Do you rent movies online?

@breepeace (3028)
Canada
January 8, 2009 6:14pm CST
After the last time my boyfriend and I returned our movies to the video rental store to discover they were going to charge us a late fee for that day (the day it was due) because it was after their so called 'dropoff' time, I decided I was done with brick and mortar rental stores. So thanks to a little help online, I found a bunch of movie rental places in Canada that charge you a monthly membership fee and send out movies to you in the mail. So far I'm with DVDLink ( www.DVDlink.ca ), which is a really small outfit in Vancouver, but their customer service is second to none and they always respond to emails really fast. I tried the 2 week trial memberships with Zip.ca (which I hated, because the website is far too slow), Canflix.com (A good company, my second choice), DVDflix.ca, Starflix.com (out of Quebec, so shipping was slow), Cinemail.ca (good for hard to find flicks) and Relay Rentals. I found that was an awesome way to give them all a try and get a bunch of free movies to watch! :) So do you rent movies online?
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15 responses
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Once again I learn something new from myLot. I didn't know there was such a thing. All this modern tech. I tell you!!! Thank You.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
I am in US and have netflix and LOVE it. Their shipping is fast and I can have a new movie quickly. Like if I mail back a movie on Monday, wednesday I will have a new movie. I love it. I will never quit it. I am on the 3 movies at a time unlimited program and we can watch movies instantly on our xbox 360!! and online.
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@earthsong (589)
• United States
9 Jan 09
There are two places that I know of to rent movies here in the U.S. Blockbuster, who also has B&M stores, and Netflix. I've never used Blockbuster, but we liked Netflix. It was one of those things that had to go when money got tight, but I fully intend to rent from them again when things stabilize.
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• Australia
9 Jan 09
I used to rent from quickflix.com.au but had cancelled my membership a few weeks ago because i'm having less and less time to watch a movie :( Their service is good and fast although sometimes the dvds take a while to come; this might be due to australia post instead of the company. They have a large range of movies for rent compared to the local store and it's really worth the subscription if you have time to spare and are interested in movies. Now i just rent from the local store nearby.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I used to be a member of Netflix. I enjoyed it because we always had something new to watch. I am not a member no more because I don't have as much time to watch movies. But I hope to rejoin one day when I have more time on my hands for movie watching.
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I never tried renting movies online. I only bought movie cd in the stores. I don't usually rent because I am afraid I might lost it or misplaced and I will be banned from renting again.hehehe! Besides I don't know where to find it online I am not usually good in surfing stuff like that and I am afraid it's a bit expensive compared to real stores.
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@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
9 Jan 09
We use to rent movies through an online service. We used to have Blockbuster online. That was a good program. When we go back to the online movies, we might give NetFlix a try, especially since there are no more Blocksbusters in our town. With Blockbuster, you can return the movies to their stores, and get a free rental. I'm not sure what we're going to do.
• United States
9 Jan 09
I haven't rented movies in years. I tend to watch movies online. I know it's a bad habit but it's easier to watch them online without having things sent to the house and sometimes I can find free movies to watch. Why break the bank when it's something I can get for free?
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
I don't rent movies online. I watch movies online. In my opinion, to watch is better than renting. Because, when you rent you have a deadline to meet & obviously the late fees.
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
No, there are no late fees or due dates with online rental services.
@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Netflix does not charge late fees and many movies are also available to watch online also. They pay the postage, you just have to leave it out in your mailbox or drop it off at the post office. It does not get any easier than that.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
7 Jun 09
I'm still with real dvd rental store. But I'm also thinking to switch to the online dvd rental stores due to various kind of problems.
@azeemjz (445)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 09
I use different rental stores but never rent a movie online. Because I now find some of the good websistes through which in my free time I can watch every kind of movie online depending upon my mood.
• India
9 Jan 09
NO.. Not yet.. because so many companies i.e., websites providing me dvdrip movies with clarity of latest. so why do i buy.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
no i didn't actually... i hardly rent movies... my hubby usually download it from the internet and we watch it from there... take care and have a nice day...
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi, No I have never rented movies online. If I want to see a movie I go thru my case that has alot of movies. I also buy movies that are hard to find from amazon.
• India
9 Jan 09
nah i dont rent any movies online i live is india where privacy is prevailing everywhere:p hahhahahah we can get a cd of latest flick for rs20[around $0.4] and a dvd for rs 30[$o.6] hahahha so we indians dont waste money online...coz da online sites are costlier and the other way is that if u have a good internet connection you can download any movie:p and that too dvdrip quality free of cost:p hapy mylotting peace