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Old 11-02-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: myers park
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So I saw last week that 2 south Charlotte Blockbuster stores- on Montford Dr and the one on Fairview Rd next to Brixx Pizza are closing with everything on sale at up to 70% off even fixtures and such! I was just wondering if anyone had anymore info on which stores will stay open?? Thanks for any input!
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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You can add the location on Stevens Mills Road in Union County to the closing list.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Wow...
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Netflix is open 24/7
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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They have been hurting for a while. I don't think they did a very good job of making people think that they are a better alternative to RedBox or Net Flix. If you can get a new movie for a buck from RedBox, why would anyone go to Blockbuster and get it for five bucks?
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There's another topic on this same issue in one of the General forums, so it looks like this is happening nation-wide. Who didn't see this coming, huh?
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's not really a surprise. I used to subscribe to Netflix when I avidly rented movies. Now we have HBO and OnDemand where all I have to do is go to my tv and watch a movie.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Netflix is open 24/7
Yup!

And newer TVs and BluRay players have an internet connection where you can download on-demand from NetFlix without waiting for a disc.

Blockbuster got into the DVD-by-mail game late and never caught up. I don't think they even made an attempt to get into the online / on-demand business.

I think they also hurt themselves, to an extent, by refusing to carry unrated movies. This meant no unrated "Director's Cuts" on their shelves and also a lot of smaller indie films that never applied for ratings. But netFlix and RedBox are going to be seen as two of the big nails in their coffin.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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The likes of NetFlix and OnDemand is the future.We're too lazy to drive across town to rent, and then drive back a few days later to return.

the Movie Gallery by me closed a few months ago. I walked in one day to rent something and noticed it was like 3 days 'til closing...took me by surprise. The place was picked over badly, nothing good left. I guess I get out of my ~$10 in late fees!
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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How about they never changed their stock of mainstay movies, kept changing the rules on people, and made the in store unpleasant. past tense, have said my goodbyes
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