Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Redbox has turned out to be a major hit in renting movies.  So much so, that it has changed the way Netflix does business and nearly caused BlockBuster to go bankrupt.  To add to their dominance, Redbox will begin renting video games this month.  They will have PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii games available for $2 per day.  Is this a good plan?  What could be some drawbacks (bad reasons) and good reasons to rent video games through Redbox? Compare the two.

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  1. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:19:03

    I think having games for X box, wii, play station all those games off of redbox that will be a good idea i mean i dont see the problem with it. it cheap it faster and you get to play it. I think it is a good idea and they will be getting more money when they start selling games on red box there going to be really popular. so yeah

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  2. Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:22:36

    It would be bad

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  3. tre saurer
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:23:03

    Um.. i think that it really is a good idea. Only because people mostly kids love video games. And too go and rent a video game for $2 a day, that a good deal depending on the game. And i think it would be a big hit because everybody uses red box. So yes i think its a good thing to do.

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  4. -Yohana Elliott ;;*
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:23:52

    I think it would be good because they would be able to get games for less. And since we have alot of gamers then they will make alot of money. but some bad things is people could get out of over a game and fight over it. so many people get angry because they want something and are not able to get it because it is out or they do not have it yet. but other then that i think they will do good !

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  5. Ezait Alvarado
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:24:41

    the good things is people dont got to buy the games if they dont want to own it and other good thing its not that much money. i really dont see any bad idea, they make lots of money, people get the games much faster, cheap price so really there ain’t no bad things.

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  6. nautica
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:24:44

    i think this is a good idea and bad reasons is that you would have to pay 2 dollars every day even if your not playing it and something might happen to it and good reasons is you don’t have to go to the store and pay 10 or 15 dollars for games and i would rather just pay 2 dollars for each day until i return it than going to the store spending alot of money for some games

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  7. Miami Smothers
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:25:06

    Well it is a good plan because it will cause them to gain more money and income for there business. Some disadvantages are that more people will buy there games and that will cause game places to go out of business. Another is people will like to have that game or what ever and people could just go and buy the game and keep it instead of renting it for $2.00. People more like less people don’t like renting as much as buying and keeping. Some good reasons are they could make a lot of money for the business. It could gain more profit and income for the business.

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  8. **Deion Sanders**
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:25:31

    Now that they are doing this I may go bye me a game this mouth.But it is an good idea so people can rent an game before they bye it.Like if the game is not like the game they say it is.

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  9. Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:25:44

    some good reasons is that netflix will make a lot of money. there putting blockbuster out of business. but people will probably try to take them. the redbox might run out of games. and there will be like 20 or 30 people at the redbox at one time

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  10. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:27:22

    I think its a good plan because it not Redbox fault that people don’t want to pay 10 dollars for one movie.

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  11. Kayla Shelburne
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:28:07

    I think it’s a good idea. It’s cheaper than buying the whole game it self when you can rent it for how ever many days you would like. But one reason that it’s not good is because many people get mad when their not able to get a game they would like. A good reason is that they can be able to play the game and see if they enjoy it. Maybe people rent the game out of red box before they buy the movie so they can see if they like the game. Either way they will have to pay money.

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  12. ☺David Romero☺
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:28:28

    i think it is a good plan because some people are really good at keeping up with the stuff that they can easily know what they have to pay. so i think this is a good plan for those people that like to rent stuff and who are able to pay for the amount they get. a bad reason why renting games would not be a good idea is that the people can steal the game and never return it to the place. a good reason is that the people can have fun when they rent the game and are honest and return it. between the good reason and the bad reason i think that the best one is the bad reason because people can sometimes be that way and steal the things that are not theirs.

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  13. Devon Edward Fields
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:29:31

    it is a good idea but it still has a problem it could get badly damaged and not work you could get it fixed at a place that fixes games but it would cost you more money.

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  14. Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:31:25

    I think that renting video games on redbox is a good idea because people can try out the games before they go buy them. Redbox is already popular on movies, and now there putting games up for rent, That is going to make the popularity increase. I think that people will like the fact that redbox is putting games out because most redboxes are close to everyone’s house (at Walgreens, Kroger, and etc.) and now they don’t have to drive to a game store just to get a game. The drawbacks on redbox having games $2.00 per night is that some people might get mad because they didn’t “beat the game in time”, and they have to pay another $2.00 just to keep it out or they might lose it and have to keep paying on it. But the good thing is, is that it is much cheaper then blockbuster because you can actually rent the movie and pay for only one night instead of getting the game, beating it with in 2 days but still being charged for the rest of the week.

