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#16 -Painted Fan-

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:54 AM

with the ease of renting games online, i don't see how blockbuster can compete. i give them 2-3 years before they flop.


If BlockBuster Video goes belly up, do you think it would also effect the Miami Dolphins? Wayne Huizenga is primary owner of the NFL team, as well as BB. He also owns Waste Management; the largest trash delivery company in the U.S., and former owner of the Florida Marlins MLB and Florida Panthers NHL teams.

I used to work for BlockBuster a long time ago. They remind me a lot of Wal-Mart (and McDonald's for that matter), in that they grew so big and successfully hit the little guys mom-&-pop stores.
I heard that BB is now experimenting with online rentals, to compete with these others mentioned.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:19 AM

i can see BB sticking around because of name recognition and older folks that don't trust the interwebz. they've lost my business for good.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:44 PM

BB is too freaking expensive, even just a movie is around 5 bucks, and they hassle you to try to get you to buy the monthly rental thing. Shaddup and let me rent my movie dammit.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:47 PM

Their internet thing is pretty comparable to Netflix, and they let you return stuff to any store, too and get something there which is nice. I was thinking about getting it.

#20 Raskle

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:06 PM

BB is more expensive, and with Netflix, I can stream directly to my XBox 360 from my Instant Queue. I'm a huge Netflix fan... love em, and I have never gotten a scratched disc from them either.

Not so sure of Gamefly.. the one time I checked em out, they were charging about $25 a month for their service. Umm... I don't play games enough to warrant that cost.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:36 PM

I can stream movies directly to my 360 too, for free. lol

#22 JefDav84

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:51 PM

Blockbuster does this to makeup for their lack of movie rentals due to getting owned by Redbox. Their gaming rental prices are ridicoulous, I agree

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:14 PM

game rental prices are high everywhere. the closest place to me is 8 bucks for 5 days, and thats a movie gallery. blockbuster is a dollar more i think. i really need to look at getting gamefly or something.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:28 PM

i havent paid a dime for any movie or 360 game in years...

#25 Zaximus

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:45 PM

i havent paid a dime for any movie or 360 game in years...


Yeah well I like playing games on Xbox live without getting the bant stick lol.


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