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Old 23-03-2013, 16:42
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Great news, blockbuster was a big part of my childhood interesting to see where the new chain goes from here.
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:51
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It will be interesting to see where it goes, as I think the problem is digital downloads (maybe a little illegal downloads too) and I don't know what they will be able to do to compete with that type of service.
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Old 23-03-2013, 21:45
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bought by an asset stripping company
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Old 23-03-2013, 23:53
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I think Blockbuster are so low at this point that there's no other choice
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Old 24-03-2013, 09:29
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I think the model business on the high street with other outlets selling DVDs and cheap games is bleak for Blockbuster. Technology has also moved on. Obviously they have ideas what they going to do.
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Old 24-03-2013, 09:31
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Locally, they are still selling DVDs at loony prices. I can get them cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 24-03-2013, 09:51
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I use Netflix regularly, and I've been a Lovefilm member in the past, but I still regularly use my local independant video shop (yes, some still exist), because at 2 per night for a DVD or BluRay it's good value and you can get the film you want when you want it, unlike, for instance, Lovefilm.

I stopped using Blockbuster years ago when prices started going north of 3, I don't care that you get it for five nights, I only want to watch it once.
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:50
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I think Blockbuster are so low at this point that there's no other choice
Hence bringing in Adminstrators
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Old 24-03-2013, 11:03
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I use Netflix regularly, and I've been a Lovefilm member in the past, but I still regularly use my local independant video shop (yes, some still exist), because at 2 per night for a DVD or BluRay it's good value and you can get the film you want when you want it, unlike, for instance, Lovefilm.

I stopped using Blockbuster years ago when prices started going north of 3, I don't care that you get it for five nights, I only want to watch it once.
It is nice to hear that there are some independent rental places around. And I agree with Blockbuster prices I can buy films for the price they are renting for (granted they are older films that I can buy but still rather buy older ) I do however enjoy 5 rental of games for 5 days as this tends to be a perfect amount of time to complete the game
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:30
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Hence bringing in Adminstrators
I was referring to the stripping of assets
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Old 24-03-2013, 18:55
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Same treatment with Comet, they have given a guy from HMV (??) the job of overseeing it, for a huge fee no doubt, before the inevitable asset stripping and closure somewhere down the line. The National Insurance fund must be busy these days paying out all this redundancy pay, sure these guys will ensure through fancy deals they keep most of the cash when it happens.
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:01
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I've always enjoyed renting before buying
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Old 24-03-2013, 20:39
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my Blockbuster is dead and buried
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Old 30-03-2013, 17:28
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Ours is being turned into a Frankie & Benny's restaurant

Far more useful purpose if you ask me
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Old 30-03-2013, 18:44
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I think it's quite sad how the internet has destroyed the high street stores.
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Old 30-03-2013, 19:16
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Mine has a sign saying Business as usual. So no decent deals to be found in mine, I was looking for War Horse on Blu-ray and decided to have a look in Blockbuster. It was 14 so I decided to leave it.
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Old 30-03-2013, 20:28
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I think it's quite sad how the internet has destroyed the high street stores.
Blockbuster should have adapted and provided a service like netflix.
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Old 30-03-2013, 21:20
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I agree a missed opportunity
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Old 30-03-2013, 21:26
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I think it's quite sad how the internet has destroyed the high street stores.
Locally, we always had to go to London to buy stuff as the small town was incompetent.

Amazon saves me money.
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Old 30-03-2013, 21:42
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I'm not complaining about games being cheaper online, the high street stores should have become more competitive. The prices are ridiculous.
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