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Redbox to add Blu-ray releases in Q2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2010 16:22 User comments (6)

Redbox to add Blu-ray releases in Q2 Redbox will begin adding Blu-ray titles to its 22,000 kiosks starting in the Q2 2010, says parent company Coinstar CEO Paul Davis.
So far, the company has been only testing Blu-ray releases in its kiosks.

"[Blu-ray] strengthens our position to meet consumer demand,"
adds Davis, although he concedes that they will not cost $1.00 like DVD releases do. When asked about the price, he said they have not determined a price, but they will "for sure be higher than our standard DVDs."

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6 user comments

120.2.2010 22:39

In other news: shares of hard drive manufacturers surge suddenly on increased 2nd quarter sales.

lol

220.2.2010 22:59

Meh, maybe $4 or $5 is what I'm seeing from Redbox. Move along, fellas, move along there's nothing to see here.

321.2.2010 1:27

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Meh, maybe $4 or $5 is what I'm seeing from Redbox. Move along, fellas, move along there's nothing to see here.
No way in hell would it cost over $3.

421.2.2010 2:17

Quote:
Originally posted by blueboy09:
Meh, maybe $4 or $5 is what I'm seeing from Redbox. Move along, fellas, move along there's nothing to see here.
No way in hell would it cost over $3.
It can't cost over $3. I'd even bet it won't cost over $2.99. If it does then it's almost better to just go NetFlix ($10/month for one Blu-Ray at a time) since you could easily get more than 3 movies a month for the same price.

In contrast, you'd have to rent 9 movies a month via RedBox to equal a basic NetFlix DVD subscription.

Well I know most people use RedBox for the occasional movie the cost of a Blu-Ray rental still needs to be cheaper than $3 for this idea to work.

525.2.2010 14:59

Yep, it has to be cheaper than $3... Even $2 is too much.

61.3.2010 16:39

The Redbox Machines by me have blu ray already and they are only $1.50. I rent them all the time.

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