Advantages large catalogue of films and games, picked online, delivered to your door.
Disadvantages some scratched discs, takes ages to get new releases.
Lovefilm is a subscription service which most people nowadays seem to have an awareness of. We personally took out a subscription in January 2005. We had done some christmas shopping at Boots.com, and inside the parcel was a flyer advertising the service. If we went in and subscribed using a code on the flyer we could have boots points and then further points for every month we paid for. It seemed a no brainer to us that we should at least try this service as it would not cost us anything for at least a month, and then if we liked it the costs were not that extortionate to carry on using the service.Most cashback websites such as quidco, topcashback, pigsback, onepoll, maximiles and i dare say many others i am unaware of still offer cashback if you take out a free trial of the lovefilm service. To me, it is a foolish person who goes to the site in any other way.
Setting up the account was easy. Once i had entered email and password details, i could search through their film database and start adding films to a wishlist. They would send me one out straightaway via first class post, which i could then keep as long as i wanted before using the freepost envelope to return it to them. It would get back to them the next day, and they would email me to tell me that they had received it, and then i would get another email the same day to tell me what DVD they would be sending me next.You can tailor your subscription package to match your viewing needs and habits. At first we had a package where we had unlimited viewing and i got one disc at a time, but i could watch as many as i wanted. This suited well at the time as at first i was at home on sick leave for a 6 month period, so the postman could deliver a DVD in the morning, i could watch it in the early afternoon, and have it back in the postbox before the 4pm collection. I could easily get through 3 or 4 DVDs per week, and the package was £8.99, now £9.99 per month.
When i had the kids, we found that our time has been more limited, so i could no longer sit and watch as much, so we dropped the package to 1 at a time, and 2 per month. This costs us just over £4 per month, and a new subscriber would pay £4.99 a month for this service. This is reasonable to me, as it is similar to what we would pay at a video shop, or if we paid to watch a film via our talk talk subscription TV service.As well as having a large collection of current and older DVDs available for hire, they also rent out games for several of the more recent games consoles. I think this is a great idea as some games cost a lot to buy, and some people manage to complete them within a few days of buying it, so then they have money tied up in a redundant game. They have games for the playstation 3 and 2, and PSP, the nintendo Wii and DS, xbox and xbox 360, and the gamecube.
I've never used the game package, but i would be very tempted to upgrade when my children are bigger and looking to play more computer games.Another service is that they have some content that is available to view online if that is part of your package.
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