The Lady In Red - Box - Paying It Forward Over Movie Barcodes

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The Lady In RedBox; Paying It Forward Over Movie Barcoes


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NetFlix, Cable Movie Channels, Amazon Movies, RedBox, etc.   There are so many ways to get your hands and eyes on the latest DVD.  Rentals are definitely not what they used to be.  

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 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.   

RedBox - Barcode facing up for return

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

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Rene Brin
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Good info for REDBOX newbies...I can see myself doing that and panicking.  Great pay it forward Caroline, its these little things, they are cumulative, that will change our world.

Jun 13, 2011 06:34 AM #1
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Caroline-I use Redbox/Blockbuster Express all the time. It's a constant struggle not to step in and rescue the people in front of you who obviously have no idea what they are doing. You're patience lasted far longer than mine would have!

Rented "No Strings Attached" last night with Natalie Portman. Don't recommend it : )

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