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Old 08-23-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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Casa Video in Tucson AZ is still alive and kicking. My favorite video store.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Southwestern U.S.
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I have not-so-fond memories of renting VHS tapes from video stores like Blockbuster in the '80's & '90's, and DVD's from there in the 200X's.

Thankfully, I don't think I've walked into a video rental store since around 2010. The Blockbusters & Hollywood Video near me closed around that time.

I strongly prefer streaming to renting videos from stores. The DVD's I used to rent from Blockbuster were scratched & unwatchable half the time, and when I complained the staff there had an attitude about it. Also, I hated those stupid Blockbuster late fees - you always had to rush back to the store to return DVD's/VHS tapes by a certain time or you would get charged. Towards the end, Blockbuster changed this - but you would still end up getting charged for something else if you returned the video late.

Plus, at least once my local store told me I hadn't returned something, when I knew I had. Idiots.

Obviously, I don't miss these video rental stores.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Here
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Yes, Family Video is alive and well in our town.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Not in my area but...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mbbl1NldZQ

Blockbuster is still alive and kicking as of April in some parts of Alaska.
The odds are good but the goods are odd...
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Just the "adult" kinds, lol. I have seen a Family Video somewhere nearby, but haven't stopped to see if anything is inside - so it could be long closed, for all I know.

Now for a slight PSA: I'm a librarian at a public branch, and we have thousands of DVDs (including Bluray) to borrow for FREE! I personally don't even have a DVD player right now, and just do streaming TV/movies... but for those who prefer discs, the library is way cheaper than redbox or Amazon. Unless you don't return them on time, of course.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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We have Video Vision that is still going strong in my city. I still rent DVDs there on occasion.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Yeah have zero interest even if it was free like the library. Rather pay a few bucks for an Amazon rental same hour that it goes to DVD release than get in the car and go get one.

Just red boxes in local neighborhood but a few hipstery places in Portland still exist where they pair it with a coffee shop/media museum/some other business to supplement revenue.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Long gone except for one that the owner has an insurance brokerage in the back. Lots of cool used CD's and Films in a small space. Back when I was buying CDs regularly this guy would take the cd out of the case, put it on and talk about the band. He still does this as I was there a few months ago. Very cool.

Nostalgia runs deep. I recall the days of VHS rentals. The local mom and pop had a scary chain smoking, beer swilling owner who would let us young kids rent the R rated horror films. Lots of nights of film, devoured pizzas.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:07 AM
 
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Family Video is HUGE near Cincinnati, OH, they are always busy every time I go, and I heard another DVD rental place is going to open here soon, this will be their first competition. I think the other video rental places got out too early or were not doing something right, obviously family Video is killing it, so the demand is still there.

Although it will likely be short lived, DVDs are pretty close to going the way of the cassette tape.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:14 AM
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Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Family Video is HUGE near Cincinnati, OH, they are always busy every time I go, and I heard another DVD rental place is going to open here soon, this will be their first competition. I think the other video rental places got out too early or were not doing something right, obviously family Video is killing it, so the demand is still there.

Although it will likely be short lived, DVDs are pretty close to going the way of the cassette tape.


I could see videos rental stores coming back. Sure you got Redbox but they are VERY limited as what you can rent. No classics or no specialty videos, etc.
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