Redbox Owns Me.

I wish it was illegal for me to go to Redbox. I hate them. But it's kinda my own fault. I can't tell you how many movies I own because I never brought the damn dvd back in time. And it's always the crappy movies too. Because I go to Redbox only to see the movies that "I kinda wanna see, but I don't really wanna pay for it". And then using the promo codes so you get it for free! Woo! Except it's never free. It's never a dollar. I'm a Redbox failure. I've been charged $25 for some of the worst movies ever because I didn't bring it back in time. Most recently, we were charged $37 (they clearly raised the price) for a movie that I didn't even want at all. Thanks boyfriend. 
 

He wanted to get this Jason Statham movie. No idea why because, all Jason Statham movies are the fucking same! Surprise surprise, the movie sucked. I honestly don't even remember if we even finished it. And I honestly can't count how many times I told boyfriend "bring the movie back to Redbox". 
His reply: "ok I'll do it tomorrow".

A week passes, I see it still sitting there: "dude, it's already not free, bring that stupid movie back".
"Ok, I will tomorrow".  Repeat probably 86x over a few days/weeks. 


More time passes (days/weeks, who knows!), we're in the supermarket and we pass by the Redbox on the way out: "fuck, did you bring that movie back yet?"
"Oh shit, no I didn't. I'll drop it off tomorrow."


More time passes with more mentions of returning the movie, days/weeks we're basically at eternity now and... this morning we had a $37 charge from Redbox. Insert flames from ears! Good thing I've had so many 2 therapy sessions so far so I remained fairly calm.  


Moral of the story, Redbox is a trap and you cannot rely on men for anything and should just do everything yourself. I am woman hear me roar!  Even if he redeemed himself by calling Redbox and getting a refund because "well we definitely returned that movie to you guys!"


More money for wine. 

31 comments :

  1. Hahahaha it's such a pain to return those damn movies to the box. I hate doing it so I just don't get any movies most of the time.

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  2. Ahhh this is why I have Netflix and Hulu!!! I would never return stuff to redbox! Haha

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  3. i have netflix. and amazon prime! haha. something about that redbox just sucks us in sometimes

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  4. right! sometimes he'll slow down to look and i'm like NOPE KEEP GOING! hahaa

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  5. Seriously! I totally own some of the worst movies because I apparently can't drive like 100 feet out of my way in the mornings to return them! Insert sad face :(

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  6. was Jason Statham at least in a sexy suit ?

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  7. Haha! There's one across the street from me but I never go. I just allegedly download things on Pirate Bay. Allegedly.

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  8. this is my entire life. jarrod never returns them on time and we don't watch them half the time. so we're paying like $8 for a movie we never watched (which is also likely a jason statham movie!) now, we just get movies on ondemand, which are like $5 but i figure it's worth it in the end.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  9. Redbox makes it SO easy to accidentally buy movies and $37 is ridiculous!!! Did it come with a 3d flat screen or something??

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  10. This is why I am the one who RETURNS the stupid freaking move we watched. I have Netflix, Hulu AND Amazon Prime, I try to resort to those before I attempt to go to RedBox .

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  11. hahahaha i laughed at my desk reading this!!! the gifs totally make this post..esp the rolly eyes!


    so wait- how long do you have before you are charged THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS?!?!?!

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  12. I've never used Redbox. Note to self, don't start.

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  13. We forgot to take one back this past week. Got 3 movies on Friday. I returned 2 on Saturday but hubby didn't finish the 3rd so wanted it for another day. His movie ... his responsibility to take it back. Wednesday night rolls around and he sees it still sitting there. So much for cheap rentals.

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  14. Ouch. Might be time to look into Netflix dvd by mail!! I've been spoiled for so long I have to have it. It takes so much effort to take the movie to the mailbox I'm scared of what would happen if I had to take it somewhere.

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  15. haha the worst part, WE HAVE NETFLIX! and amazon prime. and ondemand. and vudu on the xbox. but they put that damn box right next to the door on the way out of the grocery store and it's like a vortex sucking us in.

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  16. i honestly have no idea how long! it used to be 25 days and then they would charge you $25. it's probably still 25 days but more expensive

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  17. yea he'll never be on return duty again (if we ever use them again!). we have netflix, amazon prime and Vudu and somehow still manage to go for redbox sometimes because it's "cheaper".

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  18. seriously! they're so easy to forget :/

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  19. BEST kind of money is the kind spent on wine. I hear THAT.

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  20. Sometimes redbox has movies we want to watch that I have the 'free' codes for, but I always worry I'll get charged so we hardly go! We haven't used them in forever.

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  21. You need to switch to Netflix- its on demand and no DVDs to return :)

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  22. It is a trap. I actually have a movie sitting in my car right this moment. I meant to bring it back this morning. Oops!

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