Why this post?
Well, two reasons. The first is mentioned in my disclaimer at the bottom, but the second â€“ and most important â€“ is because we want more people to patronise them.
Weâ€™ve been happy customers there for more than a decade, and currently take advantage of their $39.95 a month membership. Thereâ€™s no lock-in, so we can cancel at any time. And we get to hire 4 DVDs at once. Overnight videos need to be returned (or renewed) the next day, but 3 day and weekly hires we can keep as long as we like.
This latter feature is particularly useful for watching TV shows, which we do a lot. Oh, and thatâ€™s another thing â€“ they have a great TV show range. Just about every show you can think of (eg The Wire, The Tudors, Life, NCIS, The L-Word, Breaking Bad, Heroes, Bones, Sarah Connor Chronicles, etc as well as all the comedies 2 1/2 men, Seinfeld, Scrubs, How I met Your Mother, etc) are there. In fact they have one of the best ranges of TV shows Iâ€™ve seen (and Iâ€™ve been to at least one other store :-)). And bonus, on the older shows hiring the entire series counts as one DVD.
But the best part â€“> the staff: Matt, Chelsea, Lucy, Jack, Andie, Hannah, Angie, Bec & Adrian â€“ they all rock. Sometimes we go in just to chat to the staff â€“ they should set up a little cafe in there. Flat White with one please!
(Disclaimer: this post is also part of an experiment)