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PGHFlyer 12-19-07 09:11 PM

ANOTHER Blockbuster.com Rate Increase
 
I have the 1 at-a-time unlimited, with 2 in-store exchanges per month plan. Just received a notice that with my monthly payment due in 2 weeks, my rate will increase from $9.99 to $11.99 per month.

Just went over to Netflix and see their comparable plans are cheaper comparatively (1 unlimited is $8.99 and 2 unlimited is $13.99).

JCWBobC 12-19-07 09:35 PM

I just got an email saying my rate is going from $21.99 to $29.99 on or around December 27. It's the exact same plan just $8 more. Looks like I am canceling next Wed. after I trade in my latest rentals and pick up 2 new releases.

Bob

DVD Polizei 12-19-07 09:36 PM

Jan. 1st, Blockbuster will amazingly announce a $21.99 plan. :lol:

Ohhhh, I don't miss renting from them.

DaveWadding 12-19-07 10:47 PM

bumping me from $17.99 (3 out, Total Access u/l exchanges, 2 movie/game coupons) to $19.99.

I dont really care, I remember when I first joined the service and it was $19.99 for 3 out and the 2 coupons.

JAYARE 12-19-07 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by DaveWadding
bumping me from $17.99 (3 out, Total Access u/l exchanges, 2 movie/game coupons) to $19.99.

I dont really care, I remember when I first joined the service and it was $19.99 for 3 out and the 2 coupons.

how do you have this deal? i am paying 21.99 for 2 at a time with unlimited swaps and there raising it to 29.99 thats the stupidest thing ever looks like netflix here i come.

thomkai 12-20-07 03:23 AM

The new CEO hates the online service and must think this will drive people into the stores. His thinking must be: "They'll see the price of $35 for online or $30 for 2 at a time in-store, and they'll come flocking in!" Too bad they'll all just be going to NF...

JoserJerr 12-20-07 04:58 AM

Anyone know what the 17.99 unlimited plan with 5 in-store exchanges will become? My guess is 24.99 but I'm not sticking around to find out.

The new Blockbuster CEO is putting way too much value on the in-store exchanges. Their selection is mostly crap for the newer releases and their employees are usually rude (from my experience). Oh well. The CEO might want to go take a basic economics class.

nemein 12-20-07 05:00 AM

I'm on the 3 out/5 exchanges and getting bumped by $2. That's not too bad so I'll probably keep it. Any higher and I probably would have dumped it though.

68ShelbyGT500KR 12-20-07 05:41 AM

Well, It looks like I am canceling my 2nd free month trail on the 27th. Seems like all of their plans are going up $2.

EdTheRipper 12-20-07 07:07 AM

I'm on the 3 at a time by mail only plan. No word yet on a rate increase for me.

DVD Josh 12-20-07 08:12 AM

Increase in rates and decrease in services. See you all at Netflix real soon.

michaema 12-20-07 08:50 AM

Im on 3 at a time with unlimited exchanges and 1 coupon a month plan. My plan is going from 17.99 to 19.99. So not too much of a hike for me...

FusionX 12-20-07 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by michaema
Im on 3 at a time with unlimited exchanges and 1 coupon a month plan. My plan is going from 17.99 to 19.99. So not too much of a hike for me...

Same here, 3 out, unlimited in-store swaps, and 1 coupon. I'm on a pre-paid plan right now, but the email said in March when it ends, I am bumped up to 19.99.

Shack 12-20-07 09:44 AM

I just sent an email of complaint to Blockbuster -- it wasn't that long ago they reduced services (my in-store exchanges went from unlimited to 3/month) and now they're raising prices? Ridiculous. I'll probably end up moving to a smaller plan, so they're getting even less of my money. But so many stores around me have closed that the in-store service isn't that convenient any more.

eigafan 12-20-07 09:51 AM


Originally Posted by thomkai
The new CEO hates the online service and must think this will drive people into the stores. His thinking must be: "They'll see the price of $35 for online or $30 for 2 at a time in-store, and they'll come flocking in!" Too bad they'll all just be going to NF...

Will the new CEO will finally get the message when all of the pissed off subscribers cancel their accounts and continue to avoid their poorly run brick and mortar stores?

I'm thinking of switching my three at time unlimited to the mail only plan since I haven't set foot in their brick and mortar stores for several months.

jonboy71 12-20-07 09:53 AM

Some people posted they still get the coupon for the free game/movie rental each month. Is this true? They took mine away a few months ago and I've been a member for 2 years.

A-aron 12-20-07 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by DaveWadding
bumping me from $17.99 (3 out, Total Access u/l exchanges, 2 movie/game coupons) to $19.99.

I dont really care, I remember when I first joined the service and it was $19.99 for 3 out and the 2 coupons.

I'm getting bumped, but they took away my movie/game coupons without notice a few months ago AND I only get 5 exchanges a month .. how are you still on the plan you are? :(

enrage 12-20-07 10:34 AM

Grrrr

"your monthly subscription fee will change from $24.99 to $34.99."

I have the 3 at a time unlimited store exchanges.
Looks like I'm going to have to make a copy of my 900+ movies in my queue and look at going to netflix now.

ltrain 12-20-07 11:22 AM

Netflix. :wave:

Maxwell Smart 12-20-07 11:36 AM

I just got the email today, I had 1 out at a time unlimited in store. 9.99 to 11.99 and they send me freaking email about it 1 week before my billing date? thanks pricks!

They already took away my coupons. how can a company be run so shitty?

Xander 12-20-07 12:28 PM

Yeah, took away my coupons and raised my fee $2. Not really worth that much to me, TBH. Cancelled my subscription today.

spainlinx0 12-20-07 12:58 PM

Wow I'm glad I cancelled after the first rate/plan changes they made. What a piece of fucking shit company.

fujishig 12-20-07 01:10 PM

Well, they clearly weren't profitable and these free in-store rentals must be eating away even more at their bottom line (unless the increased candy sales make up for it, which I doubt). I've never been to blockbuster more than this year, but I haven't spent a penny in their store.

I'm at the 17.99 to 19.99 "upgrade" which is still within reason, though the timing of the announcement was a little short. No way I would stay with them if I had a plan that was raised by 10 bucks, though.

I also got jacked with my coupons... for those who still have them, how long have you been members?

DaveWadding 12-20-07 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by JAYARE
how do you have this deal? i am paying 21.99 for 2 at a time with unlimited swaps and there raising it to 29.99 thats the stupidest thing ever looks like netflix here i come.


I've just dodged an awful lot of bullets I guess. Plus, I'm probably like a charter member or something.

Iron_Giant 12-20-07 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by DaveWadding
bumping me from $17.99 (3 out, Total Access u/l exchanges, 2 movie/game coupons) to $19.99.

I dont really care, I remember when I first joined the service and it was $19.99 for 3 out and the 2 coupons.

I have the same deal, I was one of the 1st to sign up about 3 years ago.

$19.99 a month I can live with, any more and I would have cancelled. If the price is $25 or more, then I would buy two movies a month and keep them forever.


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