GameFly service is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by McGiord, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. McGiord macrumors 601

    McGiord

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    I just bought a PS4 and just came across this service, and I would appreciate your comments and suggestions regarding this service, is it like Netflix disc rental? How fast do you get a disc to your home after you return it?
    Is the streaming good too?
    What do you like about it?
    What you don't' like?
    Any alternatives you consider may work better?
    What package do you subscribe?

    Are the used discs worth keeping them to buy the game in case you want to keep it? Are they in good shape or you have to deal with scratched beaten discs?

    I'm looking into testing it and have it as a way to test before buying and lower the steep cost of entry for new games.

    How soon do they get the just new released games? Immediately as they are sold or there is some delay?
     
  2. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure about nowadays but back in the Netflix early days of next day dvd shipping I tried GameFly for awhile. It was SUPER slow and I never got anything close to what was on the top of my queue. Used it for awhile and dropped it as it wasn't worth it.

    I imagine they've gotten better since they are still around, but I can't say for sure.


    The idea is great though. If you play a lot of games and/or you like to play a game for a long time but don't want to pay full price for them and don't care if you have a copy after you are done then this is definitely a good avenue.
     
  3. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I've been a GameFly member for the last 2 years and I will say now it is better than ever. Faster returns, quick turn around time, and most titles available pretty quickly. I have a long log of games to catch up so I play slowly an always have my first choice so it may differ for you, but I love it.
    Since I play so slowly, I can try every single game and either play through or send right back if I don't enjoy versus buying games. I don't buy any games at all anymore and the savings is incredible. I have all 3 next gen consoles and GameFly is the way to go IMO.

    is it like Netflix disc rental? Yes, exactly like that
    How fast do you get a disc to your home after you return it? If I return it on a Monday, I normally get one back by Thursday at the latest- I do one out at a time
    Is the streaming good too? Haven't tried it
    What do you like about it? See my information above
    What you don't' like? Nothing really. It suits every need that I have as a casual gamer
    Any alternatives you consider may work better? Maybe buying games and then selling them but that is way too much hassle for me and time spent
    What package do you subscribe? 1 disc at a time, 17.00

    Are the used discs worth keeping them to buy the game in case you want to keep it? Are they in good shape or you have to deal with scratched beaten discs? I have rented over 100 games in my time and they have all been flawless and never had one issue with any disc so yes they would be worth keeping.

    I hope this helps!
     
  4. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601

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    @Cnasty thanks for the details! I will give it a try in the following weeks.
     
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  6. Khalanad75 macrumors 6502

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    I used Gamefly once way back when it first started. I had it for two months but ended it because things took way to long to go back and forth between Gamefly and me.

    After seeing this thread, I figured what the hell, been a couple of years I might as well give them a shot.

    I signed up last Tuesday the 6th and set up my queue. The first game shipped to me on the 8th. So two days from initial setup to first ship. I looked and the warehouse that it is shipping from is Los Angeles. Cool, should be two days to ship. I should have had it Saturday. Nope, nothing. I'll probably get it today. So almost 1 week from signup to get my first disc. Not good.

    I can mail something to my brother in long beach, and being in state he will receive it in two days. Why can't Gamefly get this same kind of delivery.

    I'm getting Just Cause 3. Let's say I try it out tonight and don't like it. I send it right back tomorrow. I probably won't see my next game til next Monday. 3 days shipping each way and 1 day processing time (2 day processing if I go by my initial setup time).

    I have Netflix's DVD.com and I can get a turn around time of 3-4 days on discs, why does it take Gamefly so much longer. I'm already thinking I will be canceling this before I am out of the trial period.
     
  7. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly why it didn't work for me 'TheBean75'. Disappointing that after all these years it still can be that way for some people.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If a company like Gamefly cannot meet the expectations of delivering at a prompt time, then they should not be in business. Timeliness is everything when involving delivery. To much of a delay gives the customer the time to consider other options or canceling their service. Not good. Especially how close you live to their facility.
     

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