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Old 08-31-09, 11:24 AM
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Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

I've been switching back and forth between netflix and BB the past few years.
I've noticed that i have a MUCH better chance at getting a new release from BB than netflix. I am looking to pick up a blu-ray player soon. Will i also have a better chance at getting a new release blue-ray movie from BB than netflix?

I prefer to stick with netflix because of their on-demand movie feature, but i do not want to wait 1+ month to view a new release.
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Old 08-31-09, 08:45 PM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

A better question would be, which company will you have a better chance getting a Blu-ray that isn't cracked.
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Old 08-31-09, 08:59 PM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

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A better question would be, which company will you have a better chance getting a Blu-ray that isn't cracked.
That's why I quite Blockbuster a while ago. I have yet to get a cracked Blu Ray from Netflix. The wait is a couple of weeks for new releases for me. Not a big issue really for me.
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

i've never gotten a cracked dvd from BB. hopefully it would be the same for blue-ray.
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Blu-rays are more prone to cracking than DVDs. Netflix didn't have a lot, but it was enough that the price increase wasn't worth it.
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Old 09-01-09, 06:56 PM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

I remember waiting over 2 months for "The Incredible Hulk" on Blu-ray from Netflix (and it was in my #1 slot that entire time). That was my breaking point. I suspended the account for three months, but when that expired I cancelled the membership. When I first joined Blockbuster, it took two weeks for me to receive my first disc. I now rely on my DVR.
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Old 09-02-09, 07:19 AM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

Had a period when they first started offering Blu-rays at Netflix in which I received a few cracked discs. Since then, haven't had any problems. Haven't used Blockbuster so can't offer any insight there.
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

No one carries Blue-ray
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Old 09-03-09, 01:17 PM
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No one carries Blue-ray
That's what I was going to say.

Although I think they sell Bleu-raie in France.
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Old 09-04-09, 01:23 PM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

ive been waiting over a month now for the Watchmen dvd in netflix and it is still showing as "long wait". Just bought my blue-ray player and added the blue-ray option. The watchmen blue-ray version shows up as available now so i guess the queue for dvds is longer than blue-ray.
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Old 09-07-09, 06:29 PM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

I have an employee online membership.
it's 2 out per month for free.
I signed up 7 days ago and have had 4 in my Q, 2 at the top available, 3th short wait and the 4th not available.
I'm still waiting for the first one to ship even though right at the top of the Q
it says first available disc will ship in one business day.

How can they expect me to recomend this to people?
I have customers come in everyday saying they're dvds take forever to ship even if they are available from the top of their Q.
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Old 09-08-09, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I have an employee online membership.
it's 2 out per month for free.
I signed up 7 days ago and have had 4 in my Q, 2 at the top available, 3th short wait and the 4th not available.
I'm still waiting for the first one to ship even though right at the top of the Q
it says first available disc will ship in one business day.

How can they expect me to recomend this to people?
I have customers come in everyday saying they're dvds take forever to ship even if they are available from the top of their Q.
This is Blockbuster Online you are talking about?
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Old 09-08-09, 11:57 AM
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Yep.
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Old 09-08-09, 05:59 PM
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Why would you want to sell it to people? If they sign up for the online service don't they just stop coming into your store (or coming into your store just to get free rentals)?
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I have an employee online membership.
it's 2 out per month for free.
I signed up 7 days ago and have had 4 in my Q, 2 at the top available, 3th short wait and the 4th not available.
I'm still waiting for the first one to ship even though right at the top of the Q
it says first available disc will ship in one business day.

How can they expect me to recomend this to people?
I have customers come in everyday saying they're dvds take forever to ship even if they are available from the top of their Q.
that was my experience when renting from BB online. Loathed it. Not only that when they shipped out a disc it took 3 days to get to me...From Phoenix to Tucson!!!! I have a Netflix disc ship out I get it next day, unless it was sent from a really far away loaction (happens every once in a while) where it would take an arderous 2 days to get to me
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Old 09-08-09, 10:00 PM
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I honestly thought they stopped the BB Online thing. I stopped seeing commercials for it a long time ago. Now it's just Netflix.
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half the reason it takes blockbuster so long to get you a movie sometimes is becasue of the employees. The movies ship from the stores not from a facility like netflix. I remeber when i workd at BB, i would package the movies to ship out everyday the list came in, then it would take my manager a week to ship them becasue they were the only ones who could ship the movies. Rediculous. I like netflix.
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Old 09-09-09, 08:23 AM
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Re: Netflix/Blockbuster for Blue-Ray

Originally Posted by DvDDan View Post
half the reason it takes blockbuster so long to get you a movie sometimes is becasue of the employees. The movies ship from the stores not from a facility like netflix. I remeber when i workd at BB, i would package the movies to ship out everyday the list came in, then it would take my manager a week to ship them becasue they were the only ones who could ship the movies. Rediculous. I like netflix.
Uh huh, good job with that post there.

This is not entirely true.
There are some select areas that do ship from an actual BBV stores but this is not the norm, it is only in a few small test areas.
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yeah. the return shipping label i get for BB is some warehouse in flushing queens.
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Old 09-09-09, 12:21 PM
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BB's online rental service is a joke, stick with netflix.
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Old 09-10-09, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Uh huh, good job with that post there.

This is not entirely true.
There are some select areas that do ship from an actual BBV stores but this is not the norm, it is only in a few small test areas.
Depends on the area mostly, this was in cincinnati. We shipped to areas in Kentucky, and kentucky shipped to areas in ohio. Made no sense at all.
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Old 09-18-09, 10:28 AM
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Over the past 6 mos or so, I have been getting more new Blu release from BB than I ever did from Netflix, and at about $5 cheaper a month.
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