In case you are wondering, "D" is my husband -- Dave Liu! As you've probably noticed, I don't update this blog often but I may post more as I've linked this to my Google+ account.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Blockbuster Total Access

D and I rarely rent videos given we have HBO on Comcast and we already pay way too much on monthly subscription fees for content. I've considered Netflix on various occasions but we don't rent enough to justify it. There's the argument that we would watch more if we actually subscribed, but the last thing I want is yet another reason (excuse) to watch more TV/movies.

However, we finally caved and obtained a two-week free trial to Blockbuster Total Access. The pricing and service is similar to Netflix except users have the option of returning movies rented through the mail to an actual Blockbuster store, and simultaneously exchange it for an in-store rental. However, movies taken from a physical store need to be returned to the store, and not through the mail. That's the missing piece to make the service perfect. Oh, that and lower pricing: much as we enjoyed the convenience of renting through the mail, we canceled the service once the trial expired.

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