Does Post Office Give Netflix an Unfair Business Advantage?

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Does Post Office Give Netflix an Unfair Business Advantage?

by Dan Brecher on January 17, 2013

If you subscribe to Netflix, you know that DVDs appear in your mailbox at seemingly warp speed. While consumers certainly appreciate the prompt delivery, at least one other mail-order business believes Netflix is receiving an unfair business advantage from the U.S. Postal Service.

In 2011, GameFly Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Postal Regulatory Commission, alleging that it was providing Netflix with special treatment by removing its DVDs from the automated letter stream and manually sorting them. GameFly further noted that the Postal Service provides the service to Netflix free of charge.

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