I wanted to update my initial review of Netflix with more information, and will likely continue to do so for a few months.
Partly due to class and partly due to the fact that Amanda and me are both still watching stuff we got for Christmas, our usage of Netflix’s service is relatively low this month, but delivery continues to be quite expedient.
I discovered, by way of Netflix Customer Support, that we are charged $19.50 instead of the promised $17.99 due to in-state sales tax. Netflix doesn’t make any mention of the application of sales tax anywhere in their web site (that I have so far been able to discover), but it does make sense — it’s just irksome that it’s not disclosed.
The difference between this month and last month is that Amanda now has her own queue through Netflix’s profile services (which just recently launched) — thus, her movies are marked here as “Amanda”.
The service has seemed a little skittiish lately (at least in terms of their web site) — the Recommendations features seem to go down randomly, as does the new Friends feature.
Overall, with four DVDs rented, we have a cost of $4.87 per DVD rented. This is comparable to Blockbuster in-store rentals.