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so i guess losing 25% of your net worth and the company's market cap in 2 days will make you do this
Many more bubble bursts coming next.
Those aren't champagne bubbles in the bathtub!
Boom .. there is another.
Who said money doesn't buy humility....
You could also say it this way: "Who says market forces don't work when driven by HUMANS..."
I love that the left-hand skyscraper banner ad showing on this page is for Netflix.
Comcast = xfinity
Netflix = Qickster
net nuetrality/data limits = cable subscibers = >comcast monopoly
Where's that dweeb whose been pumping NetFlix all the time?I need an explination. All I've been holding are long bonds and PM and been kept awake alll night, every fucking night worrying why I didn't have everything leveraged up to the max and invested in Netflix.
I demand an apology for the angst and agita.
As my old man always said...
"DAY LATE, DOLLAR SHORT"
Visual representation of Netflex and Qwikster business model. (opens in new window :-)
It's all about timing, so many shorts been burned by NFLX before it's actually dropped like a rock. Everyone was expected since near 50% float was shorts, but the timing is the key. Easy to say now.. I wish I could read charts from left to right instead of right to left.
I wish I could read charts from left to right instead of right to left.
I wish I could read charts from left to right instead of right to left.
shit, I wish I had tomorrow's chart today. Then I might be right once in a while.
You know what they said about the guy who could read the chart left to right? He read his own obituary in the newspaper a day earlier.
well that is the Quickster way to Zero .....never saw a company fuck up more than this
OMG WHAT A DUMBASS!
its still a good short....
Yup, I found my "Dear John" Netflix letter in my in-box this morning as well. It gave me the warm and fuzzys. Then I realized I needed to change my Depends.
Me too- I mean about the letter- no adult diapers here. It is funny to me that a letter was even written. Oh, that's right- since many folks are ignorant of the fact that our money is basically worthless and the fact that businesses are tanking everywhere- so many were shocked that netflix changed their pricing structure that the wise and powerful marketing/ PR department (aka Bernays boys) nudged CEO to come to the customers all "hat in hand". I could care less.
I still look forward to the envelope in the mail. I get to watch what I want, classics, and shows of substance- not all the drivel on the networks. If they tank, no problem. I have lots of friends that have extensive collections on DVD. I also own thousands of books- so who cares. Entertainment is not something you can purchase- it comes from within.
AOL and Borders....perfect models to emulate, if what you want is to go BK.
Hey I got an idea, let's change the formula for Coca-Cola.
I wasn't surprised by the price adjustment, streaming has increased an incredible amount, the cost to Netflix has got to be huge for that lvl of bandwidth nationwide.
Not sure why all the hoopla, the original release on the changes made sense to me at the time and still does.
I personally don't stream and only do 3 dvds at a time, my cost went down. But if I chose to stream I certainly understand the cost involved.
But agree, the name change/division doesn't seem like the best of moves...
I thought "Quickster" was The Stool of Omaha's pet name for Becky Quick..........
GOLD pushing down again. That wasn't the case lately when Markets are down 170 points, strange. Amazing with all these events, Gold turning RED.
If deflation is indeed in the cards, expect all asset classes to decline pretty much in unison.
gold fails and fails-1500 before 2000-zh fools!
Let's hope so...then I can buy substantially more.
I am a member and I didn't get this email.....I have to get it on zerohedge.....I know they have my email.....BECAUSE IT IS HOW I SIGN IN.....but I digress....
Makes you wonder about the authenticity of the article. It is the internet afterall and even ZH can fall prey to a bogus ploy or two...
I quit Netflix when I found out that Canadians were getting a cheaper rate than the US citizens. I actually liked Netflix because I could keep movies in queue and I didn't forget about movies that I wanted to see. However, the CEO was so smug about the price disparity that I opted out. I read an article where he basically said, "Yeah, we charge Canada less, get over it." We watch less movies, but I just felt that the CEO was too good for my little pennies.
