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  • Blockbuster offers up $1.3 billion for Circuit City

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080414/...z4nkt4KZEDW7oF

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  • #2
    Blockbuster is the standard bearer of a dying industry. Not surprising they'd try to make a splash, even if a small one.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jeffro View Post
      Blockbuster is the standard bearer of a dying industry. Not surprising they'd try to make a splash, even if a small one.
      +++

      It seems like only yesterday that the parking lot in front of Blockbuster was packed, especially on weekends. Now it barely looks like they have a trickle of patrons. Even the majot grocery chains have ditched their video departments in favor of the Redbox and the like.
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      • #4
        They failed to adapt to new technology and the market. Great ride while it lasted, but the video store is a thing of the past.

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        • #5
          Not at all related, but I was in a Circuit City a few weeks back and could have set myself on fire without anyone noticing. For a moment, I thought I'd wondered into a Home Depot.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
            Not at all related, but I was in a Circuit City a few weeks back and could have set myself on fire without anyone noticing. For a moment, I thought I'd wondered into a Home Depot.

            True Story.

            you outta try Lowe's



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            • #7
              I haven't been in a Circuit City or Best Buy in years. Those places still exist???
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              • #8
                Blockbuster will be this generations PhotoMart when they get to middle age.
                Make America Great For Once.

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                • #9
                  Don't be a sucker like me and buy one of those extended warranties from Circuit City.

                  I bought one on a big screen TV that I actually had to use when the damn thing crapped out. Took those pricks 6 weeks to fix my shit. Apparently they have only one repair guy for the whole city and it takes weeks for parts to get in.

                  I haven't been in a Blockbuster in at least 4 years. I love the Netflix.

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                  • #10
                    Circuit City sucks.

                    I went to the one in Brentwood one day to purchase my flatscreen....not look, but had picked one out and was going buy. I waited 15 minutes and not one person waited on me.

                    In typical Birdo fashion, I made a scene, told them they cost themselves a flatscreen and walked out.

                    Oh, and am I not supposed to be renting movies from Blockbuster anymore?

                    Where should I be getting them?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post
                      Circuit City sucks.

                      I went to the one in Brentwood one day to purchase my flatscreen....not look, but had picked one out and was going buy. I waited 15 minutes and not one person waited on me.

                      In typical Birdo fashion, I made a scene, told them they cost themselves a flatscreen and walked out.

                      Oh, and am I not supposed to be renting movies from Blockbuster anymore?

                      Where should I be getting them?
                      I hear Netflix is kinda cool.
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                      • #12
                        Or the Redbox...

                        I just cancelled my Blockbuster Online account 'cause my $17.99 plan kept creeping up and up every quarter or so. Dollar this, dollar that, tax, etc. I was closer to $25 and half the time I'd get movies and they'd sit for 3 weeks.


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                        • #13
                          I love my Blockbuster on-line account. I get 7 movies a month for only $10. I don't mind stopping at the store, because it is on my way home from work. I agree that blockbusters days are numbered, but for now I am enjoying the benefits of the on-line rental war.

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                          • #14
                            I bought a couple of five dollar DVD's in CC last week - the place was a ghost-town. Thankfully, the sales associates don't smother you like they used to (BB has taken over that distinction).

                            The place looks like it has been set-up the same way for fifteen years. It looked like shit.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by B.A. View Post
                              I bought a couple of five dollar DVD's in CC last week - the place was a ghost-town. Thankfully, the sales associates don't smother you like they used to (BB has taken over that distinction).

                              The place looks like it has been set-up the same way for fifteen years. It looked like shit.
                              I never have that problem w/ Best Buy. Since they don't get commission (I'm guessing that's still the case), they don't hassle you like CC sales people did. In fact, whenever I've had a question, I've had to track them down.

                              Still, the BB's around here are still pretty packed whenever I go. I still prefer them for buying electronics and video/computer games, or anything else I can take out of the store with me. I'd never have them deliver anything, tho (bad experience there).
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