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: March 09, 2009, 02:27:05 AM

I'm curious to know if vending machines that rent DVDs for $1.00 a day are everywhere. We have them in and around the grocery stores in eastern Pa.. I haven't really taken notice, but I believe they are around other businesses as well. This has to have an adverse ripple effect on PPV at home and the stores that rent these same DVDs for 3 or 4 times that much. Are they available where you live, and does anyone know how long they have been in operation?

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#1 : March 09, 2009, 02:30:42 AM

Yeah, they have them in CA. My brother rents movies from them quite a bit when he wants to just stay home with the wife for the night.


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#2 : March 09, 2009, 03:59:15 AM

NETFLIX on your 360 works.

I have not done it, but ben at a buddies house and it is pretty nifty.

Either that or Blockbuster.

Something about renting a movie from a supermarket vend machine kind of weirds me out.  Not sure why.

Not sure why Billy Bob Thornton hates antique furniture either.


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#3 : March 09, 2009, 08:25:09 AM

They have them at most Mcdonalds here in Jacksonville, Fl.

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#4 : March 09, 2009, 09:35:54 AM

I've seen them but have not used them...

How does the system work?

Do you have to be some kind of a member to rent one?


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#5 : March 09, 2009, 10:53:09 AM

They have them at most Mcdonalds here in Jacksonville, Fl.

McDonalds used to be part owners (with Coinstar) but I believe Coinstar bought out their share


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#6 : March 09, 2009, 10:54:49 AM

I've seen them but have not used them...

How does the system work?

Do you have to be some kind of a member to rent one?

It's very simple, no membership required.  You rent with a credit card, which is billed $0.99.  When you return the DVD, it charges you $0.99 per day you had it (less the original $0.99).  You can return it to any kiosk, even in another state (great for travellers).


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#7 : March 09, 2009, 12:31:43 PM

They have them in Dallas


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#8 : March 09, 2009, 12:38:45 PM

how recent are the movies?

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#9 : March 09, 2009, 04:46:56 PM

how recent are the movies?

New releases come out every Tuesday. I've rented a couple before they were available on PPV. Even if you keep them for 2 or 3 days, it's still cheaper and more convenient than any other way. My guess is the next step is video games. 

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#10 : March 09, 2009, 05:27:41 PM

they have them in nh




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#11 : March 09, 2009, 07:37:16 PM

I'm curious to know if vending machines that rent DVDs for $1.00 a day are everywhere. We have them in and around the grocery stores in eastern Pa.. I haven't really taken notice, but I believe they are around other businesses as well. This has to have an adverse ripple effect on PPV at home and the stores that rent these same DVDs for 3 or 4 times that much. Are they available where you live, and does anyone know how long they have been in operation?

Just noticed one in my neighborhood yesterday. Never used it so i know nuhin about them.

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#12 : March 09, 2009, 07:40:38 PM

In Oregon


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#13 : March 09, 2009, 08:32:11 PM

I've seen them but have not used them...

How does the system work?

Do you have to be some kind of a member to rent one?

It's very simple, no membership required. You rent with a credit card, which is billed $0.99. When you return the DVD, it charges you $0.99 per day you had it (less the original $0.99). You can return it to any kiosk, even in another state (great for travellers).

so if you never return the dvd, what is the charge then?


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#14 : March 09, 2009, 11:59:39 PM

I've seen them but have not used them...

How does the system work?

Do you have to be some kind of a member to rent one?

It's very simple, no membership required. You rent with a credit card, which is billed $0.99. When you return the DVD, it charges you $0.99 per day you had it (less the original $0.99). You can return it to any kiosk, even in another state (great for travellers).

so if you never return the dvd, what is the charge then?

I believe if you keep it for a month, it's yours, but I don't know for sure what the max is.
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