Why the Netflix Price Hike Doesn’t Matter (and Why You Should Stop Crying about it!)

If you have been living under a rock, then you may not have heard that Netflix raised its prices recently. The biggest change was to it’s big plan, splitting it between the DVD checkout system and streaming. Essentially, if you want to keep the streaming option, but also have 1-at-a-time DVD plan, you’d need to cough up 60% more per month (price goes up by $6).

Yes, that’s right, if you want to check out DVDs 1-at-a-time for $10, AND you want streaming, it will cost you $6 more per month.


If you are threatening to cancel Netflix, go for it. But you are not going to, so stop being all dramatic and saying you will. Put your money where your mouth is. I dare you to take 10 weeks off of Netflix, cold turkey. You can’t do it.

Netflix knows this. They “ain’t no fools”. They surveyed groups of customers and groups of prospective customers and knew they’d lose a few, but ultimately come out ahead in the long run. The bottom line is that this is still a very inexpensive service compared to alternatives.

So, stop whining all you cry babies. If the $6 puts you over the edge, you probably should not have had Netflix in the first place, because you couldn’t afford it.

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