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Old 05-20-2012, 11:46 PM   #4241
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What is "Redbox"? I get email from them that is obviously meant for someone else.
They have a booth outside of Walgreens here. You apparently stick in some money, pick out a movie, and the machine spits out a DVD. Is that right? Then you return it.

I've never used it, but that's what it looks like.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:52 AM   #4242
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They have a booth outside of Walgreens here. You apparently stick in some money, pick out a movie, and the machine spits out a DVD. Is that right? Then you return it.

I've never used it, but that's what it looks like.
That's exactly it. No return dates, but they do charge you for the cost if it has been over like 3 months(I found out the hard way. . .but, I did loose it in a move).

The selection can be iffy, but, you can go onto the website and see what is available at your local Redbox, and for a buck, it's not a bad deal. . . and I take back "iffy", I guess it's just that I have GMU a mile down the street, and all the New Releases I would go for were always out.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #4243
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #4244
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They have a booth outside of Walgreens here. You apparently stick in some money, pick out a movie, and the machine spits out a DVD. Is that right? Then you return it.

I've never used it, but that's what it looks like.
Mostly. You have to use a bit of plastic to get the movie out, it won't take paper or metal money.

You can also get BD from them, but the selection is REALLY spotty on those. My biggest complaint with them is their lack of inventory and selection of BD.


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That's exactly it. No return dates, but they do charge you for the cost if it has been over like 3 months(I found out the hard way. . .but, I did loose it in a move).

The selection can be iffy, but, you can go onto the website and see what is available at your local Redbox, and for a buck, it's not a bad deal. . . and I take back "iffy", I guess it's just that I have GMU a mile down the street, and all the New Releases I would go for were always out.
From their site:

"Your rental period ends at 9:00 p.m. the day after you rent. Want to hold onto your disc for longer? No problem. For each additional night you keep it, you’ll be charged for another rental period + applicable tax. If you hold onto your disc for the maximum rental period, you'll be charged the maximum charge and the disc is yours to keep. Those fees are $24 + tax for DVDs* ($25.40 in Maryland), $34.50 + tax for Blu-ray™ Discs ($35.51 in Maryland) and $60 + tax for video games ($61.48 in Maryland). At kiosks where DVDs rent for $1, the maximum rental period is 25 days and the maximum rental charge is $25."

Not the cheapest way to purchase a movie, and you don't get the extras disc either.

My approach is usually see if what I want is on the movie channels, then check availability on Redbox and then go to VuDu for streaming (that is more expensive, but sometimes it is the way to get the movie).
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #4245
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What is "Redbox"? I get email from them that is obviously meant for someone else.
It's a type of vending machine for dvd's. You swipe your credit card, movies are usually around $1.00. You can keep them for 24 hours or they charge you until you bring them back. Redboxes are usually located outside a convenience store or walgreens. They are red & about the size of a pop machine.

We throughly enjoyed Hugo last night as well as War horse for only $2.40 for both movies.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:29 AM   #4246
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It's a type of vending machine for dvd's. You swipe your credit card, movies are usually around $1.00. You can keep them for 24 hours or they charge you until you bring them back. Redboxes are usually located outside a convenience store or walgreens. They are red & about the size of a pop machine.

We throughly enjoyed Hugo last night as well as War horse for only $2.40 for both movies.
Block Buster has the same set-up, but theirs are blue.
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Late Sunday night we watch "The Grey" with Liam Neeson (sp?). The language was horrible. The movie was okay. About 30% of me liked the ending, but about 70% didn't. I'm glad we watched it, but it is not one I would want to watch again.
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I finally watched "J. Edgar" with Leonardo DiCaprio. It was well done for a biopic.

I need to learn to start movies at a lower volume, though. Less than a minute in, the movie had an explosion that just about knocked me out of my chair. Not something one would normally expect in this type of movie.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #4249
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I finally watched "J. Edgar" with Leonardo DiCaprio. It was well done for a biopic.

I need to learn to start movies at a lower volume, though. Less than a minute in, the movie had an explosion that just about knocked me out of my chair. Not something one would normally expect in this type of movie.
What bugs me are the movies that are about 60% normal volume, 20% explosions, and 20% whispering!
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #4250
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Block Buster has the same set-up, but theirs are blue.
Though I believe Blockbuster Express is more expensive.
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