Monday, January 10th, 2011

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 began renting video games in select areas in October 2010.  They have PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii games available for $2 per day.  It will go nationwide sometime in 2011.  Is this a good plan?  Analyze what could be some drawbacks (bad reasons) and good reasons to rent video games through Redbox? Compare the two.

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  1. Andrea Matthews
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:12:15

    That is a good idea. i can’t really think of a bad thing about it. it cost less than buying the game.

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  2. Chris Fortwengler
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:12:52

    This is a good idea because it would be a lot cheaper and that will get a lot of people to get games from there, but whats not good is sometimes when u get something out of there it skips.

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  3. [MELISSA.FELIX)
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:14:13

    i like it its veryy creative

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  4. Anonymous
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:14:27

    it’s a good idea because , when yu rent them from a video store they cost like 7 or 8 dollar’s & in the red box they only cost 1 !

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  5. shane starkey 1st period
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:14:50

    its a real good idea. and when it becomes worldwide, there will be even more costumers wanting to get all this. it is the deal now because they are at all the popular stores and restaurants around here. i dident know that they had game rentals now, and since everyone likes getting the new games, they can for 1 day and only pay 2 dollars.

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  6. lawrence smith
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:15:10

    That is a good idea it is better than buying the game because they cost to much when they come out 2dollars that’s a good deal and there’s nothing bad about this idea.

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  7. shaelyn waller
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:18:52

    i don’t think it is a good plan because so many people could get there credit card messed up. and people could forget to tern it back in so they will get in trouble. it could cause a lot of people to get in trouble because if they loose the game then they have to pay $2 a day for a game and if they lost it and cant find it then they have to pay a lot of money. but it quick and you don’t have to go in the store and do a lot of papers just to get a movie so that is one good thing about it.

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  8. DARIEN MARTEL
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:20:01

    i think that is a good idea to put video game on red box because people want to buy a game but sometimes they want to try it out to see if it is good or not but sometimes people buy a game but it suck and when they try to return it they jest give u like 20 dollars for a brand new game but now they could jest return the game if they want

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  9. JASMINE SKINNER
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:21:12

    It is a good idea because it is not hard to do. The bad thing is there is but you have to give $2 every time it is late. It is a good thing because it is faster to go to Redbox then blockBuster. So I would go to the redbox. It is so much fun to just get done and then you can live.

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  10. (=*dazijaa.Ruff
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:27:43

    ii think that renting a movie or a game off of the red-box is cool because before actually buying the game or movie you get too try it out first too see if you enjoy it or knot. But the bad thing about that is if lost the movie or game they keep taking money from your account for 30 days.
    (Jada’hh Marie

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  11. austin tucker
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:28:03

    it seems like a good idea.its a good idea because you can try the game out instead of paying 60$ for a video game. plus if u try the game out first and dont like it then if this creation of the video game in red box and u bought it then u would be wasting ur money. the bad reasons are what if you forget the bout the game and it cost 2$ per day. but its a cool little thing for red box

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  12. Pamela Goodin
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:31:17

    To be completly honest I think its a good idea to have the video games and movies. Just because they are doing better then other companies dont mean nothing, it wouldnt be fair to try to stop red boxes just because they are doing way better then other companies. They just have better ideas and they are really cheap, and knowing how for many people money is tight the cheapest place is obviously going to be more popular and have many more customers. Not including how redboxes are by places where people ALWAYS go, for example Mcdonalds. In addition this could be a bad idea because say if block buster and other companies was run out of buisness people who work there would no longer have jobs and that can ruin there family’s lifes and it would be all becuase red boxes, so this can go both ways!

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  13. Megan $umpter 2ed period
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 08:38:58

    yeah it could be ah good idea bhut iont knoe bout the games and all et ppl be steallin and erythang so ets bad ; bhut it could be good like the man in the video said ; yuu can try em out befor yuu start byen them ;

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  14. shelby mccoy
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:03:37

    i think that this would be a good idea for people who want to try out the game before they buy it so that if its a boring game then all they got to do is just take it back and if its a good game they can just buy it.
    red box and Netflix are similar because you are just renting a movie

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  15. dakota short
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:03:41

    it seems like a good idea its a good idea because you can try the game out instead of paying 60$ for a video game. plus if u try the game out first and dot like it then if this creation of the video game in red box and u bought it then u would be wasting your money.

