Blockbuster to Downsize?

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  1. Red Alert

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  2. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised that Blockbuster is still in business. All the BB have closed in my region. With the video streaming service becoming more popular in the future we may even do away with DVDs eventually.
     
  3. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Not surprised in the least. Hell, if it weren't for previously viewed 4 for $20 sales, I wouldn't ever enter a blockbuster.
     
  4. Lock Cade

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    I don't even bother renting DVDs. 9 times out of 10, I actually purchase the DVDs that I want and/or ask for a particular movie for my birthday or for Christmas.

    But yeah, it wouldn't surprise me that all of these video rental stores end up downsizing or even going out of business due to Netflix and other such services.
     
  5. Dran0n

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    I saw that one coming.
     
  6. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    ooOoo, time for dvd purchases, :) 
     
  7. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, really, and don't forget one of the other reasons, VOD-Video on Demand offered by most cable co.'s same day as DVD releases most of the time, and you can record it and keep a copy forever if you want to.

    Yeah, really good idea, should be lots of copies available for little $$$
     
  8. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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  9. -Superion-

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    Netflix >>>>>>>>> Blockbuster
     
  10. Optimus1986

    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    This. Plus, the people in my BB are so dang rude.
     
  11. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    Around here there's a Blockbuster on every corner, about 5 minutes away from each other. This kind of news comes as no surprise.
     
  12. Darkravager

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    I'm not surprised either. Netflix is quickly becoming if it's not already, a juggernaut in the home entertainment industry.
     
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    damn, i forgot they had games!
     
  14. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    mine better not close. its the best place to go when I rent games. 2 weeks FTW!

    and dont suggest Gamefly to me there ungodly slow with there shipping (5 days to get 1 game after sending the first back
     
  15. Dremare

    Dremare Had an Epiphany

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    Not extraordinarily surprised, since Redbox and Netflix are easier to use. But still, it'd nice to keep some opened so that I could borrow some video games.
     
  16. Tekkaman Blade

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    Blockbuster always raised fees and changed rules on the fly for customers who were no longer new. As soon as they pull that crap I'd quit going. And usually have something to say to the manager. They tricked me twice with stupid policies first when they introduced games and DVD's and 2nd when they said no late fees. They would charge my credit card when something wasn't late(it was a day early) or when I hadn't even rented anything. After that I stopped going that was 5 to 8 years ago. Once netflicks started I never even thought about going into a rental store again.
     
  17. Poho

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    I work for Blockbuster Canada :( 

    actually BB Canada is thriving, because we don't have the same competition as there is in the US. But I wouldn't be surprised if we "downsized" up here as well within the next five years.
     
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    Blockbuster looks like a strip club, with the windows all blacked out and shit.
     
  19. Optimus1986

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    Holy crap... :lolol  It does!!!
     
  20. MegaPrime33

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    I'm only surprised they haven't done this sooner.
     

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