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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.
DVDs take 3 days max for me, usually 2.
    
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I don't miss them over Netflix or Gamefly as far as the actual media, but I still kind of look back on going into the store, walking up and down the isles with a friend looking at the latest titles until we found something interesting.

Of course this was years ago.. but still. It just felt more exciting and interesting as a kid.
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I remember my Blockbuster starting some promotion much like Netflix. $15/mo for unlimited rentals, two movies out at a time. Enjoyed that more than Netflix, but this was also before the streaming was around..or before I was aware of it.

Driving ten minutes > waiting a week for mail.

Of course, the part I enjoyed..is every time my mom went in to get another movie, I'd convince her to rent me a game. Miss them childhood days.
post #24 of 40
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I don't miss them over Netflix or Gamefly as far as the actual media, but I still kind of look back on going into the store, walking up and down the isles with a friend looking at the latest titles until we found something interesting.

Of course this was years ago.. but still. It just felt more exciting and interesting as a kid.
I used to love sneaking peeks at the trashy low budget rated R films with scantly clad girls on the front and back. Kids these days have it so easy with internet pron. Back in my day you had to get creative to see some skin... Like grabbing a dirty magazine off the top shelf at the bookstore when nobody was looking, carefully ripping open the plastic cover so nobody suspects anything, and placing it inside a normal magazine.

I found that rolling stone always worked nicely since it is such an oversize magazine. Nobody had any clue that I had a hustler inside
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kinda sad to see them go even though they are redundant these days.

alot of my childhood fun was friday night with a pint of ben&jerry's ice cream and a movie.
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post #26 of 40
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I used to love sneaking peaks at the trashy low budget rated R films with scantly clad girls on the front and back. Kids these days have it so easy with internet pron. Back in my day you had to get creative to see some skin... Like grabbing a dirty magazine off the top shelf at the bookstore when nobody was looking, carefully ripping open the plastic cover so nobody suspects anything, and placing it inside a normal magazine.

I found that rolling stone always worked nicely since it is such an oversize magazine. Nobody had any clue that I had a hustler inside
Or you could just steal one out of your friend's father's porn basket (yes, literally a wicker basket full of Playboys/Hustlers in his bedroom), take it with you on the school bus in the morning, show it to other kids in the back, get narked on by someone, and get called into the office randomly mid-morning.

I was in third grade I believe. My mom didn't punish me because she said, "I was just interested in what it was.. but don't do it again."

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SIMPSONATOR's town blockbuster has shut down. The days of renting a movie in person are nearing an end.

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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.
You know you can run your debit card as a credit transaction, right?
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You know you can run your debit card as a credit transaction, right?
SIMPSONATOR wishes to back up this post. Those who wish for optimum security should always use their debit card as a credit card, unless they need cash back. Treating a debit card as debit, your bank protects you. Treating a debit card as credit, Visa or Mastercard protects you. SIMPSONATOR trusts Visa more than Bank of America.

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There's about 2 or 3 Blockbuster stores still alive where I live. Can't say I'll miss them but shows the changing times.

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simpsonator wishes to back up this post. Those who wish for optimum security should always use their debit card as a credit card, unless they need cash back. Treating a debit card as debit, your bank protects you. Treating a debit card as credit, visa or mastercard protects you. Simpsonator trusts visa more than bank of america.

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