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Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by Grizzly » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:11 am

http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news ... ng-1537561

anyone else sick of this year already? i had just applied to my local branch the other day. Now it seems that i dont need to actually work in a place before it closes down. May use my bad luck to good effect and apply for Tesco's.
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by psj3809 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 am

Well you say sick of it, i'm not happy when companies go bust and lots of people lose jobs.

BUT again like some other companies i dont feel Blockbuster moved with the times, back in the early 90's they were THE video store, had OTT prices but you didnt have much choice. Over the years theres been competitors, i felt Blockbuster were slow to move to an online presence, lots of other companies were well established for DVD rental before Blockbuster over here.

Again i cant remember the last time i ever went into a Blockbuster store, used to get my dvd rentals from Lovefilm/Amazon. To me its another company who didnt change with the times,

But again how many of us really buy much from HMV, Blockbusters, Woolworths etc. Our generation buy more and more stuff online taking business away from many of these high street stores. Everyone mourned Woolies but most of us only seemed to go in there to get some pick n mix.

Can see more and more high street shops going as more and more people buy online and cheaper.

My dad for example used to buy tons of dvds, now hes quite happy picking up a couple at a charity shop. I buy my dvds online from amazon, and as the guy below says, often dvds are so cheap you're not bothered about renting them, just buy it.

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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by snowkatt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 am

them too ?
though im urprised rental chains are still around
dvd's are so damn dirt cheap its just easier to buy a dvd and if its a terrible movie well too bad then
a rental fee is usually the same only your not stuck with the movie
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by the_hawk » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:56 am

With the usual caveat about being sorry for people losing their jobs, I can't say I'll shed too much of a tear about Blockbuster going belly up.

I remember them driving many many fine local independent video shops out of business a few decades back & when they had the market pretty much sown up, they exploited their monopoly by jacking up the prices.

Our local Blockbuster closed down ages ago anyway.

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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:09 am

I'll have a P45 , please Bob.
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:36 am

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This is a bad year so far for chain stores.

WHERE ARE THE CLOSING DOWN SALES!!?

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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by SoupDragon » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:56 am

Wont be any shops left at this rate :shock:
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by Negative Creep » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:29 pm

Surprised they've lasted this long tbh
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by oldtimer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:46 pm

it just gets worse.....
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by Morkin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:52 pm

I've never even been into a Blockbusters as there aren't any near me.

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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by ALK » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:02 pm

How long before Randy Marsh buys them out? XD

But seriously, the high street is dying. :/ My prediction of nothing but 99p Store is coming true... T.T
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by rocky1980 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:24 pm

With the usual caveat about being sorry for people losing their jobs, I can't say I'll shed too much of a tear about Blockbuster going belly up.

I remember them driving many many fine local independent video shops out of business a few decades back & when they had the market pretty much sown up, they exploited their monopoly by jacking up the prices.

Our local Blockbuster closed down ages ago anyway.

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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by Rayne » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Sad news, I love my local!

Pre-owned DVD's are dirt cheap for when I want a friday night flick, they sell Blu's at a decent price and their gaming section tends to be very competitively priced when compared to the likes of GAME, etc.

Never rented from them but from a buying point of view they were pretty good

The loss of both them & HMV means the ONLY place I can buy DVD's/Blu Rays in my town is at the local Tescos. That's f*cked up.
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by Megamixer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:09 pm

Rayne wrote: The loss of both them & HMV means the ONLY place I can buy DVD's/Blu Rays in my town is at the local Tescos. That's f*cked up.
Same for me except it's ASDA in my case. Guess that means that the supermarkets are finally getting their way while the recession is conveniently blamed for the demise of these chain stores.

Not a good start to 2013...all that's ever on the news is recession, shops closing down or terrorists overseas :(
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Re: Blockbusters has gone into Administration

Post by IronMaidenRule » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:25 pm

Blockbusters is the only shop I buy games from, so if that goes, everything will be online for me, Steam, Amazon, Shopto. :?

I remember when the first Blockbusters opened in Coventry, it is still there now, they had some of those old movie premier lights that were shining up into the sky, could see them in the sky all the way from my house.

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