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Old 02-22-08, 12:03 PM
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Anyone know if Redbox will start to carry BD?

May not be enough demand for them, but damn, that would make me think heavily about stopping netflix/blockbuster.
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Old 02-22-08, 12:39 PM
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I agree. I would redbox more than I already do. Plus, I only rent when I get free rentals, which is about once a week.
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Old 02-22-08, 12:40 PM
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They should make a "Blubox" just for renting out BD.
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Old 02-22-08, 12:44 PM
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I love Redbox. I couldn't live without it nowadays. Most convenient thing, especially after grocery shopping.
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I think it'll be a LONG time before they go blu... too many people would rent expecting their standard dvds then get home & be pissed when it wouldn't play... (remember - we're talking about "the masses")...
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How do you get a coupon every week?
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A good friend of mine is a vice president at Redbox and designed the machines. I'll e-mail him and let you know what he says, but I kind of doubt it. The machines only hold about 1,500 discs, so the company is focused mostly on popular, mainstream titles. Blu-ray is probably still too much of a niche market right now.
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Old 02-22-08, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
How do you get a coupon every week?
Well, I used a free coupon code, and had a free rental. For example, the free code that has been coming to me for weeks has been, without the quotes, "DVDONME."

Check out this site.

http://www.redboxcodes.com/

They give you the option when you rent to put in your email. Once you do, they will, at least once a week, send you a free rental code.
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
How do you get a coupon every week?
If you sign up on their website for it, they'll send a text message to you cell phone every Monday for a free rental, but it's only good that day.
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Old 02-22-08, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
A good friend of mine is a vice president at Redbox and designed the machines. I'll e-mail him and let you know what he says, but I kind of doubt it. The machines only hold about 1,500 discs, so the company is focused mostly on popular, mainstream titles. Blu-ray is probably still too much of a niche market right now.
Yeah, I figured. But when they have them in tiny little kvrdave land, you know they are getting to be a big company. Are they a public company?
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Yeah, I figured. But when they have them in tiny little kvrdave land, you know they are getting to be a big company. Are they a public company?
They're half owned by McDonald's and half owned by Coin Star, but I think they are going to have an IPO. The last time I talked with him (Thanksgiving) that was kind of up in the air, and frankly I don't remember the details.

Redbox started in the Chicago area (where McDonald's is headquartered) and has been rolling out across the country pretty aggressively. I think they have a little more than 6,000 machines nationwide and are adding 100-200 per week.
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Originally Posted by clappj
If you sign up on their website for it, they'll send a text message to you cell phone every Monday for a free rental, but it's only good that day.
I don't get text messages, just regular emails.
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Old 02-22-08, 11:07 PM
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Here's the response I got from my friend at Redbox:
The dust around Blu-ray has to settle a bit.

Redbox doesn't have an official position yet on when we will start
stocking Blu-ray movies. We will most likely start testing
in small markets this year just to learn more about the consumer demand
and behavior around Blu-ray.

Personally, I think we will need another two Christmas seasons to get
enough Blu-ray players out to justify stocking Blu-ray discs.
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