Lately, all my friends have been really talking up Netflix. Of course, the more they talk, the more I find myself drawn to Netflix. I can have movies mailed to me and not have to worry about return dates? This sounds great!
Except when was the last time I rented a movie? While in law school, I pretty much missed every movie that came out for three years. Those movies are starting to appear on tv, at least on the premium movie channels (some of which I do subscribe to). Do I really need all that cable AND Netflix? No. I probably don’t need all the cable, to be honest, but if I get rid of it, my cable rate won’t actually change (I’m on a weird promotional rate). I also own a bunch of movies that I can watch and if I really need a fix, there’s a Redbox at the grocery store across the street.
It’s so easy to let yourself get talked into something. It’s why infomercials work. Hear people talk about how great something is and immediately, you think “Hey, maybe I need that too.” I’ve gone so far as to fill out the signup on Netflix before realizing just what I was doing and cancelling. Maybe someday, Just not today.
So hold onto your wallets, everyone! Don’t get talked out of your money!