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Post by Pais on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 9:41

As it says above. Focusing more on Film and TV series.

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Post by Killswitchmad on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 9:45

It looks like Boomerang are the only UK service to still offer game rentals....
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Post by slowdog76 on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 9:51

fucking pricks.

this needs clarifying quick. what happens to the people already on the games package? i would assume that the number of games they acquire for rental will massively drop and the prices will go up
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Post by krisab on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 9:57

Killswitchmad wrote:It looks like Boomerang are the only UK service to still offer game rentals....

I found Boomerang better than Lovefilm for games rentals anyways

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Post by Wheeto on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:00

Thats lovefilm losing most of their subscriptions Laughing 
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Post by The Selkie on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:02

Right before the shift to the next gen. Presumably the cost of rental copies is going to sky rocket for them? Otherwise I would have thought that more people would be wanting to rent games since the purchase prices are much higher?
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Post by Pagey on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:02

Looks as though I will be cancelling then.. I have always got on quite well with them as well Sad Sad

Mind you it does say that they wont be offering new subscriptions or there current customers switching to a game package so does that mean that if you already have a games package they will continue to rent them ?


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Post by slowdog76 on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:04

me too


am currently trying to get confirmation of boomerangs next gen plans
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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:06

Reading the text they are not cancelling existing rental packages.. well not yet.. you just cant start one.
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Post by slowdog76 on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:16

HomerRamone2084 wrote:Reading the text they are not cancelling existing rental packages.. well not yet.. you just cant start one.

theres already some new games they have not got in at all, and some that they got very very limited stocks on, the last of us being one such example.

chances are, they will not get any next gen in at all
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Post by Toasted Cylon on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 10:23

NightHaze FWG wrote:Looks as though I will be cancelling then.. I have always got on quite well with them as well Sad Sad

Ditto. I have no interest in having it just for movies.

Just got Dead Space 3 yesterday, so will crash through that one & then cancel.
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Post by bal on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 12:23

HomerRamone2084 wrote:Reading the text they are not cancelling existing rental packages.. well not yet.. you just cant start one.

yeah its been confirmed that if your an existing games rental customer nothing changes but you cant switch to a new package

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Post by N1NJA FWG on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 12:58

Looks like I will be dropping my sub with them then. I have the 3 at home incl. discs package and get the odd game when I am at a loose end. Most of the time my wife has all 3 discs so I will switch my package and save a bit of loose change.

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Post by The Selkie on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 14:05

bal wrote:yeah its been confirmed that if your an existing games rental customer nothing changes
Presumably they'll have to cancel it eventually though? They aren't going to maintain an up-to-date library of new games without allowing new people to subscribe.
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Post by Dongziller on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 15:50

Snap ill cancel when i cant get games anymore, Netflix is better for tv and films - poor business decision
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Post by Toasted Cylon on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 16:05

I doubt it's a poor business decision Dong, there's probably some financial reasoning behind it otherwise it would carry on.

When you consider the length of time a person has a game & the cost of getting the stock compared to that of dvds. On paper at least, I'd say it rather favours getting rid of something that would appear not to be cost effective.

The bottom line in a business is profit. Seeing as it's owned by Amazon then a bean counter in an office who only crunches numbers has made this decision.
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Post by Dongziller on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 16:09

But how many people will now cancel their subs? Time will tell
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Post by Toasted Cylon on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 16:12

It wouldn't be a surprise to me if the customer loss outstrips the gains for a month or two.
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Post by Dongziller on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 16:34

My prediction amazon will flog lovefilm sometime next year for a significant loss, watch this space
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Post by slowdog76 on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 17:20

boomerang responded to me

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well, that'll be me switching then
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Post by Toasted Cylon on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 17:31

That's good to know, I think I'll rundown the dvds I got lined up with Lovefilm & then swap over.
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Tue 2 Jul 2013 - 20:46

Boomerang stand to do well over this then!

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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Wed 3 Jul 2013 - 9:42

August 8 they are going to stop games rentals altogether apparently.
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Post by Pagey on Wed 3 Jul 2013 - 10:16

I will finish my 2 games I have with them and then cancel and move on to Boomerang.
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Post by bal on Wed 3 Jul 2013 - 10:47

Yeah im just about to have a browse on the boomerang website

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