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    Blockbuster calls it quits

    It was bound to happen. There are just too many better ways to rent a movie today. Back in the VHS days you pretty much had one choice. Once high speed internet became the norm no one needs to leave their house to drive to the store to rent and then drive back to return.

    I wonder how much money they made in late fees ?

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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    I think I still owe the Ames Hollywood Video money.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Last time I was in Ames I was surprised to see Family Video still open.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    I probably rented NBA Jam on Super Nintendo 10 weeks in a row. Looking back, should have just purchased the damn game.


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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    I used to love video store closures because before the internet you could get movies and NES games on the cheap. Now there is no real markdown of their inventory because it all ends up getting listed somewhere, or put on Ebay for $1000 for a box of 1000 movies... I don't have $1000 to throw that way even though you should be able to get store credit/buy back at Hastings of at least $3000 so I can buy good things... still... $1000... pass



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I think I still owe the Ames Hollywood Video money.
    I had fines all over town, every time I'd forget to return something I'd just go somewhere else. Moovies, Hollywood Video, Cub Foods way back in the day when they rented movies, That's Entertainment before they went porn heavy, the place in the Northern Lights area, Family Video, Hastings, you name it.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I had fines all over town, every time I'd forget to return something I'd just go somewhere else. Moovies, Hollywood Video, Cub Foods way back in the day when they rented movies, That's Entertainment before they went porn heavy, the place in the Northern Lights area, Family Video, Hastings, you name it.
    Interesting that you felt the need to qualify this. Very interesting...




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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    I'm just waiting for redbox to get undercut by netflix. Netflix just needs to offer $1 a movie 24-hour streaming for new releases and i might never go to a redbox again.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Horrible management. They already had deals and contacts in place. Should of been rednox or netflix before those companies got a piece of the action.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonetrombone View Post
    I used to love video store closures because before the internet you could get movies and NES games on the cheap. Now there is no real markdown of their inventory because it all ends up getting listed somewhere, or put on Ebay for $1000 for a box of 1000 movies... I don't have $1000 to throw that way even though you should be able to get store credit/buy back at Hastings of at least $3000 so I can buy good things... still... $1000... pass
    Haha. This rambling stream of conscious thought reminded me of Milton's rambling diatribe about the squirrels:


    Sorry, trombone. It just made me laugh.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Last time I was in Ames I was surprised to see Family Video still open.
    I can't believe it is still open either, I never see any cars parked there when I go by.



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    That's entertainment still around?

    I use to rent there in the early 90's when at ISU.


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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    yeah, they're porn heavy now



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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    I actually went there last month


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    Re: Blockbuster calls it quits

    It was always so embarrassing in high school to rent a movie from the "back room" at Family Video. You had to take that stupid orange square with the title on it up to the counter. Like anyone didn't know what you were actually doing.



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