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Blockbuster was never that great to begin with. It's all about the privately owned local video stores. Where I grew up, there was this one place - absolutely gigantic selection, well laid out, large upstairs area for the porn lovers (needed ID and got accompanied up by an employee), super fast checkout (scan, pay done - no signing), and they always had some movie buff working there that could recommend any genre for any type of flick you were thinking about seeing.

Excellent store. Blockbuster on the other hand had idiots working there, poor policies, poorly laid out selections, high prices, and they always smelled bad (don't know why but they seriously smelled bad).

Anyways............ Glad to see a crappy store gone.
    
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You think you guys have it bad. $10 for a weekly here. No competition so they squeeze us. Gotta drive to another damn suburb just to get it slightly cheaper. Not worth it on fuel consumption alone.
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well laid out, large upstairs area for the porn lovers (needed ID and got accompanied up by an employee)
Well that's awkward...
    
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You think you guys have it bad. $10 for a weekly here. No competition so they squeeze us. Gotta drive to another damn suburb just to get it slightly cheaper. Not worth it on fuel consumption alone.
That $10 could get you a month's subscription to Netflix
Edit: SK Telecom was one of the bidders? Intriguing...
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This is exactly what happens when you charge 7 friggin dollars for a 24 hour rental. Stupid overpriced crap wont be missed
this!!
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That $10 could get you a month's subscription to Netflix
Edit: SK Telecom was one of the bidders? Intriguing...
Not all of us have that option. Low BW caps make Netflix useless.
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Not all of us have that option. Low BW caps make Netflix useless.
Ya but still, the whole reason they failed was over charging in an economy that doesn't have the money to be spending 5 bucks just to rent a movie.

Any of you have a Family Video? Ya they're still pretty busy around here, that's cause its only like 2 bucks to rent a new release, 1 dollar for older releases and I believe it's 2 for a dollar.
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Not all of us have that option. Low BW caps make Netflix useless.
I have netflix and almost never stream video. I just do the DVD in the mail thing. It's great. Just go online and make a list of 20 movies you'd like to see. DVDs show up at your door, you watch em, and the mailman takes them away when you are done. Next one arrives in like 2 days.
    
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Blockbuster wouldn't let me rent out a game because I didn't have my credit card on me. Debit wouldn't even work. LOL WHAT?

Not only am I on file, I also showed them my id.
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Not all of us have that option. Low BW caps make Netflix useless.
I did not mean the streaming option. Mail still exists you know Even if the DVDs take a week to cycle, you can still rent around 8 a month.
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