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Old 3 Mar 2006, 06:22 AM   #1
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Blockbuster denies they limit users based on how many DVD's they rent a month.

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Citing consumer inquiries on the matter, Blockbuster Online, the Internet-based subscription rental unit of Blockbuster Inc., March 2 reiterated that it does not “throttle,” or limit the number of movies shipped to frequent customers. Blockbuster Logo

The announcement comes on the heels of media scrutiny involving online rental pioneer Netflix, which is poised to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging false advertising, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and breach of contract regarding DVD delivery times.

“Blockbuster Online does not throttle,” said Shane Evangelist, SVP and GM for Blockbuster Online. “We don't prioritize our customers' movie fulfillment based on how often they use our service, and we don't limit the number of movies a subscriber receives each month. We want our customers to get the full entertainment value that comes from a subscription plan, whether that's watching 20-plus movies a month or five.”

Online subscribers also receive a free in-store movie rental each week, which Evangelist said allows them to “satisfy” short-notice rental impulses at Blockbuster retail locations.
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Old 3 Mar 2006, 06:43 AM   #3
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There is a Santa Claus, there is an easter bunny, there is a tooth fairy, etc, etc, etc.
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ya you can say that again im on the trial now and i already see it i live in the chicago burbs and the warehouse i return to is in chicago and they claim its taking 3 days ton get it and expect it to be back to me in 4 days for my next one. what is that about? i sent out a movie on monday and they still dont show they have recieved it today Thursday and its the afternoon which means i prob wont get my next one till monday at least.
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Good thing I know that there is no santa or I would have killed you (just found out 2 years ago LMAO)
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Blockbuster denies they limit users based on how many DVD's they rent a month.
in the queue they just tell you, long wait
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There is a Santa Claus, there is an easter bunny, there is a tooth fairy, etc, etc, etc.
-does that mean ghosts exist too?
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LOL yes they do.


But blockbuster online wont let you get any more then 6 movies per month they are a rip off and a joke. I did that for one month that was it.
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Old 3 Mar 2006, 01:11 PM   #11
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mine all say available now even just released ones but when it takes them 4 days to recieve a movie that i would not consider throttling but SLOW as can be. Sorry for the rant.
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COUGH library COUGH
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I checked in to it drf, my library doesn't do it. Well, they do it but, only for "Education" DVD's.
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mine too. everything at my local library ought to be tossed in to a giant bin and lit on fire---all crap.
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Oh well that sucks! My library is pretty cool, you can go to http://catalog.libcoop.net and then click on iBistro and Troy Public Library to see what we have. I am not sure about your states but I know that Michigan has what is called a MichiCard, which is good around the state. So some smaller cities import movies from the Troy Library. Maybe your states have something like that also, where you can request movies from another library in your state. Not sure if California or Monster City has that type of system.
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