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RentAnime.com ??
Topic by: YaPPaPaa
Posted: July 25, 2004 - 11:37 PM PDT
Last Reply: September 22, 2004 - 9:14 AM PDT

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author topic: RentAnime.com ??
sailortitan2
post #21  on July 29, 2004 - 3:15 PM PDT  
Believe it or not, RentAnime.com (at least at this point), has a really BAD anime selection. Sure, if you don't mind just watching most of the "big" titles, like Cowboy Bebop, or only the newest stuff (I see new, less popular titles there) you're fine. But if you're looking for older or less popular titles, like Saint Tail or Vampire Princess Miyu OAV, you're out of luck. I considered switching after the price hike, even though I got good service here (and I'm on the East Coast) but I changed my mind after I saw that many of my favorite titles weren't even there at all.

So for Anime fans, GreenCine remains the better rental compnany.

Netflix ranked worst of all, anime-selection wise.

> On July 27, 2004 - 4:21 PM PDT BCavanagh wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 26, 2004 - 3:13 PM PDT Catullus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On July 26, 2004 - 2:26 PM PDT moviebuffet wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > thanks for the heads up. with the price increase i was quitting this acct any way and maybe this will help get all those lil red and yellow bars filled.
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > I wonder how many people will quit due to the price increase o.0
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> I was actually thinking of upgrading to the 4-out plan. But after August, when things get a little less hectic around here and we get more free time to watch movies again. :)
> ---------------------------------

fdguarino
post #22  on July 29, 2004 - 7:56 PM PDT  
> On July 29, 2004 - 3:15 PM PDT sailortitan2 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
...lots of words...
> So for Anime fans, GreenCine remains the better rental compnany.

If you can get anything from them. Sometimes it seems like they must have just one copy of each title.

> Netflix ranked worst of all, anime-selection wise.
>

I started a survey of services using a third party list of recommended anime titles. Netflix doesn't do so bad. Blockbuster.com and walmart.com do worse. When I'm done I'll post a link to the results.

-FDGUARINO

cryptoc
post #23  on August 4, 2004 - 10:20 AM PDT  
I just started a trial with NetFlix. Actually, only a handful of OVAs in my queue, a couple of anime tv series, and a few non-anime movies are not available. After pulling everything from my GC queue that I could put in my NF queue (over 150 discs), I was left with less than 20 titles and a couple of anime TV series (Urusei Yatsura and You're Under Arrest!). On top of that, shipping takes only a day, and everything they have is available immediately. Overall, not nearly as bad as I had thought. I'll be dropping my GC account as soon as I get the last couple of things I wanted from here, maybe when I've exhausted NF's selections and GreenCine gets an East Coast distribution center I'll move back.
Kari2742
post #24  on August 17, 2004 - 2:53 AM PDT  
> On July 25, 2004 - 11:37 PM PDT YaPPaPaa wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hey i was wondering if anybody has tried rentanime.com? I think they're located in Florida for anybody who has their greencine account mainly for anime and are located on the eastcoast. I was wondering if anybody has tried it and how does the shipping times compare with GreenCine's. GreenCine's shipping is getting worst for me for some reason.
> ---------------------------------

Greencine is much faster! Greencine has queue lock, personal lists and avaiability meter. rentanime has no queue lock, no way to indicate that you want your dvds in a certain order, and no availability meter. =/ Their queue is just a list of the titles and thats it. I've been getting my dvds out of order....got Fruits Basket v 4 without ever receiving 1, 2 or 3.
JReynoso
post #25  on September 18, 2004 - 3:22 AM PDT  
One reason why greencine even exists =]
Hentai. Only place I know of that has a 1/2 decent selection for hentai.
Gradalis
post #26  on September 18, 2004 - 9:25 PM PDT  
Sometimes it seems like they must have just one copy of each title.

FDGUARINO,

A delayed reaction (exceptionally delayed) but I can fully admit that there is not a single title in the Anime section where we only have one copy. Still, I can see what you mean. There are a few pretty clear bottlenecks that can never seem to be resolved, no matter how many copies we order. I suspect that's why the other rent-by-mail services have never devoted much of their resources to Anime. It's a challenge but one worth solving.

Only place I know of that has a 1/2 decent selection for hentai.

