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NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:31 am

I know this may sound stupid but I'm just curious... For all the members here who are members of Netflix, where do your movies ship from? I live in Huntsville, Texas (on I-45 just north of Houston) and I usually get my DVDs from any of 3 locations: Houston, San Antonio or Austin even though Houston is the closest of those cities.
I've been a member of Netflix going on 2 years now and couldn't be happier. Good thing since the only Blockbuster in my town just closed it's doors. Now there's only Hastings and Red Box (Hastings is quite expensive and the Red Boxes here are almost always empty)...
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:34 am

I suspended my membership about a years ago, but when I was a member my disks shipped from Salt Lake to my home in Salt Lake.
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:47 am

I live in Honolulu, and the envelopes do say Honolulu (at least the return envelopes. ) I've had some netflix discs that have shipped from the mainland, but I haven't paid much attention until you brought it up. I'm curious too...
 
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:42 pm

I live in Fort Worth TX mine come from Coppel TX.

I've been a member since Netflix started. They had me hooked with no late fees  
 
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:41 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 1):
I suspended my membership about a years ago

So did I. When I was a member, discs were shipped to me from Birmingham, AL; I live in Athens, AL (near HSV (Huntsville, AL)).

I was always impressed by how the movies would always arrive the next day.

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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:01 pm

I live in southern Vermont (Dorset) and mine would come from White River Juction, VT, mostly, with Boston, and Albany, NY. at other times.
 
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:33 am

Bay Area. Ships from their Bay Area DC. Always next day.
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:57 am

I live in North Dallas, and my discs come from Coppell, TX which is just north and east of DFW. We recently started watching movies instantly on our Wii and love that feature!
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:05 am

Live in Jacksonville, FL....

Discs ship/return from/to Jacksonville, FL.

Takes one day each way.
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Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:19 am

Visited a friend on island of Rota (ROP), between Guam and Saipan. Her disks shipped from Honolulu.
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:21 pm

FRAspotter,

Just because your return envelope says San Antonio or Austin, does not mean your discs shipped from there. It would take 2 days for the USPS to deliver them to you in Huntsville if that was the case. See this link for an insight as to how the Houston (Humble) facility works - http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/6918287.html
Or even this link for Carol Stream, IL:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...-0804-netflixaug04,0,6424990.story

I know this will probably not help much, but you can pre-reserve your movie online at the Redbox web site. Checking online beats looking through the selections while standing at the box  
 
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:40 pm

When I was a member, living in PHX, it was shipped from/to PHX. Before it used to be SEA when NetFlix was smaller.
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Mon May 03, 2010 5:30 pm

Quoting COIAHLGW (Reply 10):
Just because your return envelope says San Antonio or Austin, does not mean your discs shipped from there.

It's not uncommon for another nearby Netflix warehouse to provide a DVD if the closest warehouse (Houston in my case) doesn't have it in stock (I don't think every warehouse carries every title in the inventory). In my case the DVD would then come from Austin or San Antonio if Houston is out of stock on a certain title. However when it comes to me returning the DVD, regardless of what the envelope says (in my case Austin, San Antonio or Houston) they are all shipped to Houston since it also says "Nearest Netflix Shipping Facility".
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Tue May 04, 2010 3:13 am

Orlando FL and one time had one from San Jose CA.

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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Tue May 04, 2010 12:11 pm

When I pay attention to the envelope mine usually ship from Columbia, SC. I live near Clemson, SC. One-day turn around for me.
 
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Wed May 05, 2010 10:12 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 13):
Orlando FL and one time had one from San Jose CA.

I take it you live in Florida? Why on earth would they send a DVD to Florida from CA I wonder? Must have been a real obscure title?
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Wed May 05, 2010 10:21 pm

Live in Richmond, VA, ships from Richmond, VA.

Been a member for over 5 years now.
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RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Thu May 06, 2010 3:33 am

Quoting FRAspotter (Thread starter):
For all the members here who are members of Netflix, where do your movies ship from?

Carrollton, TX for me....
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