An Adelaide couple with a track record of pioneering public Internet access has opened the doors of Glued.com.au, the city’s first fully automated, 24-hour-a-day DVD rental store.
SA’s first Glued outlet, located at 41 North East Road, Collinswood, is a state-of-the-art operation that replaces miles of aisles with an Italian-designed disk-dispensing machine that works with the ease and convenience of an ATM. As well as around-the-clock, member-only access, the secure, automated store has monitored video surveillance for customer safety.
Along with thousands of DVDs, Glued Collinswood offers its members the ability to browse and reserve available titles over the Internet, making sure the DVD they want is available before they get in the car. The store also offers around-the-clock access to Internet kiosks, which can browse available titles for free and also have full Internet access on a pay-for-use basis.
Tony Brownbill and Megan Edwards, who previously ran Hindley Street’s Wireless Café – SA’s longest running Internet café – decided to set up the ground-breaking Glued Collinswood operation as SA’s first Glued franchisee after feeling frustrated by traditional video stores.
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