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post #1 of 239
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http://www.redbox.com/home.aspx

They have this at the wal mart down the street. It is very convenient, however, they only have a few Blu-Ray movies. They advertise many on the machine, however I only found a few on it. I ended up renting Casino Royale on it, and it was a nice process. I am going back tomorrow to see if there are more Blu Ray movies. Does anyone use it? Does yours have a good amount of Blu Ray movies?
post #2 of 239
I haven't used RedBox since December when I was at home, as there are none on my campus. They didn't have any BDs then, and I can't seem to find any on the online page for reservation (usually did this so I didn't drive there and have nothing appealing). Any tips?
post #3 of 239
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It doesn't list them online for me either, only the regular DVDs. However, I can confirm my local Wal Mart had around 3 Blu Rays in the system available for rent. I e-mailed asking why they don't list Blu-Rays online, and received no response. There are actually 2 systems right next to each other, so I plan on checking both of them tomorrow.
post #4 of 239
All the Wal-marts in my area have Red Box units with BD also. One kinda neat thing is that I think they are pre-loaded with new releases, so if you get to one around mid-night to 1am of the release date, you'll usually find the newest titles available. I know the Tuesday that Indiana Jones got released, the Red Box unit had it available on BD that morning (I kinda wish I had rented it for $1 instead of buying it). I'm also curious if Red Box stocks differently in certain areas. The wal-mart I frequent in a nicer area of town usually has a bunch of BD titles (well, 15 or so), the one in a crummier area only had 2 or 3 and I'm wondering if those might just be ones returned to that particular unit.

If you're a rent-now watch-now kind of person, RB is a great deal. You can return them to any unit, so it's handy for travel as well.
post #5 of 239
I'm gonna have to go check out the ones at the Wal-Marts around here!
post #6 of 239
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Originally Posted by Darth Indy View Post

I'm gonna have to go check out the ones at the Wal-Marts around here!

Me too. This would be great. I am paying about $4.40 after tax per rental at Blockbuster.
post #7 of 239
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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

Me too. This would be great. I am paying about $4.40 after tax per rental at Blockbuster.

after blockbuster started 2 night rentals, I said screw that
post #8 of 239
all the walmarts here have redbox... no BD at the nearest one last i checked but it's been at least a month since i checked
post #9 of 239
I'm about three miles from the closest WalMart but according to the RB site, the closest Redbox is like 25 miles away.

So much for that...
post #10 of 239
Note that BB is two nights only for new releases, they're still a week for all others, and there is still no problem with returning it late as long as you're only a few days late; after a week it becomes a major pain as you're charged full retail for the disc.
post #11 of 239
They really should make a "Blubox" for BDs.
post #12 of 239
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Originally Posted by SirDrexl View Post

They really should make a "Blubox" for BDs.

HaHa! Good point , SirDrexl !
post #13 of 239
There are codes all over the place for free rentals from Red Box. Most of them are only good Mon and Wed. I have rented several movies from them, and only paid for one, so far.
post #14 of 239
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Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post

Note that BB is two nights only for new releases, they're still a week for all others, and there is still no problem with returning it late as long as you're only a few days late; after a week it becomes a major pain as you're charged full retail for the disc.

Actually, all rentals, including new releases, have a 7 day grace period [so, you actually get 9 days with a new release and longer with older movies]. I'll often rent new releases the day they come out, Tuesdays, and not return them until the following Tuesday...no problem.

From the back of my most recent receipt (3 days ago):

'After 7 days beyond the due date, Blockbuster will automatically convert the rental to a purchase on the 8th day and will charge the member the selling price of the item in effect at the time of the rental. Member then has 30 days to return the product and receive a credit for the selling price charged, less a $1.25 restocking fee.'


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Originally Posted by Lkr View Post

They have this at the wal mart down the street. It is very convenient, however, they only have a few Blu-Ray movies. They advertise many on the machine, however I only found a few on it. I ended up renting Casino Royale on it, and it was a nice process. I am going back tomorrow to see if there are more Blu Ray movies. Does anyone use it? Does yours have a good amount of Blu Ray movies?

I've been using Redbox too. Unfortunately, none of the kiosks located near me (in supermarkets) carry Blu-rays.
post #15 of 239
why not just get a netflix or blockbuster online account and save the hassle of going to the store?
post #16 of 239
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Originally Posted by antwon412 View Post

why not just get a netflix or blockbuster online account and save the hassle of going to the store?

I had Netflix, loved the concept but always seemed to have to wait forever for new releases no matter how far in advance they were put in my que.

