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Old 09-10-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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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.
Some others may come back, but it will likely be short lived, DVDs are not going to be made too much longer, they are actually overdue for extinction.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:29 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I ask because for the most part you don't see Block Busters, Etc,
The last Blockbuster closed here about 4 years ago.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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We moved into a new house last winter and never bothered to hook our dvd player up to the flat screen and sound system. None of our several laptops have dvd players.

That ended our DVD watching phase. We're older than dirt and not particularly early adopters so it doesn't bode well for DVD technology.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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We have two one of which isn't worth mentioning but the other is! I believe we have one of the best video rental stores I have ever seen, can't find it here then give it up.




I ask because for the most part you don't see Block Busters, Etc,


Anymore it's Redbox these days.




Orbit DVD Asheville
I haven't seen many around. But if you know where to look, you can still find a few. Usually offering off-beat type movies.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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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.

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Or the officially mixed ones. however they just have random direct to video $1 DVDs randomly thrown in the front while the porn in the many time larger back area was carefully categorized and cross referenced so that you could find the same title in the ethnic portion as well as a copy in the proper sexual act category. The last of those "mixed" video stores have also gone away with porn a cell phone away
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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Family Video has 2 locations in my city and that’s it. They also opened a Marcos Pizza and some ice machines. I haven’t stepped into one for years, but I know 1 person who talks about using their pizza/movie delivery. I can’t imagine their pizza is very good, but who knows. They are also opening some 24/7 gyms in some Family Videos that they close. The company is actually quite interesting and evolving well. As a whole they have always been profitable.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Casa Video - content - how

Casa Video in Tucson AZ is still alive and kicking. My favorite video store.
Tucson also has a chain of stores called Bookman's. Besides dvd's and blue rays they sell used hardback and paperback books, magazines, used dvd players, computer games, musical instruments, compact discs, lp's, and believe it or not cassettes! IMO this was the way to go as a stand alone store that only sells one thing, such as dvd's, will only stay in business for so long.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Yes, Family Video is alive and well in our town.
There is one in next town over to us--
Off the main highway and town center--
Don't know how it stays in business except there are people who can't afford or want to pay for cable--
Exercise viewing control for their kids
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Yes

Not in the town I live in, but there is a store called Family Video in the small city I work in about 40 miles away if that counts!

The place is generally fairly busy, too when I drive by.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Nope. All gone. Have been for a few years now.
CD stores are also quickly going the way of the dinosaur.
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