Since my sophomore year in high school, I have had a real interest in seeing as many movies as I can. I have had goals to see the AFI Top 100 movies of all time and the IMDb Top 250. To first get started in my movie watching, I got my movies from our local library, but as of May 18th, 2009, I’ve been a faithful Netflix user.
How does Netflix work?
Netflix is the worlds largest DVD subscription service that streams movies and TV shows right to your computer via the internet and sending you DVD’s through the mail. Starting at only $8.99 a month, you can receive unlimited number of DVD’s delivered right to your door. No need to run to Blockbuster, or even the Redbox. Just walk outside to your mailbox and the DVD is right there. If you have the equipment (including PS3, xbox360, some blu-ray players, Roku, etc), you can even get movies and tv shows delivered right to your TV.
How much does it cost?
Here are the four most common plans that Netflix has:
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As you can see, I am currently on the 2 DVD’s out at a time, with Blu-ray access for $16.99 (plus $1.15 tax). While this may seem like a decent amount of money per month, consider this:
I rented 15 movies last month, for only $18.14. If I went to the Redbox, it would have been cheaper, but I would not have been gaurenteed to receive the movies that I rented (something tells me that they wouldn’t have The Damned United) and the movies would not have been Blu-ray. Blockbuster would have been around $60, assuming that they had all of the movies I wanted and I just got them in standard definition.
How soon do you get DVDs?
Living here in Central Ohio, I am quite lucky. Grove City, Ohio is the nearest shipment facility, so I have a one day wait in between getting and receiving DVDs. Netflix has over 100 shipping facilities across the US, so that 97% of their customers should have the same turn around as I do (One day).
Do you recommend Netflix?
Absolutely. Netflix is a great way to catch up on your favorite tv shows (Lost, Leverage, Rescue Me, The Office) and watch new release movies all for a low price.
- You can easily save hundreds of dollars each year by switching to Netflix over renting DVDs from brick and mortar stores.
- I have yet to come across a movie that Netflix did not carry.
- 97% of you will receive your DVDs in one day.
- It’s free to try!
Yakezie Member’s Thoughts
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Do you use Netflix?
Let me know in the comments