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Blockbuster offers free movie rentals to Netflix customers

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. zekrahminator

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    Any Netflix customers that brings their tear-off flaps from Netflix envelopes will get to rent a movie for absolutely free. The Blockbuster promotion will end on December 21st. Steve Swasey, a spokesperson for Netflix has a very interesting response.
    Blockbuster is probably doing this to promote it's new "Total Access" feature, which allows people to exchange DVD's received in the mail for DVD's in a Blockbuster store.

    Source: Computers.net
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    Those netflix customers must be happy!
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    Interesting and odd thing they are doing. I mean, would netflix get mad if I rented a DVD from them, took it to blockbuster and traded it for another movie I wanted to see? I mean, would Blockbuster video keep the DVD and when I bring theirs back, give it back to me or just keep it? ::ponders::
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    It's not like that Wareagle, there is a flap that you tear off from the envolope and throw away. That is what Blockbuster want's, not the DVD itself.
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    Oh ok, I feel stupid now :HAHA:
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    You wouldn't know unless you subscribe to netflix, no need to feel stupid. I personally think it's a waste of paper when they do that.
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    I wonder what they think is going to be accomplished with this? I'll go get my free movies, then continue using Netflix. I tried both online services, and prefer Netflix for their better selection.
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    Blockbuster will ruin Netflix with their total access, I have yet to not find a movie from blockbuster on line. Now I get double the movies if I decide to walk in and trade them for in store movies. And you can keep the in store movies and they will still send your online movies. Right now I have a pile of six dvds 3 from online and 3 from instore.

    But I do wonder how they will make money from this? I mean with a month free then another 2 weeks free with total access, I feel like I am ripping them off at less than 20 bucks a month that I have yet to be charged.
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    I assume that you don't rent many series discs. Many of the series that I tried to rent from Blockbuster were incomplete. Especially anime titles.
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    for non-mainstream titles, Netflix is the best and only option. If they only had Porn!

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