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What a brilliant idea! - But only good for so long
Member Name: screedsean
Advantages: Good service for the money that is very flexible
Disadvantages: You run out of films after a while
As a film addict I found that it would be much cheaper to pay for a lovefilm subscription rather than to buy all the DVD's of films that I wanted. So when I found out I could get a month free and get more free films by recommending my fellow films addicts I joined instantly.
---THE PACKAGES AVAILABLE---
There are many options to choose from depending on how many films you want, or games, or just how much you have to spend. Ranging from around £5 per month to around £18 per month there is certainly a package that will suit you, whatever you want.
Personally I opted for the package that gives you three discs at a time and unlimited rentals per month. For around £18 I would watch the films and send them back as soon as possible to get as many films as I could for the money that I was paying. This worked well apart from the odd disc being lost in the post.
---PROBLEMS AFTER A WHILE---
Love film suggests that you keep around forty titles of films that you want to rent on your rental list at any one time. When you first start out this is very easy to do as there are thousands of films on the site and around seventy or so that I wanted to see. Getting three discs at a time so maybe about twenty a month on average if I watched them quickly I soon got to the point where I didn't have a lot of films left on my rental list and this started to become a problem. I ended up renting films that I didn't really want to desperately watch before I finally cancelled my rentals from lovefilm.
---AFTER I LEFT---
I rang up lovefilm to cancel after all the DVD's were returned and my rental list was empty. It took about ten minutes to cancel my contract as lovefilm kept trying to get me to change packages but I did manage to cancel in the end. Now though, after I have left I keep getting bombarded with emails and post trying to get me to re-join with offers. After about a year now they still keep sending me things despite having not taken up one offer and myself trying to get taken off their mailing list. Quite annoying if I am honest.
Lovefilm is a great idea that offers lots of flexibility for their customers. Personally I think that if you love films you should give this a try and with a moth free trial there is nothing to lose. I don't know how this holds up against the new Netflix site but it is a very good service that even gives you another film for free if your disc is damaged so you don't lose out. A decent four stars!
Summary: Every film fan must try this