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UhWhat

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Isn't a DVD sale still a sale?

Wow, so the studios don't want Redbox and others buying DVDs retail, just consumers? What idiocy.

A sale is a sale is a sale. Who cares who buys it as long as it gets bought and the studios make the money?

Sure Redbox then rents that DVD out, but consumers aren't likely to buy movies they haven't seen in the theaters or via rental so even if the consumer goes to Redbox first, it might promote a sale if the movie is worth it (or the consumer is interested in the extras that don't typically come on teh rental discs).

If monkeys ran our government and our corporations I think we'd be better off. When will Planet of the Apes occur again?



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
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said by UhWhat :

Wow, so the studios don't want Redbox and others buying DVDs retail, just consumers? What idiocy.

A sale is a sale is a sale. Who cares who buys it as long as it gets bought and the studios make the money?

The studios won't make as much money.


pnh102
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said by fifty nine:

The studios won't make as much money.

That's the thinking of the studios but I think we all know that Redbox would be a new retail customer for DVDs, as most people who use Redbox and other services like these are not buying DVDs to begin with, nor would we buy DVDs simply because we could not rent them.
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Drex
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reply to UhWhat

said by UhWhat :

If monkeys ran our government and our corporations I think we'd be better off.

From what I've seen with the government, I think they already do.
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Pirate515
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reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

That's the thinking of the studios but I think we all know that RedBox would be a new retail customer for DVDs, as most people who use RedBox and other services like these are not buying DVDs to begin with, nor would we buy DVDs simply because we could not rent them.

Can't RedBox get into legal problems by buying retail DVD's and then renting them for profit? AFAIK, retail DVD's are for customer's own private viewing. RedBox might be thinking like the majority of us: once you paid for it, it's yours to do as you please, but according to studios, that may not be the case. Now, it's impossible to police when regular Joe Schmoes like us are lending them to our friends, but when a company like RedBox officially is rents them for profit, it's different.

Not that I am a big fan of what studios are doing with these delays, but IMO the only way to rent it the legitimate way is on their terms.
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pnh102
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said by Pirate515:

Can't RedBox get into legal problems by buying retail DVD's and then renting them for profit?

No.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-sale···einstein

The warnings against renting printed on DVDs mean nothing.
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Transmaster
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Of course I have always though IR Baboon looked like Rep Barney Frank.


88615298
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reply to UhWhat

Yep Netflix and Redbox buy MILLIONS of DVDs a year and yet the studios want to kill them off. REAL fucking smart. Kill off your biggest customers.


gorehound

join:2009-06-19
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reply to UhWhat

Boycott the MPAA & Big Content Now !!! Keep your money and don't let the greedy pigs get any of it.



cdru
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reply to 88615298

Redbox and Netflix buy millions of DVDs whether they get a wholesale discount or not. The studios know that they are going to buy them regardless.