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why is deuce bigalow crossed out? Doesn't it come out on Tuesday?

Yeah, but Deuce Bigalow sucks and you know it. I think Mike was just commenting on its crappyness by crossing it out.

P.S.
NFLX will only give you new releases if:
A) you are a light user.
B) nobody else wants them.

(Light use = <3 a month per DVD slot, i.e.
less than 9 on the 3-out plan...)

Enjoy the throttling.

wizzack

keep it in the circus!

Jeff

Funny, this 20-out-at-5-at-a-time guy's getting "Murderball" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" today.

Same here

Same here. I got "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Sky High" today, on a 40-out-at-8-at-a-tme plan. I guess me and Jeff must be "shills."

I also had Deuce Bigalow (which wasn't that bad, anything is and always will be better than Stealth or The Ring 2) in my queue ahead of these 2 movies (which did better) but I got those 2 movies instead.

"Murderball" and "Mr & Mrs Smith"
"this 20-out-at-5-at-a-time guy"

"Mr & Mrs Smith" and "Sky High"
"on a 40-out-at-8-at-a-time plan"

Notice how you both use the exact same phrases. That's real believable. NOT! Both claim to get DVDs the day before their release. Netflix has NEVER sent me a movie the day before its release. They have NEVER even sent me a hit movie ON the day of its release.

Blockbuster sends me new releases routinely. They just sent all 3 discs from "Aeon Flux" last week, while it was very long wait with ThrottleFlix. Everybody knows that Netflix throttles, and denies new releases to heavy users.

"I guess me and Jeff must be "shills."

Clearly, "jeff" and "same here" are merely characters played by the same actor. Let's put it this way. Nobody who rents as many movies as you claim to would believe what good service you claim to get. Most of us heavy users find it near impossible to get new releases on or before the release date. Most of us find it impossible to get more than 4 times the plan limit, esp on all of the plans above 3-out. You're either lying about new releases or how many you rent.

Most find it hard to believe that ANY heavy user can get new releases easily. It defies Netflix policy of prioritizing light users, and our experience as heavy users. Sorry, I find it hard to believe that Netflix ignores their own rules just for you. It's damn near impossible for me to get new releases from Netflix until weeks or months after they've come out. Might as well go down to the video store for them.

Enjoy your imaginary copies of Murder Ball, Mr & Mrs Smith, and Sky High. Everyone knows your experience is not the norm and you are probably the same person who's posted absurd testimonials for Netflix in the past.

Fred

I got Polar Express last Wednesday, the day after it released and I'm on the 5 out plan. I was thinking it would be a long wait for a couple weeks before I got it.

wizzack

I have never been shipped a new release the first week it hits....until today! I DOWNGRADED my plan from [email protected] to [email protected] begining December 1st, and miraculously I'm being shipped Murderball & Deuce tomorrow. I guess that was the trick!

Morgan

I've been getting throttled on new releases lately, but I've previously had new releases shipped to me on the day before they release.

I've been getting new releases the week they come out the past month or two. Not sure what changed, I'm averaging 15-18 a month on the four-at-a-time plan just like always.

Todd

I'm a 3-out-a-month subscriber, about to quit netflix to test out blockbuster again. I've found that if you don't get new releases the day they come out, you have to wait 6-8 weeks to get them. Frustrating. I can only go so long without my Herbie: Fully Loaded. (joking... sort of).

Anyway, I got March of the Penguins, Deuce Bigalow, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith for "shipping Tuesday" which is a double-edged sword.

I'm happy I'm getting them, but I'm pissed that they're shipping on Tuesday and not today. This is why I'm cancelling my account.

PlungeBob

I do not even try for new releases on NF.

I use the BB in-store membership for new releases.

I added Star Trek Enterprise Season 4 to my NF queue,
as more of a mnemonic than anything else. It appeared on my
queue as a "Long Wait".

Later I shifted it to my BB queue and received it immediately.

...not in order, mind you (!), but right away. ;0)

(regarding total throughput, I am still gathering data, but
am beginning to believe that BB has better throughput for
lighter memberships. This is to say that I recently moved
my level up to the 8-out plan, and BB's responsiveness seemed
to dip slightly)

Same Here

"Notice how you both use the exact same phrases. That's real believable. NOT! Both claim to get DVDs the day before their release. Netflix has NEVER sent me a movie the day before its release. They have NEVER even sent me a hit movie ON the day of its release."

