If you have a television or computer, it is doubtful that you have avoided the recent commercials and pop-ups encouraging you to review Netflix. If you are anything like me, however, you probably assumed that there were some hidden fees or obligations in the "free" trial, that it would be a hassle to cancel your trial, or that the whole thing just wouldn't work for one reason or another. This time your suspicions are wrong! As a former Netflix subscriber, I can assure you that the monthly fee is well worth the money.
Even though I stated previously that you should definitely give Netflix a shot, the next few paragraphs will tell you what you should know before you review Netflix. As with all other purchases, it is wise to do your research BEFORE sending off for the advertised goods.
Netflix is ideal for the person who rents a lot of movies each month. First of all, you are allowed unlimited movie rentals with no late fees for a flat monthly fee. Secondly, because the movies are sent to you and are sent back to the company in a postage-paid envelope, you are saved multiple trips to the rental store. Even though this sounds like a great deal, remember to take a few other factors into consideration. Netflix rents ONLY DVDs, so if you prefer VHS tapes or only have a VCR, Netflix will not work for you. Secondly, I estimate that you could rent roughly five movies a month from a rental store for the same price as Netflix, so Netflicx would be too expensive for someone who is only an occasional renter.
If everything sounds good so far, browse around www.netflix.com to become acquainted with the site and the types of movies they offer. It was my personal experience that Netflix offered many movies that I couldn't find elsewhere, and the website was simple to use. Then, use the link provided on the main page to sign up for a free 14-day trial. During this time, you will be allowed to rent as many movies as you can for NO charge. Your credit card will not be charged anything as long as you cancel within this time period. I wouldn't be surprised, though, to learn that you had fallen in love with Netflix and decided to continue with a paid subscription.
As with all things, make certain to read the terms of agreement before signing up for your trial. Occasionally websites like Netflix may offer different trials at different times, and you will want to be certain you understand everything before hitting submit. Happy viewing!