Discussion in 'General Board' started by domainseller200, Jan 16, 2013.
Blockbuster has now gone into administration too !
didn't see that one coming to be honest, but I'm not surprised
How could they compete with people streaming films..
The one near me is still called Blockbuster Video, tells you something about a company.
I think the 'video shop' has been on death row for some time. It doesn't surprise me that Blockbuster is getting the last rites before the switch is pulled. As long as Bob Holness isn't too upset
They've swapped and changed their display practices loads of times in the last couple of years to a point where I couldn't be arsed with them.
Notably their practice of only having the latest films on the shelf and flogging all the rest in bargain buckets. Fine if you don't go to the piccies, but they lost out on an enourmous back catalogue that the online derivatives capitalised on.
Shame. Likely to find a buyer I think.
I'd buy shares in Deloitte! They must be minting it!
Presumably the remaining DVD sales/rental outlets must be doing better with Play.com walking away from retail and both HMV and Blockbuster bust, all within the space of a week. Although people buy less DVDs these days, they're not going to switch instantly to buying none at all so all that unfilled demand will need to be met by other retailers.
When they have the rental price of a dvd at nearly 40% of the price I can buy it online then you're on a hiding to nothing.
They've continually put prices up - either for profits or higher cost or both - while the cost of buying the dvd has dropped.
play.com rebranding to rakuten.co.uk and wuaki.tv rebranding to play.com
I'm surprised they weren't one if the first to go... I mean all they had left was game rental...
HMV and Blockbuster use to make a lovely couple but now have both grown old and useless so time for a bit of euthanasia and put them both to rest.
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