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  15. juan
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:31:43

    reasons it will be good netflix will make a lot of money. there putting blockbuster out of business. people might try to keep games. there will be 20 or 30 people at redbox at one time. they will run out of games.

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  16. Kaylinn Roby
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:32:16

    I think that renting video games on redbox is a good idea because people can try out the games before they go buy them. Redbox is already popular on movies, and now there putting games up for rent, That is going to make the popularity increase. I think that people will like the fact that redbox is putting games out because most redboxes are close to everyone’s house (at Walgreens, Kroger, and etc.) and now they don’t have to drive to a game store just to get a game. The drawbacks on redbox having games $2.00 per night is that some people might get mad because they didn’t “beat the game in time”, and they have to pay another $2.00 just to keep it out or they might lose it and have to keep paying on it. But the good thing is, is that it is much cheaper then blockbuster because you can actually rent the movie and pay for only one night instead of getting the game, beating it with in 2 days but still being charged for the rest of the week.

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  17. O3O xXx Taylor Carswell xXx O3O
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:33:07

    Yeah, it dose seem like a good plan.
    Your making and income of two dollars per night. Plus how ever many people buy a game. Add that together and you get your outcome. But their are two down sides to it. If the Redbox thingy breaks it will send you a bill saying you owe over the amount you really owe. Um… i can’t really think of another reason for bad things so…. i can do the good side!
    Two good things about redbox is,
    Redbox allows you to rent at a cheap price.
    And compared to other game stores, Redbox is a lot cheaper!

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  18. kara 1st period
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:50:10

    yeah it will be a good idea i guess but i think it will make the movies not have so many, and they will be to worried bout the games. But it could be a bad idea cause people wont return them and i wonder how much it will cost if you dont return them. But i could go both ways bad and good cause they both have sides to them. But red box is going a little to much over board, trying to make more money i think.

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  19. Aaron king
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 09:00:32

    i think it is a good idea because it i so cheep. If you go to the store it is like 60$ fore a game. so if you can get a game fore 2$ that is good. game fly is 6$ per game…… 🙂

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  20. jamie logsdon emily adams
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:05:37

    yes, i think it would be good because you would get more money for red box and most people like red boxs because you can rent a dvd {movie} for only a dallor but now you can rent a game with it so that would be more interesting for only 2 dollars

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  21. brianna bristoe
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:07:16

    good morning Mr.steed.it would be a good idea because they can get more money. the back drop for blockbuster will be no more blockbuster because they will go out of business. more kids would want to rent redbox because there will be video games,its also good bbcause you only have to pay2 dollars and if you buy the game or even the movie it will cost alot more money. i think it would save a lot in your pocket with out burning a hole it it. it would give the redbox would get a lot more money.

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  22. Elizabeth Denise Redmon
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:07:22

    i think it would be a good thing because……
    1. RedBox would get more money.
    2. People would have more to do.
    3.if people rented the wii games more they would be more active.
    4.its cheep.
    Those are my reasons.

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  23. Jonathan Davis
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:08:38

    Renting video games is like a test. Playing it just for a short time would make it good. When you play it for a month, you owe like $60 worth. That’s actually $20 more than buying a new game. It’s good to test games for rentals just to see what they are like. One problem with that is you don’t have lot’s of time to test. Blockbuster rented for 1-2 weeks for $8 worth and Redboxfor that time is $14-$28. Blockbuster will come back when the Rebox people finally reconize that.

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  24. obed bautista
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:09:29

    i think its good. but some people might not like the price. people might think its better to buy games and keep it. or some people might try to keep them. but it good how they got the now games.

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  25. Catherine Geary
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:09:32

    I think that that it is a good idea.
    Because people don’t have to go to stores to try to find the game they want and they can’t afford to buy it, so they can go to red box and rent it for 2$ per day.
    There could be some drawbacks though.
    Like the act you can only have it for 1 day because its 2$ per day.
    And you can,t keep it.
    There are some good reasons though too.
    Like you can try the game and you don’t have to really waste your money, because if you don’t like it you don’t have to buy it or rent it for a higher price than 2$.

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  26. Samantha Robinson
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:09:45

    i think that it is a good idea because it has low prices. i also think it is a good idea because you dont have to pay alot of money. if you dont have the money you can buy one. also if you have the money and you lose the dvd than you have to take more money out and pay for it.

