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Old 04-05-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Blockbuster versus Netflix, what's your preference

Okay, so I was with Netflix for a while and liked them but cancelled after movie burn out. Then I tried Blockbuster and the experience was horrific. They claimed I could exchange in store, but couldn't without having an instore and online account. That's not how the site explains it, it's not how the signs advertise it.

Anyone disappointed in Blockbuster and favor Netflix? I just want to rent some movies.


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Old 04-05-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
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Netflix for us, especially since we are nowhere near a Blockbuster store and wouldn't have the option of returning items to a block-and-brick store. Have been Netflix customers for several years and couldn't be happier with the selection and their service.

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Old 04-05-2008, 01:11 AM   #3
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definitely blockbuster
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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Netflix for me. Turnaround is very quick. I can put a movie in the mail Monday by 4:30 (last mailbox check at my post office) and have another on Wednesday.

I was never a Blockbuster fan, even dealing with the stores. I usually go to a small chain called Movie Gallery down the street if I can't wait to see soemthing.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #5
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I used Netflix when they first started and continued using them for years until I moved to the UK. Great company, excellent service and as soon as I get home in June I'll be opening another account!!
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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I tend to use RedBox.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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Netflix. DH was terrible about returning movies to Blockbuster on time, so every time I went to rent one, I had to pay late fees! Like others have said, the turnaround is great.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:59 AM   #8
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I tend to use RedBox.
Bleh on RedBox.......

The price is right, but the selection is small.

I do not like that you have to do all the work and that it takes away from the brick and mortar store model though.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:06 AM   #9
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I tend to use RedBox.
I'm with you! Since we have these 'boxes' available, get to see movies that aren't considered 'classics'! Can't beat the price.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #10
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Ive never had a blockbuster account. I don't know why but it turns me off.
We've had netflix for a couple years now and are very happy with it! Even when we were living 45 minutes out of town, our movies were delivered quickly.
Great selection and reasonable prices. I like how I get recommendations based on which movies I've rented. Who has the time (especially with young children who pull all the movies off the shelves) to browse for a good movie?

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