Uh ok. I used the same fucking phrase he did for simplicity moron.

Same here

"Clearly, "jeff" and "same here" are merely characters played by the same actor"

Member Since: --- 2005 View Membership Terms
Membership: 8 at-a-time (Unlimited) Plan Change | Hold | Cancel

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 2005 11/28/2005 Out Report Problem
Sky High, 2005 11/28/2005 Out Report Problem

Copied straight from my rental activity and account page.

So, screw you.

Why do I bother trying to convince you people? It's silly. I get 40 a month and new releases every monday. You Don't. So....HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

I don't give a shit if you believe me or not, but don't forget, all those new releases you don't get are coming to mr. high renter.

If you were intelligent (you meaning the ass who I am referring to) you would have learned by now how to get new releases being a high renter. Too bad you haven't caught on.

Mike M

I def get throttled, but I got star wars ep3 in my hands the day it came out. Which means they shipped it monday before it came out on Tuesday. But I def get throttled and have had lost season 1 disc one sitting there for over a month at the very top.

"Later I shifted it to my BB queue and received it immediately.
...not in order, mind you (!), but right away. ;0)"

The way to get Blockbuster movies in order is to add them one at a time and keep your queue short. I only keep 2 available movies in my Q at Blockbuster. The rest are titles with wait on them. I can still get 4 a week even using only 2 slots out of 3. Try that with Netflix.

nice work if you can get it

"If you were intelligent (you meaning the ass who I am referring to) you would have learned by now how to get new releases being a high renter. Too bad you haven't caught on."

I've tried everything, you fucking nit-wit. THERE IS NO WAY TO GET NEW RELEASES SENT ON MONDAY, IF YOU'RE A HEAVY RENTER. They tell you right up front that light users get the priority. I send movies on the last pick-up, Saturday night, inside the Main Post office. They're received early Monday morning. Next movies say "Shipping Tuesday", and they are NOT new releases that have sat at the top of my Queue for weeks or months.

I can play your stupid game too. I get 50 a month on the 6 out plan. If you were smart, you'd figure out how to do it too. Whatever.

same here

"Uh ok. I used the same fucking phrase he did for simplicity moron."

You're the moron, because it isn't even an accurate phrase. "40-out-at-8-at-a-time." We don't get 40-out on any of the plans. We get "12-a-month on the 3-out." BTW, your vocab's so impressive, I'm just standing in awe

Monkey see, monkey do. I see jeff say stupid things, and I say them too.

max

sky high was one of the worst disney pictures ive seen in a long time.

And i hate to say it, but i think if THE Walt Disney was still alive, he would be ashamed of what they have done to taint disney's vision.

1/5 stars

Todd

"THERE IS NO WAY TO GET NEW RELEASES SENT ON MONDAY, IF YOU'RE A HEAVY RENTER."

I rented 9 movies a week during the summer on a 3-out-a-month plan... and I've been an off-again, on-again Netflix subscriber for YEARS.

And I always got the new releases shipped on Monday in my mail on Tuesday.

I'm not arguing with anyone, but Netflix has always taken care of me... until recently... As noted above, they're shipping out my movies tomorrow instead of today (but yes, all three are new releases) and that's the reason I'm pissed. Still, not a big deal.

I do think I qualify as a "heavy hitter" given the 36+ movies I rented a month on a 3-out-at-a-time plan and even now with my 24+ movies rented a month with the same plan.

My thoughts.

"I do think I qualify as a "heavy hitter" given the 36+ movies I rented a month on a 3-out-at-a-time plan and even now with my 24+ movies rented a month with the same plan."

I think you qualify as a fictitious renter, since the average person notices a limit of 12-14 movies a month on the 3-out plan. For heavy users, new releases are impossible to get - no matter how far ahead they are added or how fast movies are returned.

Neither here nor there

I received 34 so far this month on the 6-out. No bad since we had 2 postal holidays that screwed things up abit. I've posted before that I received 42, 40, 38 in prior months. Today I've got, Mr & Mrs Smith, Deuce Bigalow Euro dude & Sky High (for the kids) coming. All are new releases tomorrow.

this blog blows

Charles

Last week I didn't get War of the Worlds on Tuesday. First time that happened on the account I use for new releases.

