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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 11:00 AM
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26. As much as I like to support independent rental places...
...I simply love Netflix due to their huge rental library and the convenience of using mail. I don't own a car, and renting from one of the terrific independent rental places in my area would require making special trips into neighborhoods where I rarely go. Then I'd have to keep an eye on the calendar and return the DVD promptly.

The convenience factor makes the difference for me, especially since I have long commutes and so little time to watch movies.

It also doesn't hurt that you can do a quick search of an actor, director, title, etc., and find what you want fairly easily. All the French films, HBO productions, British TV shows, and whatever else I've missed can be ordered up without effort.

A couple of caveats:

1. Do pay attention to the number of movies you're allowed to rent in a month. If you put off watching and returning something, you can miss the deadline for renting a new movie and therefore not get the best value on your monthly fees.
2. Sometimes you'll get a damaged DVD that won't play. That happened on my very first rental. However, it was replaced immediately (the mail order facility is right in the same county), and all further rentals have shown no technical problems.

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  -Netflix. I know it's been talked about here, but can I have opinions? johnnie  Nov-10-06 05:54 AM   #0 
  - I like it and I've been satisfied with the service.  sarge43   Nov-10-06 06:00 AM   #1 
  - That's true  johnnie   Nov-10-06 06:18 AM   #7 
  - Yep. Go for it. You can quit whenever, so there' s no risk really.  sbj405   Nov-10-06 06:00 AM   #2 
  - That's like me, I'm not a movie freak either  johnnie   Nov-10-06 06:20 AM   #8 
     - Also check out  sarge43   Nov-10-06 07:47 AM   #16 
  - I signed up last month and like it very much.  terrya   Nov-10-06 06:01 AM   #3 
  - Hiya Terry  johnnie   Nov-10-06 06:16 AM   #5 
     - Hey, johnnie. Well, it's a monthly fee.  terrya   Nov-10-06 06:31 AM   #10 
  - I'm contemplating canceling  HypnoToad   Nov-10-06 06:01 AM   #4 
  - Are the ones that are taking time new releases?  johnnie   Nov-10-06 06:17 AM   #6 
  - They did that to me, but there's a way around it.  philosophie_en_rose   Nov-10-06 10:53 AM   #25 
  - I had Netflix, but I switched to Blockbuster  RebelOne   Nov-10-06 06:29 AM   #9 
  - I looked at Blockbuster too  johnnie   Nov-10-06 07:22 AM   #14 
  - Seconded  taterguy   Nov-10-06 07:28 AM   #15 
  - We love it  Betty88   Nov-10-06 06:46 AM   #11 
  - I like it and I've been using it  NC_Nurse   Nov-10-06 06:48 AM   #12 
  - I've been with it pretty much since the beginning...  bbernardini   Nov-10-06 07:20 AM   #13 
  - Been with it 2 months, so far so good..  lildreamer316   Nov-10-06 07:53 AM   #17 
  - I love Netflix.  Pithlet   Nov-10-06 07:53 AM   #18 
  - Thanks all  johnnie   Nov-10-06 07:59 AM   #19 
  - We've had a wonderful experience  DeposeTheBoyKing   Nov-10-06 08:08 AM   #20 
  - I've had it for a couple of years  kdsusa   Nov-10-06 08:15 AM   #21 
  - I've had Netflix for  brook   Nov-10-06 09:23 AM   #22 
  - No complaints with netflix here  Blue State Blues   Nov-10-06 09:25 AM   #23 
  - Don't expect the movies to come and go too quickly  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 10:33 AM   #24 
  - As much as I like to support independent rental places...  CBHagman   Nov-10-06 11:00 AM   #26 
  - I've never had a complaint  indigo32   Nov-10-06 11:01 AM   #27 
  - Of course you can have opinions. This is a democratic forum.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-10-06 11:07 AM   #28 
  - I've been very happy with it  Ramsey   Nov-10-06 11:11 AM   #29 
  - I like it but...  sakabatou   Nov-10-06 01:09 PM   #30 
  - no, you may not have any opinions. sorry.  anarch   Nov-10-06 01:24 PM   #31 
  - .  johnnie   Nov-10-06 01:46 PM   #33 
  - My SO has it and it's been great  WindRavenX   Nov-10-06 01:28 PM   #32 
  - It's great.  slj0101   Nov-10-06 01:56 PM   #34 
  - Never had a problem.  ceile   Nov-10-06 02:02 PM   #35 
  - Another one with no complaints...  SacredCow   Nov-10-06 03:35 PM   #36 

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