steve w wrote:Mat Ombler wrote:Hopefully Blockblister will be better. Much better.
What's block blister? bloody auto correct.
RustySpoon80 wrote:What can Blockbuster do to survive in the long term? I rent all my films from LoveFilm these days as its easier.
Hopefully the new management can bring something that cant bee offered by digital or online.
The high street has taken some real big knocks these last few years. I cant imagine what the future will look like.
sonic_uk wrote:I gotta say I'm extremely surprised by this. Deloitte take over failing companies and sell every asset they can before closing them down, its what they do. This "undisclosed amount" offered must have been way too good to refuse. Both my local Blockbusters stores (one of which was huge) have shut down this past month so its good for the remaining staff in the stores that are still open to still have jobs, but I really cannot see how Blockbuster are going to compete with the likes of Netflix etc, and people like me who buy rather than rent as films are so cheap nowadays anyway.
Agent75 wrote:For £9.99 a month, I get 4 discs a week (2 at a time) from Lovefilm, which can top 20 discs a month. That would cost me a bomb from Blockbuster, but I'll admit that a few discs have gone for a walk in the post (waiting to get them) which was the Royal Mail's fault. Even if it's not your fault, Lovefilm can close your account. This happened to someone else I know who's taking legal action against the Royal Mail. Lovefilm is a great idea, it's just they're daft to trust Royal Mail. I've had problems with the Royal Mail on and off since 2003, they're basically a corrupt organisation. No surprises that as soon as I join Lovefilm, the Royal Mail cocks up as usual. So that's the only downside to renting discs by post. Think I'll have to settle for watching them online (with Lovefilm), but will need to get unlimited broadband which ads to the cost. But as for Blockbuster, they're been ripping people off for years, just like the Royal Mail.
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