by Ben Beiske
Have you started using an online movie rental service yet? These days, renting movies by mail is fast becoming the standard way of watching movies at home.
If you're like most people, you find it a hassle to drive to your local video store, spend time choosing a new release that isn't completely rented out, stand in line, and then drive back to the store after you've finished watching the movie just to return it. And this is not to mention the frustrating aggravation of paying late fees if you're late returning a movie by even a few hours.
The good news is, using an online movie rental service is a much more convenient option now being offered to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. By renting movies online, you can rent movies entirely from the comfort of your own home, with your choice of a huge selection of DVDs shipped right to your door within one or two business days. And with no late fees applied, you will never have to worry about retu rning movies on time, allowing you to keep them around until you actually have time to watch them. They'll be no more need to return a movie without having had the time to watch it.
It's also much cheaper to rent movies by utilizing online movie rentals, especially if you rent numerous movies every month. Most online movie rental services let you choose from a variety of plans that determine the number of DVDs you can have rented out at any given time, which typically range from one to four. These days, these plans all fall around $ 20 a month or less. By quickly returning movies as soon as you watch them, you can actually rent quite a large number of movies each month all for this one flat fee. Compare this to the typical five dollars or so it costs to rent a movie in a movie rental store, and you'll see that your savings can quickly add up.
To use an online movie rental service, all you have to do is log into your account and select a wishlist of movies you wa nt to see over the upcoming months. Each time you finish watching a movie, just put it in your mailbox in a provided return envelope, and the next available title on your wishlist will be shipped out to you within a day or two. Just keep your wishlist stocked full of titles you want to watch and movies will keep arriving on your doorstep on a continual basis. Most online movie rental services offer free shipping for both deliveries and returns.
Many of the top online movie rental service are offering free trials these days in order to entice new customers, so check one out and see what you think. You can always cancel your free trial if you aren't satisfied, and pay nothing. But chances are, once you try renting movies online, you'll never go back to the old way of renting movies.