I Thought I Had It Made When I Got NetFlix - Wrong Again!!
Nobody Ever Tells You About the Queue
February 18, 2007
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By: O. J. Cunningham
Netflix - They Never Tell You About The 'Queue'
Here's the Netflix deal: (I'm sure you've heard it a hundred times) - 3 DVD's at a time, unlimited for $17.99 a month. When you're done with one . . . you mail it back . . . and they send you another.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
But when you subscribe, they don't tell you about the "QUEUE."
You gotta keep your Queue
up to date.
You gotta keep what you want next at the top of your Queue.
You gotta browse so you can find movies to put in your Queue
You gotta rate movies that you return so that Netflix can show you movies that are similar to the ones you like. So you can add them to your Queue.
Cuz if you let your Queue
get out of control, Netflix might send you anything they want to send.
For example: I noticed on Thursday that I had three Netflix envelops in the house. Good Grief! How Can That Be?
You gotta keep those movies spinning. You gotta watch 'em and get 'em back in the mail. So you can get the next one at the top of your Queue
into your mail in-box.
In the fourteen months that I've had Netflix, I've had 123 Netflix movies in my house. That's just about two DVD's every weekend. Bottom Line: Each of those movies cost about $2.00 to watch. I can only imagine what it would have cost me to see those same 123 movies in a theater environment.
Maybe there's no late fees when you subscribe to Netflix. But there's pressure just the same. There's no mail on Monday because of President's Day.
How am I gonna get my movies back to Netflix so I can get two new ones by Friday.
I also gotta check my Queue
. And I gotta find what new releases are out next Tuesday. Maybe I just might drive down to the Post Office and at least get my DVD's in the mail flow for next week.
This Netflix is a lot of work.
123 Movies I've Watched in the Last Fourteen Months
The Departed 02/17/07
Mission Impossible III 02/16/07
Ellen Degeneres: Here and Now
The Constant Gardener
Lady in the Water
Lies & Alibis
Pablo Francisco: Ouch! Live from San Jose
Stargate Atlantis: Rising (Pilot Episode)
Mitch Hedberg: Mitch All Together
The Triangle: Disc 2 (2-Disc Series)
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time
The Triangle: Disc 1 (2-Disc Series) 01/03/07
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Da Vinci Code
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Bill Hicks: Sane Man
5ive Days to Midnight: Disc 1 (2-Disc Series)
5ive Days to Midnight: Disc 2 (2-Disc Series) 12/05/06
Pablo Francisco: Bits and Pieces
The World's Fastest Indian
Richard Jeni: A Big Steaming Pile of Me
This Girl's Life
Dead Like Me: Season 2: Disc 4 (4-Disc Series)
Dead Like Me: Season 2: Disc 3 (4-Disc Series) 11/01/06
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Dead Like Me: Season 2: Disc 2 (4-Disc Series) 10/31/06
The Lake House
Dead Like Me: Season 2: Disc 1 (4-Disc Series) 10/24/06
Dead Like Me: Season 1: Disc 4 (4-Disc Series)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Dead Like Me: Season 1: Disc 3 (4-Disc Series) 10/09/06
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Dead Like Me: Season 1: Disc 2 (4-Disc Series) 09/25/06
Dead Like Me: Season 1: Disc 1 (4-Disc Series) 09/08/06
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
This Is Spinal Tap
The Family Stone
Just Like Heaven
Down by Law
Failure to Launch
The Final Cut
A Murder of Crows
The Pink Panther
Rocky & Bullwinkle: The Best of Fractured Fairy Tales: Vol. 1
Better Off Dead
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Lord of War
Memoirs of a Geisha
Walk the Line
The Best of Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Vol. 1
Fun with Dick and Jane
The Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle: Vol. 1
The Usual Suspects
The Weather Man
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Dirty Pretty Things
The Ice Harvest
Lawrence of Arabia
It Had to Be You
Arrested Development: Season 1: Disc 2 (3-Disc Series)
Must Love Dogs
Arrested Development: Season 1: Disc 1 (3-Disc Series) 02/10/06
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
March of the Penguins
The Longest Yard
Firefly: Disc 4 (4-Disc Series)
Firefly: Disc 3 (4-Disc Series) 12/20/05
Firefly: Disc 1 (4-Disc Series) 12/19/05
Firefly: Disc 2 (4-Disc Series) 12/19/05
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O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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