Bye Bye Netflix

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Netflix has decided to double their initial offering, making me pay twice as much for the streaming movies and one at a time DVD’s. 
Here is the nice letter I got from Netflix today.
Dear ROBERT, ( I hate that,  nobody calls me Robert btw except people with badges that say Robert do you know how fast you were going?)

We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into two separate plans to better reflect the costs of each. Now our members have a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan, or both.

Your current $9.99 a month membership for unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs will be split into 2 distinct plans:

   Plan 1: Unlimited Streaming (no DVDs) for $7.99 a month
   Plan 2: Unlimited DVDs, 1 out at-a-time (no streaming) for $7.99 a month

Your price for getting both of these plans will be $15.98 a month ($7.99 + $7.99). You don’t need to do anything to continue your memberships for both unlimited streaming and unlimited DVDs.

These prices will start for charges on or after September 1, 2011.

You can easily change or cancel your unlimited streaming plan, unlimited DVD plan, or both, by going to the Plan Change page in Your Account.

We realize you have many choices for home entertainment, and we thank you for your business. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-357-1516.

–The Netflix Team

Dear Netflix team  I don’t want to change, and I don’t want to pay you more money for the privilege to make that choice. Its nice that you pull this crap after most of your
competition has died off, that’s very cable TV of you to do. I suspect I am not the only customer you have angered with this change, and I certainly won’t be the last.
Good Luck with everything.
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