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Redbox claims number one spot in U.S. DVD rental locations

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2007 15:52 User comments (7)

Redbox claims number one spot in U.S. DVD rental locations Redbox, the leading DVD rental kiosk operator in the U.S. announced that they now has a presence at more locations than Blockbuster.
Blockbuster operates more than 4,800 stores in the U.S., as well as 10 Blockbuster Express vending machines at Papa John's and Family Dollar locations in Lexington, KY, and an undisclosed number of vending machines in other cities. By comparison, Redbox kiosks have spread to 46 states, thanks largely to their presence outside McDonald's restaurants.

Despite not knowing Blockbuster's exact numbers Redbox spokeswoman Kristin Zanini said "we feel confident that we have surpassed them nationwide." Zanini wouldn't discuss how many rentals the kiosks have in a given month, but did indicate that in the 12 month period starting in June of last year they rented out 11 million movies. Each kiosk carries 500 new release DVDs, including between 100 and 150 different titles at a given time.

Redbox offers a level of service and convenience that our competitors simply can’t provide,” said Gregg Kaplan, Redbox CEO. “Customers continue to embrace the Redbox service, and our proven technology and production timeline have allowed us to expand rapidly in the competitive home entertainment industry. We expect this growth to continue at a rapid pace through 2007 and beyond, as Redbox expands its leadership position and becomes a household name in communities nationwide.”

Source: Video Business

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7 user comments

128.11.2007 12:29
goodswipe
Inactive

Yea these are a great idea but, now that they are becoming MORE popular, you will sometimes find yourself standing inline to return a DVD or to rent one. Kinda defeats the purpose of them. I don't go to them as much anymore due to this. Also the GUI runs really slow, maybe a firmware update is needed...ahhh looken way to much into this, lol.

228.11.2007 13:12

I use redbox frequently. Just gotta know when and where to go. I typically go to either Giant or Redners in my area because these are 24/7 supermarkets. Go at 3AM and see if there is a line then!!!

I used to make sure I went to Blockbuster right after work on a Tuesday to get the latest new release. Now I just stay up late Monday evening and after midnight, reserve my copy. Then I just pick it up. Cant beat $1 per rental.

The kiosks in the Redners just got an update about a week or two ago, or at least they changed the menus. The newer menu is more of a pain in the arse. Still could use a better poke screen though.

328.11.2007 16:20
vinny13
Inactive

"Ya our teenage workers aren't as lazy and unhelpful as those at Block Buster."

429.11.2007 12:11

Good for Redbox! The only reason i'm renting DVD's again is because it's just a buck. Compared to $4.?? at Block Buster. No brainer!!

530.11.2007 7:15

Good for them!

620.12.2007 18:09

Quote:
Redbox kiosks have spread to 46 states, thanks largely to their presence outside McDonald's restaurants.
Could this be the key to the business that u get with your big mac meal a side of movie :P

720.12.2007 18:50

hevent tried it yet, but it looks like an awesome idea

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