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8436 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 26 Jul 2013 at 9:39 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-26 08:10:47 PM  
3 votes:
Am I understanding this correctly? Redbox made 4% more than last year (which was also a profitable year), but since investors expected even better profits, Redbox stock drops 13% and articles like this get published.

I know I haven't used Redbox in a few months, but that's because most of what Hollywood is pumping out isn't even worth $1.50.
2013-07-26 10:41:17 PM  
2 votes:

GreenAdder: But most of the time, all the good flicks are already rented out.


You're doing it wrong.

Use the Redbox app (assuming you have a smartphone that has it) or the website. Find the movie you want, locate it near you, reserve it, then it will be held for when you get there.

Standing there browsing through the box's supply is for losers.
2013-07-26 10:07:27 PM  
2 votes:
I used Redbox for a year until they lied and said I didn't return a movie.  They wanted $25 for the disc.  I told them to piss off.  It wound up I paid $20 for a disc they lost and I've never used them since.  Bunch of farking thieving assholes.  That's what drove me to imitate Yellowbeard.
2013-07-27 10:11:10 AM  
1 vote:

GreenAdder: I want to like Redbox.

But most of the time, all the good flicks are already rented out. If I want to take home the latest drek from The Asylum or Lion's Gate Home Video, they've got that in droves. If I want to actually rent something that looks worth watching, forget it.

And I don't rent games from them, mostly because I keep seeing pictures like this up on the web:


They're offering "Redbox Instant" now, but I think that might be too little, too late. I have Hulu Plus, Netflix, Comcast on Demand, and I just wound up getting a few free months of Amazon Prime Instant Video.

I want to like Redbox, sure. But there are far too many issues with their current model, and they're expanding into a saturated territory. If Netflix starts setting up store kiosks, they're farked.


1. I'm far too impatient and lazy. When I want to be entertained, I want it NOW and with as little effort on my part as possible. Honestly, holding the remote and scanning the selection is about all I can muster.

2. I don't need the pressure of returning a borrowed item within a specific time period. I accept that I'm a horrible borrower. Actually I accept that I'm a great borrower, but a terrible returner. $1.50 to borrow your item? How about I just hand you $25 upfront and let's not expect you'll ever see your item again? If I eventually return it, consider it a bonus. You're welcome.
2013-07-27 04:25:17 AM  
1 vote:
I know I haven't used Redbox in a few months, but that's because most of what Hollywood is pumping out isn't even worth $1.50.

THIS
//AND THIS AGAIN
///OH, ALSO THIS!!!
2013-07-27 01:15:57 AM  
1 vote:

gadian: Redbox would be awesome if it contained single use DVDs that just...I don't don't know, I guess Mission Impossibled themselves after a viewing.  That way there is no contention about returning the DVDs.  That harkens too strongly back to Blockbuster scheduling and return schemes.

Or, you know, just go with online streaming content.  For which, I'll just say again, Netflix is awesome if you trust the rating system and you're willing to just give things a shot.  But what about the new summer movies? If you're looking for "New" movies out of Redbox, you're already doing it really wrong.


Go ask Circuit City how that business model works out.
2013-07-27 01:00:05 AM  
1 vote:

Smelly McUgly: drjekel_mrhyde: shanrick: When you really want to watch something, but you never heard of that and well . . this is either a warning or it's advice.
http://www.badmoviesatredbox.com/

That's the same type of shiat you see on Netflix streaming.

The difference is that Netflix is awesome at television shows, which are so much better than movies at this point that the quality difference is insane.




Kids shows!!!!!

It's all about the kid shows.
2013-07-26 11:20:51 PM  
1 vote:

drjekel_mrhyde: shanrick: When you really want to watch something, but you never heard of that and well . . this is either a warning or it's advice.
http://www.badmoviesatredbox.com/

That's the same type of shiat you see on Netflix streaming.


The difference is that Netflix is awesome at television shows, which are so much better than movies at this point that the quality difference is insane.
2013-07-26 10:37:56 PM  
1 vote:
Oh Boy! Take my money. I want to watch a terrible movie!
Libraries, thrift stores, garage sales have free or cheap movies. The intertubes have active torrents of every turdbomb and every 'classic' every filmed. Redbox will be ok. I can't imagine cable tv's subscriber list is steadily growing, either. Besides, who wants Redbox when you can pontificate on FARK about all  those kids on my lawn!

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2013-07-26 10:04:48 PM  
1 vote:
And their streaming lineup is farking pathetic.
2013-07-26 09:56:30 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who does the advertising for the company who's in a joint venture with this company, I would disagree.

/not going to elaborate
2013-07-26 09:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
I hate Redbox. I miss video stores where you can pick the movie you want in a nice, cool/warm place and then go to the register when you decide what you want. Now you have to wait IN LINE in the cold/rain/heat/snow while some moron tries to decide what he wants to watch.
 
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