Author Topic: Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?  (Read 55964 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« on: October 08, 2003, 02:40:05 PM »
0
Has anyone used this online service?  Is it good?  Is it a ripoff?  Problems? Horror stories?  Success stories?  Yay or nay?  

I love movies and blockbuster pisses me off.  But I'm wondering if it'll rip me off even more so than I'm already getting ripped off.
i wanna lick 'em.

MrBurgerKing

  • The Magic Flight
  • ****
  • Posts: 636
  • Respect: +23
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2003, 02:44:48 PM »
0
Netflix is a heaven.. Saved me a ton of cash so far from blind buying DVDs. Also good for exposure. If only there was a burger king version of netflix.

My only problem was getting PECKER when I ordered THE PIANO, but they quickly resolved that issue.

MacGuffin

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 22985
  • Respect: +639
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2003, 02:46:02 PM »
0
Many stories/recommendations here:
http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=567
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


Skeleton FilmWorks

Jeremy Blackman

  • Admin
  • *****
  • Posts: 10894
  • Respect: +1308
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2003, 02:54:59 PM »
0
You should. The only downsides are scratched-up discs and the occasional DVD lost in the mail (which they forgive).
"Hunger is the purest sin"

SHAFTR

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2337
  • You brought two too many
  • Respect: +4
    • rmlumley.com
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2003, 02:55:34 PM »
0
You Should, only problem I have ever had is the Raging Bull Disc I got was scratched.
"Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Blanketing opinions that i'll probably regret soon"

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2003, 03:02:44 PM »
0
aight.  thanks.  tis my bday in a week, so maybe this'll be a present.
i wanna lick 'em.

TheVoiceOfNick

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1087
  • Respect: +2
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2003, 04:48:12 PM »
0
Netflix is great if you're a true DVD watcher... which means you can watch 2-5 DVDs at home per week... if you're like me though, that doesn't have time to watch movies all the time, but sometimes finds odd times to watch snippets here and there, then its a waste of money... you're better off buying DVDs like I do... or just renting whenever you feel the urge.

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
re
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2003, 06:14:08 PM »
0
ha, i just had a discussion with the 'rents about that very issue: "managing my time."  when i mentioned netflix it induced a mass parental freakout.  how will you find time?  what about (insert random teenage time requirement here)?   the bad thing is, there's def some validity to their argument (as your post has just shown).  oh well.
i wanna lick 'em.

eward

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2817
  • Respect: +12
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2003, 08:08:29 AM »
0
the only problem ive had is my sabrina disc was all printed up.  fixed it tho. delightful movie by the way.

freakerdude

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 439
  • Respect: 0
Re: re
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2003, 08:30:35 AM »
0
Quote from: pookiethecat
ha, i just had a discussion with the 'rents about that very issue: "managing my time."  when i mentioned netflix it induced a mass parental freakout.  how will you find time?  what about (insert random teenage time requirement here)?   the bad thing is, there's def some validity to their argument (as your post has just shown).  oh well.

I looked into Netflix as well but decided against it. The main reason was time. I would have to watch a movie every so often to make it cost worthy. I hate Blockbuster too.......especially right after Viacom bought them out a long time ago. But I can rent at my leisure with BB and that's the only good thing about them.
MC Pee Pants

Pas

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3429
  • Respect: +10
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2003, 08:36:05 AM »
0
Why don't you rent your movies at independent stores ? They have all the good movies, and some even you won't find anywhere else (cause the guy likes them probably). And when I get in mine, the clerk say : "Hi Pierre" and if I'm late he doesn't say anything and he'll take the reservations for his best clients (like me).

I like it there. It's called Premiere Video.

Pwaybloe

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1216
  • Respect: +31
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2003, 09:01:02 AM »
0
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Why don't you rent your movies at independent stores ?


Unless you live in a larger city, you won't find many independant video stores in the US.  Most of them have been bought out by Blockbuster.  

Luckily, I live in a "larger" city in the South.  Although, the independent stores are now owned by a corporate Movie Gallery.  Luckily they have held the previous inventory... for now.  Dum dum dum...

TheVoiceOfNick

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1087
  • Respect: +2
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2003, 10:12:54 AM »
0
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Why don't you rent your movies at independent stores ? They have all the good movies, and some even you won't find anywhere else (cause the guy likes them probably). And when I get in mine, the clerk say : "Hi Pierre" and if I'm late he doesn't say anything and he'll take the reservations for his best clients (like me).


If you live in Los Angeles, I highly reccommend 20/20 Video... they have a very nice selection, and chances are there is one in your hood... another great (but with only a few locations) is Oddessy Video... although 60% of their store is porn... but the non-porn part has a very good selection.

Pas

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3429
  • Respect: +10
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2003, 05:41:29 PM »
0
Quote from: Pawbloe
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Why don't you rent your movies at independent stores ?


Unless you live in a larger city, you won't find many independant video stores in the US.  Most of them have been bought out by Blockbuster.  


Damn !!! I live in a shit town and there are like 3-4 different indepedent stores. Canada can be nice.

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
Netflix: Should I or Shouldn't I?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2003, 06:55:23 PM »
0
pas, i just checked out the yellow pages.

i called this one store- the only one that said "independent movies" and asked him if they had foreign films. "foreign what?!" was my first indication that this guy knew jack.  "nope we don't got those..."  

i called hollywood video.  prices are pretty much equal to blockbuster, though the selection seems mildly better.

i called some other video stores and was not too impressed with any of them- either too far away, not a good selection, or too expensive

i guess 'netflix' it is.

you wouldn't even think i was in that much of a shit town either.  i mean, we have a major league baseball team and a couple new stadiums to faciliate their losing asses- i think we should damn well have decent movie stores!
i wanna lick 'em.

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy