Ryan Cesario: Redbox and Netflix
Ryan Cesario, Staff Writer
February 23, 2012
Filed under Opinions
Nowadays, it is hard to drive down a street and see a movie store that has not gone out of business yet. On the flip side of things, it is very hard to drive down a street and not see a red box outside of a Jewel or Walgreens. Redbox has expanded rapidly over the recent years and is climbing the movie rental business ladder. With Blockbuster almost extinct in the business, the competition clearly lies between just two companies. Netflix and Redbox are the most popular of them all, providing the quick, convenient access that is friendly to your wallet.
Both services have similar features, but also differ to make them unique from one another. Netflix offers a flat monthly price which allows you to watch as many movies and TV episodes as you wish for only $7.99. It can be found on almost any form of technology: computers, game systems, and mobile devices. There is no question that Netflix offers anything less than convenient, and gives it all at a reasonable price.
Redbox have placed their famous red kiosks at almost every location; trips to the grocery store to just get food somehow end in a movie night. With new releases and many popular choices at a minimal charge of $1.20 per night, it makes it an attractive solution for those rainy days. However, they do not stop with just movie rentals. By providing video game rentals and purchase of used DVDs, they hold an edge over their competition.
Whether you are a movie fanatic that cannot get enough of watching timeless classics and the new romantic comedies or you are just a casual viewer looking for cheap entertainment, you cannot go wrong with either service. Which movie rental service is better, you may ask? That is only for you to decide. So grab your family, your friends or people that you may think are your friends; and kick back, relax and enjoy a good movie!