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Bye Bye Netflix September 23, 2010

Posted by Mitchell in Home, Politics.
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So, the CEO of Netflix Mr. Reed Hastings was interviewed recently by The Hollywood Reporter on his company’s plans to expand into Canada.  It seems they will be offering a cheaper plan there for streaming-only service than what is offered here in the U.S.  When asked if he was concerned that U.S. customers might make a stir about this he had this to say:  “How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It’s something we’ll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.”

Yes, well thank you for your insight Mr. Hastings.  Perhaps watching too much T.V. has made us “somewhat self-absorbed”.  I plan to rectify this problem by watching less T.V. and not using your service anymore.

Asshole.

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Comments

1. Janie's Place - September 23, 2010

Wow! That’s really rude. But, as insulting as that is, I can’t bring myself to boycott. I love Netflix. $8.99 monthly Netflix membership; unlimited instant play movies plus movies delivered to my home; being able to pee then run to the kitchen to get homemade apple pie ala mode in my rattiest pajamas with out missing a moment of action: priceless. Hard to beat, even if the CEO of Netflix is a twatwaffle. Sorry, being cheap and hedonistic overrides pride.

2. Mitchell - September 23, 2010

I understand. I’ve been a subscriber for a couple years now and I love the service. Hell, I even got my parents signed up after months of prodding and they love it. I don’t do this lightly, but I’m sick of letting this kind of shit pass simply because I don’t want to inconvenience myself. Which is EXACTLY why this kind of shit keeps happening. Too many people have decided that there shouldn’t be any consequences for spewing anti-American sentiments. He did it casually and easily which means he meant it. I can’t do business with company that’s run by somebody with such a poisonous attitude towards his own customers.

3. Steamboat McGoo - September 24, 2010

I wish I was a subscriber so I too could fire them, Mitchell.

4. geoff - September 26, 2010

I’ve been a Netflix junkie for over 10 years, usually with the max plan, so there’s no way I’m going to boycott them. Fortunately I can rationalize it by noting that I don’t do the “streaming-only” plan.

5. Mitchell - September 26, 2010

They don’t offer the “streaming-only” plan in the U.S. Geoff. Which frankly makes that remark even more egregious. He had an easy, obvious answer to the question and he bypassed it for the smear. I told my parents about this incident and they’re canceling too.

6. geoff - September 28, 2010

He had an easy, obvious answer to the question and he bypassed it for the smear.

*Sticks fingers in ears*

“Sticks and stones may break my bones…”

7. Mitchell - September 28, 2010

And he’s given over 200 grand to democrats.


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