Product Review: Redbox
This past weekend, Cheri and I got into a Lost: Season 2 marathon of sorts. I got the first disc of the second season of Lost while Cheri got the first disc of the first season of Veronica Mars. So we alternated watching each show (both of which I would highly recommend). We have gotten so addicted to Lost that after we finished the first disc, we ran out to Giant (a grocery store here in NOVA) and rented discs 2 and 3 from the new Redbox that has been installed there.The Redbox is a vending machine that you can rent DVDs from. They currently only have them in select locations across the US (mostly at McDonalds), but they happen to have just installed them in many Giants in this area. The concept is that you look through their inventory, pick a movie you want to rent, swipe your credit card, and it spits it out. It charges $1 per night and after 25 nights, you own the DVD. You can return the DVD to any Redbox (not just the one you got it from).
I think its a really innovative way to be able to rent DVDs and I think it will come in handy for Cheri and I when we’re in between Netflix movies. The only downside is that it only has new releases that have come out in the last month or two. So if you wanted to rent a gem such as Battlefield Earth, then you would have to go through a traditional movie rental service. Or your local scientology center.
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