NoobFeed's Joshua McCaul provides a quick look at the financial situation of Blockbuster Canada while providing information on what locations will be featuring the 50% Off and "2 for 12.98" videogame sales.
blockbuster, just sell yourselves to netflix. you're done.
Guess you don't know that Dish Network already bought Blockbuster while they were on auction.
Blockbuster here closed just 2 months ago. I do have netflix, but I used Blockbuster to rent my games. Gamefly is too expensive.
Why would Netflix want to buy Blockbuster? They are the primary reason Blockbuster has gone under in the first place. Blockbuster's last ditch effort to survive was to try and copy Netflix's business model...which of course failed miserably. You're right...BB is done...but they also have nothing Netflix would want/need. Netflix can print new DVDs cheaper than they could recycle and relabel the BB ones..which would be the ONLY thing they'd have of any value.
oh rly? I guess I've must of been living under a rock then
its a shame to see any company having to close down stores. I used to go to blockbuster all the time as a kid. And now we get more people to add to the list of jobless people it really sucks to see more and more people losing jobs.
Its already started here in Charlottetown PEI last week and friends in Saint John,New Brunswick told me that their Blockbusters are closing as well. They have already started to liquidating their stuff. Bought a few games. Its unfortunate that people are losing their jobs but Blockbuster just for some reason could not keep up with the times and compete with Netflix.
Its not a matter of Blockbuster not having been able to keep up with the times and compete...its a matter of Blockbuster refusing to change with the times, and now feeling the effects of being stubborn and not embracing a changing market.
Well this is competition. I find it very good for innovation. Kind of like Charles Darwin theory of natural selection. "Only the ones suited best for the environment live on to reproduce and move forward." Something like that...
There are still 140 Blockbusters?
I was about to say that. I know of 1 left in the Denver area. It was 2 like a month ago.
For anybody with Blockbuster mailers this is your opportunity to potentially get free movies. About a month ago I rented 3 movies before the store closed........once the store finally closed I called the company and told them I was unable to return the movies, but was willing to pay their reduced price for the movies. The girl check with her supervision, came back and told me it was my lucky day, and said I would get the movies for free and they removed them from my list so that the next movies would ship out.
I think it's sad that local jobs are being lost to a bunch of schmucks in a few warehouses of DVDs. If you figure that each store employs 8-10 people, those are people who will be looking for a job. Sure the wages can't be very good at Blockbuster, but it could be somebody's second job to make ends meet, or a student's job for extra spending money. I'd rather support local businesses.
your right that's what i was thinking bet my life u will c more ppl stealing and robbing soon cuz theres not enuff jobs
time to buy some games
Lol why do some of you care they are folding up? Around 10 years ago they where the big thing & would charge out the ass for stuff. $6-9 per movie rental $8-12 per game rental $3-4 each late day Good bye Block buster won't miss you guys!
Well my local blockbuster has $.99 rentals per day for all the older movies, $1.99 for the newer ones for 24 hours ($.99 each additional day), and the new releases are only $2.99 for 24 hours ($.99 each additional day). I have the blockbuster rewards and I receive a coupon for a free rental each month plus rent one get one free Mon-Fri. I got 3 movies for $2.49 the other day. I watched them all within a day and didn't have to pay any extra. Besides, why bring up prices from 10 years ago?
Yea maybe they drop there prices alot sense I been there. They had outrageous prices years back tho. Why bring up ten years ago? Well that's what started people turning there back on them.
Yeah [email protected] Blockbuster they deserve it for all the price gouging over the years. In the small town in Cali i used to live in there was a Video King till Blockbuster came to town. They low balled King till they closed then jacked their prices. Again [email protected] them!
Not surprised by this. Whats the point of these type of stores, when you can just go online and get netflix, or better yet, download the movies for free.
unfortunate. I like to rent my games from there.
I remember my mom would take me to rent a SNES game after karate class, those were the days. LOL I remember My mom rented me megaman X2 once and I glanced at it and only saw megaman x and said "I already have this game," but when I saw it was MMX 2, I was like holy crap there is a mega man x 2, your the best mom ever. BBV used to ream you on late charges for the games back then, but now its only a dollar per day extra and thats not that bad. Its cheaper to rent a game and keep it 5 extra days than to rent the game twice now. Even a $9 per game rental, Ive saved a crap load of money renting games, even over the last year. All of the BBVs in my city have closed except one. I think their business in general run very poorly tho. They try to sell games but failed badly at that, probably costing them shit tons of money. I remember gOW3 came out and they had none to rent left, but a week later there were like 20+ copies to rent because there were a bunch of preorders that noone ever came and bought. They probably lost alot of money doing things like that.
Cmon discounted games... :D
I'll be honest. They were not exactly giving their stuff away. The way it was done here was 30% off what ever the price was on the game,blu ray, or DVD. So chances are even though a game like say LA Noir would be sold by them used at $54 and you would only get 30% off. That's what they did here. The only games that I was able to get for cheap are games that were 6 months old if not older.
%30 still isnt terrible, but i thought it was going to be like a rogers video type sale where tons of brand new games were 50-75% off hopefully i can check out a couple of locations that are closing near me
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