JReynoso,

For whatever reason, our vendors never have enough copies of Hentai releases. We'd definitely have even more if we could only get them in-stock (but thanks for the compliment all the same).

appreciatively,
Jonathan Marlow
Team GreenCine
fdguarino
post #27  on September 18, 2004 - 10:11 PM PDT  
Jonathan,

Your reply is timely in one way, it will let me rant about an incredible injustice that GreenCine inflicted upon me this week. I'm fairly certain that I was the one (or at least one of the earliest) that originally requested Koihime , a hentai title coincidentally. After I sent in the request, it was added to the database with a "Request" button and I lobbied to get other GC member to add it to their requests list.

After several long month waiting, it finally arrived earlier this week and I added it to the top of my queue (yes, the #1 position). The next day, one of my returns arrived at GC so I felt confident that I would be shipped this title I had worked so hard to get GC to carry. Foolish me.

WHY O WHY???? Words cannot describe my disappointment. This title I have virtually shed blood to get GC to carry was shipped out to other people (probably NLee and Hamano (bastards!! :P )). Good grief, how cruel can GC get?? I don't think I have ever been angrier at GC's allocation system before.

So while I never really believed that GC only has one of each title, I once again must point out that at times it does seem that way.

-FDGuarino

> On September 18, 2004 - 9:25 PM PDT Gradalis wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Sometimes it seems like they must have just one copy of each title.
>
> FDGUARINO,
>
> A delayed reaction (exceptionally delayed) but I can fully admit that there is not a single title in the Anime section where we only have one copy. Still, I can see what you mean. There are a few pretty clear bottlenecks that can never seem to be resolved, no matter how many copies we order. I suspect that's why the other rent-by-mail services have never devoted much of their resources to Anime. It's a challenge but one worth solving.
>
> Only place I know of that has a 1/2 decent selection for hentai.
>
> JReynoso,
>
> For whatever reason, our vendors never have enough copies of Hentai releases. We'd definitely have even more if we could only get them in-stock (but thanks for the compliment all the same).
>
> appreciatively,
> Jonathan Marlow
> Team GreenCine
> ---------------------------------

aacevedo
post #28  on September 18, 2004 - 11:24 PM PDT  
oh, this is just too precious to pass by, generally being allergic to the usual urban machinations that transpire here.

in the top 5 slots of my queue, I have had ADVENTURES OF MINI-GODDESS vol. 1, since November of 2003. it was noted that Vol. 2 and 3 were recently included in "New To GREENCINE".

i have but to surmise that "more than 1" is still less than many or an indefinite number. just for discussion sake lets just put "more than 1" at somewhere between more than a hydrogen atom and less lithium.

GC staff, please do not sully my above with a trite response such as, "SEND YOUR REQUESTS TO SUPPORT@GREENCINE.COM". you provide a service to which consumers prescribe with expectations.

please do not get me wrong, i will wait for my dvd and if i get a true moment of angst, there is always ANIME FOREST.
IronS
post #29  on September 18, 2004 - 11:38 PM PDT  
> in the top 5 slots of my queue, I have had ADVENTURES OF MINI-GODDESS vol. 1, since November of 2003. it was noted that Vol. 2 and 3 were recently included in "New To GREENCINE".
>

These tend to be orange-barred forever, don't they? I did receive Vol. 2 in April and I think 3 and 4 have been green-barred once or twice in the last couple of months. But I generally reserve my begging and pleading for new Inu Yasha titles.

> i have but to surmise that "more than 1" is still less than many or an indefinite number. just for discussion sake lets just put "more than 1" at somewhere between more than a hydrogen atom and less lithium.
>

LOL!! (lithium has an atomic number of 3 in case anyone cares)
Gradalis
post #30  on September 19, 2004 - 7:52 PM PDT  
fdguarino & aacevedo,

I knew that my comments would get me into trouble. The truth always seems to have a way of doing exactly that. "Truth" on both sides, of course.

In an ideal world, you'd both get your Koihime and your Adventures of Mini-Goddess. I'll look into this tomorrow, when I'm back in the office, and we'll see how this can be immediately fixed.

truthfully,
Jonathan

(postscript: definitely more than lithium...)
JBellows
post #31  on September 19, 2004 - 9:15 PM PDT  
I finally found my pants.

