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Topic # 173307 18-May-2015 20:01
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Flixbox have a front page offer - first rental free.

When you are signed up they regularly send additional (genuine) free rental offers, and 2 for 1 offers. On the kiosks when movies are end of line it is not unusual to see $10 buy.

Swipe cc card, select movie, checkout. Try any other sequence and the kiosk software is pita ; ).

Most rentals are $4. Pretty good recent/new selection for the price and a good way of catching up. Great service for that. Kiosks are usually located in supermarkets.

http://www.flixbox.co.nz/


Edit: Location finder on website is mislabeled. Zip code does not work. Enter Auckland that works and set radius to maximum.

Edit: Map also shows service available in the Sea of Guinea just off Nigeria coast.

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  Reply # 1307473 18-May-2015 20:15
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You mean i have to drive to pick up a movie?

No thanks :P
Will netflix/neon/lightbox/apple etc it :)
Plus i don't know how they are storing credit card details in those machines. 
Ill pass :P

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  Reply # 1307497 18-May-2015 20:55
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Do you actually swipe the card in the machine? So it has access to non encrypted card details like those aweful parking machines around auckland? If so then no thanks. Dont fancy getting skimed and having to get a new card.




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  Reply # 1307501 18-May-2015 21:16
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The tons of free offers really bring the average price down. But yeah exactly right it only works well if

a) you still drive to pick up your shopping and
b) can easily pass the same place next day

New World Queen St and maybe Countdown on Quay might be exceptions if you walk commute past those locations.

; ).

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  Reply # 1307502 18-May-2015 21:20
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richms: Do you actually swipe the card in the machine?

I do. There is also a login button I may have used the first time but that was ages ago. Idnr if it can be used without card.

richms: So it has access to non encrypted card details like those aweful parking machines around auckland?

Interesting. Can you explain a bit more about that?

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  Reply # 1307524 18-May-2015 21:43
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richms: Do you actually swipe the card in the machine?

I do. There is also a login button I may have used the first time but that was ages ago. Idnr if it can be used without card.

richms: So it has access to non encrypted card details like those aweful parking machines around auckland?

Interesting. Can you explain a bit more about that?


Swiping a credit card gives them all the data printed on the front. All the same data needed to be able to charge a card online.

Using the chip means that its done in a somewhat secure means back to the bank which means that they cant just be written onto another card and then used, or used online. Notice how the USA has a large problem with cards being skimmed etc but the rest of the world doesnt? Its because people swipe their cards thru random machines like gaspumps or the POS at home depot and target which are either compromised with a hardware skimmer or with software on the machine.

Skimming means a new card, which means having to update all the card details online where you use it becaise no NZ banks are clued up enough to give you virtual card numbers etc to be able to use online so that the physical card being compromised also blocks access for other things.




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  Reply # 1307525 18-May-2015 21:50
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Ouch.

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I saw one of those kiosk at the local supermarket, they were popular in the US when i was there about 10 years back. Personally when the local video shop closed down a few years ago i resigned myself to the need for setting up for streaming, so set up for Netflix and ondemand.videoezy, both work great for the most part. Flixbox just seemed like taking a step backward, but i guess it would be fine for those of my parents generation (or my Aunt who still uses a VHS player lol)

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  Reply # 1307768 19-May-2015 13:40
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If they had bluray then I could see a point in areas with terrible Internet. But it was all DVD when I looked at one a while back. Yawn.




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  Reply # 1307783 19-May-2015 14:02
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richms: If they had bluray then I could see a point in areas with terrible Internet. But it was all DVD when I looked at one a while back. Yawn.


BR still cost - DVDs are a few bucks at The Warehouse now, so losing a few here and there (either not returned or damaged)  isnt going to cost as much as trying to replace BR's - for now.

But no, personally I'd never use such a system, Im not at the supermarket that often, and I prefer digital options :)




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