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Games by Post Game Rental


Easy to use, funky-looking site, "minor" account option perfect for letting children rent their own games--now out of business. We rank & review all 7 UK Games rental sites so you pick the best!
Games by Post Game Rental Review

Visit GamesByPost Site Games By Post appear to have gone out of business in late 2007; their review remains here unaltered for posterity's sake.

Games By Post have one of the funkiest-looking games rental sites, but it is more than just good looks. Games can be selected by console and there are nine categories to browse through encompassing everything from action/adventure to sports. However, on the negative side, the search engine is rather simple and the range of titles isn't quite as good as some of the other companies.

We like that Games By Post offer gift subscriptions - a perfect present for Christmas or birthdays. Gift subscription packages are for a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year subscription, and include a discount for signing up longer term (see below). They are also intending to sell off ex-rental games and accessories at good prices in their online shop (coming soon), and you do currently have the option of buying the game you are renting at a good price if you would like to keep it.

Unlike most companies, Games By Post also offer an option to add a minor to an account, blocking access to 18+ games (which may include a level of violence etc unacceptable for young children). They allow the minor to have a separate username and password which allows access only to allowed video games rentals and past queue, not financial information or barred games.

On the negative side, we have heard reports of less than helpful customer service and GamesbyPost do not offer manuals/instructions by email or download as many companies do, though they do recommend internet sites that have copies of most manuals.

Prices: Games By Post have an impressive 14-day free trial. Their price structure is industry standard; 1, 2 or 3 games at a time for £9.99, £14.99, and £19.99 respectively.

In addition, Games By Post do offer discounts for 3 month, 6 month and 1 year subscriptions (5 pounds off, 1 month free, and two months free respectively) and all of these three offers can be bought as a gift subscription.

Games by Post Game Rental Customer Comments



Andy from Oldham , September 13, 2006

Avoid! 2 lost games so far. Emails ignored, not had a new game for weeks. Phone number on the website is now dead.

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Robyn from Northampton , July 23, 2006

Avoid! I cancelled my membership two months ago and I still get charged like clockwork every month. No customer service just multiple broken promises to call me back.

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Dean from Leicestershire , November 20, 2006

DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR CARD DETAILS!!!! I cancelled my account 4 months ago and I am still being charged £14.99 a month for a service I have never used. I was charged 2 days after starting my "free trial" and have received no acknowledgement of my countless e-mails. Have now reported them to trading standards.

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Key Facts

GamesByPost Logo

Games at a time:
1: £9.99 (Unlimited)
2 : £14.99 (Unlimited) 3 : £19.99 (Unlimited)

XBox 360

Free Trial: 14 days

Titles: Not Known
Film Rentals: no
Phone Contact:
0845 890 8899

Games By Post Ltd
PO BOX 8144


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