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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    I'm surprised they lasted so long. I haven't been to one since the early 90's.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I love The Pianist. Can never go wrong with that movie. Another thing you don't get with Redbox/Netflix - I used to have people come in all the time, asking me to pick out a good movie for them, or "What did you think about this movie?"

    I would always tell them the truth. I got in trouble for it once or twice, but I never stopped. The customers knew that they could trust me, though, to not steer them wrong. I would never lie to someone and tell them a sucky movie was good, just to make a few bucks.
    I remember you. You were the cool staff that always found me a great movie or took the time to find the new release in the return pile. If you didn't give me a straight answer if a new release was worth watching, I wouldn't rent it. Now I just check the reviews and look for anything from 7 stars or higher out of 10 typically. I've been amazed with XBMC, cause I get everything and great quality depending on the source. Wonder how long it will last before they take it down like napster.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Can't help but laugh at all the comments of blockbuster being obsolete but not holding netflix to the same standard. Ever heard of torrents?
    That's the way I go. I buy a ton of DVDs/Blurays, I have thousands of them, but for TV, I download every new episode I want to watch and, if I liked it, I'll go buy a season set when it's released. Movies, I don't care, I can wait a couple of months and just buy the DVD, I get it first day, if I care enough to do that, and never have to deal with theaters.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Perhaps the President can do something to save this company. Blockbusters are unionized, are they not?
    because it was the unions that caused netflix, lol.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    I can't say I'm sad to see them go. they were a prime example of what's wrong with corporate America. They didn't think forward like Redbox or Netflix and as a result spent a good amount of coin lobbying to make sure they had a street date for new releases 1-2 weeks in front of the other two. Really pissed me off.

    I did have a friend that owned a mom and pop video store. Store shut its doors 6 months after Family Video (I'm guessing regional small cap version of Blockbuster)moved into town.

    Browsing the selections and watching some really good movies I wouldn't have even thought of watching had it not been for the interaction at the store with fellow patrons and friends.

    Oh well, thus must give way to progress...

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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.
    I don't stream. In fact I can't stream. I actually rent the discs and play them on a blu ray player. Virtually every movie ever made is available. Way, way better than going to a movie rental store. I make a list. They mail them. I watch them and mail them back to them. They send more. It is just part of the daily mailing process for us.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    I remember you. You were the cool staff that always found me a great movie or took the time to find the new release in the return pile. If you didn't give me a straight answer if a new release was worth watching, I wouldn't rent it.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    Your late fees are waived: Blockbuster closes - CNN.com

    In the article there is a link to a 2008 Onion clip which makes fun of how people used to rent movies.
    Adios and good riddance... 85% of their dirty disks/tapes jammed up my player..

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