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    Game Rental Service

    What is the best online game rental service available, my needs are pretty simple:

    Would only want 1 xbox 360 game at a time
    Allowed to rent at least 2 - 3 games a month
    Keep them for 1 - 2 weeks
    Reliable service (I won't be kept waiting for 2 weeks after I posted the game back before I receive my next one)

    Thanks hexus

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Lovefilm?

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    What is the best online game rental service available, my needs are pretty simple:

    Would only want 1 xbox 360 game at a time
    Allowed to rent at least 2 - 3 games a month
    Keep them for 1 - 2 weeks
    Reliable service (I won't be kept waiting for 2 weeks after I posted the game back before I receive my next one)

    Thanks hexus
    http://www.gamesfrenzy.co.uk/forms/salesWelcome.aspx that meets all your needs

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    I heard bad things about lovefilm though. That you would rarely get sent anything in your top 10 and always get sent things at the bottom of your list and what not. I've only ever read bad reviews.

    Although, if someone could point me to some positive reviews then I'll obviously rethink?

    I'll give gamesfrenzy a look.

    More expensive than lovefilm, for £5.87 a month on lovefilm you can get 3 a month (that's all I want really), 1 at a time. Compared to gamesfrenzy £10 a month, 1 at a time unlimited.

    Seems every rental company is plagued by never sending games at the top of your list. Hmm...
    Last edited by Haiku32; 01-01-2009 at 06:40 PM.

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    I heard bad things about lovefilm though. That you would rarely get sent anything in your top 10 and always get sent things at the bottom of your list and what not. I've only ever read bad reviews.

    Although, if someone could point me to some positive reviews then I'll obviously rethink?

    I'll give gamesfrenzy a look.
    My mate uses them and has no problems

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Tesco dvd rental, I am quite sure they do games as well.

    Unfortunately they are owned by lovefilm but I've never had any problems with them

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    £9.76 for unlimited game and dvd rentals (1 at a time) a month, not bad. Seems that's the cheapest package with games. Might see if someone in my family will split with me for the 2 a month, I get a game and they get a dvd. Just wondering if that's possible?

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    I have a 3months free trial code for any package, interested?

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Oh yes please.

    Just wondering though, do you create seperate lists for dvds and games, or just one list?

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    Oh yes please.

    Just wondering though, do you create seperate lists for dvds and games, or just one list?
    Check your pm, also tell me if the code works. I'm quite sure it will but if not I have more. Tesco sent me quite a few.

    Its on the same list.

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Thanks very much mate, will try it soon .

    So, I could have a list of 20 dvd's and games, and they could send me out 2 dvd's, 2 games or 1 of each? Is there no way to get a dvd and a game, send them back, get another dvd and game? Is it all just depending on the order of your list and what you have available?

    For some reason the site is just timing out.

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    Thanks very much mate, will try it soon .

    So, I could have a list of 20 dvd's and games, and they could send me out 2 dvd's, 2 games or 1 of each? Is there no way to get a dvd and a game, send them back, get another dvd and game? Is it all just depending on the order of your list and what you have available?

    For some reason the site is just timing out.
    As far as I know its all random, you can prioritise what you want though.

    For some reason the site is timing out on me as well, strange anyhow it should be back up soon.

    EDIT: http://forums.hexus.net/current-barg...ml#post1601242 (For anyone else who wants the code)

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    I've been using Lovefilm for almost two years now, never had any problems.

    The discs normally get sent out promptly. You used to get a new disc back the second working morning, although since I moved up to Yorkshire the (postal?) service seems to have slipped a bit.

    Look here to find a 90 day trial code. I've been using these codes over and over, only ever paid the proper fee once when I forgot to cancel the service.

    Make sure to select "I want games" when choosing the package during sign-up.

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    ive been with swapgame, if your not wanting to go with lovefilm
    they were ok 9.99 a month as many as you want.

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    Re: Game Rental Service

    Another vote for lovefilm here

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    Thanks very much mate, will try it soon .

    So, I could have a list of 20 dvd's and games, and they could send me out 2 dvd's, 2 games or 1 of each? Is there no way to get a dvd and a game, send them back, get another dvd and game? Is it all just depending on the order of your list and what you have available?
    On Lovefilm (I assume tesco is the same as they're just a rebreanded offering) you can have multiple lists. If you are on a package where you get multiple disks at once you can specify how many come from each list. If you only get one disk at a time though I think it's just pot luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekj View Post
    I've been using Lovefilm for almost two years now, never had any problems.

    The discs normally get sent out promptly. You used to get a new disc back the second working morning, although since I moved up to Yorkshire the (postal?) service seems to have slipped a bit.

    Look here to find a 90 day trial code. I've been using these codes over and over, only ever paid the proper fee once when I forgot to cancel the service.

    Make sure to select "I want games" when choosing the package during sign-up.
    Yep we done the same with Lovefilm. Basically cancel every 3 months and the join up again. 12 months for the price of 4, cant beat it

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