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14 Feb 2018 11:47 - +8660
I feel like I'm looking at a museum piece
14 Feb 2018 12:50 - +2628
For a minute I thought I was reading a parody tweet from The [Last Blockbuster]( from Twitter.
14 Feb 2018 14:59 - +1672
There is a podcast called Business Wars that is presently chronicling the struggle of Blockbuster vs Netflix vs's pretty interesting. At a point Blockbuster was really hurting Netflix with their Blockbuster Movie Pass and Blockbuster Online...they were bleeding money but they were taking Netflix customers too. If they had continued this for much longer, Netflix wouldn't have made it but a change in leadership at Blockbuster led to them going back to focusing on their stores. The podcast goes really in depth on the whole situation, it's a good listen.
14 Feb 2018 12:37 - +1209
You know I kinda miss blockbuster, there was just something about it
14 Feb 2018 11:58 - +830
Just think. Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix in the late 90’s/early 2000’s but didn’t because they still believed in brick and mortar shops. Lmaoing at their life
14 Feb 2018 14:55 - +598
They don't have any $3 Junior Mints for sale. #GoodbyeNetflix
14 Feb 2018 14:06 - +513
There is still a blockbuster in my town and it’s located next to a take and bake pizza place. It’s amazing. Old rentals are 0.99 -$1.99 for week.
14 Feb 2018 14:28 - +132
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14 Feb 2018 14:47 - +105
I do miss renting games from Blockbuster than paying full price. But then again, my library has the latest game and I pay the wonderful price of FREE and get them for a week. And I can extend them too. I almost never rented movies from Blockbuster since I had torrents for that. But I used to work there and the 10 free rentals per week were nice and where I got my passion to pursue film. So I gotta give them credit for that. I discovered a lot of directors through those perks every week when I was in high school. Good riddance you fools. You should have bought Netflix and we would be seeing BlockFlix on our app icons instead of Netflix. Or you might have even retained your name. I dunno. I'm talking out of my ass. I'm tired.
14 Feb 2018 12:01 - +73
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14 Feb 2018 16:01 - +54
My final vivid memory of Blockbuster was being furious that I had to pay $5 for a late fee when THEY closed early the night my movie was due. I tried talking to a manger and he said there wasn't anything he could do and I vowed I was done with them and thought to myself "Your business practices fucking suck. Good riddance. It's only a matter of time before someone comes and knocks you on your ass and your business folds because of it." This was maybe two years before Netflix got super popular and wiped out the video rental business. I truly, truly miss the experience of going to a video store and walking along the outer wall to see the new releases. I miss the sounds and the smells of the locations and the excitement I had at finding out what I was going to rent that night. I miss that a lot. But I don't miss the business that was Blockbuster. They can suck my balls.
14 Feb 2018 15:19 - +32
Well, Blockbuster has started to become a thing in Scandinavia now. It has been in Denmark for a while and recently hit Norway too. Only digital though
14 Feb 2018 12:16 - +24
Now I want a link to tweet
14 Feb 2018 14:19 - +15
Is this a real tweet? If so - I hope those 3 winners were not in Canada, they shut down the same year they posted that tweet.
14 Feb 2018 17:45 - +13
I love Netflix as much as the next guy, but for reals though there really was something about Blockbuster and video rental stores in general. I'm glad I was able to catch the tail end of this era haha I have memories of going to order a pizza from the Kmart Little Caeser's (sue me) and walking to the Blockbuster in the same plaza. Me and my siblings would pick out a movie or two (maybe even a game if we were lucky! Star Fox Assault baybeeeee) and by the time we were done we'd go pick the pizza up and head home. Shit was sick yo
14 Feb 2018 12:10 - +10
Ahh. Don't get cocky kids.
14 Feb 2018 16:13 - +10
I knew a guy who worked as a consultant with Blockbuster's leadership team. Apparently they had considered acquiring Netflix early on but the CEO was adamant that streaming was just a phase.
14 Feb 2018 16:39 - +9
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
14 Feb 2018 17:00 - +8
Hahaha... This makes me kinda sad though... My dad used to take me there on the weekends after baseball practice to rent an SNES/N64 game. He'd always get a sports game too and we'd play Saturday night I miss those times :(
14 Feb 2018 16:18 - +8
That awkward moment where, 11 years earlier the CEO of Netflix attempted to get Blockbuster to buy Netflix, the deal didn't go ahead and the rest is history.
14 Feb 2018 15:13 - +7
14 Feb 2018 18:35 - +3
It'll always blow my mind that they once had the chance to buy Netflix for $50 Million dollars, pennies compared to what it's worth today
14 Feb 2018 15:36 - +3
Idk about Blockbuster , but here we have Family Video and it's actually fucking awesome to go there. 4k Blu rays take up so much data to stream and they rent out almost every new move in 4k. Let alone renting 1 player PS4 games you wouldn't really want to buy otherwise. Tack on decent priced candy at the end and that's how they fucking hooked me good. Apparently the company is doing really really well too.

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