Thursday, March 23, 2006

On online video renting

Okay, I have finally signed up for Blockbuster online. Before you flame or write it off or whatever, hear me out.

I have used Netflix. I have rented at "real" stores and have even worked for one. My absolute favorite manner of renting has been, up to this point, Blockbuster's pay one montly fee, rent all you want, two-out-at-a-time plan. But we were watching A LOT of movies and not doing much family wise, you dig?

So, we cancelled the plan. But, we have been feeling like we were taking it without moisture paying $4 a pop for rentals when there are plans out there so much better. We decided to sign up for the online plan.

You are all aware, I'm sure, of the dealio there. You pay a monthly fee, you get three movies mailed to you at a time, and they are changed out as you mail them back. If you watch a lot of movie, or have odd tastes, it's a great plan. But what sets big blue above the other online competition, is that there are plans that give you coupons for X number of monthly rentals at a "real" store. Our plan gives us two. Which, admittedly, isn't a lot, but we're getting most of the stuff in the mail. We can use the coupons for right now movies or something for the kids. It's a nice feature.

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