5 fatal flaws in Blockbuster’s new $1 rental machines

Looks like Redbox may be getting some competition soon?


The chain, which is slashing its store count by nearly a quarter in 2010, hopes to bolster its brand by installing fleets of DVD-dispensing machines in mundane locations such as supermarket lobbies, and the $1-a-night fee is certainly head-turning. A partnership with cash register company NCR is an attack on Redbox, as the kiosks are being installed nationwide.