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Thread: NetFlix "Throttling"

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    Angry NetFlix "Throttling"

    Who here uses NetFlix?
    Those A$$, I started NF about 5 monts ago everything was cool.
    I got to view 24 movies in the month of January on there "3 at a time plan"
    It's now Mid Feb and I've managed to watch 6 movies.
    Yesterday a guy at work that emailed me a link to an AOL New where Netflix uses "Throttling" pratice to cut down heavy user,

    "Because everyone pays a flat fee, Netflix makes more money from customers who only watch four or five DVDs per month. Customers who quickly return their movies in order to get more erode the company's profit margin because each DVD sent out and returned costs 78 cents in postage alone."

    The little-known practice, called "throttling" by critics, means Netflix customers who pay the same price for the same service are
    often treated differently, depending on their rental patterns.


    If I manage to get 15 movies a month, it's still cheaper then Block Buster.
    But what ****es me off, why promote unlimited rentals.
    Maybe have the "heavey" user pay a little extra...

    Unlimited rentals. Liars
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    me too...

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    Well, that's a class action waiting to happen.

    "Unlimited rentals!*





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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    Well, that's a class action waiting to happen.

    "Unlimited rentals!*





    *unlimited rentals limited to 6 per month.
    I agree. Sounds to me like this would violate US Anti-Trust laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity
    I agree. Sounds to me like this would violate US Anti-Trust laws.
    Anti trust laws?

    Perhaps it violates contract law, or perhaps it is deceptive advertising, but anti trust laws???? Contracts law would depend on the contract you signed/agreed to, and if the "advertisement" is considered an offer or just an "invitation". As for deceptive advertising, perhaps. It does seem that they say one thing, but do/allow something else. Perhaps it is time to research a little about deceptive advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
    Anti trust laws?

    Perhaps it violates contract law, or perhaps it is deceptive advertising, but anti trust laws???? Contracts law would depend on the contract you signed/agreed to, and if the "advertisement" is considered an offer or just an "invitation". As for deceptive advertising, perhaps. It does seem that they say one thing, but do/allow something else. Perhaps it is time to research a little about deceptive advertising.

    Michael
    my quote was based on this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antitrust

    Antitrust or competition laws are laws which seek to promote economic and business competition by prohibiting anti-competitive behavior and unfair business practices. Government agencies known as competition regulators regulate antitrust laws, and may also be responsible for regulating related laws dealing with consumer protection.

    The term "antitrust" derives from the U.S. law which was originally formulated to combat "business trusts", now more commonly known as cartels. Other countries use the term "competition law". Many countries including most of the Western world have antitrust laws of some form. For example the European Union has its own competition law.

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    Apparently Blockbuster does this as well...
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    Doesn't sound like anti trust.... maybe something along the lines of bait and switch....?

    Peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster
    Doesn't sound like anti trust.... maybe something along the lines of bait and switch....?

    Peace,

    Rafster
    True. I may have been a bit hasty in using the term. Anyway, it is still BS. I got the same ****, so I canned them. I was doing good too. 15-20 movies a month, rip and burn, rip and burn. Oh well, Wally mart has a video in the mail program too. Might try them.

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