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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-08-09 04:08 PM
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9. Redbox is probably not going to be a huge threat to Blockbuster, Netflix, et. al
The $1 price is certainly nice and we've started occasionally grabbing one here or there but you only get the movie for one night and the selection is NOWHERE near what you can find at Blockbuster, Netflix, or any of the other video rental stores. It may evolve into something larger but we're not planning on giving up our Blockbuster Rental Club Membership anytime soon.
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  -Video stores, union reps rally against buck-a-night DVD kiosks cbdo2007  Sep-08-09 03:57 PM   #0 
  - What's the difference?  RidinMyDonkey   Sep-08-09 04:03 PM   #1 
  - Actually, it's a buck a night for as long as you keep the movie  TommyO   Sep-08-09 04:07 PM   #7 
     - So for 5 days it would cost 5 dollars  RidinMyDonkey   Sep-08-09 04:21 PM   #19 
        - $5.00 plus sales tax, making it $5.35 here in NJ  TommyO   Sep-08-09 04:53 PM   #20 
  - Awww, so it's not the pirates? How about the companies that sell DVDs for $3 in other countries?  Deja Q   Sep-08-09 04:03 PM   #2 
  - Learn how to compete, guys.  Common Sense Party   Sep-08-09 04:05 PM   #3 
  - Me & the gang over at Justice for Kiosks are steaming over this latest development.  zonkers   Sep-08-09 04:08 PM   #8 
  - Late fees  Missy Vixen   Sep-08-09 04:05 PM   #4 
  - They are killing traditional stores for sure. Less jobs right off the bat.  TheKentuckian   Sep-08-09 04:05 PM   #5 
  - And creating jobs too  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-08-09 04:15 PM   #16 
  - I would love to return to the "mom and pop" store  raouldukelives   Sep-08-09 04:07 PM   #6 
  - Lackluster is the only game around here, the nearest Hollywood closed  TommyO   Sep-08-09 04:09 PM   #10 
  - Redbox is probably not going to be a huge threat to Blockbuster, Netflix, et. al  Proud Liberal Dem   Sep-08-09 04:08 PM   #9 
  - You're right about the Redbox selection, it's limited  TommyO   Sep-08-09 04:12 PM   #14 
  - That's probably true. The price and convenience are very nice, but we're talking  cbdo2007   Sep-08-09 04:14 PM   #15 
  - Seems like a pain to keep going back for $1 per night...  targetpractice   Sep-08-09 04:16 PM   #17 
  - How does it generate less revenue for Hollywood?  DoctorMyEyes   Sep-08-09 04:11 PM   #11 
  - Ah, video stores....  targetpractice   Sep-08-09 04:12 PM   #12 
  - King Ludd would be proud  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-08-09 04:12 PM   #13 
  - The biggest advantage with RedBox isn't the price - it is the "drop off anywhere" aspect.  HopeHoops   Sep-08-09 04:16 PM   #18 
  - Another advantage - you can reserve a movie online  cbdo2007   Sep-08-09 04:59 PM   #21 
  - LMAO.. Yeah VHS killed the movie business. Beta killed the movie  walldude   Sep-08-09 05:01 PM   #22 
  - Red boxes aren't perfect  Juche   Sep-08-09 05:15 PM   #23 
  - Watch out for those libraries, too.  cloudbase   Sep-08-09 05:21 PM   #24 
 

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