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Ghost of AtlanticVamp September 6th, 2010 05:24 PM

Oh, look! Someone wrote Blockbuster an Obituary!
 
TheSpoof.com wrote Blockbuster a nice obituary. They say donations can be made in the name of the company retirees that Blockbuster fucked over.

abhorrent scowl September 6th, 2010 05:31 PM

I notice that at the bottom says that the article is entirely fictitious.

Errrr.... sounded pretty accurate to me. :p

almondSM September 6th, 2010 06:15 PM

hm. fairly accurate...i guess the author decided not to do his/her research though, i'm confident blockbuster was originally based out of Dallas, TX...not florida.:p

orbitdvd September 6th, 2010 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by almondSM (Post 328340)
hm. fairly accurate...i guess the author decided not to do his/her research though, i'm confident blockbuster was originally based out of Dallas, TX...not florida.:p

I'm pretty sure they moved from Florida to Texas.

abhorrent scowl September 7th, 2010 05:42 AM

Spoof had another article a few months back that sums up where things went wrong pretty well (for a spoof site, they seem to be awfully close to the truth). They obviously were unaware of the BB kiosks, but I loved this bit:

"So, where else did Blockbuster f--k up? Or, what could they have done differently?

How about innovate?

Or, in the alternative, steal innovative ideas and leverage the Blockbuster brand to retain their market share.

How the hell does Blockbuster become aware of the existence of Netflix, and do absolutely nothing about it? The advantages the incumbent has over an up-start company are two-fold: brand recognition and market share.

Had Blockbuster not been so blinded by their dominance in the industry, they would have done the right thing for their customers, employees, and shareholders: Launched Blockbuster-Flix, used their huge mailing list to announce the service, undercut the competitor --either in price, or level of service--, and tossed Netflix's impoverished corpse adrift next to Turbografx 16, HD DVD, Daewoo and Betamax on the S.S. You're F--ing Bankrupt.

And even after screwing that opportunity up, Blockbuster was left at the dock with their corporate d--ks in their hand, cursing their bad luck once the Red Box ship had sailed!"

Veruka_Salt September 7th, 2010 05:14 PM

I loved the ad for Netflix inlaid in the article. LOL

wheresmikey September 7th, 2010 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Veruka_Salt (Post 328406)
I loved the ad for Netflix inlaid in the article. LOL

i saw that too.

itirnitii September 7th, 2010 10:37 PM

It is highly unlikely that redbox will have "You've Got Mail" unless it's around valentine's day or something.

Hot Head September 11th, 2010 11:19 AM

Blockbuster is already dead to me

MaximusX7 December 6th, 2010 02:56 AM

I did find it funny when I clicked on the link at the top they were advertising Netflix :P


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