Well, it’s been about a year that we’ve had NetFlix. It started because Lauren found out that she could watch movies on her computer. She happily did that for maybe a month before I wondered why she didn’t get any DVDs. It turns out that she wasn’t interested in getting any DVDs, so I’ve had the NetFlix queue mostly to myself for the better part of a year.
I like movies, and there are a fair number that I always meant to see, but I never did. Now if someone mentions a movie they like, or I see a reference to one that sounds interesting I just add it to the list (there’s an app for that). My list is about 12 movies long, so it’s about 3 months later that they send me that movie. It’s always a surprise when it arrives. Their turn-around time is amazing. If I put a movie in the mail on Thursday I get a new movie on Saturday.
But there are some drawbacks. Since we started we’ve rented 36 movies and spent about $99.00 doing so. Roughly $2.75 a movie. Much cheaper than going to a movie, but maybe not worth it if you compare it to renting movies in Seward (which costs around $2.00). Except we never do.
The other big downer is that I always feel like I should watch the movie right away to that I’m getting my money’s worth. There are no late fees, but if I sit on it too long then I feel like I’m wasting my $8.99 per month.
There are currently 14 movies in the queue, and I don’t know if I’ll keep going after that. Lauren doesn’t use it much on her computer anymore, and my dad is retired from the Post Office, so I don’t have to worry about covering his paycheck.
There’s a neat NetFlix feature where you can see what your friends are watching. So far Kristi is my only friend. If you have NetFlix, will you be my friend?