12 October 2007

The Automat of Movie Rentals

We received a flyer today for a new video rental store in the neighbourhood: Niko Video. It seems to be an automated kiosk -- available 24/7 -- that stocks over 1400 movies (new, top rentals, and standard films plus adult titles) in each kiosk.

Films can even be reserved online up to 3 hours ahead of pickup. They advertise rentals as low as a dollar (I presume that's for the not-so-current titles) and are accessed by way of a member card that stores a cash balance (like a gift card); the cost of the rental is simply debited from the balance.

Now I'm curious. Expect a follow-up.