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(UPDATE: I have discovered that the $2 pricing is only occurring in the Harrisburg, PA area. Redbox is also testing a $1.50 nightly price in the Albuquerque, NM area. Why they chose those areas is strange to me!)
I was checking out at the grocery store today when I saw something that surprised me. Redbox has begun increasing their prices! The sign clearly stated, “First Night $2, $1 Per Night After That“. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera phone with me but I will try and get a picture as soon as possible. Here is a picture of the machine with the new price:
Redbox has been a big hit between my wife and me. Previously, at just $1 per night, it made for an inexpensive entertainment night. We would go to the grocery store, pick out a newly released video, watch it that night, and return it the next day. It was only $1 if you returned it the next day! Now $2? I know you will all say that it’s not that bad but come on! That’s a 100% price increase! I guess they pushed everyone (brick and mortar stores) out of the market and now they feel that they can reap the rewards.
Will this price increase make you think twice about using Redbox? I know if will make us think twice!