Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blockbuster going bust? Signs of the times!

Technology is both a curse and a blessing. This Blockbuster store, which mainly rented movies (DVDs) can no longer compete with outfits like Netflix and those ubiquitous movie dispensers now found all over town.

23 comments:

bfarr said...

Yes, the Movie Gallery and Blockbuster stores are also closing their doors in our area. I have to admit, I really love the convenience of Netflix.

Jack said...

Don't forget video-on-demand, Jacob. This is one business I would not want to be in. Nor one I would want to be invested in.

Memphis MOJO said...

I hate to see any store close, but I think that for Blockbuster stores, it's inevitable.

greg urbano said...

netflix has become my primary video source for movies, both dvd and streaming through my wd live plus box

T. Becque said...

I just heard somewhere that video stores and post offices will be a thing of the past!

Randy said...

You still have one. We lost ours two years ago and recently lost Hollywood video. Netflix and Redbox are the only game in town with the exception of the independents.

EG Wow said...

How to keep up with this changing world? I can't get ribbons for my typewriter anymore. Or tubes for my black and white TV!

magiceye said...

things get older sooner...

in reply to your question on my post - yes it is the leading daily.

Olivier said...

en France, on a beaucoup de VIDEO à la demande sur la Television directement, alors petit a petit les magasins de locations meurent...la fin d'un metier

Small City Scenes said...

I just feel bad for the workers. I don't like to see businesses closing down. MB

Bibi said...

First the movie theater, then Blockbusters....

cieldequimper said...

I wish we could slow down a bit.

Birdman said...

We live in such a fast changing world. What is in and facinating one day is gone soon. Good... and the bad of the times.

Jim Klenke said...

we still have our blockbuster, maybe we are so small and backwards we havent caught up to the times.

JM said...

I don't know if other Blockbuster stores are still open but the one at Oeiras has closed a few monthes ago. It's (another) chinese store now...

Thank you for your perfectly clear answer regarding Broward County, Jacob.

Lois said...

Ours went under a long time ago and was turned into a beauty supply store.

Jarart said...

It was only a matter of time. We still have one here.

Tricia said...

I bet the sales aren't that good... We had a Hollywood whatever video store here that went under & their sales weren't worth a hoot, so don't fall for their gimmicks! LoL! =)

Tricia said...

thanks a lot on the lulu.com site, I looked it over just now & I like the calendars & the choice of layouts... I'll look it over further when I get home (I'm at work right now ;) I know, shame on me... heheheee

tapirgal said...

We don't have a Blockbuster, but we have a locally-owned privateer movie rental store. I finally broke down and got Netflix, but I still rent from them when I can find something I want or when Netflix is too slow (I know, it's fast, but I've been watching a lot of movies while resting!). What I was going to say is, I have such mixed feelings about stores going under due to technology. I love the tech, and I hate to see entrepreneurs going under. It's interesting to see how people adapt, and I believe our local store has been doing a good job of giving people what they want, bringing in more TV shows, having a lot of special nights, etc. They always have customers when I go in.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

The Blockbuster here is gone too as is Hollywood Video. We don't have TV, so we watch videos more often and when Hollywood Video was here it was over $4 a rental. Netflix was a better value and more convenient. I enjoy watching it using the Wii now too. I still have a Blockbuster online account where I rent games and movies through. Wonder if that will fold too?

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting how the "store closing" sign is almost bigger than the shop's name!
Movie dispenser? I don't know this yet. Can hardly imagine... Interesting!
God bless you!
Cezar

Lisa Wilson said...

The store in Montrose closed last month.

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