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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-17-2007, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Blockbuster online making some changes

I really don't like the changes. Not for sure why but here is the email they sent me.

"Due to changes in our subscription plan pricing, your current BLOCKBUSTER Total Access™ plan, Unlimited Online DVDs up to 3 at a time plus unlimited in-store exchanges each month for $17.99, will no longer be available at the current price.

You will be moved to our new plan that includes Unlimited Online DVDs 3 at a time plus up to 5 free* in-store exchanges for $17.99. This plan will not include an e-coupon for in-store DVD and/or game rentals. The new subscription plan and pricing will go into effect on your regular monthly billing date following August 31, 2007.†

In addition, exclusively for BLOCKBUSTER Total Access customers, we have introduced in-store movie rentals for $1.99* per movie should you need more than the in-store exchanges included in your plan.

If you don't feel this plan is right for you, please feel free to take advantage of one of these other options: "

The only option they have close to mine is $21.99 but you only get 2 movies at a time and unlimited in-store exchanges



This kinda of sucks, casue I love taking my movies back on Tuesday morning and picking up the new ones. Plus I will miss the free game rental I was using. Damn it Blockbuster.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-18-2007, 12:10 AM
lol, this place sucks now
 
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where and when did you get that? That's the package I have and haven't heard anything like that.... yet
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where and when did you get that? That's the package I have and haven't heard anything like that.... yet

i got it from Blockbuster today. I hope its false but it looks legit.

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I got the same e-mail about 1 week ago. I called Blockbuster and apparentley it is legit. I think that too many people were catching on to what a good deal this was and it started getting out of hand, so I guess they wanted to cut back the instore rentals.

I think it sucks but its still better then Netflix
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I got the same e-mail about 1 week ago. I called Blockbuster and apparentley it is legit. I think that too many people were catching on to what a good deal this was and it started getting out of hand, so I guess they wanted to cut back the instore rentals.

I think it sucks but its still better then Netflix


yea thats true. Netflix was alright till blockbuster starting the in-store exhchange. But now I will only get 5 which before I was getting 10-12 . Oh well I'm pretty caught up on my movies anyways. I have started watching old movies and some I have no idea what they are till I get it.

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got the same one as well, it sucks I guess I will either cancel and get net flix, they get here faster, or just stop all together.
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They started this change right after announcing their 2nd quarter earnings. Nobody knew about it until the day before it was going to happen, at the corporate level, anyway.
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I just exchanged a mailed movie for something in store this weekend, and still have yet to get a notice that it's changing.
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this is what I get when I go to 'My Account'

Your current plan...
BLOCKBUSTER Total Access Premium $17.99 / month (plus taxes)
3 at-a-time, unlimited mailings
unlimited in-store free movie/discounted game exchanges
+1 FREE bonus Movie or Game Rental E-Coupon / Month Next Billing Date: September 07,2007
Note, if you change to another plan, you will be limited to the pricing and plan limits currently available to new subscribers





maybe it's because you guys are newbs
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yea my account still says the same but I got the email, I will see if it changes or not when I take some movies back tonight
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this is what I get when I go to 'My Account'

Your current plan...
BLOCKBUSTER Total Access Premium $17.99 / month (plus taxes)
3 at-a-time, unlimited mailings
unlimited in-store free movie/discounted game exchanges
+1 FREE bonus Movie or Game Rental E-Coupon / Month Next Billing Date: September 07,2007
Note, if you change to another plan, you will be limited to the pricing and plan limits currently available to new subscribers





maybe it's because you guys are newbs


lol noobs. I have been with blockbuster for awhile. Just wait till the 7th, i bet it changes.

Oh and mine says the same thing under account to.

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Man the first month i had this plan, i freakin raped blockbuster...must have gone through 30 movies ( i even canceled cable )
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well guys its true. I looked at my account yesterday and its already changed. Well this sucks, I guess we will see how well it works.

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After I caught up with my movie rentals (i.e. nothing of interest to continue filling up the queue) I cancelled and went back to in store rentals with the rewards program (an additional 9.95 a year).

Rent 5 get 1 free, free movie rental Mon-Wed with movie/game rental, 1 free rental every month.

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net flix here I come, I can't get the tv shows I back up in the store.
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Subscription Plan change cancel
Your current plan...BLOCKBUSTER Total Access Premium $17.99 / month (plus taxes)
3 at-a-time, unlimited mailings
unlimited in-store free movie/discounted game exchanges
+1 FREE bonus Movie or Game Rental E-Coupon / Month Next Billing Date: October 07,2007

Note, if you change to another plan, you will be limited to the pricing and plan limits currently available to new subscribers
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I work at blockbuster at beltline and marsh and what they are doing now , they change your plan by canceling and forcing you to get on the new plans, the people that got it at the begging are being grandfathered but soon they will change.... they changed mine last week and i canceled it my self, they still do have the unlimited option for 27.99 but they did get rid of the e-coupon...... if any of you have any questions and are around the area drop by ill can fill ya in and give ya the best deals possible
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They started this change right after announcing their 2nd quarter earnings. Nobody knew about it until the day before it was going to happen, at the corporate level, anyway.
It'll be interesting to see how many customers bail and how the 3d & 4th quarters look.

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