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Blockbuster Video Closing 300 Stores soon

 
isozy

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01/21/2013 11:06 PM
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I don't know how they let it fall so quick, why didn't they turn themselves in the new netflix in the beginning or hell just hire a competent team of creatives and they would of come with a solution.
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01/21/2013 11:10 PM
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They frankly deserve it.

Their customer service was so atrocious, I gave up going there.

FOr instance, they had a special offer with tickets for a free movie if you rented a load marked that you could not use them before May and June, so I went in in Julym having spent a fortune to get these free ones and they just told, "Well, you should have used them like everyone else in May and June."

Then I returned a movie and they told me to put it in the absket. Next thing I know, I 've got three days late fee, simply because their lazy staff had not processed the films for three days, and when I complained, they asked which memeber of staff had I given it too or no momney back. So, next time, I go in to return a movie, I insist on giving it to a person and not putting it in the basket. Result? I get some cocky wench resuing to take it telling me I had to put it in the basket. After a fuss and being told that I was "An asshole", simply for protecting myself.

Never went back there ever again. Had a gutful and happy to see them in well-deserved closure.
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01/21/2013 11:13 PM

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Man I will miss blockbuster, good memories.
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01/21/2013 11:21 PM
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Didnt even know they had stores still open.
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01/21/2013 11:22 PM
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I don't know how they let it fall so quick, why didn't they turn themselves in the new netflix in the beginning or hell just hire a competent team of creatives and they would of come with a solution.
 Quoting: isozy


You would think with DISH and everything. They could of done more streaming, much more.
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01/21/2013 11:23 PM
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Just bought a dozen BluRays at our local Blockbuster going out of business.

$1.99 each.

Thanks Obama!

ohappy
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01/21/2013 11:30 PM
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They closed up my way about 2009. We have the boxes; redbox and blockbuster box. I like these things much better. Somedays I just don't feel like talking to one more dumbass human...

I am all for some low key self serve automation.
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01/21/2013 11:30 PM
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What's weird to me is how everyone talks about BB like it's been around a hundred years. tounge

I remember a long time way before any vid stores existed.

change is good. I've seen a lot of it over the years

NEXT!
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01/21/2013 11:33 PM
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01/21/2013 11:36 PM

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01/21/2013 11:39 PM
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Man I didn't realize some were still around.

I can remember the days of renting Atari and Nintendo Games from the local video stores around here. Those were the days.
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Wow, you really go back a long way. cool2
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01/21/2013 11:47 PM
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I don't know how they let it fall so quick, why didn't they turn themselves in the new netflix in the beginning or hell just hire a competent team of creatives and they would of come with a solution.
 Quoting: isozy


They could of done more streaming, much more.
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"Could have", is what you were looking for.



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01/21/2013 11:49 PM
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I'm still looking for Fotomat booths to get my film developed.

Sigh.
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01/22/2013 12:04 AM
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Thanks for the hint. I need to make a list of all the movies I want.
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01/22/2013 12:22 AM
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VHS is one of a few technologies that came and went during my lifetime.

The first blank tapes I saw back in 1981 were about $15 at the Video Concepts.

Bought my first VCR with a CAMERA! in 1982 for $2000.

In 1990 I started working on VCRs. I charged $30 to replace a belt that cost me $1.50. A cleaning was about $20 and that would fix most problems.

Now you can buy a VCR for $30 if you can find one.

Good times.
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01/22/2013 12:38 AM
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 Quoting: Dualda


That one is in the top 5 all time classics.
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01/22/2013 12:44 AM
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Family video called me twice in two months for one free with two weeks half off on all new releases.

Our world is coming down and its but a matter of time till america is shoveled under.

The commie zionazi is making the usa promise land home for future wars and global unrest.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18237036


You are a damn fruit loop. Blockbuster had a horrible business model that was doomed from the start. To start they prayed upon user willingness to ignore phony late fees. With instant streaming, netflix, redbox, u name it, Bb is a pathetic brick&mortar dinosaur post the asteroid smack down.

