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Old 11-30-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Nope! We used to have several in my area, but they've all gone the way of the dinosaur. I get it, but it's kinfd of a shame, I sort of miss the experience of going and picking things out.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Hamden's Best Video: No Longer a Video Store, But Better | A&E | connecticutmag.com

They’re now classified as a non-profit performing space and a “membership only video archive”.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:05 PM
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Location: USA, love-it or leave-it Baby!!!!
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The Hastings in Spokane closed quite a while ago.............good riddance, that store was very unimpressive and that is putting it very mildly.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is an old video store in my area that closed down recently. It's strange to see the video return slot on the outside of the store, as well as the standing cases where the videos were displayed. It bring back memories of the 80s and 90s.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:26 PM
 
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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
The only video stores left are in bad neighborhoods and have XXX in their name!
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Yes, Family Video still does well here
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Nope! We used to have several in my area, but they've all gone the way of the dinosaur. I get it, but it's kinfd of a shame, I sort of miss the experience of going and picking things out.
In more ways than one!

If Net Neutrality goes, it's not a point of just going back to the old way of getting our entertainment because that way no longer exists.

If it goes, we will either have to take what they are selling or be left with nothing.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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No, but I remember the days when Blockbuster was really the only place to rent movies and because they had a monopoly on the video renting market, they were complete jerks by charging outrageous fees. Once Netflix came along - the Netflix where your three videos were delivered by mail and you could keep them as long as you liked and when you returned one or three or however many, you could get that many more - I dumped Blockbuster and never looked back. I was happy to see Blockbuster go out of business.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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There's a store named Video 95 just outside of DC in the Langley Park neighborhood, and Silver Spring has a couple record stores that has a little DVD/VHS section. I remember early this decade that one would sell some for around 50 cents a piece, a great, cheap way for some tangible entertainment. The last Blockbuster closed. Of course, before Blockbuster got big around the turn of the '90s, Erol's was the go to place for rentals, and they had their huge cases with plastic and sponge foam, and had their own video club. They were the largest video store chain for awhile.

Baltimore surprisingly still has an adult video store, generically called Video Outlet on US 40 (Pulaski Highway) near I-895. And surprisingly, White Marsh Mall still has a Suncoast.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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No, but I remember the days when Blockbuster was really the only place to rent movies and because they had a monopoly on the video renting market, they were complete jerks by charging outrageous fees. Once Netflix came along - the Netflix where your three videos were delivered by mail and you could keep them as long as you liked and when you returned one or three or however many, you could get that many more - I dumped Blockbuster and never looked back. I was happy to see Blockbuster go out of business.
I was never one of Blockbuster's major customers. I think I did have a card for the one time I rented from them while visiting Mom, but mine was Hastings and then some mom&pops here and there.

When their stores started closing down, I went to the local sale of their stock. I picked up a War of the Worlds "box" and was shocked to find that for something that was suppose to have two DVDs in it that it only had one.

What a business, making its customers have to rent twice for what is marketed as two in one. No wonder they went out of business.
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