Originally Posted by gbreda
Been off the forum for a while now but had to pop in to share this.
Last night I was at someones house and they were insisting on watching Ready Player One. OK fine,but would rather wait till at home to watch on my system instead of a soundbar and ahem, a tiny box called a "subwoofer".
It was streaming from Xfinity and I saw that they were paying $21.99 to buy it as it wasnt available to rent yet. REALLY ???????, You cant wait for it to be able to rent
Granted they dont buy all the time but I was told, hey its cheaper than going to the movies and renting can be as high as $10.99 for streaming a new release. again.... REALLY????
Movie was good and looked good on a 65" plasma, but my inner voice cried out for my system in many instances.
Doing the math
$21.99 to stream purchase because you cant wait. $2.00 if you rent from Redbox in a few weeks as is how I rent.
At one movie a week, my cost savings is $1,038.48 per year or $519.48 if renting new release and its on a sound system that puts RPX and IMAX to shame. Multiply savings over the winter when we watch more than one a week from Redbox.
Maybe this hobby isnt so expensive after all and maybe we arnt the crazy ones with what we pay for sound equipment.
When women want me to go to their place to "watch a movie" I always go through the dilemma of , do I want to risk losing some booty in order to truly enjoy the movie by watching it at my house instead? lol
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