Rent to Own movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I haven't purchased or rented any movies through iTunes, so I don't know how it works. I have a feeling it does NOT work like this, but I wish that it did.

    It would be nice if whenever you rent a movie on iTunes it went as a sort of "credit" towards purchase of that same movie. Meaning if the movie costs $20 and I were to rent the movie for $5 to watch it once. If I decide after I've seen it that I would like to buy it, it would be nice to only have to pay $15. If I've rented it twice it would only cost $10; 3 times it would cost $5, and 4 times it would be free essentially (technically cost 3 cents because each rental is actually $4.99).

    I don't see any problem with such a scenario. The only issue I can see is that it would discourage purchasing, but I think that encouraging renting would counterbalance that. Plus a lot of people are much more hesitant to buy a movie for $20 that they've never seen, but they might be more likely after they rented it. Thoughts?
     
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I think what you're suggesting would be a great idea. Perhaps they could credit your rental toward a purchase within 24 hours or something. You like the movie, it's an incentive to buy it.

    Maybe suggest that to Apple. I bet they could convince the knuckleheads in Hollywood that it's a great idea within 2-3 years.
     
  3. eliehass macrumors regular

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    I agree that t would be great, but that's not how it works.
     
  4. LFMNX macrumors regular

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    Now that even movies purchased are stored in iCloud for multiple streaming I can see that as a possibility. Was having the same discussion with a friend last week !
     
  5. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah that's a good idea. Of course I would PREFER no time limit, but I could see that way being a bit easier for the studios to get on board with.

    Right exactly. That was my line of thought too
     

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