Redbox Raises Prices

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Didn’t Redbox take notice recently when the movie renting public retaliated against Netflix for making price changes?

Apparently not.

In what has been a “quiet” announcement, the dollar priced movie rentals are now a thing of the past for Redbox as the kiosk vending movie rental machines are now charging $1.20 per night.

Here is the official word from Redbox:

Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day.  The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won’t change.  Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before 10/31 won’t be affected, either.

In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 from 10/31 through 11/30. Additional rental days will be $1.20.

If you have any questions, please visit redbox.com/pricechange. There, we’ve provided additional information.

The final word will be from the renting public.

Will you pay a little more for Redbox?

2 Comments

  1. Rora

    October 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I don’t see what the big deal is. They’ve been offering it at $1 for years. I’m surprised it didn’t go up sooner. It’s the stupid banks again, getting greedy and slapping on these ridiculous transaction fees.

  2. rose

    November 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I don’t think it is that big of a deal, and it shouldn’t affect them too much. It is still cheaper then Netflix and this is the first time they have raised their prices in 8 years. I personally have Blockbuster through my provider/employer DISH Network. I think it is a better deal because I get streaming, mail-in DVDs, in-store exchanges, over 20 premium channels, and games and Blu-ray DVDs at no extra charge. I also get new releases 28 days before Redbox. For only $10 a month you can’t beat that.

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