Netflix Sneakiness--"Throttling"

Previously in Transcendental Generalization:

The sneaky part is, for this subscription, they fulfill movies out of a location far away from where I live. Hence, it takes five days for movies to go back and forth, and I can only watch a couple each month.

From on Friday

Netflix typically sends about 13 movies a month to Villanueva's home in Warren, Michigan -- down from the 18 to 22 DVDs he once received before the company's automated system identified him as a heavy renter and began delaying his shipments to protect its profits.

Well, maybe they’ll change their policy in response to competition from Blockbuster Online (see their Super Bowl XL commercial).

Tags: Business

Updated at: 12 February 2006 12:02 AM