Services here in Canada allow you to pay one low monthly fee with no limits on the number of DVDs you rent within the month. The DVDs are mailed to you with a postage prepaid envelope with which you return the DVD. There are no late fees.<br><br>If you watch a lot of movies, it's a pretty good deal!<br><br>- alec
Ivan,<br><br>• No lines<br>• No snot-nosed little teenager working the counter who is too busy to tell you if a particular movie is in stock<br>• ALL the movies are ALWAYS IN STOCK! (that's a big one!)<br>• The movie store carries 150 copies of one movie and one copy of everything else. Thus, everything is always unavailable.<br>• Netflix has damn near every movie you can think of, unlike the video store which only carries the "flavor of the month" type of movies.<br>• And finally, Netflix costs me $17.00 per month, we average watching 3 movies per week. That's 12 movies average per month. 12 movies rented at Blockbuster at nearly $4.00 each = $48.00 (plus the hassle!)<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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If they don't have a movie, and it's available on DVD, they will order it for you. It has happened to me once with Sam Fuller's ATTACK (1956). I have been a member for over 3 years and that is the only movie they didn't have that was available on DVD. <br><br>Now, I use the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com) to see what DVDs are upcoming and add them to my Netflix queue.<br><br>I have on a few occasions had a problem with a defective DVD and I simply sent it back and got another. That's out of approximately 500+ movies i have rented from them.<br><br>
Well, Ivan - here's a prime example of where having Netflix would have been useful today...One of the DVDs I had rented was a recent release, with a 2 day limit. It was due by closing today. Despite leaving it right next to the front door and repeating *don'tforgettotakethevideodon'tforgettotakethevideodon'tforgettotakethevideo* while I drank my morning coffee...yep...I drove off to work leaving the damn thing behind. So it meant an extra trip back out after I had gotten home.<br><br>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
Yeah I'm personally glad I never have to worry about rental time limits and late fees ever again.<br><br>I also don't have to worry about Ballbuster Video losing my account and making me "apply" for another. What's up with that? I have to APPLY for a stupid account with Ballbuster? That's just BS.<br><br>I also don't have to put up with some careless worker who tells me AFTER i've been standing in line for a half an hour to rent a crappy video that I was standing in the wrong line cause there's no friggin' sign directing me to the correct line, then just shrugging their shoulders and ignoring me and not even getting another worker to help me. <br><br>I also don't have to put up with emailing a complaint to Ballbuster "customer service" and receiving a reply three months later. THREE MONTHS. I emailed Netflix and got a reply the NEXT DAY.<br><br>/end rant<br><br>As you can tell I HATE BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>As you can tell I HATE BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>True dat, bruddah. And I'm also here to tell everybody, from very recent experience, that the Blockbuster DVDs by Mail Service is TERRIBLE. <br><br>Sure, it's $3 cheaper and you get a couple in-store rentals, but that doesn't cover the lousy service, ridiculous wait and return times and inordinate amount of defective DVDs you get in the mail. <br><br>Netflix, Netflix, Netflix. They could raise the price tomorrow to $30 a month and I would pay it. <br><br>
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