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  16. $$Michael Mudd Jr$$
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:03:52

    No, i think that it is a bad idea because when people rent red box movies they might not return them. plus my family has been going to blockbuster since it came out. and also blockbuster has more games than that they have psp, and Nintendo ds games.

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  17. damion abell
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:04:03

    well i think that they think that if they get money then they dont have to worrie about nothin they jus sell things at a new price and they get more sells then somthin to much and a little bit of sells but i think its a bad idea

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  18. Tyler W
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:04:16

    I think it is a good idea. You might see a game you might like but you want to try it first to see if you do like it.

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  19. Dominique Sims
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:04:19

    yes it is because it cheaper than it would be if you at game stop walmart or somethin

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  20. Hunter Trueman 3rd
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:05:25

    It would be a good idea. Because it would make more money than blockbusters. More people would rent games for 2 dollars a day because blockbusters games rent about 5-7 dollars to rent one game and there is a late fee. Red box has no late fee. You just have to pay for every day you rent it.

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  21. SAVANNAH COOPER 3 PERIOD
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:05:34

    A BAD REASON IS THAT PEOPLE COULD FORGET TO TAKE IT BACK AND THEN IT COULD ADD UP TO HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.
    A GOOD REASON IS THAT YOU COULD PLAY THE GAME AND ONLY PAY TWO DOLLARS A DAY TO PLAY FOR HOW EVER LONG U WANT AND YOU DONT HAVE TO GO SPEND TONS OF MONEY BUYING THE GAME WHEN YOU CAN JUST PLAY IT AND IF U DONT LIKE IT TAKE IT BACK AND RETURN IT AND IT WILL ONLY COST TWO DOLLARS

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  22. Anonymous
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:05:43

    Well i think that it is aa good idea because rerdbox is having games for 2 dollars per day that is a great deal. Also if u think abouty it blockbuster is having basicly the same deals like if u rent a game for a week it will be the same price as redbox soooooooo.

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    • johnathan brooks
      Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:08:13

      well if u think about it blockbuster is having the same deal if u add up redbox price blockbuster has the same deal for a week of having a game from blockbuster its the same price as paying 2 dollars per day from redbox.

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  23. blayne kennon
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:05:56

    Its a good idea to have the red box. and why so late in 2011.YES ITS A GOOD PLAN.AND IMMA RENT ALL THE GOOD GAMES .

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  24. Brian Paige
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:05:58

    Yes it is a very good plan because if you bye a game for like the regular price is 59.99 at the store and you pay 2 dollars a day to pay it off. The bad thing about is that you would have to go up there everyday and pay and there is no late fees. That does waste your gas. Because you would sometimes have other plans and waste them by going to go pay 2 dollars on a game, or movie or something.

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  25. kamron hurt 3
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:06:59

    I THINK THAT THAT IS GOOD. BECAUSE YOU CAN RENT GAMES. THEN YOU AN SEE IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. THEN YOU CAN GO BUY THE GAME.

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  26. dyllan pairez
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:07:15

    I THINK THAT IT IS a good idea… first because u don’t have to spend so much money to get a movie or game. second they get to try the full game for a lower price. but some people might not return them.

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  27. br!anna v0g3l
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:07:34

    i think it is a good thing because instead of buying da game for like 30 or 40 dollars you can just rent out da movie for 1 dollar,you can basically try out da games and see if it was a game that you would like to play or play every day before you go and buy it.so instead of justt da game being how much it is at da red box you can pay $1.00 for it then go out nd buy it.

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  28. Cameron Carter
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:07:34

    NO this is not a good idea they need to make it $5 a week because would i want it for just a day and for $2 a day that dum

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  29. ♥jAi'LeIgH hAtHaWaY♥3rd
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:08:21

    iont think itz a gud idea cuz of stealin n all et. but some ppl probally gon lyk et but iont think etz a gudd idea.yea ppl kann try em or watt evah but if dey dont return em no body else kann play em. but on tha flip side itz extremly cheap so many ppl r gon rent dem. if blockbuster go out of bis den ppl et work der gon loose dey jobs. so iont think etz a gud idea.

