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Old 08-11-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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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.




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Old 08-12-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I think Hastings was the last one and that gave up the ghost in October 2016.

I would like to say that if there are any left, they are the side business somewhere but, no, I think video rental has gone the way of the dinosaur.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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No, they are long gone. Record stores too.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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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.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:47 AM
 
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With formats like Netflix hard copy videos are a thing of the past. There might be a video store here in Montreal but no one i know even has the equipment to play videos anymore.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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With formats like Netflix hard copy videos are a thing of the past. There might be a video store here in Montreal but no one i know even has the equipment to play videos anymore.
Something like that.

These days, the closest thing to a video store is, IMHO, Amazon. The video store format change and then their collapse has made the buying of hard copies rather quite cheap in the past few years but it does seem like that is ending. Don't know where Zoverstocks of the UK is getting their stash, though.

About the only change in that equation are those DVDs that are made on demand, like the ancient "SOS Pacific". Someone wants it, they make a copy.

As far as the equipment to play, yes, it looks like it is disappearing. Just did a check against Best Buy for the $200+ VHS/DVD recording decks I have bought so many of and didn't find them. SNAP! Looks like more purchases from Amazon.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Anymore it's Redbox these days.
I think we'll even start seeing fewer and fewer Redboxes. I've stopped using them altogether. I'd rather pay $3 more to have the content delivered directly to my TV, rather than have to remember to return a DVD.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: NO
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The last one, Video Nova, closed 1.5 years ago. Most others vanished at least five years prior. The owner of Video Nova was pretty rich and could afford to lose money year after year. I guess he was a movie buff and had the job as a hobby more than a source of income.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Family Video still has a large presence in my area. I have no idea why. I haven't entered a video store in almost 20 years.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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None that I am aware of now in 2017 relatively near me. I see an occasional video store in rural towns, probably in areas with spotty Internet. There was a Blockbuster very close by - it closed down about 3 years ago - I think I last used a video store a decade ago.
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