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No More Late Fees: The Last Blockbuster Movie Rental

last-blockbuster-rental.jpg This is a shot of what was allegedly the last Blockbuster movie rental in the history of Blockbuster movie rentals in the United States. Honestly, I thought all Blockbusters had closed awhile ago because mine has been a cycling gym for over a year now. The picture was taken on November 9th at 11PM in Hawaii. The movie rented? ‘This is the End’. How appropriate. Is dude planning on returning it after watching? I wouldn’t if I were him. Plus I would have “rented” all the video games I’ve been meaning to play too. There’s actually a locally owned movie rental place down the street from me that still rents VHS tapes and only VHS tapes. I think it’s just a front for selling drugs though. Same goes for the typewriter store. Thanks to E V I L A R E S and Luke, who have both jumpkicked Redboxes before for giving them scratched disks.

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Pleygo, A Netflix-Style Rental Service For LEGO Sets


Damn dad, calm down — it’s just a minifig.

Pleygo is a LEGO rental service that works just like Netflix. You rent a set, and when you return it, they send you the next set on your queue. If you thought it worked like Netflix streaming you are a dummy. They have three plans: Fan (up to 250-piece sets), Super Fan (up to 500-piece sets) and Mega Fan (up to 5,400-piece sets). I searched their inventory and they do have the giant Millennium Falcon, Imperial Shuttle, Super Star Destroyer and Death Star sets available, so that’s pretty cool. I mean, pretty cool if you’ve just wanted to build those and not own them. Sets are sanitized between rentals so you don’t have to worry about boogers, and Pleygo claims they won’t charge you if you lose a few pieces, which is great news if you accidentally swallow a couple bricks. If you purposefully swallow a couple bricks, well, welcome to the club. One time I peed a minifig head and cracked the toilet bowl. That never happened. It was a urinal and the guy peeing next to me thought he’d been shot.

Thanks to RayleighJean and Mapley L. W., who agree they should make a similar service for taxidermy animal heads.

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Smart’s Fortwo ED leasing for $139/ month, battery rental included

DNP Smart's Fortwo electric leasing for $  139 month,

Assuming you’re small enough to fit comfortably, owning the cheap EV of your dreams could soon become a reality. Chevy recently cut the Volt’s price and, as of this week, the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is available for less, too. Specifically, it’s $ 139 per month on a three-year, 30,000 mile lease that includes its “battery assurance plus” program, an $ 80 per month option for purchasers. However, to get that special rate, you’ll have to put $ 1,999 down and sign paperwork either in California, Oregon or along the East coast. If you’d rather buy outright instead of leasing, Daimler’s compact division has incentives for you, too. In addition to any tax breaks you get from the state and or federal government, the company is knocking $ 5,010 off the ED’s already low $ 25,000 sticker price. It’s finally looking like your payments could match the electric two-seater’s diminutive stature.

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Zappos founder reportedly buys 100 Tesla cars for Zipcar-like rental service in Las Vegas


Zappos founder Tony Hseih has led the cause of urban development in Las Vegas, and according to Business Insider, he plans to add an enticing all-electric perk for tech entrepreneurs in town: a fleet of 100 rental cars from Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Business Insider says Hseih’s new Tesla service will be part of a new Car2Go or Zipcar-like rental program for members of the Vegas tech community. Hseih has been working on a $ 350 million effort called the Downtown Project intended to revitalize the Las Vegas city center with an influx of tech companies — that includes Hseih’s Zappos, which moved into the former Las Vegas City Hall last year. As The New York Times reported, the Downtown Project aims to bring in 10,000 “upwardly mobile,…

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Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 nations, revamps pricing

Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

The intercontinental mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot even more intriguing. While Xcom Global‘s offerings are still wider, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major method. Previously reserved for European nations, the upstart is now serving a full 50 nations, adding Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and UAE to its repertoire. For those in requirement of a refresher, the company makes it possible for consumers dealing with an intercontinental trip to order their hotspot and get it delivered prior to departure, with a prepaid envelope included to ship it back once they’ve returned.

The business’s made clear that its hotspots will certainly track information usage in real time right on the inbuilt display, and they’re set to hop onto different networks as borders are crossed. (If you’re curious, we confirmed that it all works as promoted in a recent jaunt throughout European borders.) The full prices chart fo is hosted up after the break, with those needing endless pails able to pay a $ 6.95-per day surcharge. (It ought to be noted that the preexisting EU-wide prices options remain for those sticking to that area.) It’ll most likely look a touch expensive to light users and common visitors, but business visitors unwilling to take chances on connectivity when heading overseas will certainly locate the prices far more palatable than wandering fees from their house carrier.

