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Is Netflix worth it?

Over the past year, my wife and I have been on again/off again Netflix subscribers. The idea sounds great in theory- unlimited movie rentals for a pretty decent price with no late fees- but in practice it never worked out like we thought.

Netflix is great if you plan on watching lots of movies. However, if you aren’t an avid movie watcher, it might be better just to go to your local video rental store. The problem was that some months my wife and I didn’t rent any movies, but we were still charged the $10 a month subscription fee. Because the amount is automatically deducted from your checking account, it’s easy to forget that you’re being charged. We finally decided to give up Netflix. We don’t have the time to watch the amount of movies that would make the service worth it.

We found that a better alternative to saving money on movie rentals is checking out movies from the local library. You would be surprised the types of films you can find. Best yet, it’s completely free.

Lifehacker has a great post on whether or not Netflix is worth it. Check it out.