Goodbye Netflix

I did it. Again. For the second time in six months, I canceled my Netflix membership.

I initially cancelled last year after Netflix’s ridiculous price increase. It never was about money – I can afford an extra $6/month. It was a matter of principle. You don’t get to increase the price of a service by 60% without bringing any additional value in. So I cancelled, and then a few months later, I signed up again because I missed it.

Then came Chloé, on December 11, 2011. Since having a baby, we have much less time to watch movies. This plus the extremely poor selection of movies available for streaming made it a no-brainer that I should cancel again, for good.

From now on, if I want to watch a movie, I’ll get it directly from iTunes or I’ll just walk my ass to the Red Box at 7 Eleven, a couple hundred yards away from our house. It will be more convenient and cost effective.