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Re: Blockbuster Stores Are Officially Closing, Mail Service Axed Too

I'm a huge fan of physical media because of the quality it delivers. Give me streaming at blu-ray quality and I'd jump on that bandwagon in a heart beat! I hope that rental options (read: Redbox) doesn't completely disappear.
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I'm a huge fan of physical media because of the quality it delivers. Give me streaming at blu-ray quality and I'd jump on that bandwagon in a heart beat! I hope that rental options (read: Redbox) doesn't completely disappear.
I completely agree with you. I really like collecting things and enjoy building a physical library. Owning a digital file just isn't the same for me.
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Re: Blockbuster Stores Are Officially Closing, Mail Service Axed Too

When I was young my brothers and I used to ride to the Block Buster by my house to rent the latest Sega or Playstation games and try to beat them before the return date. Now when I buy a game I do not have the same motivation that I used to too beat the Campaign mode, lol. Sometimes I never finish.
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Very sad news, I used to enjoy going to blockbuster & Hollywood videos til they both closed.
B_buster was overpriced though.
Local family video is too far away 6miles+
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I didn't use Blockbuster much there was always cheaper places to go then Netflix came and I've been using their mail serves ever since , I stream some but Blu-ray is still superior in my opinion and the mail serves still comes out cheaper in the long run , well for me anyways it does
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It does not surprise me. In this day and time they are expensive compared to Redbox. Two stores closed by my house and the others are too far to rent.
what Is the deal with redbox... every time I go to wally world or Walgreens there is a line 5-8 deep.
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what Is the deal with redbox... every time I go to wally world or Walgreens there is a line 5-8 deep.
It's all about the $$$. Rentals are ridiculously cheap.
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Redbox is only cheap if you do it for one night. Otherwise it can be more expensive than bb or hollywood. I dont rent mainly because its cheaper in the long run to own the movies rather than rent it once or twice, or go to the movies for same cost.

Shame to see another one bite the dust. But the expense on our part became too great.

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I love redbox because for the cost of one $30 bluray I can rent 20 movies. It is only $0.50 more than my local library who doesn't carry bluray, and we have a box on my way to work for picking up and dropping off.

On the Blockbuster front, the prices go down fast right before the doors close. I was able to get several good new bluray movies for just a couple bucks each.
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Re: Blockbuster Stores Are Officially Closing, Mail Service Axed Too

It is a little concerning to see Blockbuster close stores and scuttle their stand alone kiosks. Let's hope that Redbox continues to offer their kiosk solution for the foreseeable future.
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