Monday, November 01, 2004

Netflix or Blockbuster?

Well, I had asked myself that question so I tried Netflix free for 30 days, and tried Blockbuster for 14 days. The verdict is that Blockbuster pretty much sucks. They say that their DVD's have a tracking system on it so when it's scanned by the Post Office they go ahead and ship your next DVD. I'll agree that since the postman on our street is a jackass, that probably takes it an extra couple of days so I can't totally blame Blockbuster. However, the crap about them being scanned is a bunch of hooey. It takes five days to get a movie turned around. Effectively, we'll have seen three movies from Blockbuster when my two week trial is up. I think we saw about 20 from Netflix in a 30 day trial. Netflix does have a turnaround place here in town so they're much faster. The closest one to us from Blockbuster is Livonia, Michigan. That'd be great if I lived in Motor City, but we live here in the scenic city.

Well, if you're thinking of trying out one of the two, I would recommend Netflix. Blockbuster probably has more movies, but it takes too long, and there seems to be a wait for everything. Netflix has their movies on hand, and are closer to us. If you live in Michigan, I think Blockbuster would probably be the way to go. If you live anywhere else in the world, I would recommend Netflix. Either way, check where their distribution centers are before you sign up as they do have them listed on their website. Just my thoughts...


I'd probably give NetFlix a shot if I didn't literally live across the street from Blockbuster. Plus, I like the new DVD and 7 rentals for 30 bucks deal....mostly because I like getting the DVD when it comes out...speaking of, I get Shrek 2 tomorrow and I'm going to preorder Elf and Spiderman 2. If we ever movie I might try NetFlix.
posted by Blogger Chas at 12:43 AM  
Netflix RULES!
posted by Blogger Jenn at 10:33 AM  
You can probably get a two week free trial of Netflix. I imagine your husband knows someone with a DVD burner so you could copy as many movies as you like within two weeks.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 8:55 AM  

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