Big movie chain raises there prices!!!!

@mrsjbelle (1641)
United States
August 29, 2010 1:58pm CST
Last night I wanted to watch a movie that came out a few years ago. I have seen the movie my friend hadnt so we decided to rent it. Normally I go to Redbox or would use Netflix and we wanted it on a whim so I didn't know if Redbox would have it so we stopped by a large movie rental chain. I went to the old movie section and picked up my movie now in the past when I rented movies there the older movie selection was 1.99 and imagine my surprise when the clerk told me my total was over 5.00! I said aren't the older movies 1.99 and he said the prices our on the board I looked up and there little catch is they charge you $1 a day for 5 days so it's now 5! Most people who rent movies watch it that day and return it. It makes me remember when they used to have movies due really early and so it was almost impossible that they wouldn't be late. Now because there losing money due to Redbox & Netflix they decide to raise there prices? They lost me as a customer. I hate for any business to go out of business but they are almost asking for it by raising there prices! I can go to Redbox and get a brand new release for only a buck. If I want to keep it longer I can and pay another buck. I'm not forced to pay 5 upfront. Will you stop renting movies if rental places keep raising there prices?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
29 Aug 10
The movie place that was here in our county has gone out of business, we had a membership there for I say five months before they went out of business, we went to their going out of business sale and picked up a few things. We don't watch too many movies so it wasn't a big deal for us, we were using the movie rental store for game rentals. Now we just look around at the thrift stores, or we might buy it online. I wouldn't rent a movie for more then $4.50. We actually had a plan where we had to pay $40.00 a month but we could rent three things and bring one back a day and get another thing if we wanted to.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
29 Aug 10
With everything coming out so fast on DVD...just wait. Buy it for 5 and have it for life. Or just wait till it comes out on tv and record it.
@ElicBxn (59949)
• United States
29 Aug 10
well, since my roommate has a HUGE selection of movies/tv shows, I don't rent movies... and my client was GIVEN a copy of Avatar so we got to watch it without any outlay of cash