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  30. Cameron Carter
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:09:04

    NO this is not a good idea they need to make it $5 a week because would i want it for just a day and for $2 a day that dum.

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  31. daja mcatee
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:10:22

    some good things is that its very cheaper than other place. also it good because if you don’t want to go all the way to a store just for a game you could just go to the closets redbox. its a bad idea because if you like the game you would have to keep paying 2 dollars a day. when you could just go to the store and don’t have to pay again. its also bad because sometimes when you get it other people use it in could have not token care of the game and it wanted work when you got it. what a wasted of money…..

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  32. kassie queeno
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:11:17

    redbox is a good idea because you can rent a DVD 4 $1.00 .
    but, you half 2 have a credit card =( .
    also the cost of a DVD that you are buying is $7.00 and that is way better than 20 to 30 dollars @ walmart or places like that.

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  33. Jazlyn Byers
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:15:04

    i think it is a gudd idea . To have a redbox with video games in them . that way yuu dont have to keep buying themm

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  34. Austin Atcher
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:39:51

    I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO TRY THEM. I WANT TO TRY THE GAME BEFORE PLAYING. THAT IS MY OPNION.

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  35. tristan
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:41:05

    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 began renting video games in select areas in October 2010. They have PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii games available for $2 per day. It will go nationwide sometime in 2011. Is this a good plan?some good things is that its very cheaper than other place. also it good because if you don’t want to go all the way to a store just for a game you could just go to the closets redbox. its a bad idea because if you like the game you would have to keep paying 2 dollars a day. when you could just go to the store and don’t have to pay again.

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  36. Danny Boy 3rd period
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:58:33

    I think that is a good idea to put video game on red box because people want to buy the game. It is a good thing because it is faster to go to Redbox then Blockbuster. the bad thing is there is but you have to give $2 every time it is late. So I think it is a very good Idea. Just like the man on the video said.

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  37. shaylynn moore
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:14:56

    I think this could be a boost to Red Box’s business. I think that people would love this idea. But it could be bad for Blockbuster’s and others. A drawback is that this could cause others to go out of business. That’s my opinion.

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  38. Stephen Edmonson
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:19:57

    I think the idea is good because i can get a game for 2 buck and can beat it in one day

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  39. William Fogle (5th Period)
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:20:10

    I think this is cool. You can play good games cheap. On problem with any rental place is discs that won’t play. I hate paying money for things that don’t work. Other than that, just plain awesome.

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  40. christian jones
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:20:50

    i think it is a good idea. most other places charge 5 bucks for one day. red box will charge 2 bucks for each night. i think that is cheap and cool.now They have PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii games available that is going to help some poor people.

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  41. Shane .R. 5th
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:21:00

    well im a gamer and i think that its kinda of a good idea and kinda not a good idea. the amount of time that i will really hava and play a game will cost me more to rent it at red box than rather going out and just buying the game. i dont like renting games becouse if something happens to it then u got to pay for it your self out of your own pocket for the whole video game. but people who have gaming systems and hardly play it then they might rent some games. red box is cool and stuff but it seems like to much money to just rent it rather than buy it.

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  42. tiffany freibert
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:21:25

    i think it is a good way for redbox to expand its business. but it can also cause other companies to go bankrupt. doing so could be bad for the economy. i think it is good for redbox to go nation wide with renting video games. i worry about redbox running other video gaming & movie companies out of business.

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  43. anastasia phillips .5
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:22:20

    I THINK THIS WILL BE A GOOD IDEA. BECUASE A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE VIDEO GAMES AND WILL JUST MAKE REDBOX MORE MONEY IF THEY DO THIS. BUT I THINK INSTEAD OF RETURNING GAMES THEY WILL BUY IT FROM REDBOX. SO THEY WONT HAVE TO PAY MORE IN A STORE. SO THIS IS A GOOD/ BAD IDEA

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  44. destiny hopper =] 4th
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:23:38

