Should I or shouldn’t I?

I’m thinking about signing up to Fatso. I’ve signed up with them before (had 2 free two-week trials) but always cancelled my membership before the grace period ended. I guess I just never rented enough movies/TV series to warrant it.

But now my evenings and weekends are mine, all mine, and I have soooo many movies to catch up on – hopefully I can remember them all – as well as more Buffy, Mad Men (only seen two episodes), True Blood (none) Dexter (a couple) and maybe at some point when I’m REALLY bored, Gilmore Girls, because I definitely missed a lot of episodes towards the end.

One of the things I hate most about borrowing DVDs  is late fees. We’re usually pretty good with returning DVDs (although, I wish video rentals were more like libraries – you can return books to any branch library, not just the one where you checked out the book!).

But among T’s family, passing around movies is like a sacred tradition. He’ll get a DVD out, watch it, gush about it, and share it with his mother, sister, brother, whoever. And when money’s at stake, you just can’t rely on others.

For example, his sister racked up a $42 fine on our tab (an overnight movie, returned a WEEK later), his uncle another $24 or so, and once a friend of his “forgot” that he had a game they hired  from Video Ezy – bam, $30 fine.

So…I still have a bit of a fear of commitment, but it’s not like a contract; I can cancel at any time. So that just leaves me with the question: which plan?

I don’t know how much I’m actually going to watch. I’m looking at four choices:

  • 2 DVDs a month for $9.95 (one at a time),
  • 4 DVDs a month for $15.95 (two at a time),
  • 6 DVDs a month for $21.95 (three at a time)
  • or unlimited for $27.95 (two at a time).

There are two more unlimited packages which let you borrow even more at a time, but I KNOW that’s way overkill.


3 thoughts on “Should I or shouldn’t I?

  • Reply SS4BC November 9, 2009 at 05:49

    I’ve checked out Mad Men, Dexter, and Buffy all from my local library. As well as Deadwood, Star Trek, Six Feet Under, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy.

    And it is free. =)

    So I would look there before signing up for a service. It is way cheaper!

    • Reply eemusings November 9, 2009 at 09:31

      Oh, good thought! Unfortunately our libraries charge $5 for lending out DVDs (and CDs too I think).

  • Reply SS4BC November 10, 2009 at 13:53

    Wow, that is kinda ridiculous.

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