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Renting Movies on iTunes?

Asked by anonyjelly16 (747points) July 18th, 2008

If you rent a movie on iTunes (and then decide to buy it) do you pay the difference? or do you have to pay full price? I thought you had to pay full price but someone is teling me that they were offered an option to buy it for the difference.

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crunchaweezy's avatar

I would think you’d pay the whole sum. I could be wrong, but that’s like renting a movie and coming back and they give you $5 off a purchase.

I could be wrong though.

richardhenry's avatar

Nope, you don’t get a discount for buying a movie you’ve previously rented.

trumi's avatar

Never rent through iTunes, it is an incredible rip off. Get Netflix.

crunchaweezy's avatar

I have both ;)

I also occasionally use Comcast On Demand, Live marketplace and now the Playstation store. So many options! Plus the bay full of pirates.

anonyjelly16's avatar

I think buying off iTunes is a ripoff too. I wanted to watch Batman cartoons and bought them for $34—only to find the DVD set for half that price on Amazon.

But I guess when you’re stressed about a monster exam (the bar exam) and just want to watch a movie without leaving the house… it kinda works. Still… you’re right—total rip off.

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smilesby's avatar

I agree with trumi, Netflix is best for watching films (can’t beat free downloads with the DVD subsciption. I can’t believe they simply added that function as a freebie to their normal DVD subscription…will have to roll it back one day as all distribution shifts to online.

But for actual purchasing I’d try Amazon (then again I just like them, will be getting a Kindle 2 as well). To be honest, I don’t know if I want apple dominating video as they do music as well, so good to look at alternatives on principle. For comparisons see

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