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•  From CNBC:

"Dust off your DVD player — Netflix disc rental service is going out with a bang. 

"The popular streamer in April announced that it was winding down the DVD-by-mail business that started it all. And when the service finally closes up shop at the end of September, it’s going to help subscribers make one last dent in their queue.

"Members who still receive DVD rentals from Netflix got an email last week thanking them for their business and offering them a chance to enter to get a goodbye present … The email includes a link where members can request to be mailed 'up to 10 extra discs in your mailbox.' These bonus movies will be mailed out on Sept. 29, the last day that the DVD business will be sending out shipments.

"Normally, customers can receive a maximum of 8 discs at a time with the service’s most expensive plan."

We've been living in the same house for 39+ years.  My bet is that when we finally sell the place, we'll find at least a half-dozen discs under a sofa or cabinet.