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Old 04-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #16  
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I did respond, what were you reading? If there were such a provision, this never would've been a problem. It's not my responsibility to prove that anything specifically says this; it's theirs - and they didn't. If they had, then I'd have nothing to complain about. I don't think even you can contend with that.

I have Dish Network. If I order HBO, which also requires pre-paying, and then cancel 3 months in, Dish credits me back for the time that I didn't have HBO on my account. Now, I realize every company is different, but I assume Dish, and many other companies follow similar practices because it's just good business. And I think most people will agree, Netflix hasn't exactly proven themselves to have a good business model in 2011.

I may be whining, but it's certainly not baseless. I truly feel that if they're going to take my money and not give me everything I already paid for without prior, distinct notification, then it most certainly is theft.
Once i went to the market to get a few items. There was a guy who held up the line a good 10 minutes waiting for 4 cents the cashier was short in the drawer. They had to count the drawer and make a bunch of people wait. all for 4 cents. It sounds like to me, ther isn't much that's different here. It's only $2.70 for CS!! tell you what, send me your address, and I'll send you the money.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #17  
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #18  
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Well, what I learned here was that if I want to put my account on hold, I will wait 'til the day BEFORE my billing period ends.

I got screwed by Verizon/HBO in a similar way: I called Verizon telling them I wanted my HBO cancelled on 8/15, the day before my monthly cycle. Unfortunately I called on 9/20, nearly a full month ahead to make sure that I wasn't billed for another cycle.
Yep 9/21...off went HBO.
And I got no credit.
Lesson Learned.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #19  
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Well, what I learned here was that if I want to put my account on hold, I will wait 'til the day BEFORE my billing period ends.

I got screwed by Verizon/HBO in a similar way: I called Verizon telling them I wanted my HBO cancelled on 8/15, the day before my monthly cycle. Unfortunately I called on 9/20, nearly a full month ahead to make sure that I wasn't billed for another cycle.
Yep 9/21...off went HBO.
And I got no credit.
Lesson Learned.
This makes no sense as 9/20 is well after 8/15 - by about 35 days on my calendar. WTF???
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #20  
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Sorry jk,
I just re-read my error.
What I meant to type was that I wanted it cancelled on 9/15 and I called 8/20 and they cancelled me 8/21...losing me 3+ weeks that I had prepaid.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:32 AM   #21  
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Ha, this funny thread has endured. Zip2play, you didn't want to have to remember to cancel your HBO subscription immediately before it expired so you hoped Verizon would do that for you? Again, this isn't the way contracts work, Verizon never agreed to handle that obligation for you, just read the contract. You have the option to cancel anytime before your paid subscription expires, it is your obligation to cancel whenever you want, you can't unilaterally change that obligation to the other party and expect the other party to accept that amendment.

This stuff isn't rocket science, nobody gets screwed when contract terms are adhered to.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:48 AM   #22  
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Sure, two contracts, neither of which provide for paying a month in advance then putting that month's payment on hold to use a portion of the payment at a later date. Both contracts are legal and enforceable in all 50 states. Why do you think one contract doesn't provide for putting a portion of the month on hold til a later date and the other does? You seem to think the Netflix contract does and the rental contract does not but seem to acknowledge neither has a written provision to allow it. I have read hundreds of rental contracts and never seen that provision and I have read the Netflix and Blockbuster rental agreements and neither contract provides for it either.

You have attempted to unilaterally amend your Netflix contract, then whined because Netflix didn't agree. This isn't very complicated, but you can continue to whine to Netflix and see if you can get what you want. I don't think you have found anybody here that agrees with your position but even if you did, I don't think anybody here can help you.
What's the old saying? "Buyer Beware?" When you enter into any agreement, you are supposed to know what you are buying. Most just skip over the 'terms" and simply agree.
This also reminds me of the shopper in the local market who upon cashing out, held up the long line because the cashier was short a nickel in his change.
I know some people are poor, but a nickel? If you can afford NF to start with, why are you crying over a few bucks?
Just live with it, and read the terms next time.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:10 AM   #23  
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Again, this isn't the way contracts work, Verizon never agreed to handle that obligation for you, just read the contract. You have the option to cancel anytime before your paid subscription expires
Well, not quite Chris.
The way the contract was worded was that unless I notified them before the end of the contract term, my HBO service would continue at the regular price.
Verizon OFFERED 12 months at $10 a month. I PAID $120. Verizon, TO WHOM I PAID THE MONEY, cancelled my service 3 weeks earlier than the contract expiry even after being precisely told that I did not want an extension of service. Verizon representative agreed that my service would be cut off at the end of the pre-paid month and then turned me off that day.


A subtle difference. No rocket science required just a mistaken belief that when Verizon says something they might be telling the truth.
I guess I COULD have waited til the day before or even the hour before my subscription ran out but then they'd have said "Awww, sorry, you didn't give us enough notice and you'll be billed for the next month."

It's comparable to giving your landlord 30 days notice of your moving and finding the next day that your furniture has been moved to the sidewalk and the locks changed.

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