It Means Paying More, Anyway

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Overall, Netflix’s streaming service is a pretty good deal. Further, they’ve occasionally applied their price increases only to new subscribers, encouraging existing subscribers to stick with them long-term. It’s a smart strategy. This, however, is just poorly-phrased crap:

Image saying: As of July 21, your streaming price with be $9.99 a month. This means more of the shows and movies you love - like House of Cards and Making a Murderer

The first line clearly states that my monthly price is going up. The second line, however, seems to imply that my paying more will get me more than I was already getting. The idea that a higher price will enable Netflix to produce more original content makes sense. A line like “This price increase will help us to continue producing the shows and movies you love” would work well. As it stands, however, this wording is wretched.

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