Blockbuster calls it quits

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  1. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    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 ?

    Dish Network to close all Blockbuster stores, lay off 2,800 - Yahoo Finance
     
  2. bos

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    I think I still owe the Ames Hollywood Video money.
     
  3. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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

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

    Cyclonetrombone Active Member

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    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
     
  6. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. RayShimley

    RayShimley Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that you felt the need to qualify this. Very interesting...
     
  8. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. cyhawkdmb

    cyhawkdmb Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Chitowncy

    Chitowncy Well-Known Member

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    Haha. This rambling stream of conscious thought reminded me of Milton's rambling diatribe about the squirrels:
    [video=youtube;Vd4fj9Efl4s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd4fj9Efl4s[/video]

    Sorry, trombone. It just made me laugh.
     
  11. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe it is still open either, I never see any cars parked there when I go by.
     
  12. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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    That's entertainment still around?

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

    benjay Well-Known Member

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    yeah, they're porn heavy now
     
  14. BallSoHard4Cy

    BallSoHard4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I actually went there last month
     
  15. theantiAIRBHG

    theantiAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    I thought That's Entertainment closed.
     
  17. Jambalaya

    Jambalaya Well-Known Member

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    Having a stand-alone retail outlet is the death knell of some corporations who get too aggressive

    Krispy Kreme
    Gateway Computers
    Starbucks
    Blockbuster

    All have closed some or all their stand-alone retail buildings th last few years
     
  18. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure its still open.
     
  19. only4cy

    only4cy Active Member

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    Porn-heavy place's sign said "Closed For Now" a few days ago.
     
  20. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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    Rod Hibbs was the owner...must have sold the property.
     

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