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Revenues/Ownership questions[edit]

An anon user 66.32.191.208 posted two questions within the body of the article. I removed them, since they didn't really belong, but I'll put them here on the talk page, "[Note: 49.1 rentals/day x $1.00 per rental x 365 days/ yr = $17921.5/yr revenue?]" This was apparently to challenge the Washington Post article that listed 49.1 average rentals per day and $37,457 in annual revenue. Obviously, this reflects the fact that rentals are frequently kept more than one day. "[It is unclear who owns the remaining 6% of shares, and whether any shares are publicly listed/ traded on the markets?]" Actually, its pretty clear that Redbox is not a publicly traded company. Official statements disclose that the 6% is owned by "private investors." Anson2995 (talk) 14:19, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Criticisms[edit]

I deleted the line "At times, the average customer will view anywhere from five to eight DVDs (with errors such as split-apart images, sometimes so severe as to omit entire scenes altogether) before viewing one absent of significant error." because it is not sourced. I don't think Redbox would be able to stay in business if they had such a terrible record of messed up DVDs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Liniment (talkcontribs) 19:58, 25 August 2009 (UTC) I don't really know much about editing a Wiki article but I figured someone here would be able to update to include the fact that on September 5th 2010 Redbox rented it's 1 Billionth DVD since the companies inception.67.186.69.51 (talk) 05:21, 9 September 2010 (UTC)amplified

Free rentals won in McDonalds Monopoly 2010[edit]

If you win a free Redbox rental in the 2010 McDonalds Monopoly online game, the directions to redeem it are somewhat obfuscated. The player is not directly informed that the code presented after clicking Claim Prize must be used at redbox.com/mcd That information is on the *second page* which the player has to click a link or button to see. Another issue with these is if you try to use the code at a Redbox kiosk, you are told the code is invalid rather than being informed that the code must be entered at redbox.com/mcd to get a free rental credit for an online movie reservation. I sent an e-mail to Redbox telling them of these problems. I've no idea whether this is just poor design and planning or if it's deliberate obfuscation to try and prevent some of these free rentals from being used. Bizzybody (talk) 00:16, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Factual corrections[edit]

Hello - I work for redbox and am hoping to help update the redbox page to be more factually correct. We have noticed a number of inaccuracies that we are hoping to help fix. For instance, redbox was founded in 2002 (not 2003). We understand that the best way for a company to help update their page is through the talk forum. Please let us know how best to help. Thanks! Coinstarredbox (talk) 16:52, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Coinstarredbox. Michael Rubin from RedBox Retweeted my blog post and I thought I'd drop by. As described here, the best way to make brief factual corrections is to use the request edit template mentioned on WP:COI. Use {{requestedit}} followed by a detailed description of the factual corrections you would like to make. Include a link to places where each fact can be verified. It gets added to an online queue and volunteer editor will occasionally go through the queue and review proposed edits by editors with a COI. Hope this helps! King4057 (talk) 22:44, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

"Accident Section"[edit]

Over the past several weeks there have been repeated anonymous additions to the article describing a purported accident involving an purported employee of the subject of the article. The edits have each included a link to an outside website as their only source for credibility -- a source that appears to detail some sort of personal involvement in a personal incident. Seven times the edits have been introduced anonymously and seven times they've been rmv'd, with requests for discussions or pointing out the various problems with the edits -- or that the article would be protected if the edits continued. Several of the edits have carried accusations that those removing the edits are, fill in the blank, corporate shills, etc.

This is the place to discuss edits to the article, and what may be problematic with certain edits. Wikipedia is no place for accusations of editors. 842U (talk) 12:18, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

President of redbox?[edit]

I was reading through the redbox section just calculating possibly how many dvd's circulate and noticed possibly an error or confusion; in the bottom of the history section it says that Anne Saunders is the new president of redbox and on the right in the tab section it says Paul Davis, President of redbox. Which is the correct one or is one the COO and the other the CEO possibly? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zaserd (talkcontribs) 06:09, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

What is the interest on $3.22 for 48 hours times 1 billon rentals?[edit]

Redbox charges a "Rental initiation fee" on all rentals that is held for 24-48 hours over and above the actual rental fee. My simple question is How much does this "Temporary" charge to my credit card earn for them in interest for that period of time? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:7918:53E9:ACD5:5A6E:95A7:4CDC (talk) 16:59, 5 November 2012 (UTC)