Is anyone really surprised by this? When you charge out the @$$ for a rental that you can either get cheaper elsewhere (Family Video), obtain digitally (Netflix Instant, other sources), or get as part of a subscription (ummmm... Netflix agfain), who would want to shop at a Blockbuster? I always hated those stores...
This is one of those "Thank God" events. Whoever runs -- excuse me -- ran that company should be pelted with broken-hinged jewel cases. From the horrible check-out lines (once-upon-a-time) to the inexcusable inability to recognize Netflix ascendancy, to the failure even to recognize the potential of a niche market with non-mainstream movies... Goodbye; you will not be missed. "Cranky Business Rules!"
[citation][nom]fball922[/nom]Is anyone really surprised by this? When you charge out the @$$ for a rental that you can either get cheaper elsewhere (Family Video), obtain digitally (Netflix Instant, other sources), or get as part of a subscription (ummmm... Netflix agfain), who would want to shop at a Blockbuster? I always hated those stores...[/citation]
Not at all. They need to compete with Netflix, that's it. If they cannot do that.... (survival of the fittest).
Hastings is my rental place in town. Smaller company I think, but quite frankly they have more movies in stock than any local Blockbuster I ever lived nearby. Plus they sell music, books, and other things.
Plus, if you return the movie the very next day, you get like a $2.00 credit toward your next rental. I get free movie rentals all the time this way. AND, very few times have they been completely out of stock on a movie when I wanted it, because people bring them back next day.
I think that Blockbuster might be too late to adequately start competing with Netflix and Redbox. They have a brand name that is associated with overpriced rentals, poor selection, and late fees. Too little too late Blockbuster.
I like how they are still in business. Sorry, investors. We are calling off the debt... We continue, but you lose your investment. But, hey, if your on the A list; we will give you a small portion of our bad company.
i personally still go in to Blockbuster every once in a while (once every other month) its nice to go in a get a movie on the spur of the moment. and most of the movies i want redbox does not have. it will be interesting to see what happens with the "by mail" business model if the usps request to limit there delivery service to 5days a week.
I don't get it where i live there is 1 blockbuster it is always empty i can pay $7.99 for 1 movie or go across the street and get 4 for $4.99 , the problem is they are a dinosaur and if you can't evolve you are going to go extinct.
I can rent movies much cheaper anywhere else i have no reason to rent from blockbuster, i use to have a membership but the prices kept climbing.
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I never liked blockbuster because they had a "We don't have it in. Now ah heck off attitude." Not to mention they don't have half the stuff in their stores. I may just as well wait two days to get it from Netflix.