Popular DVD and video game rental company RedBox is increasing the rental costs. The company is raising their prices from $1 to $1.20.
The company said they needed to increase it citing operating costs. Still, a 20 cent difference you would imagine would not be a large deal however fans are not happy. Here are just a few of the angry Facebook comments being left on the Red Box Facebook Page:
"is now cheaper to buy movies on eBay. Too much greed. UNLIKE and unsubscribing to the newletter. Thanx for hiking prices when most can't buy bread.."
"Ok so if $1.20 is to much for you to pay... maybe you should evaluate your own life. Get a better paying job. Hey you could always go stink yourself up at some occupy rally. Redbox is awesome. Great job!"
"You will lose this customer with your price hike."
"Any customer who WHINES about 20 cents is a TRASHY CHEAPSKATE with a disgusting sense of entitlement"
"Must be a Netflix affiliate. I guess it's not enough you already nearly doubled your revenue picking up disgruntled netflix customers. 1.20 isn't much, sure. But the next thing u know it'll 1.50, then 2.00 and on and on."
"But, your parent company posted excellent earnings, due to you. This is how we get repaid for supporting you and getting you to those excellent earnings. Very sad. That is a 20% price hike."
" $1.20? Really? Why the change? Gotta love greed. Americans can't catch a break anywhere. Always getting screwed. :-("
"Cry HAVOC! And let lose the dogs of war! :P"
"Wth, we've already been paying 1.15 in Portland OR for awhile now."
"wow 158 likes after 2400 comments.... take a hint!"
" David, It just amazes me how some people are today. They will buy the new Iphone for ($600) or the new Ipad2 ($800) spend $5 on a beer at a bar, but a slight raise at the Redbox makes them blow a fuse...."
"ā€ˇ20percent increase when the country is still in a recession. It is very simple greed."
"So your business is booming, your main competitor has a PR disaster on it's hands, and you decide to raise prices on your main product by 20%? Is this what the teach at business school now?"
"Wanna bet most of the customers whining about 20 cents are democrats? Democrats are commies who want everything for free"