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Does anyone have anything negative to say about the Redbox system.

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Does anyone have anything negative to say about the Redbox system.


They lack Television Shows and movies released 3 years ago except, when there is a sequel out or any given actor is Hot at that moment. Then they stock all related movies.

I did a search on Star Trek, Star Wars, and Buffy. No movies listed. But, for those movies I would head to my Library and rent them for Free.
 
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I thought that the Redboxes only offer movies that have been released on DVD within the past 2 months or so. Every week they change the inventory. Right now, I don't believe they have any movies available prior to stuff that was in the theaters before late 2012. Am I wrong ?
 
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If an older movie is re-released on DVD recently they typically carry it.

Also, the reason why they don't have titles like Star Wars or Trek is likely due to distribution rights. Carrying those titles is a no-brainer, so there MUST be some reason.

I can see TV series sets being a logistical nightmare. If they have 5 discs from Season 1 of X show and someone rents out Disc #2 then returns it to a different kiosk, within days that single season could be scattered all over the place. How frustrating would it be to get through 2 or 3 discs of a series, then by the time you get to the next one none are able to be found locally?
 
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I thought that the Redboxes only offer movies that have been released on DVD within the past 2 months or so. Every week they change the inventory. Right now, I don't believe they have any movies available prior to stuff that was in the theaters before late 2012. Am I wrong ?


I am sure they change the inventory every week, but they definetly carry movies that were released within the past year. The nice thing about Redbox is you can go online and view every title within your local Redbox. Looking at the one closest to me they have Man on a Ledge that has been at Redbox since May 2012.

And they clearly mark movies as "Back Again".

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they don't have titles like Star Wars or Trek is likely due to distribution rights


I am assuming you mean the older movies because Redbox definitely had the New Star Trek movie when it was released.
 
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they don't have titles like Star Wars or Trek is likely due to distribution rights


I am assuming you mean the older movies because Redbox definitely had the New Star Trek movie when it was released.

I just used Trek as a reference since you mentioned it.
 
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This all seems like a really good system to me if you want to rent the latest films for a night. It does exactly what it says.

If you want older films then this is not for you but as far as i can see they never said it was.

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I know a guy who has a redbox outside of his business. He rents the space to the guy who ownes the redbox machine. The man who owns the Redbox Machine gets the disc from a Redbox distribution center. He can chose from their inventory what to carry for (x) number of disc slots in the machine but must take the disc that Redbox tells him to put in for (X) number of slots for however long they tell him to put it there. So, it is possible that every machine could carry a different type of discs depeneding on who owns the machine.
 
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So, it is possible that every machine could carry a different type of discs depeneding on who owns the machine.


One other plus for Redbox is you can rent a movie at any location and return it to any location. We have rented movies in NY for a road trip and returned them in Pennsylvania. You couldn't do that at Blockbuster
 
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So what happens if you fail to return the DVD within 24 hours ? They charge your credit card, that you had to insert into the RedBox to get the DVD initially ? And how long do they keep your credit card info ?
 
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To be fair if you rent the disc for a night and then do not return it of course you will be charged for another night.

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And how long do they keep your credit card info ?

Until the transaction is completed. When the item is returned. I on the other hand Reserve the DVD and pay for the DVD on either my computer or iphone. So I always have the info stored.
 
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