Need to watch a newly released movie at home but cannot afford the price of a full purchase? There’s nothing to worry about. There are a lot of options now. You can rent that movie for less than half the price of a regular purchase. Blockbuster Video has this feature.
The business, which was founded way back 1985, caters rental of DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games. As of this time, it has over 5,000 stores in the United States (US) and more stores in other locations like Canada, Australia, Britain, and Denmark. In the US alone, there are more than 43 million households that have Blockbuster memberships.
Blockbuster revolves around investing in an original movie or game and making a profit from it through rentals to customers who cannot buy an original one. There are two ways to complete a rental at Blockbuster. One is through the traditional in-store video rental and the other one is through online rental.
- In-store rental. Since there are lots of Blockbuster stores, it is convenient to visit one of the stores to take hold of new and old releases of DVDs. Their racks include all kinds of movies including Hollywood films. The stores also offer video game rental.
- Online rental. Since its foundation in 2003, Blockbuster has catered to clients through their online VHS video game rental and movie rental. However, in 2004, they launched their online DVD rental system that made it more convenient for its members —at blockbuster.com.
Once you are a member, it is easy to have your rentals delivered at home. Here is the quick guide for renting online:
- Browse the online catalog. Select movie and game titles from the list. Add whatever you have selected to your cart.
- Receive it by mail. Once your order is processed, it will be delivered to your specified shipping address by mail. The shipping is free.
- Enjoy your rental. You can now watch your Hollywood film or play your video game. Watch or play it a dozen times, Blockbuster will not care. You can actually keep it for a number of days because Blockbuster does not have due dates on online rentals.
- Send it back or exchange a rental. After you enjoy your movie or game, you can send it back to them by mail, free of charge still. Or, you can exchange the item in-store for other films or games for free or in a discounted rate.
These days it is getting easier and easier to do daily tasks without even leaving home. The choice of in-store or online rentals lies in you.