Blockbuster's pricing is too complicated for me


We love to watch movies in my family, renting several each week. But the new policy at our local Blockbuster is just too complicated for us. It used to be that you could rent a movie for $5.99 and there were NO late fees. This made our life simple. Couldn't find the DVD for a day or two? No problem. Wanted to save it for the weekend? No problem.

When we went last week, however, we were presented with a complex list of different options for rental. We could have the movie for one night at $1.99. Not a bad deal, unless you forget to return it. Then you were charged $1.99 per day for every "overdue" day. Or, you could rent for $5.99 for four days. But again, you would be charged $1.99 for any day after the first four.

I don't know about you, but I have no idea what I am doing four days from now. I have so many other things going on in my life, that this just seems too complicated. I checked out Blockbuster online to look at the plans there, but couldn't figure out what they cost. To find our about the pricing, you have to sign up for a "FREE" trial. This doesn't sit well with me, I generally like to know the prices before I buy.