I posted this yesterday but due to an overwhelming response I am posting it again!
Budget Savvy Diva’s Open Letter to Netflix
Oh Netflix…. Is this a nice way of getting out of our 4 year relationship?
Everything started out oh so wonderful. Everything was new and exciting – I splurged on 2 dvd’s at a time + streaming ( I would not spend so much on the other jocks like Blockbuster) but I did for you because I thought we had something. I remember being excited when you would send me those presents in red envelopes ( some not so great as others – but that was okay I knew that there were more to come). And remember the time when I completely ruined a copy of Waterworld ( I know you were thanking me a little for that one) and you forgave me and sent me a new film to enjoy. You helped me through college and workouts.
But… the last year has been difficult for us I know…
Could it be the “lack” of excitement in the streaming film selection or me falling to the temptation of Redbox ( damn them for those free codes ) – it just seems like we were slipping not communicating – but I thought things were going to get better after a certain chain filed for bankruptcy and I thought everything would get better….
Well I was wrong.
I woke up this morning to a cold email from you – announcing you would no longer be offering a combined DVD and streaming plan and would instead separate the services. I quickly enter into our account and sure enough you left a note simply stating that if I wanted to keep you that would charge me 20% more monthly. No warning – no nothing… As I sit here eating my third pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and wondering what hair cut I should get I cannot help but think that this was your plan all along – entice me with your reasonable price and to wait out the competition.
Well it is over – yes it has been nice but I think it is best if we parted ways. If you need me I will be watching Masterchef on Hulu.