I think it serves Blockbuster right that all of their stores are starting to go out of business. At one time, there were no less than six locations in my town of 100,000 people. Over the last year, they have all gone out of business. I thank Redbox for killing off Blockbuster and their late fees.
One thing I am not a big fan of on Redbox, other than the fact that I can never remember to return the flicks I rent, is that it offers no Blu-ray titles. Redbox president Mitch Lowe has now stated that Blu-ray rentals are coming in the next few months for $1.50 per night.
Along with the Blu-ray rentals, movies for sale are also coming with titles going for $5, $7, and $9. I think the thing Redbox needs to be tackling is the fact that many of the major studios force it to wait 30 days to get films. Of course, once PPV has all the flicks I want to see the day the release I’ll never rent form Redbox again either.