I was one those people that bought many DVD's sight unseen. I would generally watch them once and sell them the next week , getting a fraction of what I paid for them. It seemed easier and I would justify it by saying "I can rent if for $3.50 or for $16.00 more I can own it and watch as often as I want. Hence the problem (for me any way) A lot of mediocre DVD's that were worth a one viewing only. Then schleping them off to sell them at the local record/video store to sell. Then I joined Netfix and everything changed. I started about three months ago and it has been great. I have rented about 25 + movies- all new releases. Many I would have just bought and most of them I would have sold them. Out of the 25 + I did end up buying three. After viewing them I told myself "that's a owner". Instead of paying a $100.00 a month on DVD's I'm paying $20.00 a month and saving shelf room. The other great thing is receiving new releases on the day of release. "Waking Life" and "Ocean's 11" arrived today and I have "The Others" and "From Hell" coming next week. Thanks Netflix my wallet thanks you and my wife thanks you.