Great for if you have time to watch a ton of movies!
Now that football season is over - it seems i'm watching more movies. :) I actually have a friend who only watches sports and movies - no shows on television. He says he's seen so many movies that he's now just going through the "Best Picture" Oscar winners since the beginning to see things he's never seen before...
Netflix is awesome. I highly recommend it. They VOD feature is pretty swell too, even though the selection is a bit limited. There's a lot of stuff I've watched and enjoyed that I might otherwise not have. It's well worth it for the entertainment value, though.
It's a great service. No shipping costs whatsoever. If I return a disc on Monday, we usually have a new one by Wednesday. No late fees. I have received two discs that skip in which case I have the option of getting a different disc (same movie) or watching it and returning it as I normally would. Usually, we just watch it and return it. Their website is incredible as well. Let's you keep a list of all of the movies you want to see, then sends you the movies starting at the top of your list. Ratings, reviews, etc.
You can get more movies per month from Blockbuster's plan, since you get a free rental every time you take a movie that was mailed to you into a store to have it sent back. Plus, they send you free rentals by email each month.
I've had both BB and Netflix, they're both great. Netflix has movies online you can stream now, too.
No Blockbuster in Ames, so I go with Netflix. The streaming movies are great--if you have a PC and can sit comfortably at your computer long enough to watch a movie. (I have a PC laptop, so it works if I want to watch something and don't want to wait for it to come in the mail.)
Originally Posted by bostinelosd
I love netflix. Have been using it since college. Sioux City sucks for shipping however. It takes forever to get movies. When I lived in Wisco, I would get them within a day or so.
When I lived in Sioux City, I think I usually got my movies a couple of days after sending in the previous one--maybe three days. Your nearest shipping center is Omaha, isn't it? Seems like if I can get movies from Des Moines within a couple of days, Sioux City ought to be able to get them within a couple of days from Omaha.
i've had both netflix and blockbuster. i prefer netflix. they've got a bigger selection, now they have the unlimited video on demand thing, plus i can avoid the whole blockbuster store experience. and the way blockbuster sends out movies has no relation to your queue priorities. fwiw.
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