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Redbox is leaving Canada

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Dec 31, 2012
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raspeed wrote:
Feb 5th, 2015 4:47 pm
lol @ the redbox fans that troll netflix threads.
lool
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Tornado F2 wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 1:10 pm
I hope you're not really at the pawn shop. :lol:

"B2G3" all depends on what they charge for one DVD. If they charge $10/DVD it works out as $4/DVD when you buy 5.
Other than box sets I don't think DVDs are that expensive used. Heck single Blu Rays aren't that expensive. DVDs around here can be had for as little as $1 used...
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DougO wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 6:58 pm
Other than box sets I don't think DVDs are that expensive used. Heck single Blu Rays aren't that expensive. DVDs around here can be had for as little as $1 used...
Man I wish prices like that were still around here. The best used price I can find is $3 which is sad since Target used to often have new DVDs on sale for $1.99-$3.99.
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Oct 2, 2014
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Redbox's exit makes Walmart's seasonal DVD sale valuable. Apart from the $5 DVD bin, every now and then Walmart has DVD sale of recent titles, selling between $1.99 to $4.88. Right now, Denzel Washington's Flight is available at Walmart for $4.88.
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Whoa, so I can get dressed, brush the snow off my car, drive to Wal-Mart, wade through their depressing clientele as I make my way to the electronics section, purchase the movie, go back to my car, drive home, unwrap it, load it into my DVD player and watch it, all for only $4.88!?

Nevermind, I launched XBMC typed in the word "Flight" and now I'm watching it in 720p.
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Oct 2, 2014
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XBMC is nice, assuming it is 100% free and legal. Otherwise, it is not the ideal solution.

You get to keep physical media and no bandwidth involved.
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DougO wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 10:33 am
Pawn shops where I am have a sign up now... " buy 2 DVDs, get 3 free". I'll take a pic when I get around to it...

I usually buy my blurays now when pawnshops do a special sale day/evening for 5 for $20.
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inkjoy wrote:
Feb 18th, 2015 1:34 pm
Redbox's exit makes Walmart's seasonal DVD sale valuable. Apart from the $5 DVD bin, every now and then Walmart has DVD sale of recent titles, selling between $1.99 to $4.88. Right now, Denzel Washington's Flight is available at Walmart for $4.88.
Does that include a Blu ray sale as well by any chance? I seem to recall being @ Wal-mart not long ago seeing a Blu ray $7.88 sale. Mostly older titles and kids movies though.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Feb 19th, 2015 12:59 am
Does that include a Blu ray sale as well by any chance? I seem to recall being @ Wal-mart not long ago seeing a Blu ray $7.88 sale. Mostly older titles and kids movies though.
Yes, the seasonal movie sale will include Blu ray discs as well as DVD discs. Prices varies but will be $2-3 higher than DVD. I've bought Blu ray titles like "Man on a Ledge" , "The Woman in Black" for $7.50 on a Walmart Blu ray sale.

Walmart started to have a Blu ray bin box. Cannot remember how much is the bin box Blu ray movies but the bin box DVDs are $5. The selection of movies are mostly older titles and kids movies but Walmart would put newer titles in the bin box from time to time. I have seen 2013 titles like "The East", "Mama", "Parker", "The Book Thief" and 2012 titles like "Big Miracle", "The Company You Keep", "Total Recall", "Trouble with the Curve", all for $5 in the DVD bin box.

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