Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
Keep in mind that Netflix has been around for quite a long time. I joined Netflix in the summer of 2001. So, I've been with them for almost 10 years. At first, you paid $4.00 for Netflix rentals and could keep them for up to 14 days and they had to be postmarked and sent back. A few years later, Netflix moved to the subscription model to ensure recurring revenue streams.
In a way, i find it sad though that all of these businesses end up out of business. Especially the smaller mom+pop shops. Everything today is the big online store in the cloud....and getting good service at the local shop is more or less a thing of the past.
Sadly its true, that is one of the things I like about living in Oregon (in my area at least), people support local businesses more than big corporations like Walmart. I guess large part of that is due to the enormous hippie population we have here but none the less I agree with it.
I think the South Park episode about Walmart sums up big business.