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Old 01-13-05, 01:26 AM
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anyone still use b&m video store for rentals?

Hi, just wondering if anyone still uses their neighborhood video stores for rentals, used sales, or both? I know that the online dvd rental services are convienient, but I still think it's fun to go visit a store and browse the selection much as I do with book stores near me. If you do, what do you like about the experience? Me, I like to go with friends and impulsively choose some movies to watch together, just a social thing to do. Plus, I still like how I'm treated at my local store.

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Old 01-13-05, 04:07 AM
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I still go to B&M rental places to buy their pre-viewed product all the time.

I don't rent that often so if I do, I go to a B&M store to do so.
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I buy and rent from the local video stores. It would be silly not to.
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I rent from my local store on Wednesdays. They have a promotion on Wednesdays where all rentals are just a buck.
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I rent from B&M Blockbuster about once a month. I don't have Netflix or any other rental service.

Usually, if a movie looks interesting, I buy it. I can pretty much sell it later for a little less than I paid (thus like paying for a rental) or trade it for another DVD I know I'll keep.
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I have a DVD rental store literally across the street from my place, so, of course, I rent from them regularly.
The cool thing about the store is that they get all their brandnew releases six days before the street date.
I used to be with Netflix from 2000-2002 but after a while their service slowed down so much that it literally took forever to get new releases.


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I always rent from a b&m store, never have had a subscription with Netflix or the like.

The reason is cost, I can rent any movie, including new releases, for $1 for five days at one store, $1 for one night at a different store. I rent maybe 7 or 8 a month, so I spend $7 or $8, much cheaper than the online subscription places.
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I like to pick the kind of movie I'm in the mood to watch on a certain night. If I feel like watching a comedy, I'll get that. With subscription services, you get whatever they decide to send you off your list.
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Yup, all the time. I have a VIP subscription at Hollywood ($10/ month- 3 out at a time, everything except the brand new releases), and they have a (relatively) huge selection of older DVDs that keeps me busy.

Plus, I have a tremendous "arthouse" video store (every Criterion, a bunch of OOP & hard to find stuff- they have about 35 Fassbinder titles just to give an idea) near my work that I like to support.
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I go to Family Video to rent. $2.65 two or three times a month is better than $15-$20 for one of the online services.
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I hardly ever rent movies these days, but when I do, I go to the Blockbuster right across the street from me. Just too convenient to do anything else.
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netflix for rentals, Amazon and dvdplant for purchases.
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Our public library has a nice selection. We haven't rented from a BBV or Hollywood Video since DVDs became available.
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Originally Posted by garolo
Our public library has a nice selection. We haven't rented from a BBV or Hollywood Video since DVDs became available.
Same here . . . a great resource!
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...I can rent any movie, including new releases, for $1 for five days at one store...
Grr... they just put up a sign saying that, starting next Tuesday, their prices are going from $1 for five nights to something like $3.79 for five nights. What suckers pay $4 for a rental? Looks like I won't be going back there, right across the street is a Family Video.
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I still use the b&m, it is just across the street.

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