Firstly, movies still in theaters are available on the site, including National Treasure and Ocean's Twelve - last I heard, the MPAA hadn't announced any changes in the delayed DVD policy. Secondly, ripoffreport.com has at least one complaint from a disgruntled user,
On December 20 of 2004 I purchased online a membership to getflics. I used my Discover card to pay $23.88.
This membership was supposed to give me unlimited access to a movie database for one year. I signed up for a 7 day free trial that would rollover to the one year subscription automaticaly unless I cancelled within 7 days. I didn't get anything for my payment. Nothing at all.
The password and ID they assigned me does not work. I tried numerous times to no avail. They refused to reissue me another ID and password! (So right there I'm dead in the water. I can't get into anything without a password and ID)
After I paid the membership fee and after at least an hour of hacking I got to view the movie database. It's nearly all pornographic! I don't want porno.
I phoned them via an 888 number. Explained the situation. The woman told me that she wouldn't credit my discover card because I "signed up for a one year membership and it's started". (It didn't make much sense to me either) I asked her about the seven day free trial. She said "That's not what you clicked on". I told that I wanted my money back or I would complain loudly. She told me "complain all you want to. Your not getting a refund".
Long discussion at AnandTech
Excellent investigative work on this forum shows:
Domain Name: GETFLICS.COM
Created on..............: Thu, Nov 20, 2003
Expires on..............: Sun, Nov 20, 2005
Record last updated on..: Thu, Feb 19, 2004
775 Park Avenue Suite 110 # 3
Huntington, ny 11743
bunitconsulting.com is owned by 'chris bridgwood' (notice the spelling diff) of 33 apple lane, commack, NY
Corporate Headquarters: 31 E. 32nd Street, NY NY 10016 1.212.481.8484*362 (Across From Empire State Building) (LOL)
on October 22, 1999 'ATF Arrests Convicted Felons of Selling Guns and Drugs to Undercover Officers': "STEVEN and NICOLE PERAGINE, ages 33 and 27, of 33 Apple Lane, Comack, N.Y"
What is truly sad is that this gimmick/scam could kill the nascent pay-per-download business even before it proves itself as a viable medium for content distribution. I am a satisfied customer of both MovieLink and Netflix, and there is nothing better I would like to see than the two models merge.