Sunday evening I tried redbox for the first time. For those unaware, redbox is a movie rental service centered around large red vending machine-like devices throughout the country. You simply walk up, pick your movie, swipe your debit/credit card and you are given your selected DVD. $1/day. To return it, just go to any other redbox and deposit the dvd into the machine.
It’s simple and it worked. What else can you ask for? While the selection is limited, they did have a decent variety of new releases to choose from. And the best part was not having to have a stupid membership just to rent (why can’t ALL video stores ditch the membership requirement already??)!
To summarize, redbox is good because:
- Cheap ($1/day)
- Quick to pick a movie
- Quick to pay
- No receipt to throw away
- No membership/account signup
- Quick drop-off, at any location
- Cool cases for the DVDs (slots for their machines to hold, 2d barcodes to fascilitate tracking)
In the words of ebay customers the world over… #1 Seller, A++++++++ Transaction!!