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Old Yesterday, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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It is the highest price increase level in the history of the company. They are blaming the same old thing: the high cost of their (albeit excellent quality) original programming. It's still not expensive, but considering subscriptions are increasing by nearly 20% and their subscription last increase was barely a year ago, this notification made me decide not to rejoin after all.


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Old Yesterday, 07:45 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Cancel over $2 more a month?

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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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This is still a good deal IMO. I have multiple users and still get a really good rate. Compare this to the cable prices and it is a no-brainer. Also have Prime so I have a pretty good selection of shows and movies without having to pay anywhere near cable prices. Dropped cable over a year ago and do not miss it at all. Installed an antenna and have local channels too.
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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$2 more a month is breaking the bank?
No. The point is they are raising the prices frequently by a lot percentage wise. A 20% increase in a little over a year is a big price hike. It doesn't matter whether the item costs $1 or $1,000,000.
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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No. The point is they are raising the prices frequently by a lot percentage wise. A 20% increase in a little over a year is a big price hike. It doesn't matter whether the item costs $1 or $1,000,000.
When was the last increase? I subscribe to the DVD service and I don't recall it going up in the past few years. So if they don't increase it a little bit frequently (like the post office with stamps), wouldn't a significant increase be expected at some point?

I'm going to stick with them. Their customer service is good and to me it's still a good deal.
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 AM
 
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I'm very happy they brought back to life The last kingdom just based on that I'm ok with the increase, adding the shows like stranger things, ozark. Mindhunters. Revived the killing and Longmire. I'll give them my $2 in hope they keep doing it.

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Old Yesterday, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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An alternative is to cut the price in half by canceling and signing up on some sort of a schedule...50/50 schedule. Or buy 10 months out of 12 and you didn't pay more.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Clickbait title.

If you dont like the new price increase, cancel. By your logic if they charged a dollar a month and went up to $1.20/mo that would be steep.

Netflix has provided a premium service at a low price for years. Everyone loves their original content and yet suddenly no one wants to pay a little extra for that content.

Netflix is still cheap enough that every increase is going to be big from a percentage perspective. Pay it or dont.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
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I've always felt like it was underpriced for what I get out of it. I don't think the increase is all that steep.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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An alternative is to cut the price in half by canceling and signing up on some sort of a schedule...50/50 schedule. Or buy 10 months out of 12 and you didn't pay more.
How does that work? I would do that if I could. I like Netflix but I don't want to have to pay a lot for multiple TV services and I already am sort of forced into cable. I'm stuck paying for it because i live in a very rural area where i don't get local channels affordably without Direct TV and if I don't subscribe they cap my internet. Good old AT&T
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