix.com websites will not be integrated.

There are no pricing changes (we’re done with that!). If you subscribe to both services you will have two entries on your credit card statement, one for Qwikster and one for Netflix. The total will be the same as your current charges. We will let you know in a few weeks when the Qwikster.com website is up and ready.

For me the Netflix red envelope has always been a source of joy. The new envelope is still that lovely red, but now it will have a Qwikster logo. I know that logo will grow on me over time, but still, it is hard. I imagine it will be similar for many of you.

I want to acknowledge and thank you for sticking with us, and to apologize again to those members, both current and former, who felt we treated them thoughtlessly.

Both the Qwikster and Netflix teams will work hard to regain your trust. We know it will not be overnight. Actions speak louder than words. But words help people to understand actions.

Respectfully yours,

-Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix

p.s. I have a slightly longer explanation along with a video posted on our blog, where you can also post comments.
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Just thought the Netflix fans or haters would like to know.



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Can I get a quick summary? I'm at a site with restricted access and yahoo is on the no-no list.

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so they did fake a company division and put it back together, and that's what you're complaining about?

Meanwhile, they still increased the price by 60%, yet nobody complains about this? The CEO is smarter than you think.
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Kiss them goodbye...sounds like a total idot is in charge...wtf iamwith
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


I agree. Epic FAIL on his part.

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 Quoting: ¤ Itz A DreaM ¤


so they did fake a company division and put it back together, and that's what you're complaining about?

Meanwhile, they still increased the price by 60%, yet nobody complains about this? The CEO is smarter than you think.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1433040


He distracted everyone from the 60% increase. Minor win, not epic fail. Seemed pretty stupid at the time, but they did't loose too many.

Netflix will fail soon enough when people realize they've been given the ol' smoke and mirrors test and failed.
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Kiss them goodbye...sounds like a total idot is in charge...wtf iamwith
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


I agree. Epic FAIL on his part.

1rof1
 Quoting: ¤ Itz A DreaM ¤


so they did fake a company division and put it back together, and that's what you're complaining about?

Meanwhile, they still increased the price by 60%, yet nobody complains about this? The CEO is smarter than you think.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1433040


He distracted everyone from the 60% increase. Minor win, not epic fail. Seemed pretty stupid at the time, but they did't loose too many.

Netflix will fail soon enough when people realize they've been given the ol' smoke and mirrors test and failed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1433040


True about the distraction. Well played, Netflix. However I don't think Netflix will fail because many many people just have/want streaming.





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