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Old 08-26-2019, 06:25 PM
 
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Dover, Smyrna, Camden boxes?

Today I'm at a location and there for the first time I see a Redbox person with the box open. I'm thinking, excellent! They'll FINALLY stock Avengers End Game, and the newest release, Secret Life of Pets 2.
Oh, no.
They were adding to what was already on the list of releases. Those little blocks on the Redbox wall beside the box itself? That shows you all the movies that are in release to Redbox?

Have you noticed that the movie will be in that list but it won't be in the box? This has happened to us for the last three weeks. We travel for work and stop at the boxes between Smyrna and Camden. There's the release poster. But the movie isn't in the box.

So we ask this person that we saw today, what's up?
Honestly? (No, lie to me!) Redbox wants to encourage people to use the "On Demand" feature. Their thinking is, if you can't find a movie you really want to see at a box, you'll buy the On Demand at the Redbox site.
And since there's only one other Box type movies competitor in the area and not at that many locations, save for Redners Markets, and they get their movies after Redbox does, it is thought to be good marketing.

No, I think it's false advertising and outright fraud! You put the movie poster on the list of movies at this box and then don't stock that box?

And forget the public libraries. They get the new releases in long after. And then it is a weeks worth of waiting because of the reserves on hot titles.

What a gyp! They want to make more money on the OD.
That is just so wrong.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I was going to ask if the movies cost more at the site, but you answered that. It figures.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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Other resources include Amazon prime, popcorn time, netflix and hulu. On line seems to have faster arrivals. I have popcorn time and connect the TV and computer. I can watch on my big screen and the fees are always the same. You can also connect the computer with all the streaming services. No more running to movie boxes to get and return.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Other resources include Amazon prime, popcorn time, netflix and hulu. On line seems to have faster arrivals. I have popcorn time and connect the TV and computer. I can watch on my big screen and the fees are always the same. You can also connect the computer with all the streaming services. No more running to movie boxes to get and return.
Does that work if you're staying in a hotel/motel?
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:14 AM
 
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Reserve the movie online at the Redbox kiosk you go to. It will hold it for you for 24 hours I think.You just swipe your card and it's there.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Does that work if you're staying in a hotel/motel?
Most hotels now have the ability to sign into your account with all the streaming apps.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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Most hotels now have the ability to sign into your account with all the streaming apps.
Thank you. I didn't know that.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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Does that work if you're staying in a hotel/motel?
It works on the laptop if you have the ap downloaded. Computer screens are not the best to watch, but it works in a pinch. Also if you carry an HDMI cable you can always connect the computer to a hotel TV through the HDMI port on any big screen TV.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Reserve the movie online at the Redbox kiosk you go to. It will hold it for you for 24 hours I think.You just swipe your card and it's there.
That's true and I've reserved discs before. However, the disc has to be at that particular Redbox for that reservation.
More and more top movies aren't as available at every box in the zip code of Delaware as they use to be. According to that box stocker I spoke with it is for the reasons mentioned prior. Get people who really want to watch a particular movie to go the "On Demand" streaming service feature at the Redbox site.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:26 AM
 
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Ah, sorry I misunderstood you. I dont use Redbox enough anymore to notice these things.
But, I have noticed that the movies you can pick up at a Redbox kiosk are not always available with their On Demand service.
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