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Just a reminder that there will be no mail service today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here's a useful list of days that the post office is closed this year.
January 15, 2007 | Permalink
wt..?!?! What is wrong with Netflix!? Jerks! Thank the almighty for Total Access - it is totally kewl.
January 15, 2007 at 01:11 PM
No mail service perhaps, but Netflix processed two returns from me this morning which are "Shipping Today". Based on previous experience I expect I will get them in tomorrow's mail.
Hunter McDaniel |
January 15, 2007 at 01:20 PM
I see NF processed one of my returns today also. It was the one I sent back on the 8th. The other 2 I sent back on the 9th are still "in transit" apparently.
What I get a kick out of is that they have a new one listed as "shipping today". Kind of tilts their hand since they cannot truly "ship" today.
But at least I was able to stop in BB today and exchange 3 envelopes for 3 free movies.
Rusty Ramrod |
January 15, 2007 at 02:31 PM
Last year, my post office gave in to local sentiment and delivered to post office boxes on milk day. So it isn't strictly true that there is no mail on milk day.
Today isn't even really a holiday; it's just the highest level of propaganda period. For example, you've got Hispanic Heritage Month, Black Science Week, and Martin Luther King Day.
January 15, 2007 at 02:49 PM
In what way does this "tip their hand", Rusty? There is nothing at all to stop Netflx from shipping today - they will deliver their pre-sorted mailers to the local postal facility just like any other day. And while USPS counter clerks and postmen have the day off, a lot of back office people are still working there.
And as I said before, there is a good chance I will get these new movies tomorrow - it has happened several times before when NF was working on a postal holiday.
Hunter McDaniel |
January 15, 2007 at 03:11 PM
"Today isn't even really a holiday; it's just the highest level of propaganda period. For example, you've got Hispanic Heritage Month, Black Science Week, and Martin Luther King Day."
Nice to know being a Netflix member doesn't mean you're not a racist! Maybe you should rent:
Do the Right Thing
Nothing But a Man
In the Heat of the Night
4 Little Girls
When the Levees Broke
Also, check out:
and throw in the American Family TV series while you're at it.
January 15, 2007 at 03:15 PM
When Monday is a holiday, I think they process all the movies they received on Saturday.
January 15, 2007 at 03:50 PM
I don't notice any holiday for women, who've been historically oppressed much longer than blacks. I don't notice any holiday for Irish and Jewish people, tortured and genocided in various countries. Why not make every day a holiday to honor of some group that has been oppressed or disenfranchised in the past? It makes more sense, afterall, than just giving select groups a special holiday.
January 15, 2007 at 04:04 PM
I often drop off my NF returns inside the post office on Monday holiday's and NF receives them on Tuesday. Just because mail carriers are off, other at the PO work.
C Nyze |
January 15, 2007 at 05:57 PM
I drop my returns off at the Blockbuster store and get New Releases off the shelf immediately.
BTW, will there ever be a holiday for straight males who go to work everyday, pay their taxes, stay faithful to their wife and raise their children with love and moral guidance?
Edward R Murrow |
January 15, 2007 at 07:27 PM
>> BTW, will there ever be a holiday for straight males who go to work everyday, pay their taxes, stay faithful to their wife and raise their children with love and moral guidance?
Yes, it is called "Pay Day" comes once every two weeks or so. ;)
The Mummer |
January 15, 2007 at 08:14 PM
BB processed two of my dvd's today and because of total acces, i have one for tonite....BB rocks. I shud receive the two tomorrow. Nflx cant beat BB this time and on this deal.
January 15, 2007 at 08:47 PM
"I drop my returns off at the Blockbuster store and get New Releases off the shelf immediately."
I don't think a day goes by that you guys don't post that statement. So tell me, are you receiving enough rentals from BB Online to be able to return them to the store every single day of the week because it's beginning to seem that way. What are you all on, the thirty out at a time plan?
January 15, 2007 at 09:31 PM
I don't see how any reasonable person can even begin to compare what African-Americans have had to undergo in this country with the hardships faced by any other group. Except of course Native Americans.
But the holiday doesn't honor "black people", it honors Dr. Martin Luther King, a great American who prevailed through dignity, eloquence and restraint. He set an example that should be of immeasurable value for any group striving to achieve recognition.
None of this prevents me from wishing I'd gotten a new DVD yesterday. Instead I had to actually read a book. Oh well, maybe I'll become literate this late in the day.
January 16, 2007 at 08:32 AM
"I don't think a day goes by that you guys don't post that statement. So tell me, are you receiving enough rentals from BB Online to be able to return them to the store every single day of the week because it's beginning to seem that way. What are you all on, the thirty out at a time plan?"
Look at this way; let's say it takes the average person 2 days to watch 3 movies and it typically takes Blockbuster 2 days to get you your online rentals with their "we won't ship anything that isn't in a 2 day shipping window" policy. Like Blockbuster advertises, that person is seldom ever going to be without movies to watch. Hell, I often haven't even finished watching all of my in-store rentals before the next batch of online ones arrives in the mail. I suppose if you have zero interest in any new releases available at a Blockbuster store, Total Acess won't offer much value, but for everyone else, it's simply the shit.
I was a bit worried that as the program grew in popularity and more people started taking advantage of it, it would quickly turn to crap. But amazingly, it's still delivering the goods(for me at least). If Blockbuster can keep it up, I think Netflix's glory days are definitely over. That analysts prediction that Netflix fell short of their subscriber target in the 4th quarter is just the start of it...
January 16, 2007 at 09:26 AM
Apparently MLK himself was out delivering the NF discs (like Santa?) as all three shipped yesterday and I got them today - ahead of schedule. Yay! But this *has* to be some kind of Reed-scam. Jeers - NF for working on the holiday! Cheers for Total Acce$$!
January 16, 2007 at 11:44 PM
To figure out if it's a postal holiday in the future visit: www.willthemailmancometoday.com it's also an app for your iphone.
Hans Johnson |
January 18, 2010 at 08:12 PM
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