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post #31 of 47
I find the turnaround time to be outstanding. If I put one in my mailbox today, they receive it next business day (morning) and mail my next one that same day. I usually receive it the following day.
post #32 of 47
We have the 3 at a time plan, the frequency varies depending on how much movie watching time we have...sometimes it's 3 a week, sometimes it's 1 a week. I have to keep going into the queue and moving stuff around or else we will have nothing but foreign and or depressing movies for weeks on end. (DH will choose a whole bunch, but he never looks at the order, then he complains that we haven't seen a comedy in weeks).

I'm also using it to catch up on TV I can't watch because we have mimimal cable...so I'm getting newer South Park seasons and HBO stuff...

Our turnaround time has been great, but we aren't really high-volume users. I have heard that they slow down the shipments if you send them back too quickly.
post #33 of 47
We have the 3 at a time plan, and get 2-3 movies every week. 2 lately because I haven't had time to watch 3:10 to Yuma, and DH doesn't want to watch it. So it's been sitting on the entertainment center for a couple weeks.

I hate pretty much all of the local video stores. Blockbuster is the best of them I would say. At least with Blockbuster I know when a movie is due back. Don't get me started on Family Video. EVERY time we rent from them, I get a late fee charged in less than 24 hours. I don't know how you are supposed to rent a movie and return it practically the same day. They also have weird rental times. 1 day or a week. What the heck?
post #34 of 47
I'm not a huge fan of Blockbuster simply because they don't carry all the movies I want to watch. I mean, I want to watch a French silent film from 1913 how hard is that to stock? Why isn't that a high volume rental?

Blockbuster is great for those who want to watch mainstream movies, and people that have kids. It's very family friendly. If it were my only outlet for movies I'd go crazy, and half my paycheck would be going to renting them from other places on line.
post #35 of 47
We've been with Netflix since Oct '05 and are pretty happy with it. We live in the middle of nowhere so sometimes the turn-around time sucks, but overall it's pretty good. In the winter we up our account to 5 at-a-time and when the weather gets nicer we drop to 3. I have noticed that when on the 5 plan I get better movies...mainly new releases. When we drop to 3, it seems we are less important to them and we never get new releases.
I read an article pertaining to just that, but I can't find it now.
So, yes, Netflix is good, but it also has it's glitches like anything else.

And I won't even start on the blockbuster topic!!
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by Vixen16 View Post
OMGosh! we Love NetFlix!!! were like addicted to it!! lol
So... we currently have over 30 Movies in our Q and about 6 more in holding that were waiting to be available or to come out on DVD. Also.. even though I said we rent 3+ a week.. we actually Rent like 3 a Day

Now im not to Fond of the Watch Instantly Movies... they dont really have a good selection of Movies... there all mostly Old or really Stupid ((Bad Acting, B Rated, etc.)) so I dont usually Watch Instantly unless im making Fun of the Movie or I find one I think I might be interested in.

All in all... WE LOVE NETFLIX!!!!

EDIT:
Oh.. is it just me or is NetFlix starting to "Slow Down" on Mailing Movies out?? We've been getting one Movie every other day now... and were not getting curtain Movies our Q says we got and returned, its actually getting annoying... is that happening to any of you guys too??
Do the movies in your Queue have a wait? They don't send you any movies until they can send you that one.

Short wait = about a week
Long wait = about 2 weeks
Very Long Wait = about a month

Make sure you don't have any wait movies in the top three of your Queue. They figure you REALLY want those movies and would rather wait for those movies than move your Queue.
post #37 of 47
I have it too, and for awhile I only had the 2 per month plan, I do watch a lot of TV and just don't have the time to watch a lot of movies with school and work but I upped it to 3 at a time while I'm on vacation and I'm renting the Angel TV show DVDs and I'm flying thru them
post #38 of 47
My first 2 movies are being shipped out today!
I already have 80 movies in my list
post #39 of 47
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My first 2 movies are being shipped out today!
I already have 80 movies in my list
mine is well over 200 but in my defense I had a few TV shows in there
post #40 of 47
We don't have Netflix over here, but Amazon has something very similar, which I've thought about signing up for. The only reason I haven't is that if I really want to see something, all I have to do is mention it at school, and I have a number of students offering to lend me their DVDs, etc..
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
mine is well over 200 but in my defense I had a few TV shows in there
I'm already up to almost 120 I think I have a few TV shows on there, plus its for me and John, he has a few seasons of The Wire on there too


post #42 of 47
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I'm already up to almost 120 I think I have a few TV shows on there, plus its for me and John, he has a few seasons of The Wire on there too


Nice!!! I knew you would love it. Now you just have to be good about getting them back in the mail so you can really take advantage of the price!!!!
post #43 of 47
I have the one at a time unlimited plan. I often end up with two a week that way. I keep toying with the idea of upgrading to the two at a time plan.. but I'm not sure I won't run out of movies to watch that way. I haven't heard of a lot of movies so I have trouble picking out new ones to add to the list. I originally signed up wanting to see some anime that they never have at the local rental places. Plus, of course it's cheaper.
post #44 of 47
i have been using it more for BBC TV shows.
and stuff then movies it seems. I checked the three i have at home
are trouch wood DVD .
post #45 of 47
We rent videos at the small business video shop (he has two locations). He is also a client of mine so I would hate to stop utilizing his store. However it would be nice to see some lesser known films and TV shows since we don't have cable. I'll have to see if Neil is interested.
post #46 of 47
Scott and I are addicted! We upped it to 4 at a time for the winter but will be dropping it back to 3 again soon. We've had it for 2 years now.

We got you all beat...we have 488 movies in our queue! Scott is addicted and keeps it more towards the max # of 500. He has done lots of research on top movies from every year and such....
post #47 of 47
We use Netflix. We only get one DVD at a time and we watch the instant ones from Netflix online as well. They are very fast from what I have noticed. As soon as we are done one movie we mail it back and it's not long after that we get another. As long as I keep our queue filled up any way. Isn't it fun when the movies come in the mail? It's so exciting!!
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