I’m sure the local video rental store will have all I need, but I couldn’t resist trying out zip.ca – Canada’s answer to netflicks.
It seems a really good deal. For $6 monthly, I get one free dvd mailed to me, with a return envelope, each month. I received my first dvd today – the first 3 episodes of The Wire, if you’re interested.
It took me a while to figure out how the ordering process works – you select dvds by “zipping” them on the site, then as they come available, zip sends them to you. This means it’s not for those who absolutely want a particular movie within a couple days, but that’s fine with me. When you get the dvd, there is no due date, so I can watch it whenever I want – although to get the next dvd I need to return it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a movie to watch …
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