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Even though some of your members have berated me for not wanting to use my credit card...  Even though some have been incapable of understanding why someone would want to pay for an online movie service with an online account...

Thank you, Netflix, for finally accepting PayPal!!  Thanks for listening to and appreciating your user base.  I was very excited to start my membership today!


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This is not Netflix. Call Customer service at 1-866-716-0414 if you really want to be sure they know.
Yeah, I know... but I figured there are so often complaints about Netflix here that I'd just offer my thanks! ;)
How is NF dealing with the unreturned disk issue? Is a deposit required?
No deposit required. It's just like any other payment method: You get a free trial. After that you pay a month in advance. If you don't return a disk, then they will not send you another one. If you quit paying, they'll block your access until they get their money.

I don't doubt that there are people (both PayPal and credit card) trying to abuse the Netflix service by not returning discs or by copying the discs or even by sharing their password for online streaming. Ultimately it's unfortunate for everyone when the malicious actions of the few affect the many. But you also have to consider that those running Netflix are not stupid. They're not just shipping more and more discs left and right to people who don't pay. And they must certainly understand the risk of putting their property into any customer's hands'. But if it were not worth that risk, they wouldn't even offer the free trial. If someone has a bogus payment source, then doesn't return the free trial disc...that's a total loss. But if someone pays for a month of service and then doesn't return a disc, it's still unfortunate, but at least Netflix was able to slightly offset a bit of that loss.

With all that said, I fully understand why pre-paid cards are not accepted. Of course Netflix has the right to pick and choose what payments they'll accept, but hopefully can receive a bit more protection since PayPal (and bank debit cards) require a bit more proof/legitimacy from the account holder than pre-paid cards do.

Whew... didn't mean for that to be such a rant! Just processing my thoughts. All in all, I'm glad they're trying the PayPal thing. It's good that Netflix is willing to shift with technology (even if it did take them a while to board the PayPal wagon). I hope it's a good move for them.
As I recall, from my free trail many years ago, I used a credit card. If I didn't return the disks, NF would charge my card. With PayPal, NF has no recourse if the disks are not returned other than to cancel the account. It doesn't matter to me, I thought that NF would want some more securirty.
I'd guess that only verified Paypal accounts can be used, so for all intents its the same as using your debit card, except its a third party (other then your bank) who is taking the money out of the account.

I've used a verified Paypal account for many years for billing and its quite effective.

Other then the fee that paypal charges (imo its minimal) I never did see any reason why Netflix didnt accept paypal before, or maybe now that they freed up those 30 networking people from doing anything with the friends feature, they could task one to spend a couple hours incorporating a little web integration to accept paypal now.
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