I think once Netflix hit the market and once grocery stores started to include their own video rental stores. I guess that made Blockbuster irrelevant. I could go to a Redbox in my grocery store and I can just rent the movies I want that they have and return it as easily as well.
There's also the fact that Blockbuster is facing competition from Best Buy and Wal-Mart and the likes. Even they carry their own fully stocked movie lineup and even the best lineup from Blockbuster could not compete with what those stores has. So I guess an inability to change and stupid decisions doomed this company to bankruptcy.
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So the only way to save the corporation would be to replace the "BL" With a "C"!
So they fade away into history,......I'll get over it.
They were a PITA to deal with when I used to use them. My Debit Card wasn't good enough for them, they wanted my credit card number instead. They charged extra for DVD movies when they first came out too. I found a Mom & Pop movie rental place that was closer to home and a dollar cheaper to rent from and I never looked back.
I now use Netflix and a Roku too,......that's the way to go!
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Blockbuster...how sad. They weren't fast enough to change in this modern day. This is what happens to companies that do not keep with the times. Good bye, hamsters (anyone remember those?)!
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Probably would work. That and games. I think if they had switched to games they might have done okay. Its been a while since I have been there, and I know they have a game section, but there selection and prices always kind of sucked. If they had slowly started increasing there game section, while lowering there prices, they might have done better.
I just never went to blockbusters again since i was a kid about 8 years old... They really have some stupid prices and aren't worth the trouble to be returning it in a haste before you finish it... They could of improved in many areas.
those damn teens crashing in to blockbuster in dover Hampshire no lawsuit filed
Their games are way to expensive now any ways compared to other places
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