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RedBox: Huge Bang for My Buck

Posted: October 1st, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: Weblogs | 5 Comments »

Last night we wanted to kick back and watch a movie at home but didn’t have anything interesting on the shelf. We decided to head up the street to our local McDonald’s which has a redbox kiosk near the front door. We poked around for a minute or two then selected our DVD. I swiped a credit card, filled out a quick form with the touchscreen and a DVD popped out of the slot.

As long as you bring the DVD back by 10pm the next day, it only costs you a buck. Redbox keeps hitting your card a buck a day for 25 days. If you haven’t brought it back by that point, the DVD is yours.

I’ve got to say that the experience was quick and painless and is a heck of a lot of bang for a buck a day. While we don’t watch enough to make a Netflix subscription worthwhile anymore, a buck a day every once in awhile is definitely worth it. I hope that redbox is making money and expands nationwide, because this is addictive!


5 Comments on “RedBox: Huge Bang for My Buck”

  1. 1 Eric Moritz said at 5:02 pm on October 8th, 2005:

    Damn, $25 for a DVD? I’d return it pretty quickly. It be nice if my apartment complex’s activity center had one, I’d have to only drive 2 min/walk 5, to rent a movie. Sounds like a nice idea for redbox if you ask me :)

  2. 2 Matt Croydon said at 5:38 pm on October 8th, 2005:

    Eric,

    So far I’ve rented 3 DVDs for less than a day each, so my total out is $3, not bad at all. Worst case though if you forget it you’re not paying more than $5-$10 over sale DVD pricing, so it’s really not that bad.

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