I wouldn't be surprised to see more Blockbuster stores closing because of this. Two stores recently closed near where I live.
Same here, although it's sad to see them go, I'm interested to see what Dish Network plans to do with Blockbuster.
Blockbuster has an online rental service, some kiosks and the brand; all of which prove especially useful to Dish Network. And it wouldn't surprised me if Dish built in a Blockbuster like app into their satellite box (so we can rent movies from the comforts of our Dish boxes.)
Still, it's anybodies guesses at this point.
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this sucks :/ i remember blockbuster... it was pretty sweet! :) sad that a few of them might be gne when i come home :/
I remember the exuberant fees being charged by Blockbuster for late returns and damages. I hated Blockbuster for that.
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omegadoom13:I remember the exuberant fees being charged by Blockbuster for late returns and damages. I hated Blockbuster for that.
Exactly,......I quit using them years ago for that reason. The late fees that they charged were way out of line, and many of their customers fled after being burned a few times. Unless they come up with a totally new idea to implement in all of those Blockbuster stores, Dish just made a huge mistake. They cite name recognition as one of their reasons for buying, but Blockbuster is saddled with major negative name recognition, and that will work against them.
What were they thinking,...........
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I agree, the blockbuster name is tainted now. Dish will have to come up with a really good strategy to turn this situation around. I used to go there frequently but I got tired of the 5 dollars per movie for 5 days. I want a movie for a night maybe two and pay half of that. Plus the late fees are ridiculous. The last time I went in they tried to convince me to sign up for their online service and I accidentally laughed at the guy. Can't fool me buddy, I know you are bankrupt. I guess he was just doing his job and trying to keep his store open, although I saw the dreaded closing sign got put up a few days ago.
Now you're just mashing it!
in my opiniion its a bad decision, look at things like netflix 8 dollars a month tons of movies to choose from and netflix will only get better..
KAdair:look at things like netflix 8 dollars a month tons of movies to choose from and netflix will only get better..
Yeah, I really like my NetFlix service. You just can't beat the Streaming added to the fast DVD Mailout service that they provide. I cancelled all of my premium movie channel subscriptions because of NetFlix. (and saved a lot of money every month too)
Funny really as they may still have some brand negativity, but that is so easily countered. OH this is not the old Blockbuster it is the new one owned by DISH who has always been about our customers. Issues dealt with until DISH screws up themselves.
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