Anyone use Netflix?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Bobo, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. Bobo

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    Just wondering about it or something like it. I think Blockbuster has a similar deal too, right? It appears cheaper than your usual trip to the movie store, but I guess they get you with a year or two membership like most cel phone companies?
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  2. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff Member

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    I used to use Netflix. I think you can cancel whenever you like. Also, I think they've got some new deal now where you can watch 5 movies online for $5/month.

    The drawback with Netflix is that you are at their mercy on shipping. I think that's where Blockbuster has the edge. If you sign up with Blockbuster you can just take the movies back to the store if you want instead of putting them in the mail. Makes the whole process faster.

    I didn't have any problem with Netflix, it was just that when my wife and I had our first kid we didn't have any time to watch movies, so we weren't using it.
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  3. mdfan

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    When I used it you could cancel any time and they would charge you till the end of that billing period. New movies came very quickly with Netflix but I was only a few miles from one of their mail-out centers. They occasionally send out the wrong movie and that held things up.
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  4. MJTitans

    MJTitans Chris Whitley look him up Tip Jar Donor

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    Yea, we've used it for close to a year now... have the 2 at a time plan ($15/month). I like it a lot - we signed up after we got fed up with Blockbuster (not the movie delivery service they have). We probably don't get our money's worth in the summer because we're always out, but in the winter we make up for it. I love the selection they have - lots of cool stuff that you wouldn't find in a typical store... we've got a 6 part documentary on blues musicians in our queue now. And we've been pretty happy with the suggestions they give based on movies you said you liked. I'm pretty sure the membership is month-to-month.
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  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Yeah, we use it. It's great, and I've had no problem getting the movies I've had in my list even when recently released.
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    It's really a question of how many movies you want to watch per month. If you watch a lot, it's a great service. If you don't watch a lot, it's not cost effective and you'd save more money renting 1 or 2 movies per month at a local store.
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  7. Bobo

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    The local blockbuster doesn't have the movies I want a lot of times (usually the new releases). I'd rent more movies, but I'm tired of going and not getting what I want. Hopefully
    Netflix doesn't have that problem.
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    Netflix is excellent if you only watch 1 movie a week. super excellent if you watch 2 movies a week.
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  9. OILERTATTOO

    OILERTATTOO Camp Fodder

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    Netflix also has a great selection of HD DVD and Blu Ray movies.

    I joined for that reason alone and the turn around time for their shipping is usually 1 day (at least for me)

    Later
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  10. CRUDS

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    I have the Blockbuster deal going.. I like that you can swap each flick at the local Blockbuster for a free rental. My biggest complaint though is that the DVDs that come in the mail seem to be much more scratched up than the local rentals.. Just this week I rented El Topo and Thunder Road and had to send both back without seeing them as they wouldn't play...
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