So over the last few months my Netflix exchanges have been slow. Until recently Netflix was always pretty snappy, they would have my return and the next movie shipped on the day after mailing. But since the new year, it's been taking a day or two longer for them to receive my returns. Then a couple weeks ago I left my oh-so-humble SpaHa abode and forgot to drop the dvd's off in my usual mailbox that's across the street. I ended up in a building on the Upper East Side, in the sixties. I dropped my dvds off in the mail slot and I swear it seemed like when I got back home a couple hours later, Netflix had already received, checked in and shipped a new movie. I felt, despite the Flushing mailing address, that I had dropped my dvd's off directly at netflix HQ.
Since then my own exchanges have remained slow.
So now I'm thinking there's probably some "neighborhood priority system" going on behind the scenes at the 'flix. And I'm planning to break the case. I'm going to be bringing my netflix returns around with me to the various neighborhoods I visit in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And we'll see who gets the shaft, and who gets [insert smart funny line that plays off the 'who gets the shaft' setup here].
Do we have any other case studies on this matter? Have you noticed any difference in Netflix return speed based on your neighborhood, or um, level of education/body odor?