This week, the new releases I had at #1 and #2 shipped today.

I think WOTW was an aberration, they just underestimated the demand and didn't order enough copies. I finally got it Saturday, and thought it sucked

I have 2 accounts with NF, one gets throttled unmercifully, the other I get pretty good service, as I share it with other people and keep discs longer.

"Neither here nor there."

Good name, because "neither here nor there" would Netflix provide 38/40/42 discs a month on a 6-out plan. Try 24-a-month. If you can prove that you get as many discs as you say, give a full rundown of what you do, and see whether anyone can duplicate your results. I have tried everything and am still throttled like a $2 hooker, and can't get new releases to save my life.

I got "Novo", a foreign movie most people have never heard of. They sent it Tuesday, the day of its release. However, because of postal incompetence over the holiday, it did not arrive until Friday. Way to go, USPS! I can get movies nobody has heard of or wants, but only if I time my returns just right. If they receive them on Monday, they will just delay my next movie until Tuesday, and skip any new releases at the top. They will never send me anything on Monday. I've never had a new release on the day of its release, even during my trial.

Netflix limits their "unlimited" plans, they deny heavy users access to new releases, and they fail to get enough copies. New releases soon go to long wait or very long wait.

Blockbuster does not throttle, they give all people access to new releases, and they have more copies of new releases. Blockbuster has given customers what they want, ThrottleFlix has given them as little as possible.

jon

I've experienced some delays lately that could be considered throttling, but I can't really tell for sure.

Anyways, I'm really excited about Project Runway coming out - I loved that show on tv.

"Last week I didn't get War of the Worlds on Tuesday. First time that happened on the account I use for new releases.

This week, the new releases I had at #1 and #2 shipped today.

I think WOTW was an aberration, they just underestimated the demand and didn't order enough copies. I finally got it Saturday, and thought it sucked"

- - - -

I did not get it Tuesday either when I had slots open but I got it Weds when another return got back, the next day....

And I thought it sucked at well!

"I think WOTW was an aberration, they just underestimated the demand and didn't order enough copies. I finally got it Saturday, and thought it sucked."

NFLX never orders enough copies of new DVDs. It's no aberration. It's standard operating procedure. I couldn't get WOTW if I had it at the top of my queue for 6 months and had an open slot early on Monday and Tuesday.

"And I thought it sucked at well!"

Well, that's no big surprise. Every Steven Spielberg movie since "Indiana Jones" (1st and 3rd) has sucked. "Minority Report" was OK, but over-rated. It doesn't hold up well under scrutiny. But it has some good ideas. Would've been better with a tighter script, different director and cast. Tom Cruise can not act. Max Von Sydow has let himself get type-cast as weak villains. Colin Farrell's annoying. So's the black guy from Practice, and all of Tom's co-workers. And let's not forget the "king of all over-actors", Peter Stormare. I wish he would stop getting cast in movies. He ruins everything he's in...

"Netflix has NEVER sent me a movie the day before its release. They have NEVER even sent me a hit movie ON the day of its release."

""THERE IS NO WAY TO GET NEW RELEASES SENT ON MONDAY, IF YOU'RE A HEAVY RENTER.""

MAYBE it depends on what new releases one is renting? I usually don't rent out the latest major Hollywood releases. I prefer alot of old movies and classic tv shows.

For example, when Alfred hitchcock Presents (season 1) was released on DVD for the first time, Netflix sent me the first three DVDs of that set on Monday (I had already returned my other three DVDs to them on Friday), the day before its official release, and I got the first three discs of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on Tuesday. The day of the official release. (Same with other tv series I rented: Emergency, Fantasy Island, etc). It is also rare for these series to go on some sort of "wait" after they have been released. Those that do go on a "wait", dont stay there very long. "Leave It To Beaver" was released only a week or two ago, and I put it in my queue. Much to my amazement, it's status is "available now". I would have thought that a popular series like "Leave it To Beaver" would be instantly snatched up by thousands upon thousands of Netflix renters, making people like me wait a long time for it to become available. But apparently not.

