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  • Netflix or Blockbuster for Unlimited Rentals?

    Which one do you guys use? I just signed up for NetFlix free trial but then read about how they "throttle" the number of movies you can have per month... and if you return/rent too many movies from them, they put you "on line" for newer movies that came out...

    blockbuster has an unlimited $24.99 plan per month on rentals - in store - which is awesome.

    I'm wondering who here has either plan and is it good? bad?

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  • #2
    A friend of mine used to have Netflix, but switch to blockbuster simply because of unlimited and net-store thinggy.
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    • #3
      I use neither, but only because I don't watch enough movies to make it worth it.
      I did have a Netflix sub when I lived in Sacramento. It was nice because of the quick turnaround, thanks to a local distribution center (one of their first, apparently!).

      Now, though, I think Blockbuster would be the better option, simply because you have the option to return DVDs at the store & walk out with a new one instead of mailing them back and waiting...
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      • #4
        blockbuster was always good to me.. i'd say i'd averaged 20 movies a month while i had the subscription.. and that was before you could return in store. I cancelled only because i ran outta movies i wanted to see.
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        • #5
          I have had good luck with BlockBuster, the movies get here quick, especially if you like obscure or foreign films, those always seem to be in stock. I assume that is the same w/ NetFlix, but w/ BB you can return them in the store and get new ones there, not bad.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
            I think Blockbuster would be the better option, simply because you have the option to return DVDs at the store & walk out with a new one instead of mailing them back and waiting...


            BINGO! 1st off, thank you all for your replies. I started a free 14 day trial with netflix but, i agree, blockbuster is better since you can return in store and take out new movies - w/o having to ship them, wait for the company to get them, then send you new ones.

            im going to cancel the 14 day trial in a couple of days and then switch to the blockbuster option. just fyi tho, block buster started limiting the # of times you can come into the store to "exchage" movies which you recieved via mail. which is still fine tho. but from what i've read and researched, this is something recent. previously, you can come back to the store as many times as you wanted per month.

            https://www.blockbuster.com/signup/rp/regPlan is the blockbuster plans as of now

            im goign with the $17.99 plan which lets you return 5 movies in-store per month.

            i haven't had a tv in 7 years - by choice - so now that i have a 42" plasma (which i also use as a montior) , i am gona start watchin' some movies i was too cheap to go see when they were out in theatres! w00t!
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            • #7
              I use block buster, simply because block buster is down the block from me.
              screen name here use to be MegaloRESE15"

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              • #8
                ^^^ when can i move in ^_^

                here in manhattan, the block buster is about 8 blocks from me - about a half mile. so i'll be getting my exercise in while going to exchange movies.
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                • #9
                  i'll tell you this much its hella convenient having a BB down the block especially with a movie pass. Instead of me leaving town to go out to a club somewhere and spend all kinds of moneys. I simply just drive down the block(yes i said drive im lazy) rent a movie drive back home and make it a blockbuster night. Although I wish i hadnt spent soo much money on car audio when i could invest in a decent HT.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
                    blockbuster was always good to me.. i'd say i'd averaged 20 movies a month while i had the subscription.. and that was before you could return in store. I cancelled only because i ran outta movies i wanted to see.
                    or more acurately "ran out of hard drive space"
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rijndael View Post
                      or more acurately "ran out of hard drive space"
                      HAHAHA!!!!!

                      Although, that's why god invented DVD+/- RW.....

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                      • #12
                        lolz. i am gona cancel my netflix in a couple of days and switch to bb.

                        i got my 1st 3 netflix movies in the mail on friday and one of them was broken!!!!!!!
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                        • #13
                          I've tried both and Blockbuster has better turn around time thru the mail. I was subscribed to netflix for about two years and during that time, turn around time for movies became slower and slower. It got to the point where I was just not getting my money's worth.

                          Blockbuster is good cuz of the rental in-store when you return a movie that came in the mail. The downside is that you're limited to what's in-store. (i.e. out of stock) I'm an avid movie watcher so when stuff is not in stock, I find myself scrounging looking for something decent to watch.

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