Blockbuster Stores

 

We've been hearing about Blockbuster going out of business in the last weeks on TV. If that's so, why do we have Blockbuster stores still listed for sites around the country?

Thanks.
Fred

they're not gone yet...

Last chance bargains...

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Gone the Way of the...

Another example of where advancing technology wiped out a once-vibrant industry.

Perhaps we can maintain the POI for historical sight-seeing purposes, similar to old lighthouses or old coal mines wink

Franchised

Franchise stores will remain open. Company stores will close.

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Interesting

I was not aware any of the stores were franchises. Will the name continue, or do they have to come up with something other than Blockbuster?

DVD By Mail Also Closing

The stores in my area closed a long time ago.

Here is some information to consider.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2013/11/06/blockbuster-c...

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Dish Network

I heard that Dish Network had plans to expand the Blockbuster on Demand component as part of its own service.

friend

one of our friend's took a job there in 2010, with a salary exceeding 500k. He left and found a better job. Among our friends we joke, in a time when it's fashionable to take a $1 salary, when a co. is PROFITABLE, that co. doled out 1/2 mil.+ salaries plus 40% bonuses, when it was going down the drain. They truly deserve to be where they're at.

One of the few remaining

I was surprised to see a Blockbuster in Ocala, FL when I first arrived here 3 weeks ago. Have not seen one in a couple of years...

Gone

All the Blockbuster stores in NW Atlanta have closed and already been converted to other types of business.

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Good Riddens

Our BlockBuster closed in the first wave a few years ago. Seemed fitting, we had a nice mom and pop video store when they came to town. You could walk in and he greeted you by name, made suggestions based on the kinds of movies he knew you liked, nice experience. Blockbuster ran him out of business in a little over a year. I was already thinking of Netflix but stayed loyal to the small shop till the very end, even bough some of his movies in the closing down. Then I joined Netflix. I don't think I rented more than a dozen movies from BlockBusters for money, did take advantage of all their promotions where they gave free rentals for whatever reason. Really liked their promotion where you brought in the Netflix cover sheets from the envelope and got a free rental. Use to save them up to be ready for the next time they made the offer.

We have Dish B B

DanielT wrote:

I heard that Dish Network had plans to expand the Blockbuster on Demand component as part of its own service.

They stopped by mail and now have a much better selection of movies on our BB streaming. Dish said we would have on demand too.

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OK

OK, so what do we do with the Blockbuster POI???

Fred

Email

Just received an email from BB to sell their used DVDs for $.99 to people that have the BB package from Dish.

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FZbar wrote:

OK, so what do we do with the Blockbuster POI???

Fred

I recommend uninstalling it.

Yes, and

Yes, and eliminating it from the POI factory!

Fred

Seconded

telecomdigest2 wrote:
FZbar wrote:

OK, so what do we do with the Blockbuster POI???

Fred

I recommend uninstalling it.

Seconded.

Third

I'll go a third on that idea, i got to hating them anyway, would rather not hear or see their name again.

advertise much?

DanielT wrote:

I heard that Dish Network had plans to expand the Blockbuster on Demand component as part of its own service.

I didn't even know that Blockbuster *had* an on-demand service. Sounds like they could have used some help with their advertising.

times do change

look at Research in Motion, they were on top when Obama entered his Presidency (he said his BlackBerry would have to be pried out of his hands).

Another funny one is amazon.com--they are still growing, but don't seem to be very profitable. My wife ordered something with her free prime, it was a $99 item, but 2-day shipping from WA by FedEx for FREE, and it weighs 32 lbs.

What's wrong with this picture? FREE Prime. Free shipping. Nothing should be free when you are quality.

I have recently found authorized eTailers who can usually beat amazon's price, free shipping, and no tax. amazon can no longer not collect sales tax in all the important states in the US.

Not Profitable?

johnnatash4 wrote:

Another funny one is amazon.com--they are still growing, but don't seem to be very profitable. My wife ordered something with her free prime, it was a $99 item, but 2-day shipping from WA by FedEx for FREE, and it weighs 32 lbs.

What's wrong with this picture? FREE Prime. Free shipping. Nothing should be free when you are quality.

I have recently found authorized eTailers who can usually beat amazon's price, free shipping, and no tax. amazon can no longer not collect sales tax in all the important states in the US.

IMHO I'm quite confident Amazon is very profitable. They have a loyal following (including me) for which the company stands behind their sales, I'm not so sure many eTailers can match their return policy without penalty..

As for sales tax, I've always had to pay the sales tax on Amazon, it was worth it to me for the peace of mind on the purchase.

I feel that ALL THE STATES are IMPORTANT, that's what makes us the great nation that we are.

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Be careful

johnnatash4 wrote:

Another funny one is amazon.com--they are still growing, but don't seem to be very profitable. My wife ordered something with her free prime, it was a $99 item, but 2-day shipping from WA by FedEx for FREE, and it weighs 32 lbs.

Be careful with your free Prime. I believe it's only free for 30 days from the time you set up your Prime account and then they charge you $79 for a year of Prime service (that automatically renews each year). So if your not going to use Amazon on a fairly frequent basis you should cancel the "trial" prime account now that you've got your 32 lb package.

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Prime

I recently bought a $300.00 item at Sears. They enrolled me in Prime for the first year free, then $79/year after that.

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Good-bye BB. I have not

Good-bye BB. I have not been into one of these stores in at least 5 years, or any movie store.

amazon was great

muell9k wrote:

IMHO I'm quite confident Amazon is very profitable. They have a loyal following (including me) for which the company stands behind their sales, I'm not so sure many eTailers can match their return policy without penalty..

As for sales tax, I've always had to pay the sales tax on Amazon, it was worth it to me for the peace of mind on the purchase.

I feel that ALL THE STATES are IMPORTANT, that's what makes us the great nation that we are.

Don't get me wrong, I ordered from solely amazon for almost a decade, and racked up well over 2k in rewards from the Chase Amazon card...but I think they have slipped (Wall Street disagrees and in the early days I sold my stock once it tripled, stupid, should have held to this day!).

But today, I find their prices are almost always higher than competitors. The key is they are always an authorized eTailer for what they sell--one should be careful and make sure that's the case when going elsewhere. It drives support and warranty issues.

My friend loves their free tool rental program. I said, huh, what free tool program? Let's just say he buys things, and returns them, for free. I told him you're the reason why there are so many used-like new amazon warehouse deals with tools!

A Little late

Red Box beat them to the punch. Now streaming is winning out.

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assumption

agg9900 wrote:

Red Box beat them to the punch. Now streaming is winning out.

What's amazing is the assumption that every home has enough bandwidth. Most do, because it's worthwhile for a telco to have run fiber when the world economy was strong, or for cable cos. to ramp up. This is all on the consumer side.

It still costs a business $400+/mo. for a T1 which is only 1.5 mbps up and down. You would not believe how many people think it's ok to go to the office and watch American Hoggers or Duck Dynasty at work, because they do it at home. Meanwhile nobody at work can reach the apps that they need to, to do their jobs. I call this the lazification of society.... smile