View Poll Results: Which way(s) do you watch movies at home?

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  • Buy movies

    14 31.11%
  • Movies on TV channels

    16 35.56%
  • On Demand / Instant Streaming

    16 35.56%
  • Netflix

    16 35.56%
  • Redbox

    2 4.44%
  • Blockbuster rental service (similar to Netflix)

    3 6.67%
  • Physical Rental Store

    5 11.11%
  • Don't Rent or Buy Movies

    4 8.89%
  • Don't watch movies

    1 2.22%
  • Other

    10 22.22%
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Thread: Movie Rentals

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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Everybody has their hobbies, and everyone has their own financial situation-perhaps his is in good shape. Perhaps the man has also saved money in some areas that others spend frivolously, like eating out.
    That's true, but maybe he just needs someone to point out the error in his ways and set him on a better financial course. There are much cheaper ways to get the same entertainment. My sister used to buy DVDs until I put her on to Netflix and now she saves thousands of dollars a year. And she does need the money.
    How many times can a person watch a DVD, anyway?
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Depends, rarely more than $20, usually less. I try to pre-order things from Amazon where you get a significant discount, usually in the $12-14 range. That's less than a movie ticket and popcorn just for yourself, much less a family.
    Yes, but you would not go to the theater for 99% of those movies.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    That's true, but maybe he just needs someone to point out the error in his ways and set him on a better financial course. There are much cheaper ways to get the same entertainment. My sister used to buy DVDs until I put her on to Netflix and now she saves thousands of dollars a year. And she does need the money.
    How many times can a person watch a DVD, anyway?
    I think you are being a little stubborn on this. We know next to nothing about this guy, aside from the fact he has a big film library and he likes politics.

    Convenience is key, and Netflix is not convenient enough for many people.

    I'm not certain how many times people can watch dvds. I am assuming it is far less than a song, but perhaps not, as I know people who listen to hardly any music whatsoever, but will watch movies frequently.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I think you are being a little stubborn on this. We know next to nothing about this guy, aside from the fact he has a big film library and he likes politics.

    Convenience is key, and Netflix is not convenient enough for many people.

    I'm not certain how many times people can watch dvds. I am assuming it is far less than a song, but perhaps not, as I know people who listen to hardly any music whatsoever, but will watch movies frequently.
    Stubborn? No. Just giving my opinion. Seems to me $20,000 to buy DVDs even for convenience is a huge waste of money. He may be extremely wealthy and can waste all the money he wants, but if he is an average Joe he may want to reconsider his hobby. There are better places to put that money.
    I think most people would agree that spending tens of thousands of dollars on DVDs is not the wisest thing to do. If I were him I would welcome the intervention.


    Cephus, tell us a little about yourself
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Ha ha. I don't think he would tell us more of himself so he can get into an argument with you over his spending decisions. I know I wouldn't.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Yes, but you would not go to the theater for 99% of those movies.
    I don't go to the theater for *ANYTHING*. I haven't stepped foot in a theater in years, I think the last movie I sat through in a theater was the first Transformers movie, only because it was hot and it was a good place to sit in air conditioning for 2 hours. Why would I want to spend all the money to sit in uncomfortable seats, listen to morons talk on cell phones and kick the back of my chair, have my feet stick to the floor when I can just wait 3 months, go out and buy the DVD for $20 and watch it in the comfort of my own home, eat my own food, be able to stop the movie any time to go to the bathroom and be able to watch it as many times as I want?

    I have no interest in ever going to a theater again.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    That's true, but maybe he just needs someone to point out the error in his ways and set him on a better financial course. There are much cheaper ways to get the same entertainment. My sister used to buy DVDs until I put her on to Netflix and now she saves thousands of dollars a year. And she does need the money.
    How many times can a person watch a DVD, anyway?
    Quite a few actually, there are some movies I've watched 20+ times. My daughter watches DVDs dozens of times. While there are some that I've only watched once, even once @$20 is cheaper than going to a theater and I have the option of watching anything I want to, when I want to, without having to worry about waiting for something in the mail or going out to rent a DVD. Plus, I can take the DVD anywhere. You can't do that with a streaming movie.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Ha ha. I don't think he would tell us more of himself so he can get into an argument with you over his spending decisions. I know I wouldn't.
    You know, if someone pointed out my wasteful spending I would listen intently and consider his alternatives. Making the most of the money I have is important to me and is important to most people. Helping someone save a buck is not a bad thing and I would never take offense to someones suggestions to spend wisely.
    I know a few people that have roomfuls of VHS tapes. They sure wish they had all that money back now that times are tough.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Quite a few actually, there are some movies I've watched 20+ times. My daughter watches DVDs dozens of times. While there are some that I've only watched once, even once @$20 is cheaper than going to a theater and I have the option of watching anything I want to, when I want to, without having to worry about waiting for something in the mail or going out to rent a DVD. Plus, I can take the DVD anywhere. You can't do that with a streaming movie.
    OK if you are financially secure enough to go that route then more power to you.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't go to the theater for *ANYTHING*. I haven't stepped foot in a theater in years, I think the last movie I sat through in a theater was the first Transformers movie, only because it was hot and it was a good place to sit in air conditioning for 2 hours. Why would I want to spend all the money to sit in uncomfortable seats, listen to morons talk on cell phones and kick the back of my chair, have my feet stick to the floor when I can just wait 3 months, go out and buy the DVD for $20 and watch it in the comfort of my own home, eat my own food, be able to stop the movie any time to go to the bathroom and be able to watch it as many times as I want?

    I have no interest in ever going to a theater again.
    I only go to the theater for blockbuster movies that are best appreciated on the big screen. Titanic, Saving Private Ryan and Indiana Jones were the last three I have been to. I'll wait for Avatar on DVD.
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