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OnSitePropertyManager.com – Online Flyers for Rental Property

www.OnSitePropertyManager.com is a web-based property management software which offers a FREE 60-day trial. Click here to get started www.onsitepropertymanager.com This software auto posts rent and late fees … making your rental properties more profitable! OnSite Property Manager™ property management software provides landlords and property managers an easy yet powerful way to manage rental properties while automating many tasks including posting rents and late fees, tracking payment histories, printing tenant receipts, printing bank deposit slips, managing tasks, tracking expenses, and calculating property management fees. The property management software is based upon a Rent Roll format making it very user friendly for landlords and rental property managers to work with. The affordable Pricing Plan and Free 60 Day Trial make it easy to get started and begin creating more profit from your rental property. * Affordable Online Rental Property Software Starts At .95 Per Month * Auto Posts Rents and Late Fees For Each Rental Property On The Dates And Times You Specify * Prints Your Bank Deposit Slips For All Rental Payments Made Each Day – No More Errors * Simple Rent Roll Format – Requires No Previous Property Management Software Experience * Works On All Web Devices Including The iPad, iPhone, Xoom, And All Android Phones And Tablets * Automatic Vacancy Listings – Rental Units Can Be Automatically Listed On Major 3rd Party Sites * Posts Recurring Charges To Each Rental

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Xcom Global opens international MiFi rental / service center in New York City

xcom mifi rental service centerServing jetsetters at LAX just wasn’t enough for Xcom Global. Engadget’s personal favorite when it comes to snagging international data before leaving the States is now opening up shop in the Big Apple — a wise move for increasing its presence in a market where loads of humans are doing business in nations other than the United States. Xcom’s calling its new venue a “satellite customer service center,” enabling flyers to swing by before they depart JFK (or LGA, we guess) and pick up a global MiFi. Rather than being positioned within an airport, this one’s located near Grand Central Station at the offices of Amnet New York on Madison Avenue, and in case you’ve forgotten, $ 12.95 per day (and up) can snag you a wireless data device capable of connecting in some 195 countries. Oh, and you can return the device to the same store or via your carrier of choice. Still trying to wrap your head around it? Have a look at our review.

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Xcom Global opens international MiFi rental / service center in New York City originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 May 2012 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Disney considering 28-day rental window, because ‘On Stranger Tides’ was that good

That sound you can hear is the studios dashing around as they look for a new scapegoat. Disney’s got Redbox and Netflix in its sights as it declares plans to impose a 28-day window before it’ll make its titles available for rental. Despite conceding that the studio hadn’t seen any impact on overall DVD sales, CEO Bob Iger pointed to a 16 percent drop in quarterly revenue compared to 2010 as the motivation. It’s also collecting splinters in its backside as it watches to see how well digital locker service UltraViolet fares with consumers before committing to join the program. Of course, given the legitimacy of First Sale Doctrine, it’s possible Redbox will do as its done with Warner titles and just buy ‘em at retail — as long as it can cover its costs as it does so.

Disney considering 28-day rental window, because ‘On Stranger Tides’ was that good originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 08 Feb 2012 18:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Blockbuster Express kiosks hike rental rates to keep offering new movies

In a continuation of the worst fad ever, it appears NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosk biz is the the latest to come down with a case of price hike-itis, following competitors Redbox and Netflix. Of course the cause behind this is the studios, who are pushing for higher rates on new release movies or delayed windows. The 3-2-1 pricing structure it has been testing kicks in on “Hot Movies” in the first month they’re available (sound familiar?), renting for $ 3 the first night (additional nights are still just $ 1 each, Blu-ray discs still cost $ 1 extra the first night), dropping to $ 2 after a month and then to $ 1 after 90 days. Expect the squeeze to be continually and evenly applied to your video rental options as long as Hollywood believes it increases sales.

Blockbuster Express kiosks hike rental rates to keep offering new movies originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 Nov 2011 17:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Zediva’s DVD rental service ordered to close shop, Hollywood pops celebratory bubbly

Zediva’s loophole-exploiting DVD rental service has just been dealt a lethal blow by Judge John F. Walter. The recent court-ordered preliminary injunction effectively halts the company’s ability to rent its library to users across the internet’s great streaming divide. Citing irreparable damages to both the nascent video on demand market and Hollywood’s bottom line, the federal judge found Zediva’s business in violation of studios’ exclusive right to public performance of copyrighted works. The bizarro Netflix alternative had been operating without the normal licensing restrictions required by the industry and despite its claims of imminent ruination, will have to close shop. For its part, the unique startup has vowed to appeal the ruling, but if that doesn’t work, at least its creators can watch No Strings Attached ad nauseum.

Zediva’s DVD rental service ordered to close shop, Hollywood pops celebratory bubbly originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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