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# 255804 31-Aug-2019 08:36
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So I just had an email from Netflix informing me my sub is rising to $21.99

I was fine with $16 but it’s certainly getting up there and on the verge of losing a lot of content that I like...

What do you think the upper limit for subs should be ?


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  # 2308702 31-Aug-2019 08:41
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The upper limit is what you can afford, and what it is worth to you.

 

Personally, I ditched Netflix when GST was added. It wasn't the 15% that did it, but it did cause me to re-evaluate my usage and realise I wasn't watching enough to justify the cost.


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  # 2308703 31-Aug-2019 09:08
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Just wondering if you’re comparing apples and apples. My understanding is that the tier that will be $21.99 was previously $18.49 - not $16.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2308711 31-Aug-2019 09:48
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If I didnt have other people sharing my account, I would have got rid of it with the last increase. Will see how my usage compares when disney comes out and I think I will use that more so it will probably finally go at that time.





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  # 2308739 31-Aug-2019 10:31
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I have checked mine again and I am still locked in at the old amount of 18.99
As soon as they change that for me I'm going to drop right back to standard and get prime video and disney+ in December.


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  # 2308742 31-Aug-2019 10:34
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Yeah it's not really worth it anymore the selection available to NZ on Netflix is extremely limited, we have canceled ours, might look into getting Hulu US.


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  # 2308745 31-Aug-2019 10:36
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lNomNoml:

 

Yeah it's not really worth it anymore the selection available to NZ on Netflix is extremely limited, we have canceled ours, might look into getting Hulu US.

 

 

"Extremely limited"? Holy... It's like an avalanche of new content every day!





 
 
 
 


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  # 2308753 31-Aug-2019 10:57
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Just pass the increase on. Shortly after we got a Netflix increase we got a similar increase from Spark on our mobiles. Maybe they have to pay more too. If you can't pass it on cut out a coffee or 3/4 of a beer 😊

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  # 2308756 31-Aug-2019 11:14
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“How much is too much”

Too much is when you’re not comfortable to pay anymore. I know a whole heap of people who sub to Sky yet I think Sky is too much for the limited content I’d watch so I don’t use it, a work colleague thinks Spotify Premium is too much, yet I don’t. It’s all down to how much you think the service is worth and are willing to pay.

Companies can put up their prices up as high as they want, I’ll only pay for what I think is reasonable.

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  # 2308787 31-Aug-2019 13:37
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freitasm:

 

lNomNoml:

 

Yeah it's not really worth it anymore the selection available to NZ on Netflix is extremely limited, we have canceled ours, might look into getting Hulu US.

 

 

"Extremely limited"? Holy... It's like an avalanche of new content every day!

 

 

Yeah, the sheer volume and range of content on Netflix are such that there's always something there to watch - it's more a matter of finding the time to do so, or spending the time to find the content. 

 

As for cost: the mid-tier plan that has gone up to $17 a month. That's 56c a day. Not even the cost of one flat white per week. 

 

At this price it surprises me the number of people who share accounts or elect to drop Netflix altogether. 


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  # 2308789 31-Aug-2019 13:44
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freitasm:

 

lNomNoml:

 

Yeah it's not really worth it anymore the selection available to NZ on Netflix is extremely limited, we have canceled ours, might look into getting Hulu US.

 

 

"Extremely limited"? Holy... It's like an avalanche of new content every day!

 

 

 

 

A lot of it is rubbish that has really low IMDB ratings. I started to watch a newly released one, about an Inn in New Zealand. It almost seemed to be an advertorial for NZ, and the story was so far fetched and formulaic and the acting so terrible  I had to switch it off. I htink I pay $10 a month for it with spark as part of the entertainment plan but am considering cancelling it.  TVNZ ondemand seems to have better content, the only problem is the adverts and the unreliability of the platform.


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  # 2308801 31-Aug-2019 14:58
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Maybe share your account/plan with someone to make your cost cheaper


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  # 2308807 31-Aug-2019 15:35
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I often find this topic comical - no offense to those who feel like they are paying too much, but I look at things this way:

 

Some people buy drugs

 

Some people buy lots of alcohol (I'm not 100% sober but I definitely don't buy a box/bottle a week) 

 

Some people pay for a SKY sport package

 

Some people smoke and/or vape

 

Some people go buy lots of shoes and clothes all the time

 

 

 

My unwinding time is TV/streaming. $20 odd a month is really nothing (though I'm just on the Spark Unplan Entertainment plan so don't notice really). Remember a few years back when it was $7 or $9 to rent a DVD overnight? 

 

For people to flip the lid over a $5 increase a month I'm kind of wondering why you even had it in the first place




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  # 2308812 31-Aug-2019 16:10
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Im not exactly flipping my lid over the price increase just yet 

 

I pay for the premium package for the 4k content and multiple screens so my family can watch whatever wherever. 

 

I am interested to see if $21 per month is value for money i guess. We will be subbing to Disney, Prime, spark sport for the soccer season and Netflix and dropping Sky so the cost is still overall cheaper than my previous sky subs were but once you pass over the $20 per month level i would like to see something of value and with them losing a large amount of content over the next couple of months they are going to have to pick it up in content for me to keep paying out.

 

You are correct however its relatively cheap considering what we pay for beer/coffee/lunches etc so its not a major just yet but continuous increases will reach a point where i say yeah nah..for me its dependent on content. When i stop finding stuff i want to watch then i will stop paying aka Sky... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2308813 31-Aug-2019 16:10
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snnet:

I often find this topic comical - no offense to those who feel like they are paying too much, but I look at things this way:


Some people buy drugs


Some people buy lots of alcohol (I'm not 100% sober but I definitely don't buy a box/bottle a week) 


Some people pay for a SKY sport package


Some people smoke and/or vape


Some people go buy lots of shoes and clothes all the time


 


My unwinding time is TV/streaming. $20 odd a month is really nothing (though I'm just on the Spark Unplan Entertainment plan so don't notice really). Remember a few years back when it was $7 or $9 to rent a DVD overnight? 


For people to flip the lid over a $5 increase a month I'm kind of wondering why you even had it in the first place



I agree with you - but on the other hand, when I add up what we pay for entertainment services - broadband, Sky, Netflix, Lightbox, Spark Sport, DNS4ME, etc, it’s pretty damned scary. Okay, some of those are bundled but we’re still effectively paying for them somehow. So there is definite logic to watching the budget. And that doesn’t include mobile costs.

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