It's settled then. I found E:FC S1 (that abbreviation is a mouthful) at Newbury Comics for $22. I'll purchase the set and sell it to FYE if I don't like it. Either way, I'll post my thoughts about the season here.
If I like the first season then, upon review, I might consider renting the rest of the series at a future point. From the sound of it though, probably not.