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REQUEST LIST
Topic by: efgilln
Posted: January 2, 2004 - 4:20 PM PST
Last Reply: February 3, 2004 - 12:43 PM PST

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author topic: REQUEST LIST
efgilln
post #1  on January 2, 2004 - 4:20 PM PST  
Its nice to know that 28 movies in my queue that I have been waiting for up to 10 months were probably never in stock and probably never will be.
JBellows
post #2  on January 3, 2004 - 5:21 PM PST  
> On January 2, 2004 - 4:20 PM PST efgilln wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Its nice to know that 28 movies in my queue that I have been waiting for up to 10 months were probably never in stock and probably never will be.
> ---------------------------------

You just summed up my sex life nicely.
larbeck
post #3  on January 3, 2004 - 10:09 PM PST  
For me it was 11 out of about 300. Yay! I finally got my queue below 300! It was over 500 at one point. But I moved a lot of series to lists and culled a lot of red ones when I could remember why I put them in the queue.

I manage to find PLENTY to rent.

In a just world, Greencine would be allow to make backups of their investments as any one using any digital media should. . Write your congressperson.
traam
post #4  on January 4, 2004 - 11:52 AM PST  
For me it was 12 dics. 9 various ones from teh dragonballz series. 2 other movies and teh Battle angel anime movie.
Brujaria
post #5  on January 4, 2004 - 2:24 PM PST  
Is there a prize for this? Because the titles moved from my Queue to my Request List is exactly 100 titles long. Did I win a cigar?

Well, at least that dirty little secret is out of the closet. It's something we've all known was true and yet was vehemently denied by the GC fanboys and deftly avoided by the GC employees.

I have to say that even though the benifits of membership still seem to outweigh the negatives, the fact that we've been played for saps by the powers that be is pretty damn offensive.

kicza
post #6  on January 4, 2004 - 3:54 PM PST  
I don't think that we were played by the powers that be. I think that GC finally got a handle on the missing, lost, stolen, broken, or otherwise impossiable to get disks and came up with a solution.

Granted it's annoying when you really want a disk and now it's not avaliable at all. I don't think that GC was deceptive at all. The title was red. The chances of getting the disk were not great. Now it's been confirmed that for what ever reason it is no longer avaliable and they are doing what they can to get more copies in so it can be avaliable once again.

Please remember that GC is not a huge multi-location rental service that stocks millions of disks. They have a single location that does an wonderful job in providing content to all of it's subscribers at a resonable price.

Would you be just as mad if you went to your local video store to rent a disk that was there yesterday only to find out that someone robbed the store and that DVD isn't avaliable anymore and might not be avaliable for a long time unless another copy is found? Yes, but you would be mad at the person who robbed them...not at the company.

Just my $0.02....Flame away...

dpowers
post #7  on January 4, 2004 - 3:56 PM PST  
some huh? how did those get there? movies now on my request list:

besieged
child's play
the contender
every which way but loose
flashdance
hav plenty
save the last dance
space jam
superman: the movie
the waterboy

most annoying thing: it disassembled a couple of my personal series. when those discs go back in my queue they won't be in the right place... and they might even have been removed from the personal series group altogether?

movies moved from queue: 122 of 1924. 29 are late discs in long series.

huh?-ish surprises: about 20, but those 10 are the only ones that really surprised me.

it's a good change though...
Gradalis
post #8  on January 4, 2004 - 9:24 PM PST  
If anything, ideally this development should make the extent of the damage by the USPS somewhat clear.
rmarkd
post #9  on January 4, 2004 - 10:18 PM PST  
19 movies for me, including some surprises like Afghan Stories, Ladyhawke, Sorcerer, The Two Jakes.



> On January 4, 2004 - 11:52 AM PST traam wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> For me it was 12 dics. 9 various ones from teh dragonballz series. 2 other movies and teh Battle angel anime movie.
> ---------------------------------

larbeck
post #10  on January 5, 2004 - 8:47 AM PST  
> On January 4, 2004 - 2:24 PM PST Brujaria wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Well, at least that dirty little secret is out of the closet. It's something we've all known was true and yet was vehemently denied by the GC fanboys and deftly avoided by the GC employees.
>
Man, you are...well, okay, I am a GC fanboy and proud of it, so there.

Greencine is at the mercy of so many external forces, the Kontent Kartels, the USPS, and people with bad attitudes who use the DVD's for beer coasters after they watch them.

And just WHO let the cat our of the bag? Greencine has got be one of the most transparent businesses I have ever KNOWN!

Sir or Madam, you have no honor.
Brujaria
post #11  on January 5, 2004 - 6:39 PM PST  
> On January 5, 2004 - 8:47 AM PST larbeck wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On January 4, 2004 - 2:24 PM PST Brujaria wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > Well, at least that dirty little secret is out of the closet. It's something we've all known was true and yet was vehemently denied by the GC fanboys and deftly avoided by the GC employees.
> >
> Sir or Madam, you have no honor.
> ---------------------------------

Nice troll there, sir or madam, but I'm not going to bite. Keep trying though!

moviebuffet
post #12  on January 5, 2004 - 6:52 PM PST  
I joined GC last year after there were serious wait issues at NetFlix and GC had great availability.

Since that time GC has experienced a number of issues- broken, stolen, out of print etc. GC also grew faster than it expected.

Currently NetFlix has drastically improved their availability. So rather than complain I have selected to cancel my subscription to GC as any consumer has the right to do.

It is my hope that when I check back with GC in 2005 they have addressed the availability issue to my satisfaction.

