The business plan laid out by online video rental giant Netflix has been adopted by the likes of online video game rental company Gamefly and Blockbuster online. Here are five reasons to choose online game rental site over the brick and mortar competitor.
1. Research – You can very quickly search for your games based on your console or game playing system.
2. Convenience of pickup – Once you choose the product, it is delivered to your mail box, usually within 48 hours.
3. Easy rental plan – The majority of online video game rental companies have a clearly written policy that you get to read at your leisure. If you are a stickler for detail, you can download the terms of service and file it under the appropriate heading.
4. Late fees are a thing of the past – Companies like Blockbuster have on – again – off again policies on late fees. It's hard to keep up with their lawyers. Most online video game rental companies will let you pass if you turn your game in past the deadline or will not have any deadline at all.
5. Volume of merchandise – A physical video game store has a distinct disadvantage in that products must be strategically placed for efficient sales. Most video game stores are always hurting for adequate shelf space.
Online video game rental stores operate a vast searchable database that allows you to review the content, rating, comments and playability factor of each game. They cover a wide variety of platforms and for as little as $ 10.00 a month; you can play like a kid in a candy store. Most offer free shipping and so far, have a lenient return policy.
It is easy to stray from your budget when the gaming bug hits. If you settled on a monthly fee, avoid the temptation to jump to the higher online game rental program because of the opportunity to get more games. Take the time to properly research your options before making a commitment. Follow the reviews for games and stay within your budget.