    I MEAN I THINK RED BOX OVER ALL HAS ALL TIES ABOVE BLOCKBUSTER AND ALL THESE OTHER ONES. HAVING VIDEO GAMES WILL BE AN EVEN BIGGER ADVANTAGE TO RED BOX. NOT ONLY CAN U PULL UP AND PICK A MOVIES BUT YOU CAN PICK GAMES TOO. SO BEING 2$ A DAY I MEAN JUST DEPENDING ON HOW MANY DAYS YOU HAVE THE GAME COULD BE A PROBLEM. SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO BEAT THE WHOLE GAME WITCH COULD TAKE A WHILE SO FOR THOSE PEOPLE 2 DOLLARS A DAY COULD ADD UP TO THEM. SO PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO BE CAREFUL ON HOW LONG THEY KEEP THEE GAMES. 🙂

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  45. danielle nicole 5th period
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:24:37

    i think it is a good idea. it is a good idea because people can save money on video games to rent instead of renting them through nextel or blockbuster and places like that. plus if you only want to see if you like the game its only 2 bucks, not like 20. that way you know if you should buy it or not. in my opinion i think its a good idea. the only bad thing is if you lose the game, its 2 dollars a day for 1 month until you return it. but if you keep it for 25 days its yours.

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  46. JORDAN
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:25:51

    What would be some draw backs is that most people just down load there movies. thats how most movie companies are closing. the red box would also be bad for blockbuster and other places. it would be bad for them because red box would take all of there business.

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  47. Daphne X{D
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:28:31

    I thinks its not a bad idea. For games and movies to be a lesser price than regular store prices, its pretty kool. And to add to that, you don’t have to actually go some place to get the games or movies. Which is quite a convenience for anyone since the gas prices have gone up alot since last year. So, Redbox and other businesses like that are going to be a success in the near future.

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  48. JORDAN S
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:29:51

    I THINK THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO SOME GAME STORE GAMES BE COSTING A LOT OF MONEY AND SOME PEOPLE WOULD RATHER PAY TWO DOLLARS A DAY AN IT WOULD BE CHEAPER. BUT THEN AGAIN WHY KEEP PAY TWO DOLLARS WHEN EVENTUALLY YOU WOULD HAVE USED MOST OF YOUR MONEY ON THAT ONE GAME WHEN YOU COULD HAVE BOUGHT THE GAME AT THE STORE AND DIDN’T NEED TO PAY ANYTHING ELSE. IN MY OPINION I REALLY DON’T CARE.

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  49. michael storms
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:30:20

    I think it is a good idea because it has great movies and games.
    It makes it easier to pick up movies and games anytime of the day or night.
    It’s CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  50. -Angie Goldsmith (:
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:30:29

    its good cause its a good way to make moneyy . so now there will be more opptions to do now thats theres video games and movies for cheap

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  51. Anonymous
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:31:41

    i think this will be a good idea. because i love video games and allot of other people do to. and redbox would have alot of money if they start selling video games. but i think it would waste peoples time to just play . but if people like that game that they got they will not want to return it .

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  52. venera gashi 5th [:
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:32:02

    i think this will be a good idea. because i love video games and allot of other people do to. and redbox would have alot of money if they start selling video games. but i think it would waste peoples time to just play . but if people like that game that they got they will not want to return it .

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  53. diamond wickliffe
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:32:19

    the bad thing about rening movies on a game system is that i might not work and somtimes it will expire.

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  54. codywitt
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 13:44:13

    i like to rent moves and want is the deal with redboxs renting games

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  55. Sean Roberts 5 period
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 20:59:13

    I think this would be good to start renting games. Because so many people play video games. And it would be a good profit on there side because alot of people could go rent a game if they want to try it out or use it till they can buy there own. But some drawbacks could be people may keep the game or they could just go rent it and copy the game, or just flat out keep it. So it is like hand and hand.

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  56. Da'Zarie Logan ♥
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 14:00:30

    I think that this would be a good idea for people who want to try out the game before they buy it so that if its a boring game then all they got to do is just take it back and if its a good game they can just buy it. Red box and netflix are similar because you are just renting a movie.

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  57. Lewis Brown 3rd Period
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:12:14

    I think it is a good idea. People don’t have to spend as much money on game rentals as they do at regular game shops. Such as Game Stop, Best Buy, etc. Some disadvantages it may have is people might try to steal them.

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