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Amazon DVD rental
Member Name: whiskmite
Amazon DVD rental
Advantages: DVDs on tap, quickly posted, huge selection
Disadvantages: None I can think of!
Amazon is one of my favourite websites - it has most books or DVDs you could possibly want listed and available to purchase. But with DVDs, sometimes you don't want to go to the expense of buying it, you just want to be able to watch it once. Amazon's rental service is perfect for this.
There are quite a lot of these DVD rental services around, but in my experience amazon's is far and away the best. This is mainly due to the sheer scale of the selection. Anybody familiar with amazon will know it has an amazing selection of DVDs.
If you aren't registered with amazon, you need to do so to join the DVD service. If you are registered all you need to do is do to the DVD section, and on the top right hand side there will be an option to see 'Your Rental List'. Clicking on this page will take you to a page telling you that amazon's DVD rental service is run by LoveFilm. Keep clicking on the relevant options and you will be given the option to join. First you will need to choose your package. The various options include:
2 DVDs per month - 1 out at a time - at £3.99
3 DVDs per month - 1 out at a time - at £5.49
4 DVDs per month - 2 out at a time - at £6.99
Unlimited DVDs - 1 out at any time - at £8.49
Unlimited DVDs - 2 out at any time - at £11.49
Unlimited DVDs - 3 out at any time - at £14.49
Choose the package that suits you best. I chose the 4 DVDs per month package. The next step is to put DVDs on your rental list. As far as I'm concerned this is the easy part! You just do a search for any DVD you'd like to watch, and click the 'Add to rental list' button. You then get a chance to arrange them in priority. The website will tell you if they are available immediately or if there is a wait. Obviously if there is a wait you would be wise to move something available immediately up to a higher priority.
The service is very good, the DVDs arrive promptly in a little envelope and case, ready to be watched and returned in the same envelope. I found it took about 4-5 days between returning one DVD and another arriving. If a DVD arrives damaged, or you post it off and amazon don't receive it, you can log on and click an option to tell them this, no questions asked. At the moment they have a two week free trial as well!
Summary: A great service and a cheap way of watching loads of DVDs!