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Old 03-03-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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Aye...what ever happen to Epic Video in Herndon? It was located in the small plaza accross from Shoppers, and was next to the car wash and 7-Eleven? My guess in the owner went bankrupt and just couldn't compete with the franchises any longer.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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Sad to say that IMO even Blockbuster in its present form may become a thing of the past as online and on-demand choices become more plentiful and convenient than brick-and-mortar stores.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Sad to say that IMO even Blockbuster in its present form may become a thing of the past as online and on-demand choices become more plentiful and convenient than brick-and-mortar stores.
mmhmm I agree. I haven't been to a video store in years once netflix came on the scene. I do like the Red Box at the grocery stores for new movies though. We tend to rent a lot of tv shows on dvd thru netflix. We would have gone broke just renting them.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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I believe that Blockbuster is preparing for the obsolences of brick & mortar...and they are now or will be doing the NetFlix thing.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Blockbuster is already doing the on-line, deliver to your door thing.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:00 AM
 
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I didn't elaborate in my first post but yes, I have noticed that Blockbuster is essentially emulating the Netflix business model.

At the end of the day, it's just bad news for "Mom-and-Pop" stores like Epic Video.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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True...true it's a crying shame that Epic Video went out of business. The gentleman who owned and operated the store was very nice. I wonder what he's doing now.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Netflix and RedBox is the current trend in movie rentals.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Was the guy who ran Epic video named Randy by any chance? If so, I think I knew him...
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