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#391 gamerguy223

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

You are correct that the games being all out are because everyone in the country in taking part in the free subs going on recently.
I had the membership back in April and May 2012 and it was not this bad at all.I got a lot of Xbox 360 games back then and a lot would say available.
I have a blockbuster like two blocks from me so for movie rentals I get decent value for the service.


I just get all the new releases at the store im lucky to have lived by several, so even if a few closed, there was still one, its getting slim though.

#392 Redrazorback

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:39 AM

I've read all the negative comments and just thought I'd say how impressed I was with the service. It's not for you if you're wanting to rent games by mail, they are never in stock. You should sign up for Gamefly and their wonderful prices if that's what you want.

I also had excellent turn around time on movies, whether dvds or blue rays. I have a store close by which I used to exchange for new release movies as well as games. All of the discs I received by mail or in store were in good condition.

Overall, I couldn't have been more pleased, but this isn't a cheaper alternative to Gamefly.

#393 gamerguy223

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:39 AM

well my free trial is winding down, I got 25 rentals and 11 games, not bad for 2 free months, Im not sure i will keep it or not yet, how is it treating everyone else?

#394 gamerguy223

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

was helping a friend sign up and he couldnt find dots, so here is a new instruction if ur having trouble.

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1. Go to https://www.blockbus...reNumberSetting

2. put in store number 91271 and pw bbonline

4. Next page where it says dish id put "666441"

#395 mikepeluso

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

well my free trial is winding down, I got 25 rentals and 11 games, not bad for 2 free months, Im not sure i will keep it or not yet, how is it treating everyone else?



I just don't understand how you guys keep getting lots of games.
I went 3 months with no games.
I have even paid for the service and can't get a game.Its like the person at Blockbuster that checks my que never bothers to even try to get me game.Are any of you guys on the west coast?

#396 Kromis

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

I just don't understand how you guys keep getting lots of games.
I went 3 months with no games.
I have even paid for the service and can't get a game.Its like the person at Blockbuster that checks my que never bothers to even try to get me game.Are any of you guys on the west coast?


I'm on the west coast. I just had "Lord of the Rings: War in the North" in Processing yesterday and then this morning it stopped being processed and when back to the queue. I live in the LA area too and I think one of their distribution centers is around there. :drool:

#397 io

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

I have to say, now that I'm off the trial and actually paying for the service, it has gotten much better. While I appreciate that, it sort of makes the trial a bad idea because it gives off a bad impression. I don't see the point.

Now I am getting more than 2 things a month, and while the shipping time is 2-3 days each way (whereas Netflix is 1-day 99% of the time), they are now processing stuff and sending it out within a day (again, Netflix is 0 days for that though). During my trial, I would only get 2 things per month and even then, they would take 4-5 days to send the second thing once they got the first one. And yeah, I had plenty of available stuff in my queue.

I probably won't keep this much past when I get through the OOP DVDs I've been getting. Though I am curious to try the game selection at least once. They never sent me a game during the entire 6 month trial even though I had one at the top of my queue. But then again, I buy so many games cheap I can't even think of what game I would want from a rental service. (The game I had in my queue was Battlefiield 3 and I just ended up buying that before Christmas when everyone had it on sale).

Just to compare timings, though:

Netflix: DVD mailed back on Monday. Netflix gets it Tuesday and mails next DVD out same day. I get it on Wednesday.
Blockbuster: DVD mailed back on Monday. BBV gets it Wednesday and mails my next DVD Thurs or Friday. I get it Saturday or Monday.

So you can see that really, at best, I can get about 4 things a month from BBV - so that's $2.50 a rental (and that's if I just keep it 1 or 2 days). Not really a great value. With Netflix I can get twice as many discs in a month.

So Netflix is definitely superior for discs that both have available. But like I said, BBV actually has a lot of stuff Netflix doesn't have.

Edited by io, 06 February 2013 - 12:46 AM.


#398 PhilsUtley26

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

Blockbuster promotes getting new releases sooner than Netflix, but none of them are available. Been waiting for Taken 2 since its release. I'll stick with Netflix as Blockbuster sucks unless you have a nearby store.

#399 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

I'm loving it so far, thanks OP. Yeah, you can only really get older games, but I've so much to catch up on this doesn't bother me at all. So far I've had shipped to me:

Assassins Creed 2
Transformers: War for Cybertron
Brave (blu-ray)
Metro 2033
Alice Madness Returns

Takes about 2 days for them to get it, and 2 days for a new game to arrive, so it's a little slower than netflix. Can't complain on free games though^.^