Another Blockbuster closing

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  1. CRUDS

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    Almost sacrilege to say this but I'm bummed that the last Blockbuster in my neck of the woods is closing.. The day of the "video store" is almost officially dead.
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    I really liked getting out of the house and browsing shelves, maybe chatting with a stranger about titles. The digital age is bringing us to new frontiers in ANTI-socialism.
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    Go to Hulu and watch "Disconnected".. depressing/uplifting at the same time..
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  4. KamikaZ

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    Making an already antisocial hobby (not antisocial, but inherently independent) more estranged from other people. I completely agree - there's something great about browsing the shelves for a hidden gem and chatting up the geek behind the desk.

    Just doesn't exist anymore.
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    I hear ya. I supported a local Mom & Pop for years and years up until around '08-'09. Then I simply couldn't deny Netflix's superiority any longer. It's just so much cheaper and more convenient that B&M stores. And then there's the streaming capabilities.

    It's sad seeing them go but I'd be a hypocrite if I complained too much.
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    True. I griped at Traci for supporting RedBox over the local B&M, but the local was a franchise on it's way to failure anyway. I bought her a new kind of redbox: the red limited edition Nintendo Wii which happened to have Netflix streaming movies. Now she's browsing their titles constantly.

    I gotta say, it's kinda nice to say "hey, let's watch that!.... *click*..."
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  7. Fry

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    On the plus side, cheap movies/games abound in that store before it closes its doors for good.
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    Of course as I'm clearing out the store of it's few remaining worthy grabs (The Lost, old version of Susperia, oddball slasher flicks etc.) I find out that the kid who works the checkout is a huge Argento fan and knows his stuff. A kindred spirit - losing his job as on this Wednesday..
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  9. KamikaZ

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    I'm impressed your BB had ANY Argento. I don't think I've seen a copy of Inferno or Superia at any store around here. I have to get my Argento fix from amazon.
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  10. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    Family Video does ok in my city, there's a few here. But BB, Hollywood video, and others are history.

    Family Video has very low prices, and games help keep them in business.
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