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Alton deFlat
07-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Does anyone use Redbox for movie rentals? I've seen them in a couple locations where I live, but haven't used them yet. Do you have to reserve them online, and then pick them up, or can you just make your selections at the kiosk?

Deberg_1990
07-02-2009, 01:36 PM
I use them alot.

Yes, you can make reservations online or pick them right there at the Kiosk. (online not available at every location though)


Only thing that sucks about these things is, the line backs up at times if someone wants to spend 5-10 minutes browsing though movies.

They need seperate slots for returning movies and renting movies. It would help speed up the process.

pr_capone
07-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Does anyone use Redbox for movie rentals? I've seen them in a couple locations where I live, but haven't used them yet. Do you have to reserve them online, and then pick them up, or can you just make your selections at the kiosk?

make your selection at the kiosk.

$1 per rental per night.

http://www.insideredbox.com/redbox-codes/

The link above will give you codes for free rentals.

Enjoy!

FAX
07-02-2009, 01:44 PM
I like redbox. Never had a problem either with online reservations or finding movies at the kiosk. I take that back ... I had one problem.

I rented a movie and when I attempted to return it, the box was busted. I emailed redbox and they said, "No problem, dude. Just return it when you can and we'll credit you for the additional days." I returned the movie a few days later and they never gave me the credit. So, I emailed them again and they said, "No problem, dude. We charge your card and then we issue the credit. It should show up in a few days." I waited a few days and still no credit so I emailed them again and they said, "No problem, dude. The credit's on the way." Finally, after about a month of no problems, the credit went through. It's the most work I've ever done for five bucks.

FAX

Simply Red
07-02-2009, 01:54 PM
just do it!

Micjones
07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
I think I've only used Redbox once or twice and that was when it was first introduced.
I'm scared I'll forget and wind up paying $12 for a $1 movie.

How are the selections? Fairly current?
I might look into that tonight.

Mile High Mania
07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
I like that you can return them at any Redbox location...

Alton deFlat
07-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Thanks! I think I'll give them a try. We have one at Walgreens and just inside our Walmart. I registered on their website, but I think I'll just select them at the kiosk for now.

Deberg_1990
07-02-2009, 02:36 PM
Thanks! I think I'll give them a try. We have one at Walgreens and just inside our Walmart. I registered on their website, but I think I'll just select them at the kiosk for now.

One thing thats great about the online reservations is, you can beat the kiosk crowd to the punch. Especially for the HOT new release rentals. Give it a shot.

JD10367
07-02-2009, 02:38 PM
Disappointed. I thought this was going to be about a Native American porno. :(

Demonpenz
07-02-2009, 02:41 PM
i like em got 3 movies out of there

Raised On Riots
07-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Disappointed. I thought this was going to be about a Native American porno. :(

ROFL

stlchiefs
07-02-2009, 04:39 PM
Use them all the time. I haven't been to a Blockbuster in forever. It's a great deal, though my only complaint is that you can't use coupon codes when you reserve online, but if you want a new release it's still only $1.

Halfcan
07-02-2009, 06:08 PM
make sure the disc says returned-those fuggers LOVE to over charge your card

FAX
07-02-2009, 06:12 PM
I was (unfortunately) in the grocery store today and noticed that they have a bluebox. Same deal ... a buck a film a day. Stand your ground, gentlemen. We're on the verge of being swamped up to our pixels with boxes of all possible colors.

FAX

sedated
07-02-2009, 06:49 PM
I use them. They are so popular that blockbuster changed their fee system to be more like redbox (except $2.50 for the first night for new releases).

The only problem is a line forming if some jackass wants to look at a bunch of movie descriptions and back everything up. And the new movies can go quick at some loactions. But they are at enough McD's and grocery stores that there's always another redbox somewhere.

As for returns, I leave the movie in my car, and chances are there is somewhere I'm going soon that has a redbox. Never spent more than $3 for a movie.

Guru
05-23-2013, 04:31 AM
Redbox now offers movie streaming. $8 per month gets you unlimited streaming of some movies and 4 free movie credits per month to use on Redbox Kiosks. First month is free to try it out.

http://landing.redboxinstant.com/trial/?Refcode=rbi:ps:GOOGLE:Brand_-_Misspellings_Broad_Desktop:Brand_-_Misspelling:red_box:

Deberg_1990
05-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Redbox now offers movie streaming. $8 per month gets you unlimited streaming of some movies and 4 free movie credits per month to use on Redbox Kiosks. First month is free to try it out.

http://landing.redboxinstant.com/trial/?Refcode=rbi:ps:GOOGLE:Brand_-_Misspellings_Broad_Desktop:Brand_-_Misspelling:red_box:

Not a bad deal at all with the 4 movie credits.

