AJ recently subscribed to Netflix and he is really enjoying the service. He pays right around $10 a month and has watched quite a few movies. I keep wanting to watch a movie, but never find the time. He has mostly watched movies that can be downloaded instantly, but he has ordered a couple to come by snail mail for Big A to watch.
We have also tried Redbox. Mr. A has nothing but complaints about this service. I think they need to consider putting two sides on the “box”. One strictly for returns and one for rentals. It’s very annoying when all you want to do is return a movie and you have to stand in line and wait for six people in front of you to pick their movie. I guess maybe they need a third side, actually. That would be for the people who aren’t sure which movie they want to watch, so they spend 15 minutes browsing through, while the line behind them builds. I have to say I admire the people who can stand there browsing, while the line builds up behind them. Maybe it’s a power play thing for them? I don’t know because I would feel guilty for taking so long. I would feel more and more agitated and finally I would just leave without choosing a movie. Mr. A has tried doing his shopping first, and keep an eye out for when the RedBox has no one there, but there seems to be a steady stream of people.
On the other hand, maybe that is one of the perks for Redbox. Maybe they know that people will get tired of standing in line waiting, and just keep the movie another day, and another day and another day. One time we kept a movie six extra days because we weren’t going into town.
So I guess Netflix wins hands down for us. Well, for AJ, since Mr. A and I don’t watch movies. Mr. A won’t watch them because he feels they are a waste of time, and I don’t HAVE time to watch movies.
What about you, have you used Redbox or Netflix? Any preference?