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Netflix CEO: Americans Are Self-Absorbed

 

How the hell did I miss this?

THR: Are you concerned that American Netflix subscribers will look north and ask for the same discount Canadians get at $7.99?

Hastings: 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.

Oh we are eh?

Incidentally, he allegedly “apologized.”

Well let me make a recommendation to all those self-absorbed Americans: Go visit a Redbox and drop your Netfucks subscription.

Why?

Let’s just do the math.

Let’s say you have their $9/month subscription.  You can rent 9 movies a month for that from Redbox for one night.  How many movies can you realistically watch with the one-DVD-at-a-time deal from Netflix on that plan?  Four, right?  One per weekend, since it takes two days (at least) to turn it around – assuming you need to go to work.

So let’s say you have the 2-DVDs out at a time – that’s $14/month.  Will you watch 14 movies in a month?  There are eight weekend days – if you want one movie per weekend day, you’re still spending about half as much.

Want the 4-DVD plan so you can have two for Friday and two for Saturday night?  Ok, cool – that’s $24/month.  But there are, again, 8 weekend days, and two movies each would be $16 at Redbox.

Oh, and you get it now – not in a couple of days, and not “on queue.”  Pick a movie right now, watch it five minutes later.  Unlike Netflix.

Are you a TV show hound?  Ok, ok, I get it.  Got cable or DISH, right?  Got a DVR?  Use it.  No?  Consider getting one.

I know, people will put up with this crap in America, instead of doing what they should do – leave.  This is twice in two days these guys got caught with their feet in their mouth – first by getting caught hiring shills to pretend to be excited Canadian “customers”, and now with this.

So here’s the question Americans: ARE YOU REALLY SELF-ABSORBED, AS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF, OR WILL YOU TELL NETFLIX AND THEIR CEO TO STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN’T SHINE?

I guess we’ll find out.

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