Guru
05-23-2013, 06:48 AM
Not a bad deal at all with the 4 movie credits.

The credits are only good for DVDs is the only real drawback. Not a big problem though.

Dayze
05-23-2013, 09:32 AM
we like it. We have netflix, but only streaming (might go back to DVD though). There is a Redbox kiosk at our grocery store, so sometimes we'll grab one for that weekend evening and return it to a nearby McDonalds afterwards.

Pestilence
05-23-2013, 10:27 AM
Does anyone have any idea about their streaming catalog? Is it all of the movies that are available to be picked up at their kiosks? If that's the case.....then it's fucking worth it.

Chazno
05-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Does anyone have any idea about their streaming catalog? Is it all of the movies that are available to be picked up at their kiosks? If that's the case.....then it's ****ing worth it.

Think amazon prime or Netflix 5 years ago. The studios hold the reigns on streaming new movie prices. Every single service charges the same price due to that ( Amazon, Vudu,Xbox, Dish Network)

Pestilence
05-23-2013, 12:43 PM
Then here is my issue with the streaming thing. I'm not going to pay you $8 a month (Redbox or Netflix) to stream crap content. I would honestly pay more money....if I could actually stream content as it comes out.....even if it's just TV shows.

SnakeXJones
05-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Then here is my issue with the streaming thing. I'm not going to pay you $8 a month (Redbox or Netflix) to stream crap content. I would honestly pay more money....if I could actually stream content as it comes out.....even if it's just TV shows.I tried it when it first was available but the streaming obviously was in beta or something it had just weird lags all the damn time

WoodDraw
05-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Then here is my issue with the streaming thing. I'm not going to pay you $8 a month (Redbox or Netflix) to stream crap content. I would honestly pay more money....if I could actually stream content as it comes out.....even if it's just TV shows.

They'd love to do have a bigger catalog, but the studios simply refuse to license. That's why you're seeing a bigger push by Netflix into original programming.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2013, 05:31 PM
Then here is my issue with the streaming thing. I'm not going to pay you $8 a month (Redbox or Netflix) to stream crap content. I would honestly pay more money....if I could actually stream content as it comes out.....even if it's just TV shows.

You can pay more money. Nearly everything is available to stream. Just the new release shows and movies cost more. Usually $3.99 for a movie to rent or 1.99 to rent a tv show.


So basically we are back to the old blockbuster rental days again with new releases...except without the late fees.

iTunes and Vudu even make alot of the movies available at full price weeks before the rental window opens...if you want to pay $13 to $19 to own it.

WoodDraw
05-23-2013, 07:50 PM
You can pay more money. Nearly everything is available to stream. Just the new release shows and movies cost more. Usually $3.99 for a movie to rent or 1.99 to rent a tv show.


So basically we are back to the old blockbuster rental days again with new releases...except without the late fees.

iTunes and Vudu even make alot of the movies available at full price weeks before the rental window opens...if you want to pay $13 to $19 to own it.

That kind of defeats the purpose of a streaming service, no?


I have to say I despise the way movies are going these days, as far as pricing. I can still buy a used dvd for cheaper than it costs digital. And that's DRM free. It's another area, along with television, that'll have to change within the next decade to keep up with the new world.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2013, 08:13 PM
That kind of defeats the purpose of a streaming service, no?


I have to say I despise the way movies are going these days, as far as pricing. I can still buy a used dvd for cheaper than it costs digital. And that's DRM free. It's another area, along with television, that'll have to change within the next decade to keep up with the new world.

I think your getting a subscription service confused with a rental service. The subscription service stuff is cheap because its older titles or tv seasons a year or two old.

The new stuff is always going to cost more.
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Guru
05-23-2013, 08:19 PM
I think your getting a subscription service confused with a rental service. The subscription service stuff is cheap because its older titles or tv seasons a year or two old.

The new stuff is always going to cost more.
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No, he is saying that it should be cheaper to purchase a digital movie than to purchase a disk. Granted, he shouldn't expect a brand new digital movie purchase to be cheaper than a used disk copy though.

