We’re loyal Blockbuster Online (formerly Netflix) subscribers. However, even though we have about 100 movies in our queue, there’s really nothing we’re excited to see. Eragon was a bore, we sent back Seven Years in Tibet without watching it, so right now all we have is Hidalgo…ugh. The only two we’re interested in getting soon is Pursuit of Happyness and Rocky Balboa, but is it worth about $20 per month to keep the service?
How to fill your queue with movies you actually want to see
Both Blockbuster AND Netflix allow you to cancel your subscription at any time. The good things are
1. You can reinstate your account at any time and
2. They don’t delete your queue
This means that, if you time it right, you can cancel at the end of a billing cycle, have 7-10 days, depending on the service, to return all your movies, and then start back up whenever there’s enough interesting movies to add to your queue. Therefore, you’re not stuck in a movie slump.
It’s also a good method during months that you might be away for extended periods, watching more TV than usual, or just want to be doing something else than watching movies.
Does anyone else do this?
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