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Postby Dehitay » Thu 01.07.2010 8:06 pm

For those of you who may not be familiar with what a red box is, let me explain. It's essentially a vending machine that rents out movies on DVD. You sign up, get a card, see which movies are in the red box, and choose what you want to watch. It's a dollar for every night that you have it out, and you can return the movie to any red box, not just the one you got it from.

I was wondering how popular Red Box is? I know they're all around San Antonio, but I don't know if they're even national let alone international. Hell, I don't even know if they span the entire state of Texas. So I wanted to survey the population here since we have a fairly decent international population.

Where do you live, and are there Red Boxes in your area?
If there isn't, is there a similar machine for renting movies or not?
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Re: Red Box

Postby clay » Thu 01.07.2010 8:30 pm

We live in a small Floridian town and I've seen them in McDonald's and Wal-Marts. I've never used it, but I would expect it to be pretty popular since it is so widespread.

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Re: Red Box

Postby chikara » Thu 01.07.2010 9:54 pm

Dehitay wrote:.... Where do you live, and are there Red Boxes in your area?
If there isn't, is there a similar machine for renting movies or not?

I live in Adelaide, Australia and as far as I know there is one DVD vending machine in Adelaide but it isn't a redbox, it is a Glued.

I went to the redbox web site and tried to find one in Australia using their location finder and couldn't find one.
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Re: Red Box

Postby phreadom » Thu 01.07.2010 10:00 pm

Looks like there are around 20 within a 20 mile radius of me up here in Michigan.

I'd honestly never heard of it before today. :blush:
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Re: Red Box

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 01.08.2010 4:53 pm

have a red box at teh 7-11 a half mile from my home. also have one in the wegmann's about 5 miles from my house.. probably more if i cared to see how many are around..
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Re: Red Box

Postby Dehitay » Sat 01.09.2010 7:08 pm

It's looking more like it does span the US. I'm wondering how far it goes internationally. Are there any Canadians that have seen a red box pop up where they live? Or maybe they do exist in Australia, but just further away from where Chikara lives
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Re: Red Box

Postby chikara » Mon 01.11.2010 12:34 am

Dehitay wrote:...... Or maybe they do exist in Australia, but just further away from where Chikara lives

I used the redbox locator to search every major city in Australia (yep, all five of them) and couldn't find a single location. I also did a search just on "Australia" and also found none.
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Re: Red Box

Postby akirarene » Thu 01.14.2010 2:32 am

I don't know if our machine is called red box but we do have them in Alberta,Canada
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