Now in other news, GC offers service and a smile which the sales by numbers crowd could care less about.
kohnfused1
post #32  on September 20, 2004 - 10:01 AM PDT  
> On September 19, 2004 - 9:15 PM PDT JBellows wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I finally found my pants.
>
> Now in other news, GC offers service and a smile which the sales by numbers crowd could care less about.
> ---------------------------------

Now if you could just get that haircut....
Gradalis
post #33  on September 20, 2004 - 5:04 PM PDT  
Greetings again, fdguarino:

My research has produced a few interesting results. For instance, I knew that I recognized Koihime. I'd ordered about a dozen of them and only a handful arrived. The rest were mysteriously missing and are now backordered at our distributor. We should be receiving additional copies soon.

Greetings again, aacevedo:

Why didn't you mention that the title of Mini-Goddess was listed incorrectly? Regardless, I've fixed it. I have also made a request to order more copies (and I was informed moments ago that more are on the way). A number of our copies were damaged and were not yet replaced. Still, there are seemingly enough copies that you should've received one by now. At least there will be more if a few days. I'm not naming names here - with "no due dates" it's certainly their right to keep them for ages - but it doesn't help that some folks have been sitting on copies since June!

dutifully,
Jonathan
jross3
post #34  on September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT  
> I'm not naming names here - with "no due dates" it's certainly their right to keep them for ages - but it doesn't help that some folks have been sitting on copies since June!

"no due dates", but maybe there's some way to "gently pressure" you members somehow?
I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11, but I'll be going through those in the next day or two so no worries! I've only had the 0-availability Vol. 11 for a little while, so no worries!
kohnfused1
post #35  on September 21, 2004 - 9:56 AM PDT  
> On September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > I'm not naming names here - with "no due dates" it's certainly their right to keep them for ages - but it doesn't help that some folks have been sitting on copies since June!
>
> "no due dates", but maybe there's some way to "gently pressure" you members somehow?
> I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11, but I'll be going through those in the next day or two so no worries! I've only had the 0-availability Vol. 11 for a little while, so no worries!
> ---------------------------------

Oh please, someone name names. I love that game!
RHorsman
post #36  on September 21, 2004 - 10:24 AM PDT  
> On September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT jross3 wrote:

> I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11

YOU DIRTY SON OF A SEA COOK
kohnfused1
post #37  on September 21, 2004 - 11:10 AM PDT  
> On September 21, 2004 - 10:24 AM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
>
> > I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11
>
> YOU DIRTY SON OF A SEA COOK
> ---------------------------------

You'd think being out at sea, he'd get a wash once in a while.
jross3
post #38  on September 21, 2004 - 3:57 PM PDT  
> On September 21, 2004 - 11:10 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
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> > On September 21, 2004 - 10:24 AM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> >
> > > I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11
> >
> > YOU DIRTY SON OF A SEA COOK
> > ---------------------------------
>
> You'd think being out at sea, he'd get a wash once in a while.
> ---------------------------------

yeah, but you'd get all salty. It's not as great at it sounds....
kohnfused1
post #39  on September 21, 2004 - 4:44 PM PDT  
> On September 21, 2004 - 3:57 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On September 21, 2004 - 11:10 AM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On September 21, 2004 - 10:24 AM PDT RHorsman wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > > On September 20, 2004 - 5:17 PM PDT jross3 wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm not one to talk, though; I've had KOR vol. 8 since August 11
> > >
> > > YOU DIRTY SON OF A SEA COOK
> > > ---------------------------------
> >
> > You'd think being out at sea, he'd get a wash once in a while.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> yeah, but you'd get all salty. It's not as great at it sounds....
> ---------------------------------

...well, I didn't say it was going to be a "clean" wash.

I wonder if that's how pirates got their salt. They'd just get a bucket of seawater and let it dry...and poof!, instant salt.
jross3
post #40  on September 21, 2004 - 10:53 PM PDT  
> On September 21, 2004 - 4:44 PM PDT kohnfused1 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ...well, I didn't say it was going to be a "clean" wash.

I used to have a distilling machine for that, but eventually the other pirates found out about it and made some modifications. I can't use it for seawater anymore, but I'm sure it's serving a higher porpoise. Ha! Sea humor!

> I wonder if that's how pirates got their salt. They'd just get a bucket of seawater and let it dry...and poof!, instant salt.

Easier than mining. Once upon a time, you could trade salt for gold in equal measure. These days, everyone's a money changer.
> ---------------------------------

Sending back my movies tomorrow. Really. I promise. I already sent back 8 & 9 today. Sorry if I've inconvienced anyone; 8-10 were all green all the time, so I figured all was well in Wonderland as long as I didn't sit on them forever.
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