- Jun 12, 2008
Well, in my country Blockbuster still seems to be doing strong. I have no idea what will happen when the parent company dies for good.
Mine died years ago. And actually, I thought the US franchise had already died.Tenmar said:Quickly everyone! Go to your local blockbuster if it still exists and call and see if they are having a going out of business sale! Buy all the games for as little as possible
Serious question: What happens when you want to rent a particular movie? Maybe an older one. Netflix's selection sucks.Arawn said:I still see video stores for those reluctant to join in on the digital distribution. I mean people still buy games in stores so it's not completely a dying market. The PC game market is almost all digital at this point.
HOLLYWOOD is still around?! I thought they closed down years ago.Ghonzor said:And yet Hollywood Video seems to be doing alright in my city. Weird.
Can't say it'll be missed by me personally, I was never much a fan. I'm honestly surprised that Blockbuster lasted this long.
sweet. Wonder what advancement opportunities they have. >.>Tenmar said:Actually I have two blockbusters that still exist in my neck of the woods in California. So yeah...they still around somewhere still. Hell you can still APPLY to work at blockbuster online in my local area as well.
Yeah, I should've specified that Brossard, the suburb of Montreal I live in, hasn't had a Blockbuster until something around 2008.JamesBr said:Um, I don't know about you, but I've seen Blockbusters in Canada since the 90's, there's nothing "recent" about them. Also, just because you live in Canada doesn't mean you HAVE to use Canadian Netflix. Altering one's DNS is entirely legal, even if Netflix doesn't like it.
Being able to rent aliens colonial marines stopped me from dropping £45 on it. For this, block buster has my eternal thanks.Doclector said:It's sad, but I can't say it surprises me. Blockbuster hasn't been remotely competitive for ages. You could buy some games elsewhere for the amount they would charge to rent them. It was a very rare occasion when I could get something there for less than elsewhere, and for years, its only advantage was being open relatively late, and that only made a difference to my decision if I was having a boring evening and felt like watching a movie I haven't seen before, and only then when for some reason, it couldn't wait until tomorrow.
I'll miss you blockbuster, but don't you ever say you didn't aid your own downfall.