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Re: Restricting purchases No kidding. They could probably open a few Amazon accounts and buy from them and no one would be the wiser.
Amazon, Buy.com, Best Buy, Newegg, Walmart, GoHastings, Fry's, DeepDiscount.com, J&R, and many more that I can't even think of at the moment, not to mention all the local retailers.
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said by mix:Better yet, have their employees make purchases for them using their personal accounts (either on Amazon or wherever they find best deals) and then reimburse them for the cost. They should have plenty of inventory if every employee buys 2-3 copies. Plus it's next to impossible to track where each individual shopper is employed. Most reputable B&M and online retailers don't ask anyway as it's none of their business.
No kidding. They could probably open a few Amazon accounts and buy from them and no one would be the wiser.
And as an extra-added bonus, once the popularity of any given title dies down, they sell most of the copies as used and make some money back.
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies...
A MESSAGE to the RIAA and the MPAA: You shouldn't wound what you can't kill...
Even better, only purchase whatever numbers Warner Brother's is allowing, and simply don't offer many to your consumers. The Red Box consumer is NOT about to go buy the DVD if they can't rent it. If some resort to piracy, it is not Red Box that is instigating this movement, it is the actions of Warner Bros.
Heck, completely dropping all Warner Bros. titles would most certainly impact Warner Bros. more than it would Red Box. If I were Red Box, I'd simply post anonymous sales of the DVD's they did purchase from other media content holders, and show Warner Bros. exactly what they were missing. Let Warner Bros. see for themselves that this strategy is foolish, and that it will not bring them any more money.
This decision brings about a tiny increase in DVD sales, if any at all, a greater demand for pirated content, further strengthening this illegitimate form of trade, with zero money being made from sales to Red Box.
It is clear, to me, that this is not strictly about today's profits, but about tomorrow's control.