Redbox Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Before the dawn of the internet, you’d have to visit your nearest neighborhood video store to rent the latest flick. You’d then walk down the aisles and take your pick from the latest horror, comedy, action, or romance movies. You had to go through each lane to know what was available. There was no master list back then. Then, you’d check these out and made sure you returned them on time lest you’d be stuck with horrendous late charges.

Establishments such as Redbox have singlehandedly changed the way we rent movies. If the rental process wasn’t done right, you’d have no one to blame but yourself. If you needed to get in touch to customer service, you can no longer address your concerns immediately. Instead, you were required to send an email and wait for the reply. Scream at Redbox kiosk all you want, but all you’d get for a reply is the blinking light or a humming sound. It’s downright frustrating and annoying, but then again, it’s also all about strategy.

The World Wide Web and the latest technological advancements have certainly made renting movies easier. You don’t have to drive all the way to the quaint video store, find a good parking spot, and talk to that lazy ass from the checkout line. But as much as you do enjoy the perks that the latest technology has to offer, there’s also a downside to this. You had no one to rant to if the copies were awful. You also needed to know the features that came with Redbox before actually renting a film.

To make the process easier, here are some rules you need to know when renting a movie at Redbox:

1. Know what you want beforehand

Redbox Etiquette - Know what you want beforehand

You can always look through the choices in your Smartphone before actually checking a rental out. Technology is there to make your life easier. All you need to do is take advantage of the features afforded to you. Heck, you’ve paid for their services, so you might as well use the internet to choose ahead of time. Don’t be that annoying customer who only thinks about what he wants when he’s in front of the checkout line.

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