The Dark Side of Netflix

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To All Blockbuster Refugees Considering Netflix

If you are a displaced Blockbuster customer and you are looking for a new home, you probably came across Netflix Underground while looking for information about Netflix.  If you are considering singing up with Netflix, make sure to do plenty of research before you give them your credit card or bank information.  If you browse through the years of articles on this site, you will find Netflix has a sketchy reputation built around more than a decade of sleazy corporate behavior.  Make a list of everything you hated about Blockbuster Online and multiply that by three. 

Yes, Blockbuster was a profoundly lousy company with many sleazy tactics, but many of their tricks in the DVD-by-mail business were pioneered by Netflix long before Blockbuster Online even mailed their first DVD.  If you are a Blockbuster refugee and you are considering giving Netflix a try, do yourself a favor and first browse this site or do some Internet searches with the following terms.

Netflix throttling
Netflix lawsuit
Netflix credit card charges
Netflix missing DVD charge
Netflix cancellation problem
Netflix delay
Netflix tactics
Netflix staging media event
Netflix price increase
Netflix shipping

What you will find will not be pretty, but at least you will be armed with some knowledge before making a decision that could lead to a lot unnecessary aggravation.

1 comment:

Robert Jackson said...

Let me tell you about my netflix experience, I cancelled my netflix mid jan to try huluplus. In march I lost my debit and order another, when I got my bank statement I notice that netflix was charging me on my new card. So I called the bank to cancel my new card and ask the bank how could this happen. She said somehow netflix was grouping debit card not sure what that means and I don't know how they got my debit card. after canceling the card I file fraud charges with the bank. I called netflix I asked them to remove my account, some how he just changed my email address but my account was still there, I just couldn't log in. I called the next day and gave them my cancelled debit card so they can locate my account and to my surprise they found it. I asked again for them to cancel and remove my account info but they refused. I haven't decided yet to get another debit card. And the bank put the money bank into my account from netflix. I hope this helps someone.