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Old 03-08-19, 04:59 PM
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Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

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$2.50 per night. 15 markets are getting it for now:
  1. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  2. Des Moines, Iowa
  3. Kansas City, Mo.
  4. Minneapolis, Minn.
  5. Portland, Ore.
  6. Reno, Nev.
  7. San Diego, Calif.
  8. San Francisco, Calif.
  9. Spokane, Wash.
  10. Austin, Texas
  11. Detroit, Mich.
  12. Los Angeles, Calif.
  13. Miami, Fla.
  14. New York City, N.Y.
  15. Seattle, Wash.
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Old 03-11-19, 01:52 PM
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Re: Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

They've been available in the Detroit market for awhile now. It's been nice to use.
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Old 03-11-19, 04:10 PM
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I've been enjoying them as well. I have been finding them regularly in cities outside of Austin. I hope that they will add online reservation at some point. As it is currently, you have to physically go from box to box for availability of the title you're looking for.
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Old 03-12-19, 07:32 AM
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My city is not on the list, but I'll still give it a look. I'd definitely be interested, -moreso than with regular BDs, since I have more options there.
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Old 03-14-19, 11:51 AM
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Re: Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

While it's good to hear, and I'll probably rent on 4K, but overall if I'm renting something quick from Redbox the format doesn't always matter to me. If a title isn't available at Redbox on BR I'd just as quickly rent the DVD. Of course actually purchasing the film is a totally different story.
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Boston, a big tech hub, gets nada. Screw you Redbox!
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Approx. 10% of what a 4K disk costs seems a little steep.
I'll pass.
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Old 03-15-19, 06:57 PM
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It's funny what our perception of what costs too much money these days. In the mid-1980s a VHS rental of a new release from the typical ma-and-pa video store was $3.00. Thirty years later $2.50 is considered a rip-off for 4K.

...and yet $6 for a coffee or buying a $73 water bottle seems perfectly reasonable.
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Re: Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
It's funny what our perception of what costs too much money these days. In the mid-1980s a VHS rental of a new release from the typical ma-and-pa video store was $3.00. Thirty years later $2.50 is considered a rip-off for 4K.

...and yet $6 for a coffee or buying a $73 water bottle seems perfectly reasonable.
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Re: Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
It's funny what our perception of what costs too much money these days. In the mid-1980s a VHS rental of a new release from the typical ma-and-pa video store was $3.00. Thirty years later $2.50 is considered a rip-off for 4K.

...and yet $6 for a coffee or buying a $73 water bottle seems perfectly reasonable.
Most here from a thread I made a few weeks ago refuse to rent because they don't think they get value for it. So they would rather own everything via cheap digital codes that get sold here sometimes.

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Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
It's funny what our perception of what costs too much money these days. In the mid-1980s a VHS rental of a new release from the typical ma-and-pa video store was $3.00. Thirty years later $2.50 is considered a rip-off for 4K.

...and yet $6 for a coffee or buying a $73 water bottle seems perfectly reasonable.
Hasn't anyone told you using logic on the internet is a silly idea?
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Old 03-19-19, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
Approx. 10% of what a 4K disk costs seems a little steep.
I'll pass.
Aren't most rentals on iTunes typically around $6? That's double what it would cost to rent it at Redbox.
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And RedBox sends out tons of discount codes, so if you're clever, you will never pay full price for rentals. Since I don't really buy that many BD's anymore, renting from RedBox again is a better and cheaper option. I will buy BD's from them if they're $3.99 like I did with my last haul that I posted in another thread.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
And RedBox sends out tons of discount codes, so if you're clever, you will never pay full price for rentals. Since I don't really buy that many BD's anymore, renting from RedBox again is a better and cheaper option. I will buy BD's from them if they're $3.99 like I did with my last haul that I posted in another thread.
I've almost never paid full price for a Redbox rental, -the discounts/coupons are usually what provokes me to rent.

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Redbox is still a thing?
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Redbox is still a thing?
Not sure if you're being snarky or serious, but there are a bunch around you (Vons, Albertsons, Ralph's, etc.).

Their location search pulls up 20 within 5 miles of me.
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Redbox is still a thing?
Redbox hasn't been a thing in Canada since they pulled out of the market back in 2015. I guess it's still operating in the U.S.
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Re: Redbox to rent 4K UHD discs

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Redbox is still a thing?
yeah, yeah not everyone pays $5 to own every freaking new movie they want to see via digital copies. Some people still like to rent discs when they run to the market.

And not everyone uses nefarious means to hunt down “free” shit off the net.
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My redboxes are now selling 4k discs for $9.99 and under. That's a great deal if you don't care about the DVD/BD/Case/Artwork. Shit, I may start a collection even before I get the gear.
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Shit, my local redbox has a bunch of 4k titles for $4.99 each on sale.

I scooped up:

Fury Road
Inception
Interstellar
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. Shit, i may start a collection even before i get the gear.
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At those prices, yes.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Shit, my local redbox has a bunch of 4k titles for $4.99 each on sale.

I scooped up:

Fury Road
Inception
Interstellar
How to you purchase discs from Redbox?
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How to you purchase discs from Redbox?
I wondered that too. I always thought if you rented a disc and didn't return it after 30 days, you "bought" it for $29.95.
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On the upper left hand corner where it says "at the box" you highlight that and it says "movies to own." Click on that and it will show you what is available on DVD/BD/4k for purchase. Then you complete the transaction. They've been selling movies since forever. It's the addition of 4k films that peaked my interest further. Why should I spend $30 for one when I can just get for $5?

EDIT - Just keep in mind that the 4k films are not available in all areas just the major metropolitan areas.

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https://www.redbox.com/
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