MOVIE ARTICLES - Online Movie Rentals
For the Movie Watcher Who Cant
by Scott Foreman
You love movies. Thats obvious or you wouldnt
be here. Youve got a good system where you can watch
your movies. Thats also obvious. Now comes the fun
part, what do you watch? Because youve seen so many
movies, the local movie rental store may not be giving
you a decent supply of films.
Besides, who wants to drive to the movie store, pick through
the (possibly) meager selection, wait in line, drive home,
and still be saddled with late fees because you didnt
want to do that all over again in a few days?
In steps the online movie rental site. No driving, no
late fees, and a selection to die for. Plus, for a flat
fee you rent what you want as often as you want. Theres
no doubt that for the busy (or lazy), online movie rentals
are the way to see every movie on your must see
Just in case youre unfamiliar with online movie
rentals, heres a brief summary. For a monthly fee,
you can rent a certain number (many times, unlimited)
of movies per month. You can only have a few DVDs out
at any one time, but as soon as you send one back, the
company will automatically send you the next movie on
your preference list. Almost always, there are no late
fees. You can hold the movies as long as you want, but
realize that you dont get new movies until you return
the old ones.
Here are some of the most common questions (and their
answers) concerning online movie rentals.
How do I pick movies? The DVD movie rental website will
list all of their available DVDs to rent. When you open
an account, you set up a preference list of 10-50 titles
that you would like to see. Setting up the preference
list allows the movie rental company to know what to send
you next, without having to check with you every time.
If the first selection on your preference list isnt
available, youll receive the highest DVD on the
list that is available.
What do I pay for shipping? All of the companies that
I have reviewed pay the postage to send you the movies.
Likewise, they all send a return envelope so that you
can return the DVD without having to pay for postage.
How long before the movies arrive? Each company has a
different policy. Depending on where you are located in
relation to one of the companys distribution centers,
the shipping can take anywhere from 1 to 6 days.
How long can I keep the movies? The simple answer is,
as long as you want. Thats the beauty of online
DVD movie rental. Whenever you return a movie, the company
will automatically send you the next movie on your list.
As noted before, while there are no return deadlines,
for as long as you keep a movie, youll never get
a replacement for that movie. Likewise, because you pay
a flat monthly fee, the more often you exchange one movie
for another, the higher the value of the service.
As you can see there are a number of advantages to using
an online rental service. With monthly plans starting
at just over $10, youre sure to find a deal that
fits your budget.
Just to recap, online movie rental services might be for
you if: -You rent more than 3 or 4 movies per month. -You
tend to rack up late fees for your DVD rentals. -You are
looking for movies that your local rental store doesnt
carry. -You can plan ahead just a bit in order to get
the movies you want at the right time. -Youre too
busy or lazy to drive to the local rental store.
Now that youve got the basics of online DVD rentals,
make sure you check out the list of the best rental sites
See our list, plus more frequently asked questions at:
In the mean time here's wishing you success, fun, and
happiness in doing that which you love.
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