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Old 02-28-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: illinois
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I can't find any Blockbuster stores and hollywood videos In Chicago
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:39 AM
 
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The days of hard copy movies are over as now people just download them on their computers or just order them on pay per view and watch em on their 60 in plasma tv's..
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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because of the internet
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: on an island
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The days of hard copy movies are over as now people just download them on their computers or just order them on pay per view and watch em on their 60 in plasma tv's..
Haha. There is some truth to the above. People have gone to down-loading, on-demand video and/or rent by mail.

One of my best days ever was when I quit Blockbuster and joined Netflix.
That was almost 8 years ago.

About 6 months ago, I changed my Netflix membership to just streaming, but I have since gone back to 1 blu-ray dvd rental, plus streaming. But Netflix will probably continue its metamorphosis, and drop the dvds at some point.

Regardless, I will never go back to Blockbuster. I don't know how they are now, but at the time, operations were arranged very much to their convenience.

There is still Redbox.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Video stores are going out of business. People stream movies now from online. You may be able to find a Redbox of Blockbuster rental box at a grocery store.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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Amazon, NetFlix, Justin TV, Hulu, Tubeplus, Youtube, etc.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Who says there aren't video stores anymore ? Redbox is there. It's a store, just in the shape of a vending machine. But at the rate streaming is taking over let's see how long Redbox stays in business, in hard-copy format anyway. On second thought, lot of people still don't have high-speed Internet and aren't likely to get it anytime soon. So Redbox (and Netflix mail-in DVD services) still have some life left in them .
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Because the video rental stores have a ridiculously high overhead and gave very poor service. They also don't get the publics tastes for movies. I forget the exact quote but a high level Blockbuster exec made some comment about Netflix like "People don't care or want to rent older movies, so Netflix will fail".
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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That RedBox thing is the new thing now. I had two Blockbusters in my city that got shut down because people went to the RedBox more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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I can't find any Blockbuster stores and hollywood videos In Chicago
Bankrupt. Hollywood Video has been gone a few years now.
Blockbuster has been closing stores. Our last store just closed in my area this past Friday.
We now have Redbox, Netflix and instant streaming.
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