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Unread February 18th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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i love netflix.
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Unread February 18th, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Of course, I realize that some people still prefer "The Store Experience," because... there's nothing like the rush of going to Blockbuster, seeing that the movie you wanted is checked out, and knowing that you spent gas money just to get there and find that out... ?

Or maybe they want the candy bundles?
Two months after I quit, the store I worked at went out of business. So I always felt that what the customers wanted was the PickleBundle experience, and once that was gone they left...

In all seriousness, though- it's funny how Ergen finally realizes now what most of us knew before he even purchased the company.
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Unread February 18th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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And people are cutting the cord. Netflix is an excellent service. Hulu Plus runs a great service too (yes, their insistence on running commercials even for those who pay is annoying, but it's only about 2 minutes per half hour show). Blockbuster is an antiquated business model that I saw as in deadly trouble 10 years ago. Was I the only one who saw it?
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Unread February 18th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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And people are cutting the cord. Netflix is an excellent service. Hulu Plus runs a great service too (yes, their insistence on running commercials even for those who pay is annoying, but it's only about 2 minutes per half hour show). Blockbuster is an antiquated business model that I saw as in deadly trouble 10 years ago. Was I the only one who saw it?
I saw signs of trouble around 2004/2005. If I remember correctly, this was when the copy depth was getting severely cut.

So between getting tyrannical over being over by 1-2 hours of labor per week, which is a whopping $16 if that ... severe copy depth reductions with no advance notice and to the point that customers became livid at the store ... obsessions with sell, sell, sell and constant threats with write-ups for not meeting ridiculous quotas ... the writing was on the wall.
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hmmm yeah my bro gets gamefly and its really good/reasonable.
I found the turn around time to slow and lack of copy depth in major titles.....
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