Netflix is FASTposted by Jazz at 2/05/2005 10:45:00 AM
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At any rate, I signed up on Thursday on the recommendation of Mike and some people in my office, picked out a number of initial films to put in my queue, and received e-mails the next day (yesterday) that they had shipped. They all showed up today. Pretty amazing.
If you're not familiar with this service, you can select from something like 30,000 titles ranging from new releases to early silent classics. They mail you the movies in such a fashion that you always have 3 movies on hand at any given time. When you finish watching the film, you put it in the postage paid return envelope provided, mail it back, and as soon as they get it they ship you the next movie in your queue. There are no late fees because you can keep them for as long or short of a time as you like... you just don't get a new one until you send one back. This service costs about 17 dollars a month and there's no limit on how many you can rent each month. If you watch more than five movies in a month, you have doubtless saved money over most rental places.
I'll let you know how it works out for me. Now I need to get busy picking a bunch more out and stacking them up in the queue. I better check out Jill's links for movie suggestions at Brilliant at Breakfast.