With Redbox I can reserve the movie online the day it's released and pick it up on the way home from work...and it's only $1 (plus tax) per night. Still no Blu-rays though (not at my location anyway) so I go to Blockbuster for those. Not a hassle to stop on the way home and I'm almost always guaranteed to get the latest Blu-ray the day it's released.
post #17 of 239
oh...I didnt realize you could reserve them. there is a unit at the grocery store we frequent, but i never have really looked into it.
post #18 of 239
Yup, my local Safeway has them, I use it when I can. Obviously they need more blu but I've had some success. Can't beat $.99 rentals
post #19 of 239
seen redboxes around, never seen one with blu-rays tho.
post #20 of 239
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I went today with a free code, and my selection was:
Ironman
Transformers
All Pirates Movies
Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter 5
Blu Ray
Jumper
The Mummy series
The Hulk
and a few others

I was quite surprised and excited. I picked up Iron Man, and I will get Transformers tomorrow night.
post #21 of 239
A friend of mine works for Redbox. They're testing Blu-rays now, and if there is a demand for them you'll see more and more Blu-ray titles.

In addition to renting/reserving movies online so you don't have to drive all over the place looking for the movie you want, I like that you can return the discs to any location --- not just the one you rented from. There are Redboxes all over the place where I live. If I really want a certain movie, I can drive a few extra miles to pick it up where it's in stock, then return it to the Redbox by my house.

Redbox is co-owned by McDonald's, so you'll find them there as well as grocery stores.
post #22 of 239
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post

A friend of mine works for Redbox. They're testing Blu-rays now, and if there is a demand for them you'll see more and more Blu-ray titles.

If I could figure out where there was a Redbox with Blu-ray near enough to my house I would likely use it. But I don't see a reasonable way to find that out (I don't want to drive to every one of them and the one I checked doesn't carry BDs). Maybe I'm just missing a reasonable way to find out which ones carry them, but if not, maybe you could mention to your friend that giving us an easy way to find them would help us and them.

--Darin
post #23 of 239
For those that have found blu-ray titles, How do you know that they carry them? Do they have pictures of the cover art outside of the machine or do you have to use the computer thingy?
post #24 of 239
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Originally Posted by Bachelor View Post

For those that have found blu-ray titles, How do you know that they carry them? Do they have pictures of the cover art outside of the machine or do you have to use the computer thingy?

They'll have pictures on the outside. Mine advertises Indy, Transformers, and Spiderman 3, but it has a few more Blu-Rays in the menu.
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post #26 of 239
Wow, this is weird. I had no idea that Red Box was renting Blu Ray's until about a week ago. Apparently, all the Red Box kiosks in my area just had regular DVD's, and now all of a sudden they have Blu Ray's. Not alot mind you, but a relatively decent supply. To be able to rent a Blu Ray for only 99 cents plus tax is pretty ridiculous. I'll definitely be renting some Blu Ray's from Red Box in the very near future.
post #27 of 239
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Originally Posted by Anthony1 View Post

Wow, this is weird. I had no idea that Red Box was renting Blu Ray's until about a week ago. Apparently, all the Red Box kiosks in my area just had regular DVD's, and now all of a sudden they have Blu Ray's. Not alot mind you, but a relatively decent supply. To be able to rent a Blu Ray for only 99 cents plus tax is pretty ridiculous. I'll definitely be renting some Blu Ray's from Red Box in the very near future.

Yes, that is awesome and if I see them in my area I may think more about quiting Hollywood VIdeo. I pay 20.00 a month for unlimited, but watch only about 2 BD's a week. They do have to be returned the following day I believe which is somewhat a detractor.

The downside to this in an already ugly economy is Red Box is able to do this price structure because they have eliminated the biggest expense of almost every business, employee cost. This of course means more out of work.
post #28 of 239
I don't know how the BD situation is at Southern California redboxes... have checked a lot of WalMarts and other stores in Orange County and LA County and no luck. Not interested in any DVDs.
post #29 of 239
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Originally Posted by Lkr View Post

It doesn't list them online for me either, only the regular DVDs. However, I can confirm my local Wal Mart had around 3 Blu Rays in the system available for rent. I e-mailed asking why they don't list Blu-Rays online, and received no response. There are actually 2 systems right next to each other, so I plan on checking both of them tomorrow.

I hate not getting an answer. It shows me that their customer service is not good at all. You asked a simple question, does someone have to take your simple question to the CEO and wait for him to put out his/her cigar and fart before he gets to the answer.
post #30 of 239
So I guess this is the official Redbox discussion thread! I was going to make one, however I guess this thread will do.

These posts are old and it looks like some had issues getting Blu-ray discs from Redbox. The situation is probably a lot better now and they even have games.

In my case, every Redbox in my area has Blu-ray discs for rent. So far, I have ONLY reserved Blu-rays on the internet for a certain Redbox rather than simply walking up to a Redbox to rent a Blu-ray.
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