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Old 08-21-16, 09:17 AM
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

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I've never understood why people subject themselves to a life where they can't spend a few moments of their precious time to walk into a video store and rent a movie.
The ONLY rental video store near me, in Denver, is 20 minutes away. 20 minutes away in a direction that I very rarely ever go. That's not a just a "few moments of my time", that's 80 minutes.

When HollyWood Video was still open, I did rent quite a bit from them. I had whatever monthly pass they offered, which was good for all non-new releases, three at a time. I had a slow night shift at the time, so I would rent the three movies on my way to work, and then return/replace them the next night on the way to work.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Originally Posted by kd5
I've rented 3 movies in the last 4 years. I've never understood why people subject themselves to a life where they can't spend a few moments of their precious time to walk into a video store and rent a movie. I couldn't live like that.
You couldn't live without something you're done three times in four years?

Most of us have no choice, the video store is a lost experience. There is a one Family Video hanging on, but it's a pretty good distance & not convenient to rent from at all.

I did stop in one day just for the nostalgia. And I gotta say, I really don't miss walking into one of these places & staring at a bunch of empty boxes on the New Release wall. At least with streaming, everything is in stock all the time.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Fuck that. It's all about efficiency for me.
Old 08-21-16, 05:06 PM
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

I live about 1/2 mile away from the nearest Family Video and drive by another one on my way to (or from) work practically every day. Most people drive by at least one video rental place on their way to (or from) work or to (or from) the grocery store, but to the people who live 1000 miles away from the nearest video rental store, sorry, no offense intended.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

I like Redbox. They are popular up North not sure about your regions. I hope they last.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Originally Posted by kd5
Most people drive by at least one video rental place on their way to (or from) work or to (or from) the grocery store.
Is this really the case anymore? I know for me it is not. I would be hard pressed to name a video rental store within 25 miles of my home or my work.

Redbox, on the other hand, are plentiful.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

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Is this really the case anymore? I know for me it is not. I would be hard pressed to name a video rental store within 25 miles of my home or my work.

Redbox, on the other hand, are plentiful.
Same here. I live and work in a 50 mile string of shopping centers, drive by multiple of every restaurant and store chain you can think of on a daily basis, but can't remember the last time I drove by a video store.

Redbox? Every other corner.
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I've never liked the selection on the Red Boxes around me.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Originally Posted by kd5
I live about 1/2 mile away from the nearest Family Video and drive by another one on my way to (or from) work practically every day. Most people drive by at least one video rental place on their way to (or from) work or to (or from) the grocery store, but to the people who live 1000 miles away from the nearest video rental store, sorry, no offense intended.
do you live in the past? because there isn't a video rental place near me within 20+ miles, if even that.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

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do you live in the past? because there isn't a video rental place near me within 20+ miles, if even that.
He's hogging the time machine.

We have a couple places called Smoker's Video here, they sell smoking supplies (glass pipes, K2/Spice, etc; ), adult toys and rent porn dvds. But that's literally the only video rental shop left here -- unless you count the indian grocery store that rents bollywood flicks. Nevermind, Smoker's Video was closed due to their K2 killing people, and the indian grocery store no longer rents DVDs.

Otherwise, Red Box came in like a cancer, and promptly killed Blockbuster, the remaining mom & pop shops and MovieStop.

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Old 12-01-17, 05:12 PM
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Not sure if this deserves its own thread:

Disney sues Redbox to stop digital movie sales, in the latest feud between the companies
Old 12-02-17, 10:43 AM
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

I heard about this yesterday too. I had posted when Redbox started selling the digital codes in the streaming deals thread. And it looks like now, they are more available in my area, although I haven't checked recently.

If Disney wins this suit, it could mean the end of selling digital codes on the secondhand market. Disney for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if other studios started threatening too. Sites like this are probably not going to allow them to be sold.

I never knew Redbox buys Disney movies at retail in order to rent them out.
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Re: Red Box sold to private equity group -- The end is near?

Family Video does the same thing. Not sure if they do it online or just into the stores. I saw when I was there recently. Their prices are ridiculous though. $15-20 each.

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