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  27. Jessica Payne
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:10:05

    i think it is a good thing because you don’t have to a lot of money for these games. it is so cheap and if you go to a game store you like have to pay $ 60 for a game. i think it is a good idea because the games in the red box are like 2 dollars so i think is is a good idea 🙂 ?????

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  28. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:10:13

    Yes because people don’t want bad games. People can try before they buy it. They have to pay $2.00 for it. It could have bad games. It could be kept by somebody. They could run out of games.

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  29. Mariah Segevan- 3rd period
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:10:36

    I think its a good idea that the Redbox has video games now. I think the video games in the stores are way too high to rent and in the Redbox machine there $2.00 per night. But the stores will probably make or money then the Redbox just because, i don’t think people trust it, the games might not work, might be broken and they might be the cheap games they put in there. And the Redbox machine is already popular on movies. I think they will make some money off of the games in the Redbox machine.

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  30. Ju$tice chadwell
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:10:41

    I think that it is a good idea because you can rent a game that you might want to buy for yourself to keep but to see if you like it before you make a mistake on buying that game. It adds on to the reasons why people already would want to buy from red box. I think this will become very popular with people who use it. I can’t think of any bad reasons or why people won’t use it because it let’s you do more than rent a movie but a game also. Redbox also raised the amount for a game to 2$ so they will definitely profit from this idea.

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  31. Johnathon wood
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:11:05

    It can be good or bad because……………………………………………. its good because people could sample it and if they like it they could by it at the game stop but the bad thing is it cost twice as much as the movies they already sell and you only have a day to beat it. of coarse a gazillion are ganna by em any way just to see what its like i might even buy one.

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  32. beckham
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:11:09

    Yes this is a good idea. This is a good idea because like they said on the video you can try out the game before you go out and buy it. Also, its only 2 dollars per day instead of going to blockbuster and renting one for 10 dollars. The only bad thing about it is that there might not be the game that you want to be on there. I would definitely go and try out red box.

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  33. samuel
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:11:13

    i think that this is a good idea to have x box games. so i would by the x box games if they have them. i would tell other people to get them to because 2 per day i think that its a good idea to have it. so many people should get this. i think that this is a good idea to have x box games so more people have games .

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  34. Brooke Corner
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:12:06

    This would be a bad idea beacuse when they start selling video games game stop would probably get bankrupt because when they start selling video games no body would go to game stop get the games they want. Instead they would get the red box video games that cost two dollars a day. And it is kind of a good plan also beacuse you can get the games cheaper than what they are in stores. Because in the other stores like walmart and target have their games for 30 dollars or more. That is what I think.

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  35. teaira swazya
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:13:29

    yes its a good idea because people want have to go to game stop to get it for a higher price an they can have it out for how ever long but have to pay 2 dollars ever day its out. an with game stop you might have to pay more if you have it out for how ever long it was out.

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  36. Juan Fuentes
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:13:33

    i think its a good idea. you dont have to buy the game if you dont want to. but blockbuster is still good. but its still good. they got good ideas.

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  37. Dustin
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:21:32

    the redbox have the movies for to rented the movie out of an redbox but the ps3 and x-box 360 video games are for rent too. but the movies and the video games are the ones they for rented then. the video games and those m0vies are for rented only.

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  38. senia rascon 5th hour
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:18:43

    i think it is a good idea. it sounds really cool.and it would be cool to rent games through that

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  39. Cr3ti@ M@y$
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:21:01

    That’s a dumb idea because why would you pay 2 dollars for a game that a ll you have to do is go buy one, DUH!! How would you finish the game if you are running up your credit trying to, that’s so crazy. That’s what I think :)!

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  40. Devin tyree 5th
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:21:23

    I for one think it is a great idea. This would be awesome and alot cheaper than blockbuster. But the bad effects of this is that it can get expensive if you lose it. Plus every day you have it its two dollars!!!! Another side would be its AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  41. Jessie
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:21:29

    Well actually…i dont rent movies…i have like 600 movies in my house,so i really dont use the redbox…everyday i got a new movie so i dont use it at all…

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  42. kara allen
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:21:37

    i think the good thing would be that it is ceeper and you could get the same thing for 1 or 2 dollors but at block buster you would get it for like 15 dollors witch makes no sence.

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  43. Derek Emerson
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:22:39

    I think it would be good because they would be able to get games for less. And since we have a lot of gamers then they will make a lot of money. But some bad things is people could get out of over a game and fight over it. so many people get angry because they want something and are not able to get it because it is out or they do not have it yet. So yea I think it would be good. 🙂

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  44. Breanna Hardy
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:23:26

    My oppion on the redbox change i really think that it could help the matters of so many different and popular game’s that are becoming exspensive now day’s to where maybe people would appriciate the thing’s that are happening with the redbox information. Supposeble There is a good reason that there is going to be a change in the movies and things but the only thing that really could come up in the way of things going wrong because they might wont be the same value or something like that .

