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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Although I had it out with Blockbuster so many times it wasn't funny, I will miss the idea of going in and picking up a handful of movies to watch when it was to cold to do anything else. As dumb as it sounds it was kind of a family tradition. Back then we didn't have a lot of money and it was relatively cheap to rent a couple hours of entertainment.

    We have Netflix now and the selection is ok, but it's not the same. Honestly I don't watch as much tv as I used to anyway.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    my town still has a movie rental store, but from the desperate flyers i'm getting in the mail from them, i suspect its days might be numbered as well. might have to rent a movie the old fashioned way while i still can.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    We had one real close to the house when the kids were growing up. We often went over in the winter and got movies to watch. Pretty nice times.
    Yep, I use to get all excited when I knew that 'one' new movie was being released. I'd schedule my day around hitting the store when I knew I'd have a chance to get it.

    I miss those trips to the movie store.

    All the BB video stores around here closed nearly a year ago.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    All of the smaller video stores here have closed within the last couple of years. I think that there might be one BB left on SSI, but the rest are all gone.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Netflix. Watched "Them" the other night.
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    Yup. I loved being able to just go to the store and browse. It's not the same now. Plus I like to watch a lot of obscure movies, foreign horror films and such, and they are hard to find now.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Used to love renting B horror movies from there; They had quite the selection. It was annoying when they would edit them themselves, however.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    I'm not going to wax nostalgic about a place that was truly a waste of space and time.

    Good riddance.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Netflix. Watched "Them" the other night.
    Yeah I've got Netflix. Just not the same, though.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    I'm not going to wax nostalgic about a place that was truly a waste of space and time.

    Good riddance.
    It wasn't a waste of space and time until Redbox and Netflix came along. Until then, it was the only way to watch movies.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Correction: the combination of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other pay-for-view websites are a far better way, as the selection of each alone is kind of terrible.

    Anyway, it was never possible for video rental stores (even just that name alone is so anachronistic) could possibly compete with instant streaming (and torrents).

    I will, however, miss those independent rental stores that made a point of stocking everything.
    We have one of those near us. They have dollar a night rentals but they also sale anything they rent out. So if you would rather just purchase it, just ask the price. They have a ton of movies and shows. They have a much bigger selection than the Blockbuster we had near us in NC. They even have deals when it comes to some of their "for sale" videos (a section of the store is only for sale, not for rent) where you can buy like 12 of their $3 or less videos for something like $15 total.
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