What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The One With Netflix

It's time to pimp the excellent DVD rental service, Netflix. For less than $20 a month you can rent as many DVDs as you like, and keep them for as long as you need to.

I've also saved a ton of money, as I had been...well...a tad addicted to purchasing DVDs. I have hundreds of DVDs in my collection, but I usually only watch a movie once, so Netflix is perfect for someone like me. I struggle with insomnia, and many nights I find myself up at 1:00 a.m., with nothing better to do than stare at the wall. Or, watch a movie, which is more interesting than staring at a wall.

I'll be really happy if Netflix expands to include video game rentals. I also have a bit of a problem with buying Xbox games, and that habit is a bit too expensive.

I was telling my wife that I wished there was a similar service for books, since I have the same problem with books...and was told about something called a "library" where, amazingly enough, one can actually borrow books...for free! Sounds good to me.


Blogger Mellie Helen said...

Yup, Netflix has been our household lifesaver for quite some time, now. Sure, Blockbuster and others also have this service available, but you have to go all the way to the store (in our case, about four blocks away) to return the disc. Who has time for that?!?

W*lm*rt also has a Netflix-style service, also mail-based, but not nearly as many titles. At least, not yet.

- Mellie Helen

1:12 AM  
Blogger Rene said...

Netflix is great, especially for those that never remember to return a movie, or rent it, and unexpectedly, can't watch it for another week. The library is nice, but they have late fees, the bastards!

2:06 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I was a Netflix user up until this week. Blockbuster has started an online rental system just like theirs... 50 cents cheaper, plus 2 free in-store movie or game rentals a month. (Those do have due dates.) PLUS.. if you join now, you get a coupon for a free copy of The Bourne Supremacy.

6:04 AM  

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