Peace Out!
syntax
post #13  on January 5, 2004 - 8:46 PM PST  
> On January 5, 2004 - 6:52 PM PST moviebuffet wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I joined GC last year after there were serious wait issues at NetFlix and GC had great availability.
>
> Since that time GC has experienced a number of issues- broken, stolen, out of print etc. GC also grew faster than it expected.


It did. There's no doubt about that. I can only hope they get through their growing pains as fast as they can.

>
> Currently NetFlix has drastically improved their availability. So rather than complain I have selected to cancel my subscription to GC as any consumer has the right to do.
>
> It is my hope that when I check back with GC in 2005 they have addressed the availability issue to my satisfaction.
>
> Peace Out!
> ---------------------------------


As has been said before, GreenCine is a niche DVD rental site. I don't think switching between competitors will really help if you're looking for DVDs that one has and the other doesn't. But, I hope you find what you're looking for.
Gradalis
post #14  on January 6, 2004 - 1:15 AM PST  
It might be worth remarking that there are more than fifty online DVD rent-by-mail services. We are merely one of many. To consistantly compare GreenCine to one company in particular is entirely wrong-headed, in much the same way that comparing Facets (in Chicago), Le Video (in San Francisco), Kim's (in New York) or Scarecrow (in Seattle) to Blockbuster (virtually everywhere) would be misguided.

In the simplest terms, we are in the same business -- video rental. Outside of simple terms, the similarities end.
larbeck
post #15  on January 6, 2004 - 2:49 AM PST  
> On January 5, 2004 - 6:39 PM PST Brujaria wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Nice troll there, sir or madam, but I'm not going to bite. Keep trying though!
>
I'm sorry. I do regret that last sentence - obviously, I have been watching too much Deep Space Nine - Roddenberry would have never had all of that emphasis on war that Berkman was obsessed with. I do far too far and I do apologie. It was awful male of me and now that have taken the time to check your profile, I do see that we have that Y chromosome in common. Let get back to the Next Generation and just agree to disagree, okay?
dpowers
post #16  on January 6, 2004 - 7:27 AM PST  
where are those infinitely wise ancient alien monoliths when we need them
dpowers
post #17  on January 6, 2004 - 7:34 AM PST  
oh, and, let's compare greencine to blockbuster, shall we? i went to a blockbuster "late last year" while visiting family. in a medium-sized, white, mixed income town, well-educated, the title selection was PITIFUL. i had to work to find movies i wanted to see and ended up with finding nemo, gremlins, and an ideal husband. all very good flicks, no doubt, but they share a certain white-bread optimism. it looked like the AFI had picked everything in the store.
kicza
post #18  on January 6, 2004 - 8:18 AM PST  
Not to mention that you will pay almost $4 for a new release, $2 for older movies, and $5+ for a video game rental. Hmm...if we stay on just the topic of movies...I am on a 3 out plan. I spend $20 a month. That means that if I get 2 full shipments a month the membership to GC has paid for itself. Generally I get 3-5 full shipments a month so I'm paying less than 1/2 the price of a local rental...with much better selection!
jeffs
post #19  on January 6, 2004 - 9:14 AM PST  
> I manage to find PLENTY to rent.

My main complaint in all of this is that GC has gotten me hooked on a number of series where they don't have all the discs. If they didn't have disc 1, that's ok. When they don't have the 3rd and last disc even though they say they do, that's a problem. I'm not sure if its a good thing or not, but the discs that I know of haven't been moved to the request list. Does this mean they've been ordered, or are they still in limbo? Since some people like specifics, I'm referring to Kurumi Vol 3 and Omishi Magical Theater Vol 3.

In order to get past this I did get a trial Netflix subscription, and the differences between the companies are amazing. While Netflix was able to send me Kurumi Vol 3 the next day as well as a few others, their selection sucks! No Omishi Magical theater, no Banner of the Stars, etc. I have no doubts that I'll cancel the trial as soon as I get to see my long awaited Kurumi, and I'll stick with GC. I still think GC needs a better handle on their stock. I've been waiting for Kurumi since late October I think. It shouldn't take over 2 months (going on 3) to get another copy. As I said before, lose the first disc and I don't care. Not having disc 3 is very frustrating.

In my quest to watch Kurumi (before I thought of free Netflix) I checked out Ebay. There was a previous rental copy of it. It got me thinking, how many people are renting from GC or netflix and just selling the discs they get. Ooops it was lost in the mail. I know things can get lost in the mail as I've had one disc MIA, but I can't believe that its a huge number. How come GC doesn't mark or tag the discs in some way so that they can't be resold? Do they at least check ebay for their customers lost discs? I can see why DVD production companies don't want copies made (stolen copies still reduce their sales), but it would make them a lot easier to track. If GC kept the original and only made one copy on a disc marked as a GC rental (please return to GC type of thing) I would think it might reduce the theft issue. Not only might it reduce the theft, but I think it would reduce the time it takes to secure another copy too. Maybe this day will never happen, but it might at least be worthwhile to mark the discs. It might at least slow the number of discs lost to ebay.


Brockton
post #20  on January 6, 2004 - 10:03 AM PST  
Since they announced this Request List thing, I've received two emails announcing titles that were now in stock and in my queue. Looks like GC is making an effort to bring requested titles back into the queue.

Of course, I was disappointed and surprised by some of the titles moved to the Request List. I'm not into any series [just not down with the cartoon thing], so it's less of an issue.

I'm planning on patiently waiting to see what happens. In the meantime, I figure it will take approximately 25 years to get through my queue if I never add another new title.
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