"To make up for the loss in confidence, we are going to print more stock to increase liquidity in the market. We have also opened up stock swap lines with LinkedIn and Facebook to ensure price stability."
Quikster - what a stupid name. And splitting the two services? Integration was one of the cool things about Netflix. Somebody needs to fire this guy and hire a new guy who says - forget all that, let's turn back the clock and carry on. Now about that 100x PE...
Oh yeah, I quit Netflix when Verizon jacked up the prices of their Phone/Internet combo plans to the point where it was about the same price to get Phone/Internet/TV. Now I have movie channels, DVR, On-Demand, cable, etc. at much better quality. This is a no-brainer trade; if you control the pipe, as Comcast and Verizon do, you can pretty easily shut down Netflix w/ your pricing schemes as I described.
Reed went Full Retard.
Should have at least tried to get a name like "QWIKflix" and contrast that with "NETflix" so people could differentiate the services a little better.
Either way, lame move. I've adjusted my subscription behavior everytime they jacked with the terms/rates.
Netflix made a boo-boo comparing his company to AOL and dial up.
He is failing the same way. At least they are divorcing the two halves.
Mail DVDs are soon to fail along with the Post Office.
Streaming will fail as Netfixx has to start paying for bandwidth [the last 1/4 mile].
He is riding on ISPs - ISPs are the natural providers of streaming video, not a third party.
My 3 cents.
way to reduce the brand value of your name.
i'd guess that alot of people who watch streamed netlix movies may have migrated from the DVD service; no longer....
now with seperated billing and accounts , they have increased the switching cost/hassle leveling the playing field with their other streaming competitors for those looking for streaming service (which is the future of this biz)...l'm going to try shorting the spike and this is another poor strategy idea and hopefully another third strike is coming.
The opposite may be true...you'd be amazed at some of the ripping/encoding/media playback solutions out there.
Current streaming titles are pretty poor and there are still a lot of good titles still only available on DVD.
Yeah, not everyone is gonna bother with ripping/encoding/media playback...but its a nice way to create a buffer of movies to watch whilestill keeping the stream of DVD's to the mailbox at a reasonable rate.
I suspect Reed's next trick will involve...having new movie exclusives only available via streaming before the secondclass Quickster citizens get access to them.
Phase two: spin off Quickster, ipo it and collect millions in management fees.
Brilliant. I think we have a winning idea here.
Why watch movies when you can read Zero Hedge?
Occasionally I like to escape via fiction.
The puts re very pricey. I like the steaming, but selction for b movies is weak.
I can't figure why cable companies don't charge less than 3 bucks for on demand movies and crush these fuckers. The premium channels are probably scrambling their shit models, too.
Then again 8 bucks for streaming is pretty cheap. THe comedy is better than cnbs, too.
fantastic selection of b movies:
they eliminated competition and thought they were monopoly. Thce cancellations reminded them they are not a monopoly
Quikster has got to be the worst name change/creation in history and I'm sure it will play out that way on profits. This CEO doesn't think it's already confusing and now there's going to be a new website that comically isn't even ready yet? Gawd....
Probably didn't want to pay for a name that makes sense like QWIKflix or MAILflix versus NETflix.
At least you could differentiate the services with names like that.
Qwikster .. so changing the name is going to make it all warm and snuggly. A new logo will solve all problems.
Qwikster .. should be called DUMPSTER. I think that's what most people will do..
ALCOHOL, TELEVISION, FAITH IN THE SYSTEM.
Wow. This guy clearly doesn't understand the point of branding. It's one thing to mess up the first time with the pricing, and quite another to mess up so badly right afterwards by destroying the reputation the brand has built and introduce confusion into the product being offered. He took a quickly growing company, and turned it into a disaster area almost overnight. Hopefully, the board will let him go immediately. If not, it just proves how corrupt US corporations have become at the top.
Well, that reeks of desperation.
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