Right now, I still prefer to purchase the disk because I feel I get more for my money. Bluray, dvd and digital copy for $20 rather than just a digital copy for $15-$20. Plus saved bandwidth.

DaFace
05-23-2013, 08:21 PM
The crazy thing about physical discs these days is that you can usually get a digital copy cheaper if you 1) buy the physical copy and 2) do Vudu's disc to digital program.

Or even simpler, buy a physical copy with an ultraviolet license. It's almost always cheaper than buying the digital version direct.

WoodDraw
05-23-2013, 09:54 PM
I think your getting a subscription service confused with a rental service. The subscription service stuff is cheap because its older titles or tv seasons a year or two old.

The new stuff is always going to cost more.
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Well you brought it up. Pestilence wanted to know how the streaming library was, and you said you could "pay more" for new releases. Which is a bit like me asking you how Spotify is and you saying, "Yeah, it's great. You can just pay for everything they don't have."

Fragmentation in online streaming blows. The studios refuse to license a lot of times, or license exclusively (even back market stuff), or even worse, launch their own proprietary service. I dream of the day I can have a movie version of Spotify that reliably has most movies older than "x" years. But right now, they're still stuck on the old PPV/rental business model.


As for new stuff, I know it will cost more. Fine. Let me give you an example using Snow White and the Huntsman, because I just watched that the other day. Here are the prices:

Amazon DVD: $12.99 ($19.98 reg)
Digital download: $9.99
Digital rent: No option on Amazon or Google.
Buy used: Around $4, plus $4 shipping.


That's not the newest movie, I admit, and it takes awhile for the economics to work out. But that's why I still buy a lot of physical media. It's relatively DRM free, I get all of the extras that come with it, and it's normally cheaper or the same price of the digital copy. And once I own it, I can do whatever I please. I'd love to have a cloud solution to this, but none exists.

I've bought plenty of perfect condition used movies for less than it'd cost to rent it through my cable company.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2013, 10:39 PM
How much would you pay a month for a subscription service that includes new releases? It will probably change someday, but for now, I guess they are trying to protect their decades old rental model.

Yea, that's messed up about Snow White. I've noticed that too....after awhile they just disappear from the rental market and you have to pay full price for a digital download.

WoodDraw
05-24-2013, 12:29 AM
How much would you pay a month for a subscription service that includes new releases? It will probably change someday, but for now, I guess they are trying to protect their decades old rental model.

Yea, that's messed up about Snow White. I've noticed that too....after awhile they just disappear from the rental market and you have to pay full price for a digital download.

I'm not sure that in the near future new releases will make financial sense for streaming. I don't think the studios will license, regardless. And the prices would be too much.

My hope is more that studios will begin to open up their back catalog stuff, and license them out. I don't think I'll ever live in a world where I can just pay Netflix a few bucks a month, but I'd be willing to pay Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, let's say. Especially if all three of them produce top, original stuff as well.


Right now I use netflix mainly for it's supply of TV shows. I can watch the west wing, doctor who, firefly, etc. all on demand without worrying about dvds. But I think their movie library mostly blows. But I hope that changes soon. Once everyone stops being so scared of cable companies. It's going to take a couple more years at least.

Guru
05-24-2013, 12:40 AM
I'm not sure that in the near future new releases will make financial sense for streaming. I don't think the studios will license, regardless. And the prices would be too much.

My hope is more that studios will begin to open up their back catalog stuff, and license them out. I don't think I'll ever live in a world where I can just pay Netflix a few bucks a month, but I'd be willing to pay Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, let's say. Especially if all three of them produce top, original stuff as well.


Right now I use netflix mainly for it's supply of TV shows. I can watch the west wing, doctor who, firefly, etc. all on demand without worrying about dvds. But I think their movie library mostly blows. But I hope that changes soon. Once everyone stops being so scared of cable companies. It's going to take a couple more years at least.
Why be scared of cable companies? Oh, because they rape your wallet.

silver5liter
05-24-2013, 12:43 AM
Redbox instant steaming catalog is terrible. I had the trial for about 10 minutes before I ended it. Like free crackle app territory

Guru
05-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Redbox instant steaming catalog is terrible. I had the trial for about 10 minutes before I ended it. Like free crackle app territory

While I am not incredibly impressed, I'm sure it will get better in the future. Netflix was horrible then got better then went back to horrible. As far as movies go that is. I'll ride out my free month for the 4 free DVDs then cancel.