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How does Netflix work? Do you have to pay a monthly rate or do you pay by each movie you rent? I tried pulling up the website here at work, but my computer won't let me view certain sites for some reason.

I was thinking about joining Netflix. I hate having to drive to Blockbuster... I'm lazy at times.. haha

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Basically, you go online and build a list of movies you want to see. Then they'll mail you the first one. When you're done, you mail it back. It doesn't matter how long you take to watch it. When they get the movie back, they mail you the next one.

Blockbuster has a better mail-order rental plan than Netflix. It lets you return the movie in the store so your next one is in the mail sooner.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 07:10 AM
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I prefer Blockbuster. I like the fact that if I can exchange one of my movies I got in the mail for a rental in the store... or, I can put it in the mail and wait for the next movie to get here.

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Basically, you go online and build a list of movies you want to see. Then they'll mail you the first one. When you're done, you mail it back. It doesn't matter how long you take to watch it. When they get the movie back, they mail you the next one.

Blockbuster has a better mail-order rental plan than Netflix. It lets you return the movie in the store so your next one is in the mail sooner.
That sounds very simple. I didn't know which was better but I have seen the commercials for the Blockbuster plan.

With Netflix... I'm guessing there is a monthly charge, depending on how many movies you have on your list??

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That sounds very simple. I didn't know which was better but I have seen the commercials for the Blockbuster plan.

With Netflix... I'm guessing there is a monthly charge, depending on how many movies you have on your list??
Yes. $19.99 for 3 at a time I believe... $9.99 for one at a time.

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Yes. $19.99 for 3 at a time I believe... $9.99 for one at a time.
That doesn't sounds that bad.

What about Blockbuster? Is it about the same prices as Netflix? I like the idea of switching your mail in rental for another one in the store.

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I do 3 at a time for $17.99 per month, but here are the other options:

Price: $5.991 at a time limited, $5.99

You will receive 1 movie at a time, limit of 2 per month, plus one E-coupon per month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $7.991 at a time limited, $7.99

You will receive 1 movie at a time, limit of 3 per month, plus one E-coupon per month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $9.991 at a time for $9.99

You will receive up to 1 DVD at one time plus one ecoupon each month for a free in-store movie or game rental.
Price: $14.992 at a time for $14.99 a month

You will receive up to 2 DVDs at one time plus one E-coupon each month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $23.994 at a time for $23.99 a month

You will receive up to 4 DVDs

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I do 3 at a time for $17.99 per month, but here are the other options:

Price: $5.991 at a time limited, $5.99

You will receive 1 movie at a time, limit of 2 per month, plus one E-coupon per month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $7.991 at a time limited, $7.99

You will receive 1 movie at a time, limit of 3 per month, plus one E-coupon per month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $9.991 at a time for $9.99

You will receive up to 1 DVD at one time plus one ecoupon each month for a free in-store movie or game rental.
Price: $14.992 at a time for $14.99 a month

You will receive up to 2 DVDs at one time plus one E-coupon each month for a free in-store movie or game rental.*
Price: $23.994 at a time for $23.99 a month

You will receive up to 4 DVDs
Wow... thank you. I think I am going to go with Blockbuster than. Much better deals. Plus I think there is a Blockbuster a few blocks from where I just moved to. There are a lot of good movies that have come out recently so this will be a great thing to have. I'm thinking about the 2 DVDS's at a time for $23.99 a month.

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i use netflix, its pretty easy and i dont have to drive to a blockbuster...




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i use netflix, its pretty easy and i dont have to drive to a blockbuster...
You don't have to drive to Blockbuster if you don't want to. You just have the option to do so. Netflix doesn't give you the option.

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Go with Blockbuster. Help keep me employed!
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We love Netflix. Its easy and they are always quick.
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I used to work for Blockbuster back in the day. I hated that job. I have not set foot in one of their stores since I signed up for Netflix in 2002.

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Here is netflix pricing. I think I've seen ads for both places you can try free for a month!

4 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $23.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 4 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $23.99.

3 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $17.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 3 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $17.99.

2 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $14.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 2 movies out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $14.99.

1 at-a-time (Unlimited) for $9.99
Unlimited rentals - up to 1 movie out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $9.99.

1 at-a-time (2 a month) for $4.99
Up to 2 rentals a month - up to 1 movie out at a time for a flat monthly fee of $4.99. Learn More.
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Bottom line:

Blockbuster - More perks

Netflix - Bigger selection
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~75% of the discs I rented through Netflix were scratched and unwatchable. Needless to say, it got old FAST so I cancelled!!


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Netflix has a much faster turnaround on most movies. From what I remember, they have a shipping warehouse in Carrollton. I switched to Blockbuster for the ability to exchange in-store, and the free game every month (modded PS2).


I figure we see about 9-12 movies a month for $17.99, and I get a free PS2 game once a month... not bad
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I had Netflix all last year and decided to switch to Blockbuster and see how it was. I'm switching back to Netflix next month!

Netflix is faster on movies and if Blu-ray or HD DVD is your thing Blockbuster is a joke. Netflix will mail you new releases so you get them on Tuesdays when they come out, Blockbuster doesn't even have Blu-ray movies released a month ago. With Netflix you can set your preferences as to what media you get, with Blockbuster you have to go into the Blu-ray section to choose that media specifically, otherwise it'll be a standard DVD even if they have the Blu-ray version.

I hate going into their stores so Blockbuster has a strike already and I don't even bother watching regular DVDs anymore so it's a no brainer for me, Netflix kicks their ass.
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Yep, Netflix owns BB on Blu-ray and HD-DVDs.
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Blockbuster is where its at. I don't have no blupray or HD player so it doesn't matter to me

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Yep, Netflix owns BB on Blu-ray and HD-DVDs.
I have HD so that ould be nice.

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I have HD so that ould be nice.
If you have BD or HD-DVD then Netflix is much better. BB stores don't have any HD movies so you would have to use their mail service anyways, and that's where Netflix beats out BB very easily. My roommate uses BB and I use NF so it's easy to compare. I rarely watch regular DVD anymore so there aren't any reasons for me to switch from much better Netflix service and selection to BB.
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I have HD so that ould be nice.
Keep in mind you have to have an HD-DVD player. You can't just play a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD disc on any ol' DVD player.
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~75% of the discs I rented through Netflix were scratched and unwatchable. Needless to say, it got old FAST so I cancelled!!
I ran across this as well but when I put the discs that were "unreadable" in my 6 year old DVD player a newer DVD player, they worked perfectly.

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