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  45. George Morris
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:23:55

    I for one think it is a great idea. This would be awesome and alot cheaper than blockbuster. But the bad effects of this is that it can get expensive if you lose it. Plus every day you have it its two dollars!!!! Another side would be its AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  46. Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:24:01

    yes i think that this is a good idea because it will draw more attention to people whp play games often instead of going to gamestop and buying it for like 60 dollars for every game. now if the redbox starts allowing people to rent games for juss to dollars then i think alot of people will get games from there and even if they get bored with it they can return it and get another game.

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  47. Savannahh♥
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:24:05

    i think that it is good because it will give redbox more money because to many people play video games so of course they are going to rent some games ! a bad thinq is that netflix will be loosing moneyy !

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  48. sean cole
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:24:21

    i think this a good idea and will help increase their business even more. people will want to rent from them more now. the only bad thing i see is that it is expensive. i mean, $2 a night? you could buy a video game and get a better deal than that! but other than that, it is a great idea.

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  49. William Fogle
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:24:42

    This is a yes and no idea. Renting games will get you more sales. But games could be damaged during renting. Then Redbox will have to buy a new copy. They will lose money.

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  50. GABRIELA PARGA
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:25:28

    well renting video games could be an advantage. but i would calculate how much money i would spend before renting it. since its 2 dollars a day then i would figure out how long i think i would have the video game for. becasue if i spend alot of money then might as well buy the game

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  51. - | Destiny Samone < 3
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:25:34

    i think red box getting all the game system games would be good because it will save you money because red box is cheaper than buying videos. it will also be good for them because they can make money because they are selling more than one thing so they will be getting more profits

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  52. kyle hatler
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:28:08

    i think its a good idea. for most people it only takes about 2 weeks to beat a game. thats only 30 dollars. thats how much a used game costs at gamestop. i dont play a game after i beat it anyway.

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  53. jerimy
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:32:16

    I think it would be a good idea to rent video games for two dollars, but some drawbacks would be people will stop renting movies and will just rent video games and a good reason to continue to sell video games from red box is you are making a extra dollar for every time someone rents a video games it is like getting two movies, but it is a video game.

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  54. ステファニー・ギルバート"Stephanie Gilbert"
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:32:52

    i think that this is the definition of awsomeness! the only bad thing that i can think of, would have to be how long it took to play it……it might be cheaper to just buy it if it will take a few weeks. i also think that this would be something that i would be interested in, simply because i love to play video games. this i belive, will become as if not more popular than the video rentals. another bad thing, is “are they going to have all the game systems”? i like to play ps2, but it is becoming harder and harder to find ps2 games because of how popular they other systems are. other than that, i love this idae………where do you get all these assignments? i love learning about this stuff. keep them coming!

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  55. lena
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:37:40

    i think its a bad idea because people not gone turn the games back in and just keep them…but then its a good idea because people that cant afford all the games that they might want to use…

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  56. Allisha
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:52:19

    Some good reasons is because they are cheap why??. would someone pay five dollars for one movie when they could just pay one dollar.And some ppl play video’s more then they watch movies so i think they are gonnah make a lot of money off it.But some of the bad reason’s are that you cant it unless you have a card or you can order them and get them sent tah you!!.So kids and people who don’t have credit cards cant use red box so they have a whole age group that cant rent there movies.lolz

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  57. taya barber ☺☻♥
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:24:44

    It does seem like a pretty good idea. People will probably like this. A draw back is that instead of a dollar each day it’s $2 each day. Also, maybe someone has a different kind of game. Other than that I don’t see many drawbacks.

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  58. Jesse
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 14:47:36

    there are good reasons and bad reasons. first the good ones, 1.its good for testing out the games before getting them and waiting 4 a demo if they will have one. 2.its a faster way to find them than instead of looking around different stores. now the bad reasons which there is more of. 1. even though its a good way to test it out…. 2 DOLLERS!!! really just 4 a day. 2. and if u forget it you lose 2 more dollars. 3.and what if the red box that’s around you is broke and wont let you return it? from Jesse

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  59. alexis jarboe :)
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:03:29

    the good reasons of this is that its good for test! 🙂 its good so you dont have to search through about four maybe even 5 stores to find what your looking for!

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