The Lady In RedBox; Paying It Forward Over Movie Barcoes
This weekend we had friends over for dinner, so I picked up a couple of RedBox movies for our teens. They enjoyed the escape from "dull" conversation (their perspective) last night and we all got to see a movie together this afternoon.
When we dropped by the grocery store to return the RedBox movies this afternoon, I was behind a lady who was trying to give The Black Swan back to the Redbox machine.
First attempt, rejected. Second attempt, rejected again....so I looked over her shoulder to see what the message said..."Insert disc with small barcode facing out". This lady tried for the 3rd time to put the movie in the box (without any changes) to yet again she was rejected! Hello?
Was she reading the message? On try #5, I said, "Excuse me, but I think that the disc in in the box jacket upside down". I showed her how to flip over the disc, check for the barcode, and try the return again.
SUCCESS! The movie was promptly "credited" to her account and she was on her way. Whew! She thanked me for the help and we laughed. She was able to return her movie, and I was finally able to return mine and get on my way. The person in line behind me also thanked me for helping him figure out how the disc goes into the case.
A fun PIF and learning all around. So, if your RedBox movie keeps getting rejected at the kiosk, check to be sure the barcode on the inner circle of the disc is facing "out".
Photo Credit: Ian Lamont