Netflix was not like this back in 2005 when I first started renting from them and the discs came from all over the country, from Seattle, Boston, Dallas, Louisville…everywhere! The shipping was a little slower but they shipped what was in the que. Then around 2007-08 I started getting a lot of cracked and damaged discs, I guess somehow they were getting intentionally cracked and tracing those responsible was impossible. Some postal employee also got caught with about 20,000 Netflix discs in his house, so the nationwide shipping network was practically shut down. If you look carefully at the discs you get now they almost all ship from a location near your residence. The rarified “extra” disc usually comes from some other locale. With new customers, (low usage) they reach out all across the country to obtain the discs in the que which is the way netflix operated when they were first building their customer base back around 2005-2008.. I left Netflix in 2010 when my que started stagnating like a mosquito infested bog and I renewed my membership in 2012 and that is what I observed. I got discs from a varity of locations, and thought “alright just like old times!” Now six months back into my second membership they are shipping only what is available locally, “short wait” means “indefinite wait”, and “long wait” means “forget it!” . Ulgh just like old times again. Maybe I will try lowering my turnover rate to see if this remedies the problem?
Yeah I know what you mean. I was doing OK until they split the services and it appears from that point on I have also been getting a lot of those "waits." Now it has become a daily chore trying to find a couple DVDs that is not only of interest but most importantly AVAILABLE.. Although my queue is rather short (from 40-60 DVDs) almost ALL of them except 3 or 4 are on a "WAIT". I have some on my queue that started the year as a "wait."The thing that really irks me is I have a DVD indicated as AVAILABLE but only find it NOT SO a few days later, which is the reason why they keep skipping over it.. Then some days later they will indicate that DVD is a "wait."