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Sarah and Seth tipped me off to a new Netflix Shipping Center in Des Moines. If you live in the area, has this increased decreased your turnaround time?
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Don't you mean "decreased" turnaround time?
May 09, 2005 at 08:44 AM
Yeah, what she said.
Just 2 hours down the road from me. And yet last week took the longest ever for me to have movies shipped. I sent them back on Friday, they received them on Monday, I didn't have new ones shipped until Wednesday and got them on Friday.
Lets hope this isn't a trend.
May 09, 2005 at 09:00 AM
Heheh. Never post before coffee in the morning.
Thanks! - Mike
Mike K |
May 09, 2005 at 09:45 AM
how many dist. centers is that now for NFLX?
May 09, 2005 at 05:55 PM
May 09, 2005 at 09:58 PM
has to be more than 30?
May 10, 2005 at 01:19 AM
I don't know where my movies are shipped from (I'm in Memphis area) but is it really true that a lot of you have 1-2 day turnarounds? I had one shipped today to me and it is expected to arrive on the 13th. Is that about average, worse than average? That's a typical pattern for us - 3-4 day turnarounds. I wish I could find out what other people in my area are getting for turnaround time from Netflix. Thanks.
May 10, 2005 at 02:55 PM
I am in Dallas and I dropped off a movie yesterday and I get my new one tomorrow.
BUT, I drop it off at a Post office which is 10 yards away from where I work.
May 10, 2005 at 04:31 PM
From Atlanta to NW Florida I get 2-3 day delivery (usually 3). Returns are 3-4 days (not counting weekends either). I am 300 miles from the dist. center.
May 10, 2005 at 05:08 PM
It's about a 4 day turnaround for me and it's 45 miles to Indianapolis. My movies always, ALWAYS get delayed an extra day for no reason. They get in monday, and by 9:00 Mon morning they'll say "shipping tuesday".
Unlike Blockbuster, which ships on Saturdays.
May 10, 2005 at 10:09 PM
In response to my the second comment, that I made earlier, I think the reason I had such a long turnaround was because i was getting switched to this new distribution center that is much closer to where I am. I think my dics were mailed back to minneapolis and then they had to notify des moines to ship me my new ones. I suspect the delay was from this new center opening. I sent back another disc yesterday and it has already been received. If this speed-up holds true, one week of delay will be worth it in the end.
May 11, 2005 at 09:45 AM
I live in Michigan and I am really lucky. I have a USPS mail sorting facility 5 miles from me. I drop my netflix off directly there. The Netflix distro center is in Lansing, about an hour away from me. My turnarounds are a guaranteed 2 days.
May 11, 2005 at 01:16 PM
Also in the Dallas area, but in a small town 60 miles away from the Coppell, TX distribution center. We cancelled Netflix when we moved a couple of years back, figuring that the shipping times would be awful. But we came back, and after a month and a half, it's pretty amazing: in the rural mailbox Monday, at Netflix Tuesday, movie in the mailbox Wednesday. Whoever they're bribing at the USPS is delivering their money's worth. :)
May 12, 2005 at 02:06 PM
Yeah, I've noticed a big time improvement. I can get movies out Wednesday and have the next batch by Friday. I'm about 40 miles north of DM.
May 16, 2005 at 02:15 PM
I got a few movies from Des Moines overnight. Now it seems to be taking ages. Return a movie on Monday they are getting it on Wednesday. They ship the next movie on Friday and I got it on Tuesday. Im 100 miles from Des Moines.
May 18, 2005 at 11:10 AM
It's worse now than it ever was. I am a few hours from Des Moines... Once moved into my "At home" area, it still takes the movies another day to be shipped and the "Est. Arrival" is like 3 days longer than my prior movies that were shipped from Kansas City. Plus all the movies at the top of my list get skipped week after week. It's not worth the cost for me to get mostly old releases. If these things keep up I'm switching to blockbuster.com
May 26, 2005 at 08:35 PM
Just moved to West Des Moines from Phoenix and must say the turnaround time is awful, ive lived in Denver, Phoenix and San Fran and had little or no problems in any of those places( i actually loved the service there). Last week I was sent 2 extra movies that i had viewed before and still got again for some reason even though they were no longer in my queue. So i had a total of 5 movies, I sent ALL 5 of them back on Friday at the same time and so far at the end of today (monday) they have only "recieved" the 2 that i wasnt supposed to get in the first place. The other ones are still in limbo somewhere even though all were sent at the same time. It doesnt take 3 days to mail something across town. Ive had nothing but problems since i moved here. Im writing netflix an email telling them if they dont improve their service in Des Moines really soon im switching to Blockbuster.
June 20, 2005 at 08:26 PM
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September 03, 2005 at 05:10 AM
Des Moines does have shipping center now. It is INSANE how fast you get stuff. I dropped my two return movies in the mail box on the way to work (7am) monday and today (tues) I had an email saying they got them back and had already sent to the next two on my list.
February 12, 2008 at 03:40 PM
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