I'm fairly sure you don't have to be living in a mansion to buy a latte or two (per-month, not per-day).
To be fair, the demographic of most net-steaming users with a computer and network connection good enough to stream is probably in line with the "latte or two" crowd, at least around here. I'm not really sure about the DVD shipment service as I don't know anyone who uses it (not even sure it's *offered* in Canada, where I live).
Most of my friends - even those in the lower-income brackets - still stop at Starbucks every now and then for an overpriced drink. After the first two you've already passed the price of netflix in a month.
A better comparison might have been "a movie rental" though, as even one of those at many video stores hits pretty close to the monthly cost of either netflix streaming/delivery services.
You have no friends in the lower income brackets - your comment screams it.
I drink a latte every evening, you insensitive clods!
After you've served the rest of us and locked the door.
You will be surprised how far they can push you. In the UK petrol (gas) is Â£1.35/litre which I make to be just under $10/gallon. We are the worst in Europe but seem unable to do anything about it.
Get your government to subsidized the oil companies like the US does, get rid of public health, passenger rail and basic services and you too can have simply outrageous prices like the States.
You're damn right! Latte? Latte? Arrogant little shit, people (like me) are pinching pennies cancelling even basic cable in the tight economy already trying to keep a "normal" life going with a $10 spot to Netflix. I can go to Redbox, Steve Swasey, you little asshole and get almost 3 DVDs a week! Netflix was mostly to keep my CHILD entertained with kids shows, but fuck it, it's just a latte to you, right?
Sorry for the cursing, but that mother... needs to read The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk and get some goddamn manners! This is a less for how NOT to conduct business when everyone has a direct line to 500 friends on Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc! What a retard! I hope the fact that he is spokesman for Netflix will make future employers go, "Ah, so I guess I don't have to ask why you're now looking for new employment. Well, we don't find you qualified for spokesman, but we do have janitorial."
And if you go to Redbox three days a week, you're spending at LEAST $12 a month - and that's if you *never* return them late.
Well that makes sixty percent rate hike and 50% cut in services just fine doesn't it???
Nuke the rogue satellite in the orbit.
Clearly you're delusional. This situation calls for Diplomacy and sanctions. Actually what is needed are robotic limpets that attach a retro and drop this kind of trash out of orbit.
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