Now that Redbox Instant is live -- or live beta, to be specific -- we're seeing new chatter about the service's disruptive potential. But is it really so impressive? Wil partners Coinstar (NASDAQ:OUTR) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) rake in millions stealing customers from rivals?
In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova says no, and not just because Redbox isn't offering TV or funding original content. Rather, management's strategy won't permit the disruption investors might be hoping for, Tim says.
Please watch, and then leave a comment in the box below. Do you agree? Are you invested in Coinstar? Do you enjoy Redbox Instant? Let us know what you think.
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