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I still don't understand why you pay for movies you watch online....
I JUST DOWNLOAD THEM FOR FREE!!
ALT. BINARIES BITCHEZ!!!
ps: alt.binaries.bitchez also contains movies but they are more for the adult spectator :)
Newgroups is where its at
the first rule of newsgroups is you do not talk about newsgroups
Quiet, potato-head. Yer giving out secrets.
I KNEW I'VE SEEN THAT PUSSY BEFORE!!
because they are american
true, only suckers pay for downloads.
why don't people just stop watching the bullshit produced by Hollywood - it contributes to the mass brainwashing - no wonder Facebook is on top of it.
Hollywood is a key player in the conditioning of society.
Why are a lot of the movies about stealing Federal Reserve Notes - to help with the illusion that paper fiat money is worth killing for.
People are conditioned without even realizing it - QUIT WATCHING THEIR GARBAGE!
Do Facebook Credits hold their value better than the Dollar?
SURE!!! THEY ARE BACKED UP BY THE FEDERAL GOLDMAN SACHS!!
It's as good as gold!
Gonna get interesting.
you guys act like sheep. no one is going to pay per movie on facebook.. are they ready to penny up for real content and beef up for the traffic a subscription based model will need??
no - they love to give you crap make believe junk and charge you for every pixel
A big player will buy netflix at somepoint (apple, microsoft, sony?)
Netflix puts anyone?
can I trade them for blockbuster stocks? now where did I put those...
Was actually wanting to buy a redbox a few years ago but you can't. that sux!
Netflix, Facebook, bloody dinosaurs. Torrents b*tches.
yeah keep thinking that is more than .001 of the market doing that - you add so much to this discussion
i missed something, which discussion? in any case, comment was sacrastic, since torrents are not even video streaming technology.
Why on Earth would someone pay $3 for a movie you could rent at Redbox for $1?
Sounds more like they are competing with defunct Blockbuster than Netflix.
If they want to compete with Netflix, they are going to have to get a huge library of movies and offer unlimited streaming for a low monthly fee, not utilize this arbitrary "rental" model.
you're looking to it all wrong.
WHY PAY ONLY 1$ IF YOU CAN PAY 3$ FOR THE SAME CRAP + FREE ADVERTISING POP UP'S & LIFETIME SPAM!
I was thinking the same thing. $3/48hr of 1 movie seems an awful lot. But I'm sure they'll figure that out sooner or later. Isn't NFLX like $20 or something a month for 3 dvds at a time for a whole month?
Or $9/month for one movie at a time + unlimited streaming.
"Why on Earth would someone pay $3 for a movie you could rent at Redbox for $1? "
Don't worry prices will continue to collapse, but right now Redbox just doesn't offer that much in terms of selection. You can only get whats in that one particular machine. Plus, you have to drive to a kiosk ($ 4-5 gas doesn't make that very attractive + it just isn't convenient). Thus, paying $ 3 bucks / for a recent movie with high demand is not that bad. Especially when you are doing it from your living room etc.
The reason this is competing against netflix is because their selection is downright terrible. You can not watch any recent movies on there, period! Once prices drop on premium download rentals ($ 1-2) range, netflix is toast. Most people never watch more than 4-5 movies a month and a small price drop of around 33% would easily justify the switch.
Actually, you can have movies delivered to a particular Redbox, and you can search online for what movies are available at which site. I don't know where you live, but I can walk to two different RedBoxes (or whatever each one is called), and there are probably twenty more within about five minutes drive. Redbox has taken my area by storm. The Blcokbuster that was two blocks away is dead and gone (along with the Starbucks, Caribou kicked its ass).
I had Netflix for about a year when it first hit the scene. I found I do not watch enough movies to justify the (albeit meager) cost. RedBox is like the prepaid cellphone service of movie rentals. Very casual.
Precisely. I pass no fewer than three Redboxes on my way home from work, and I live in a very rural area.
Further, the $3 price point is exactly the same as the already established iTunes movie store. You can rent it for $3 there too, along with a million other titles. I don't know why anyone thinks that a single movie available over Facebook is such a game changer. If they were charging $1, then I would agree, but they haven't added ANYTHING to the market with this.
Redbox is taking over. You can ride your bike to get the movies. It ain't like movies are heavy to carry. Plus Redbox is conveniently located in shopping areas like grocery stores as well. Redbox is also old school, because it is visible to the shopper, those not computer savy, or know how to use a computer/internet, and those who do. You don't need expensive broadband to see the movies as well. When you need broadband to see a movie, you are actually paying a lot more than simply going to a box, and selecting movies from it, then it machine dispenses it. Redbox is here to stay I am afraid. This idea we can just consume things over the internet has been blown over before.
They're counting on the branding hype to offset the inflated price and it will work. But Netflix isn't going anywhere due to this. Nor will Redbox lose any customers. This looks targeted at iPad/iPhone types that believe Facebook is a gift from Xenu to change the face of the universe as we know it. /eyeroll
Karl Denninger just wet himself.
So what's new?
That dude is a total asshat.
I used to listen and read his site. Then I found ZH and also realized that he's a douche about PM's.
He's too wrapped up in blind obedience to the law and government to realize that people will NOT comply with a PM's confiscation order.
Netflix is thinking of moving into the (for now) less competitive cassette tape rental business.
Things like "barriers to entry","margin compression" and "competition" are from the now defunct school of fundamental analysis - here in the new American ponzi market all you need to do is step right up buy some stocks and you are off to the races (against inflation)
Facebook still doesn't impress me - they keep throwing $hit against the wall hoping somthing will stick so they can add on to their flawed business model. It is a great Free Program that should be supported by ads; but whenever they try and add costs or a menu of play to play services on to consumers it will flop like the maginot line
Yeah but eventually they will know close to everything about everybody and that's worth money to someone. Soon they'll have a massive database on your video viewing habits.
Just wait until you need a Facebook account to do things that shouldn't have anything to do with Facebook - just like you need a driver's licence in many states to do things that have nothing to do with driving. Explaining to a potental employer why you don't have a Facebook account might become a lot like explaining that although your criminal record is sealed, you don't have anything to hide.
It's the AOL of this decade. It will die, give it time.
+1 Aerojet. Yawning at it all...
AOL actually provided a service.. not just a scrapbook gossip fence
AOL should buy NFLX
Let's sum up the competition:
1. Blockbuster coming out of bankruptcy with less debt, renewed focus
2. Redbox to offer streaming movies
3. Amazon offering free movie streaming to their members
6. Comcast also said today they will compete with netflix
All bubbles burst when growth declines. Growth declines with competition. Im shorting netflix, thinking of adding to my position. When a bubble bursts it can go down 80-90% in a year or so.
Apple should resurect their 'Apple TV' on the IPad
that space is ripe for M&A - don't think bids aren't being considered in the big boys war rooms
NTFX is priced like it was a total monopoly (Microsoft style) and held that spot forever
My guess would be that they will try to blow the shorts out of the Market first.
Old Wall Street trick. When bad news comes out, run the stock into the stratisphere.
Blow the shorts out of the Market and then take it down.
NFLX gapping well below its trend line.
Looks like the party is "ovahh" on this one.
NFLX finish.....rats leaving the ship....only if they had porn I could download...then I buy some leaps...lol
I type in <movie name> stagevu into Google search. I watch whichever film I want to watch in DVD quality for free.
If that doesn't work I check youku, zshare, megavideo (free service).
If people can't instantly stream for free in DVD quality they download it, in DVD quality.
All while saving much needed $$.
It's called Pirating and your IP is '126.96.36.199' ;)
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