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Blockbuster and Comcast Hoping to Tag-Team Netflix with DVDsByMail Service

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Blockbuster, increasingly depressing rental purveyor, has joined with Comcast for aid in the losing battle against Netflix. Their new service is called DVDs By Mail, though there's not much new about it—essentially a discounted Blockbuster Online subscription for Comcast customers.

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The site's chief (and perhaps only) perk is discounted pricing for existing Comcast subscribers with a Double or Triple Play package. I logged in with my Comcast account and was greeted with a dollar off Blockbuster's most basic, one disc at a time plan ($7.99 versus $8.99). All other options were priced as they would be for a non-Comcast customer. Methinks Netflix won't lose sleep tonight. [DVDsByMail via The Consumerist]

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Hey Blockbuster, you idiot, don't you realize that even Netflix is getting out of the DVD by mail game?

What really sucks is that some VP at Blockbuster will still get his bonus check when this stupid idea fails.