Do You Still Rent Movies By Driving To the Video Store?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
August 17, 2010 3:42pm CST
I noticed more people then ever have started to joining online and movie rentals through the mail compared to making a trip to the video store such as blockbuster. I think Blockbuster may be partly at fault for this at least somewhat plus the fact that Netflix had a new and different way for people to rent movies. Blockbuster started out charging a full 4 day late fee for being 1 day late on movie rentals. This pissed many customers off. There's 2 Blockbuster Stores that have closed or are closing where I live.
7 responses
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
19 Aug 10
I don't hardly rent movies at the video store anymore, we had two video stores in our town and they both closed. I've been hearing of other stores closing in other towns too. I guess they blame it on things like Netflix, and theres also Redbox, you can reserve movies online then go and pick them up at the redbox, you can usually find them outside any store, and they're cheap to rent.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
although i've heard of redbox i've never used it.
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
19 Aug 10
I don't use netflix or blockbuster. I still watch movies online for free. I don't pay or download. Just watch. As well blockbusters stores have also closed where I live. But even before netflix I wasn't to much into renting movies. being that i seen all the movies i was interested in at the theater already. but anyway happy mylotting!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
thanks for the response.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
yes! even though movies are available in the internet, there are times that my sister and I go to the video store and that's when the internet connection is bad and we cant download any movies. We dont like to wait.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
thanks for the response.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hey elmiko! I don't rent DVD's, but the bf does! He was renting them for every weekend in the Wintertime so we'd have something to do. But, most of the time he rents stuff that I won't watch because they're too gory, too much violence or just plain stupid! If there is something I want to see I have to tell him over and over or I hardly ever watch the movies with him!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
your bf sounds like he watches the dvds i watch.
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
I don't. I usually borrow some movies from friends and relatives. sometimes I just watch the video online if I am so lazy to go borrow from them.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
thanks for the response.
• United States
17 Aug 10
No I dont rent movies driving to the video store anymore, I've been using RedBox but just a couple of days ago I signed up for a free NetFlix trial so Im waiting for my disc in the mail and see how that goes. were I live theres hardly anymore video stores.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
i get the movies in the mail with netflix very fast. you shouldn't have not problems waiting that long on any movies unless other customers have them at the time.
• United States
17 Aug 10
I am with netflix and will stay with them as long as I don't have cable. I think they are doing a great job too. My movies are getting to me really fast as well. I get to watch as many movies online as I can think of and it is just awesome to have. GO netflix!!!!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
20 Aug 10
yes its an excellent replacement for cable.