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Old 12-16-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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I do miss that feeling I have when walking into a video store. I still remember when my dad bought our family our very first VHS player in 1986. I still remember my dad, my brother and I first walked into a video store after we hooked up our VHS player to our TV. It was so beautiful and breath taking.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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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.
I'm not a fan of BB or Hollywood. I got my videos from local mom and pop rental stores. I thought large chain stores were too expensive for my taste. I rather pay a $1 for old movies and $2 for new movies and just keep it for 24 hours. It's not like I need it for 4 days.
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Have one left in my hometown, but none where I lived now. It was a pretty good store, Family video. Lot of movies, prices weren't terrible. They always sent out coupon deals. In our new area it's redbox and the library.
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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How is it that Family Video can be so successful, all these years after Blockbuster Video and all the others folded, the prices are a little cheaper, but not by that much. A new release is around $2.50 a night, if I remember correctly blockbuster video was about the same when they were big.

I still kind of think Family Video is just taking advantage of DVDs still being made, they probably realize their days are numbered and just trying to make as much as they can before DVDs are not produced anymore.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I worked at a video store until about 2006 so years ago, and he closed shortly after I left. It was so bad there were days the morning deposit was $20-$50. The only way they really make any money is from late fees. Why go get a video you have to go back & return when you can get movies now with the click of a button?

I miss video stores though. Just like with book stores I loved walking around & browsing movies.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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Redbox sucks because it hardly has anything.

I'm surprised video stores have been phased out so much because they had a huge inventory
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: NY
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I just bought gas at a run-down no-name gas station in eastern CT where they have a curtained off video section with a handwritten sign that says Must Be 21 To Enter. I guess some videos are thriving.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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I just bought gas at a run-down no-name gas station in eastern CT where they have a curtained off video section with a handwritten sign that says Must Be 21 To Enter. I guess some videos are thriving.
Porn videos are suffering too, who would go buy a porn DVD, when there are websites where its totally free to watch as much as you want?

Im surprised they even make porn DVDs anymore, the internet really killed the porn industry.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Yes, actually there is! It's called Backstage Video and Beer and it is in the Proctor neighborhood here in Tacoma. Great store. Has a big selection of movies and TV on DVD and Blu Ray, to rent and buy.

And they sell beer.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:42 AM
 
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There are a few video stores in and near Portland, Oregon:

Movie Madness- This is by far the coolest video store I've ever seen. First, they have an absolutely huge collection (I think it's over 90,000 titles), and the store is also a museum with movie costumes, props, and posters on display. It's on Belmont Street near Mt Tabor, definitely worth checking out if you live nearby.

Blockbuster- Yeah, there is actually a Blockbuster the remains open in Sandy, Oregon, though I've never been inside.

Clinton Street Video- This is across the street from the Clinton Street Theater.

Just In Video- A small store on Powell Blvd in Gresham. Nothing really special about it, but it's there.
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