Netflix vs. Blockbuster

Who do you think is going to win the battle for home video rental sales, Netflix or Blockbuster? Well, from my experience it will be Netflix. I tried Blockbuster’s Total Access program for two weeks (free). Here is what I learned:

  • Netflix’s new movie list had more new releases then Blockbuster.
  • Convenience of returning movie to Blockbuster to pick up an in-store rental was not a convenience.
  • Blockbuster’s free game coupon was never used in the two weeks that my trial period lasted, because I had to drive to the store.
  • Movies took more then one day to arrive from Blockbuster when returned through the mail.

I think the convenience of Netflix and their large collection of new releases will win customers in the end.

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