for Online DVD Rental
by Scott M. Senne
Frequently asked questions for online DVD Rental Services
What is an Online DVD Rental Service?
An online DVD Club or online DVD Rental Service works on similar
principle as your local library with a few important exceptions:1.
You never have to leave home -- you make all your movie selections
using the internet. 2. You pay a monthly flat fee -- how much
you pay depends on how many movies you want to have checked
out at any given time. 3. There are never any late charges --
this is how your local movie rental store makes a lot of money,
at your expense.With most online DVD Rental Companies you go
to their Web site and create a list (or queue) of the movies
you want to see. You then rank your movies on your list in the
order you'd like to see them. Based on availability and your
ranking the movies on your list will be shipped to you via first
class mail. Generally the selection and availability is very
good at more well known DVD rental sites.
Is it a better deal than my local DVD rental store?
Odds are yes, especially if you're like most people and end
up paying late fees. If you rent 6 movies per month at $4 dollars
each you end up paying $24 dollars a month (this doesn't even
include late fees, or if your renting from Blockbuster you no
longer pay late fees they just make you buy the movie after
7 days ;(), whereas with an online DVD Rental Company you can
easily view 6 movies in a month with the 3 DVD Plan that costs
on average $20 dollars, and never pay any late fees.
What other considerations are there in choosing a DVD rental
If you like having a selection of movies on hand at any given
time pick a plan with more DVDs.If you want movies for the kids
as well as yourself pick a plan with more DVDs.Location can
also be a factor in your decision, the farther away you live
the longer the shipping time.Most DVD rental clubs let you change
plans or cancel at any time.
Okay now I've joined an online DVD Rental site, now how do
I get the most out it?
Don't let your movies sit around, watch them. If you find that
you don't have time to watch the movies you have on hand, change
your plan. Most DVD Rental Companies let you change your plan
at any time. Be sure to send your movies back as soon as you
watch them and keep your DVD rental queue full. That way you'll
get the most out of your membership.
There are so many Plans which one is right for me?
Which plan is right for you depends on how many DVD's you usually
watch each month. First consider; How many movies do you watch
per Month? If you are like the typical household you will typically
watch 6 - 9 DVD's per month. This puts you in the three DVD
rentals plan range. You can use this as a starting point and
if find yourself not watching all your DVDs or your waiting
for your new DVD rentals to arrive you can adjust your plan.
The three DVDs out at a time plan is by far the most popular.
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About the Author
Online DVD Rental Fanatic since 2002 (Thanks to numerous and
undeserved late fees assessed by Blockbuster) and part-time
web master for an online DVD Rental Comparison Site.