We live in a digital world now. With services such as netflix and hulu, there is very little need for renting physical movies, and when you do rent physical movies you can get them for a dollar a night at redbox.
[citation][nom]leo2kp[/nom]If I didn't have to pay $6 to rent a DVD maybe I'd go there more...[/citation]
Exactly. The Blockbuster around my place charges $5.26 including tax for one new release video. They have the $1.99 rental racks but who wants to even pay $1.99 for a 3+ year old DVD that can be bought outright for less than $5 at Walmart? Blockbuster has it all WRONG. They can do business but just be competitive. Just greedy. I've also had Blockbuster movie packages that include movie by mail but even with that, NetFlix is much better by mail. At this point I feel pretty spoiled... NetFlix - 3 movies at a time for $15/mo, TIVO HD for $13/mo, and Cable HD for $65/mo. I'd actually have Blockbuster in my list of must haves but again when they want to spank me with a $5+ movie rental charge... there are better alternatives. Make all the movies under $3 and you have a winner.
Even small cable companies have tv/movies on demand now i live in NE Ontario and you can rent a movie without getting off your couch having to warm up the card driving to blockbuster and pay $7 a movie?.
Now its press 1 button on remote navigate movie menu and hit play movie downloads to digital cable box for $5.99 and stays there for 24 hrs.
Blockbuster had plans to do this but cable companies beat them too it.
[citation][nom]kyeana[/nom]We live in a digital world now. With services such as netflix and hulu, there is very little need for renting physical movies, and when you do rent physical movies you can get them for a dollar a night at redbox. Checkmate.[/citation]
Yep... kinda sad to see all the empty locations and know that people lost their jobs but... the last time I went to blockbuster, it was like $5+ to rent a movie.
If there's something I want to see, I goto the redbox website and reserve it at a local redbox. go.. swipe my card and that's it.
It's funny how the BluRay supporters and Playstation 3 fanboys keep saying that "digital distribution is years away!" Blah blah. This is proof that digital distrbution is here and is going to wipe out physical media. Please stop denying the obvious