Get real you fucking nut job!
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America is on the edge of Complete and Total Collapse...

This time next year, you will lucky if you are still alive..Let alone typing on a computer..

Its over folks...
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this person is right on the money. although it could drag on for awhile yet.

and yeah, it's over. buy all the survival gear you can afford......

delta recon.....out
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01/22/2013 12:50 AM
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FUCK THEM!

i have no pity they overcharged for shitty movie rentals for YEARS. then technology changed & they refused to evolve and now they're fucked

no pity
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01/22/2013 12:57 AM
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why is this pinned?
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01/22/2013 01:18 AM
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FUCK THEM!

i have no pity they overcharged for shitty movie rentals for YEARS. then technology changed & they refused to evolve and now they're fucked

no pity
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27963234


clappa

while anyone who bitching about privacy that's because they not evolving...these days HDD are pretty cheap and people have fast internet access.
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01/22/2013 02:23 AM

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This may have already been posted, but here's why: REDBOX. Cheaper and more convenient, but terrible selection. Our new reality is less choices on everything.
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01/22/2013 02:26 AM
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I thought that already happened. They went bankrupt years ago... At least in Canada...

EDIT. Turns out happened over a year ago.
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01/22/2013 02:30 AM
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VHS is one of a few technologies that came and went during my lifetime.

The first blank tapes I saw back in 1981 were about $15 at the Video Concepts.

Bought my first VCR with a CAMERA! in 1982 for $2000.

In 1990 I started working on VCRs. I charged $30 to replace a belt that cost me $1.50. A cleaning was about $20 and that would fix most problems.

Now you can buy a VCR for $30 if you can find one.

Good times.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30904903


I've fixed a few myself. Alcohol to wipe the surface clean plus belt dressing. Yes it's the same stuff you use on a car yet it works wonders on belts. In my industry I get to see the tech most people throw away.
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01/22/2013 02:31 AM

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next teachers, triage by a digital voice activated nurse, etc etc... every leap = less real work....

who needs humans?... we're redundant, era of the machine.. kids won't think their i-phone are so cuddly in a few decades.... ROCK ON! robo-cob and terminator.....

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01/22/2013 02:37 AM
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I miss in the old days, my family would rent a movie every weekend and watch together.

Then after awhile, we'd go and there was nothing interesting to rent

Then we got busy

Then the stores were gone.

No more movie time together :(
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01/22/2013 02:53 AM
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Bought my first VCR with a CAMERA! in 1982 for $2000.


Good times.
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pennywise
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01/22/2013 03:04 AM
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Just bought a dozen BluRays at our local Blockbuster going out of business.

$1.99 each.

Thanks Obama!

ohappy
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Wow, let me quess, you blame Obama when you stub your toe as well? Try blaming who really caused bb to go under, Netflix, Red Box, and the internet in general.
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01/22/2013 03:09 AM
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I wonder if this is a coincedence or a sign from God Almighty.

I just realised something very strange.

BB - Blockbuster
BB - Big Brother

Does that mean big brother will be loosing members? I'm seriously freaked out by this shit. That is soooooooooooo weird.
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01/22/2013 03:42 AM
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Just bought a dozen BluRays at our local Blockbuster going out of business.

$1.99 each.

Thanks Obama!

ohappy
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32751882


Wow, let me quess, you blame Obama when you stub your toe as well? Try blaming who really caused bb to go under, Netflix, Red Box, and the internet in general.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17442072


Exactly. What's Obama got to do with the fact that streaming over the internet has become so popular it's not worth it to rent or even sell physical copies of DVDs/Blu Rays? Or that even gaming industry has become more and more interested in digital distributing of their games? Some people just don't seem to understand what's going on in real life...
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Yeah thanks for the empty promises and still not paying your fucking rent assholes!!!!!!!!!

So much for an anchor store.
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