The reason I think it was so easy for me to get those series so soon was because there isnt a great demand for them. Unlike say, the latest Star Wars release or Harry Potter, etc. I can see hundreds of thousands of Netflix renters, all of them at once trying to get those titles at the same time. Causing a long wait.

Jeff

Hey, I won't speak for "Same here" guy, but you want to figure out who I am, I make my name and domain availiable so you can check up on me and figure out who I am.

Yup, must be a shill because I actually get great service. You people are insane. Meanwhile, I'll be enjoying "Murderball" tonight.

Jeff

Here, I'll even do you a favor:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 2004 11/29/05 Out Report Problem

Murderball, 2005 11/28/05 Out Report Problem

A Love Song for Bobby Long, 2004 11/15/05 Out Report Problem

Movies You've Returned
DVD Title Shipped Returned Problem

Last 30 Days

Tuck Everlasting, 2002 11/22/05 11/29/05 Report Problem

The Replacements, 2000 11/15/05 11/28/05 Report Problem

The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie, 2005 11/18/05 11/22/05 Report Problem

In the Mood for Love, 2001 11/02/05 11/18/05 Report Problem

Reefer Madness: The Musical, 2005 11/07/05 11/15/05

Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures, 2001 11/02/05 11/15/05

The Shape of Things, 2003 10/31/05 11/07/05 Report Problem

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst, 2004 10/27/05 11/02/05 Report Problem

And my TV queue:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 6, 1997 11/29/05 Out Report Problem

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 5, 1997 11/22/05 Out Report Problem

Movies You've Returned
DVD Title Shipped Returned Problem

Last 30 Days

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 4, 1997 11/18/05 11/29/05

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 3, 1997 11/15/05 11/22/05 Report Problem

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 2, 1997 11/07/05 11/18/05 Report Problem

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2: Disc 1, 1997 11/01/05 11/15/05 Report Problem

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1: Disc 3, 1997 10/28/05 11/07/05 Report Problem

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1: Disc 1, 1997 10/18/05 11/02/05

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1: Disc 2, 1997 10/20/05 10/31/05

That's 20 for the last 30 days, and Buffy Season 2.5 just hit the mailbox today.

Gee, while you're watching Murderball (a documentary about quadriplegics who play full-contact rugby in Mad Max-style wheelchairs), I'll be having sex with a person of the opposite sex.

I guess you showed me.

"Funny, this 20-out-at-5-at-a-time guy's getting "Murderball" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" today.
Posted by: Jeff | November 28, 2005 at 11:48 AM
Same here. I got "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Sky High" today, on a 40-out-at-8-at-a-tme plan. I guess me and Jeff must be "shills."
I also had Deuce Bigalow (which wasn't that bad, anything is and always will be better than Stealth or The Ring 2) in my queue ahead of these 2 movies (which did better) but I got those 2 movies instead.
Posted by: Same here | November 28, 2005 at 12:05 PM
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same diction phrases posted a few minutes apart. hmm. my guess is the person did not get these films.

Jeff

Anon, I assure you we're not the same. Whatever you need as evidence, I'll be glad to present it.

As for the other jackass, I took care of that Sunday. After we watched "Love Song for Bobby Long."

"I'll be having sex with a person of the opposite sex."

Hey, your mom doesn't count!

""I'll be having sex with a person of the opposite sex."

Hey, your mom doesn't count!"

No, but yours does.

Wow.

I'm going to approach my psyc department about doing a study on IQ before using this website and IQ after using this website for 1 month/3 months/6 months.

I can't wait, next we'll see "your momma's so fat"......

Your momma's so fat...

she has to step outside to change her mind!

she jumped up in the air and got stuck!

she fell in love and broke it!

when she gets on the scale it says, "To be continued"!

she goes to a resturant, looks at the menu and says, "Okay!"

when she hauls ass, she has to make two trips!

It looks like someone fell blind to a little bit of "deception." It's interesting how easy it is to predict behavior on a consistent basis.

Todd

To the individual that called my "36 out a month on a 3-out-at-one-time plan" fictitious:

I'm not lying. I stand by my statement. It's the truth.

But whatever.

You seem to have some issue with Netflix and that's your deal.

I don't particular -love- Netflix (as I'm stopping for a while at the end of the month), but I do recognize the solid service they provide.

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