tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< September 2011 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Netflix - The Worst Apology One Ever Made

Many of you Netflix customers may have gotten an email or heard it from the news. Netflix' CEO has made a public apology about the recent price change with some further announcement. I think this is the worst apology I have ever seen. I am writing this mainly from a customer's perspective. I wasn't angry about the price change. Nor am I care about their business that much. They've asked me to pick between DVD or streaming. Since only about one third of movies I watch offer streaming, DVD only is the no-brainer option for me. This actually saved me a little bit of money.

What annoys me is that this is an apology that is not an apology. What exactly does Netflix believe they have done wrong? From they email they are absolutely convinced their business strategy is right, and I'm not here to dispute it. I just don't see what are they trying to apologize for? The are not back tracking the price change, nor are they offering any discount or compensation. In fact they are so convinced in what they are doing that they announce further change to spin off the DVD rental into a new company called Qwikster.

Some business pundits are nodding their head and approving of their bold move, often citing Innovator's Dilemma and such. But what is it in for the consumers? All the got is their service being spin into Qwikster, essentially a second rated brand name. The other difference is Qwikster.com and Netflix.com websites will not be integrated, so

if you subscribe to both services, and if you need to change your credit card or email address, you would need to do it in two places. Similarly, if you rate or review a movie on Qwikster, it doesn't show up on Netflix, and vice-versa.

In other words, you customer are getting screwed. The interest of the company as a business is clearly different from the interest of the customers.

Why bother to write a super long email to the customers if you have nothing to offer to them? Why apologize if you have nothing to apologize for? In the announcement they regret that "many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming". I feel that they have just humiliated us again.

2011.09.19 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock (22 Jul 2019)

 

Ukraine election: President Zelensky's party heads for win (22 Jul 2019)

 

Chandrayaan-2: India set to re-attempt Moon mission launch (21 Jul 2019)

 

Mack Horton: Swimmer refuses to join rival Sun Yang on podium (22 Jul 2019)

 

The Silicon Valley space race (22 Jul 2019)

 

Salmon trapped in Canada landslide to be airlifted to safety (22 Jul 2019)

 

Portugal wildfires: Huge operation tackles central Portugal blazes (21 Jul 2019)

 

UK PM to chair emergency meeting on Iran crisis (22 Jul 2019)

 

Voting to close in UK Tory leadership contest (22 Jul 2019)

 

China's new Nasdaq-style board begins trading (22 Jul 2019)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Google Glass lives on as a device to teach autistic children (21 Jul 2019)

 

The best-sounding true wireless headphones (21 Jul 2019)

 

‘Dumbfake’ videos may be worse than deepfakes? (20 Jul 2019)

 

Despite high hopes, self-driving cars are ‘way in the future’ (20 Jul 2019)

 

Dream of retiring abroad? The reality: Medicare doesn’t travel well (19 Jul 2019)

 

Trump says he may intervene in huge Pentagon cloud contract (19 Jul 2019)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2019-Jul-22 00:00