Yeah, so, I think the people who are threatening to quit Netflix over a $6 price hike a whiny crybabies.
This is an unpopular sentiment. I fully expect people to leave angry comments calling me all kinds of names in the comment section of this week’s Dork Side, appropriately titled “Shut Up About the Netflix Price Hike, You Whiny Crybaby.”
I don’t usually side with companies over customers, but, COME ON, it’s $6 more for a total of $16 a month, AND you get practically every movie ever made at your fingertips. You know, $16 is just a few bucks higher than a ticket to one movie in the theater.
It reminds me of something Louis CK said. “Everything is amazing and no one is happy.”
I feel like everyone wants everything for free, and it just doesn’t work that way. We already get Google, Twitter, Facebook, Hulu, YouTube and more for free. That’s hours and hours of entertainment and services FOR FREE!!! Netflix was super cheap to begin with. I can’t believe they didn’t raise the prices sooner.
If people want to try another service, fine. I know Amazon does streaming, but doesn’t have near the selection, and you can’t rent actual DVDs. Redbox has actual DVDs, but there is no streaming, AND, you have to get in your car and drive to the store to get the movie like a sucker. And if you want to go to Blockbuster, well, that’s your problem. I’ll stick with Netflix, thanks.