Daily Archives: 04/20/2004

Adios NetFlix

I cancelled my NetFlix membership last night. Over the weekend they had the gall to send me an email announcing that because of competition they were raising my monthly rates over 25%. Sorry, that just doesn’t jive with me. Maybe an increase of a buck or two, but 25%? Come on.

It’s a shame too, because I had an enormous queue of over 400 dvd’s, many of them movies that just never make it out to Guam. Just over the weekend I watched the Battleship Potemkin, the Acid House, and the Last Picture Show, all great movies that I really enjoyed. It’s a shame they got to do this, I imagine they’ll lose a lot of business to Wal-Mart and the nascent Blockbuster dvd by mail operation.