Sunday, January 31, 2010

Is Offically Part of the Problem

I used Redbox for the first time today. If you never used it, here's how it works:

It's a dollar for each movie.
For each day you keep it, you're charged another dollar.
If you keep it for 25 days, you keep the DVD.

After much thinking about this I have this to say:

THIS is what's replacing video stores? It's the same fucking thing!

Ok so you go to Blockbuster and rent a movie and pay, what, $4.75/5 bucks for each movie. You keep them for how long? 5 days. That works out the same fucking way! And both Redbox and Blockbuster SAY they don't have late fees but if you do keep them past a unspoken time, you get charged up the wazoo. Now, in Blockbuster's defense, they do have a grace period of say another week after the due date and they won't charge you any late fees. But really, people? It's the same thing. Plus older movies at Blockbuster are usually like a dollar and you keep those for 5 days.

So screw Redbox. I'm gonna be sticking with Blockbuster and Netflix. 25 bucks for a USED DVD my ass.

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