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[Updated] Redbox Renting Video Games: $2 per Night


#31 dusbbal2008   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   246 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

It's cheaper to just "rent" a game from Gamestop. Buy used and return within 7 days.

2 dollars a night is bonkers, they are just going to rake in the late fees with this one


yea if you are lacking morals then yea it is cheaper

#32 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2047 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:10 PM

no redbox's near me have games, but luckily Family Video's in the midwest seem to be doing fine, and their game rentals are only $3 a night, so that's good enough for me.

#33 The Holy Pretzle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1942 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:04 PM

yea if you are lacking morals then yea it is cheaper

I've only done that in times where I feel I regret the purchase whether because the game isn't what I expected or it's extremely short. I saw everything there was to see in Splinter cell conviction in 4 days, and although I felt that the $35 were well spent, I couldn't justify myself keeping this since my game-spending funds are very low.

#34 scarhawk   Really CHEAP! CAGiversary!   2322 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:17 PM

Wow I have literally 30-40 redboxes within 20 miles.

#35 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3733 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:31 PM

Have to check the Redbox at work tonight to see if it has games yet.

#36 jrhawk42   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

I have about a 3 or 4 day turnaround from LA to Seattle area for GF. But I get 4 games out at a time and I can keep them as long as I want. That's infinitely better than $2 a night for me. I'll just use Redbox to try out some new games for a day that I wouldn't get right away from GF

I'm going to call bull on a 3 day turn around. Three days one way maybe, but 3 days turn around means they ship it Monday, you return it Tuesday, and they send a new one out Wednesday.

#37 sotc1988   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1209 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:49 PM

At first I thought this was just a retarded idea, but I guess it would be pretty cool for the really short single player games I don't want to miss out on. I'll definitely play Enslaved on one of my day's off when they do this around me.

#38 akokonas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:50 PM

The great thing is that redbox always has codes to rent movies bluray and now games for 1.00 off. So if you find codes you can rent a game for $1 a night or a bluray for .50 a night and movies are free. DVDONME and BREAKROOM are 2 codes that will give you a dollar off. They are one time use per account though so enjoy if you havent used already.

#39 madbst   Recquiescat In Pace CAGiversary!   762 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

Nice! Another option for gamers.

#40 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3509 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:13 PM

The only thing that will suck now is the LINES will get longer and the gas you will waste waiting in your car will make this a no deal. Gamefly would be cheaper.

#41 J Bling Blang   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:19 PM

I work at a Acme and have one of the redboxes in my store, but no games yet. Can't wait for this to happen when it hits my area.

#42 dastly75   Resident Squirrel CAGiversary!   3563 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:25 PM

The great thing is that redbox always has codes to rent movies bluray and now games for 1.00 off. So if you find codes you can rent a game for $1 a night or a bluray for .50 a night and movies are free. DVDONME and BREAKROOM are 2 codes that will give you a dollar off. They are one time use per account though so enjoy if you havent used already.


Promo codes don't work on games unless explicitly stated. Movies and Games are not grouped together.

#43 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29326 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:28 PM

The great thing is that redbox always has codes to rent movies bluray and now games for 1.00 off. So if you find codes you can rent a game for $1 a night or a bluray for .50 a night and movies are free. DVDONME and BREAKROOM are 2 codes that will give you a dollar off. They are one time use per account though so enjoy if you havent used already.


good luck finding codes though. last year when redbox was sort of new you seen free movie codes come out like candy.. now its very hard to find codes

I wonder why they list DS games.. I doubt you will ever see DS games in a Redbox... wii.ps3,360 all are DISC games meaning its the same barcode as movies... Ds is cart based and would be a major pain in the ass to rent out of redboxes

#44 Commy   NO MA'AM CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:47 PM

Redboxes are kind of scarce in NYC as it is, and it seems like none of them have games :(

#45 BAMAJD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:51 PM

So, what happens if you never return the game back to the box?

#46 2DMention   Cyberpunk CAGiversary!   3842 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:51 PM

Even in my podunk neck of the woods, we have redbox, however, no games. I'd rent Dead Rising 2, that's about it.

#47 Indiana Jones   Yippie kai yay! CAGiversary!   2568 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:54 PM

I wonder if they'd have Rock Band 3 in this week. Then I could get the free Doors songs while still waiting for my preorder to show up from Dell in 2034.

#48 DarkRider23   hates hoarders CAGiversary!   3433 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:03 PM

So, what happens if you never return the game back to the box?


Your CC gets charged? Either you're trying to plan some sort of fraud or you're really naive.

#49 panzerfaust  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:09 PM

This could be amazing considering how ridiculously short most games are these days.

#50 akokonas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   346 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:10 PM

good luck finding codes though. last year when redbox was sort of new you seen free movie codes come out like candy.. now its very hard to find codes

I wonder why they list DS games.. I doubt you will ever see DS games in a Redbox... wii.ps3,360 all are DISC games meaning its the same barcode as movies... Ds is cart based and would be a major pain in the ass to rent out of redboxes


Promo codes don't work on games unless explicitly stated. Movies and Games are not grouped together.


It should still work. Before you rent enter promo code and its gonna automatically deduct 1.00 from the purchase, thats what i do for blurays and they cost me .50 cents. It only works once per account though. Also if you have an iphone or a android phone download the redbox codes app its free. Sometimes people post a code that actually works.

#51 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6518 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:15 PM

So, what happens if you never return the game back to the box?


Hired goons come to your house and beat your ass for being a thief.

#52 Moltres423   Not easy being meaty CAGiversary!   480 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:30 PM

None in Memphis :(

#53 Perfect*Ending   Cute Kelly CAGiversary!   2407 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:35 PM

Interesting concept. I'd give them a try, but going back and forth wastes gas and time.

#54 doppelganger   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:49 PM

Looks like no Reboxes with games in my area yet (South NJ). I checked a few other locations in the Northeast out of curiosity, and nothing in any of those areas either. Hopefully this goes well for Redbox and it comes nationwide next year.
Sounds good for short games as others have mentioned, but I wouldn't mind giving longer games I have no intention of buying a rent as well, maybe just for trophies/achievements and the such.

#55 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14236 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:03 PM

There are three Redbox machines in my town of 12,XXX. None of them stock games.

The only time I've ever used the machine is when my gf and I got a free code.

I'd definitely rent short single-player games at that price.

#56 radioactivez0r   Up and Atom! CAGiversary!   3922 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:30 PM

I get free codes (maybe they're $1 off, I haven't tried on a BR yet) codes texted to me from Redbox. Probably a checkbox you can select on the website for your account.

#57 jab1235   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   851 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

seems exspensive if you need a game for more than 2 days.

#58 kak23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   163 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:37 PM

I can't wait to rent the rock band bundle! Or Tony Hawk Ride!

#59 Gears24   CAG CAGiversary!   1849 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:40 PM

Are the games in the box or you have to order them online because I have one a couple blocks away from my house?And I never understood like if you get a movie you have to pay $1 and you get for a night from that box but how will they know if you return it or not?

#60 Psybuster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   687 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:43 PM

Are the games in the box or you have to order them online because I have one a couple blocks away from my house?And I never understood like if you get a movie you have to pay $1 and you get for a night from that box but how will they know if you return it or not?


You have to swipe a credit card to get the machine to give you any titles, they time it from when you check and return it then charge $2 a day for games to your card. I assume there's some kind of maximum rental time where they just assume the title is lost though (probably a month? haven't used it myself).