I always knew I’d come back to you. It’s been over a year now since we broke up, and things haven’t really been the same. I thought I had found someone better, and for a while, she was.
Let’s face it – you got greedy! You thought you could have your cake and eat it too. I over-reacted to your arrogance, and with big Redbox ready and willing to take me in her arms, I thought it was time to switch up.
Sometimes you’d email me and be all like “hey …, how’s it going?” I wanted to reply, but I knew I shouldn’t. Then you’d see me out with big Red(box) on a Saturday night. She was cheap, I know, but what else was I to do for satisfaction?
It some time, but now I’m ready – ready to forgive if you are. We were right together, and I realize that now. That’s why I’m taking you back – Netflix.
Why I Took Back Netflix:
It would be too easy to say that I went back to Netflix simply because I received an offer for one free month. Well …, that’s kind of what got me interested. But it’s not the whole picture.
The reason I went back with Netflix was for convenience. It is too, too easy to simply come from work and have that DVD ready and waiting for me on the counter. Comparing Netflix vs Redbox, this is where Redbox has made their biggest mistake.
Even though Redbox has been really inexpensive and great, the main issue I have with them is the fact that I actually have to drive to the kiosk to go get the movie. And then I have to go back and do it again to return it. Lazy? Yes! But it is still a major inconvenience!
Plus, let’s be real. It’s not like I just get to walk right up to the Redbox kiosk with no challenges. Usually I run into a small line which is headed by a large obese person or a lady with 5 kids who can never decide which movie to rent. There’s always some kind of delay.
One time I had teach a woman how to use the touchscreen (.. isn’t it self-explanatory? ..) only to find out that none of the Tyler Perry movies were going to suit her fancy for the evening. Ten minutes later, I finally got to pick out the movie I was waiting for.
Yes, Redbox may only cost $1.27, but I still feel like I’m paying a whole lot more in other ways …
Netflix vs Redbox Cost:
Considering I rent about 1 movie per weekend, that means I rent an average of 4 movies per month at $5.08. Netflix only costs $7.99 per month. Considering the difference of $3 and the convenience of not having to drive back to the Redbox kiosk, can I really argue?
Can We Improve Streaming?
I’d be all for an Amazon Prime or Netflix Streaming plan if more new releases were available. I realize most cable plans already do something like this where a new movie costs $5 to instantly rent through your TV. But naturally I want a plan with the same convenience at the cheaper Redbox or Netflix prices.
Fortunately technology seems to be heading in that direction, but we still seem to be a little ways off. I’d almost be willing to bet that within 5 to 10 years these providers won’t even offer sending you the actual DVD discs anymore.
Readers – Who are you using these days for your movie rentals – Netflix or Redbox? Is anyone using Amazon Prime?
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