War of the rentals

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

I'm on a movie frenzy here, all hyped up to reach that 175 dvd status. But to do that, i'll need the help of dvds. Buying them will be out of the question. So rental it will be.

But which one? Lets do some research:

1) CINENOW - Dvd kiosk

Cost:
24hrs - $4.50 | 18hrs - $3.50 | 6hrs - $2.00/$2.50(new realease)

Location:
Yee Tee, Jurong East, Clementi, Hougang, Toa Payoh, Boo Keng, Bedok & Tampines

Promo:
15% discount every Wed.

2) Play! - Dvd kiosk

Cost:
24hrs - $4.50(New release) | 48hrs - $4.50(others)

Location:
Tampines Mall, Toa Payoh Hub, Tiong Bahru Plaza, North Point, Seng Kang MRT>, Woodlands Civic Center, Jurong Point, West Mall

Promo:
$3.95 every Wed on all dvd except new releases.

3) 7frames - Online/store

Cost:
48hrs - $5.00(New release) | 48hrs - $4.00(others)
Delivery/collection charges of S$3 each way.

Rental days:
1 Title = 2 Days
2 Titles = 3 Days
3 Titles = 5 Days
4/5 Titles = 7 Days

Location:
20 Eastwood Road, Eastwood Centre

4) HollywoodClicks! - Online

Cost:
Per Month basis plan >
2 DVDs at-a-time - $28 plus GST
3 DVDs at-a-time - $35 plus GST
5 DVDs at-a-time - $59 plus GST
8 DVDs at-a-time - $89 plus GST

Location:
Your PC/Mac

Promo:
Free 14 days trial.

5) Homepal - Online

Cost:
Per Month basis plan >
1 DVDs at-a-time - $21.95
2 DVDs at-a-time - $27.95
3 DVDs at-a-time - $34.95
4 DVDs at-a-time - $43.95
5 DVDs at-a-time - $52.95

Location:
Your PC/Mac

Promo:
Free 14 days trial.

6) Video Ezy - Store

Have yet to find out. Stay tuned...

7) Library@Esplanade - On location

Cost:
$21 per year - 4 dvd (max) per week

Location:
Esplanade

Note:
Don't expect new titles. Best for classics/series/past movies.

It all boils down to choices, the size of your pocket and how frequent you watch dvds.
Online, unlimited rentals might lure you into thinking of getting more dvds to watch but think about it. The amount of time for it to travel to and fro will take 1 working day each way. That would mean you have 15/30 days of movie days per month. Personally, it's not really worth the effort and cost.

Convieniece is most definately an importance part too, cos, who wants to travel out of the way just to rent a dvd for a day.

So, it all boils to a decision: Get new releases (or slightly older titles) at Play! and older classics/series at Library@Esplanade.

Since signing up is free for Play!, it should be a breeze. Furthurmore, it's REALLY near my place. I could just rent/return the dvds in the morning on the way to/from work. Works perfectly. Oh and will be signing up the dvd membership at the library this weekend. Hopefully.

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