Thursday, August 11, 2011
The dog days of summer are here and frankly, the items of interest for Caldwell and Nampa readers is pretty low this time of year. City officials are finalizing budget numbers to try and convince all of us they are running a tight ship with out tax dollars.
I know the Netflix post here and the ARMORALL post may not captivate the interest of GUARDIAN readers but take heart, our elected leaders will be back in rare form sooner, rather than later.....
In case you forget about it, the good people at NETFLIX have decided to double up on you with a unprecedented $7.99 plus tax rate increase on your home delivery. The only way to get around it is to go to another provider or drop home delivery from NETFLIX. NETFLIX had a great deal for DVD watchers but they just had to screw around with their pricing structure again. (Greed is good and they just took a giant rate increase.)
They raised the price last year due to the success of the DVD rental plans they offered now they're at it again. They are looking to get rid of as much of the USPS services and jobs of people filling those evnelopes as they can with this latest round of increases. I just clicked off the home delivery option for DVD's and will use the Internet for NETFLIX videos here at our home. REDBOX at Albertson's and Walgreen's will be my DVD provider from now on unless a challenger comes along to compete with NETFLIX in the near term.
NETFLIX has pretty much given their customers a poke in the eye with a dull stick with this latest rate increase of $7.99 plus tax for home delivery of one movie at a time via USPS and an additional $7.99 plus tax for Internet services you can download. Just a reminder to readers who may have put off making the changes in time to avoid the rate increases. Some people may consider NETFLIX still a bargain at whatever they charge but we collectively made the decision to abandon NETFLIX home delivery services.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 10:46 PM