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Unread May 18th, 2010, 02:05 AM
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i've heard that all total access accounts now have unlimited exchanges a month, and all online only accounts now have 3 exchanges a month.
hmm really? customers hate changes but this should simplify things. i'm tired of having online customers come up to me and ask if i know whether they have any exchanges left.

it's like they don't listen to you when you tell them you have to check it in to see.
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Unread May 18th, 2010, 07:27 AM
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unfortunately i think its too late for BBV...the moral is at an alltime low for employees, and corporate is doing NOTHING to fix it, i mean 10 rentals woooo...how about pay raises for those who havent gotten one in years and deserve it (not saying ALL of them do, but i know 3 at my store who havent gotten a raise since minimum wage went up).

for a wrestling analogy- BBV is very much like verne gagnes AWA, it had its heyday but it was unable to change with the times and adapt, and when they do (see BB online) they fuck it up badly. Direct access while a good idea, needs some fine tuning, as ive given a ton of credits for broken disc or its automatically creditted their account bc they cant get it to them after all.
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for a wrestling analogy- BBV is very much like verne gagnes AWA, it had its heyday but it was unable to change with the times and adapt, and when they do (see BB online) they fuck it up badly. Direct access while a good idea, needs some fine tuning, as ive given a ton of credits for broken disc or its automatically creditted their account bc they cant get it to them after all.
Actually, I was going to say that BBV is like WCW:

NWO runs into EACH and EVERY match, whether they're in the storyline or not = Blockbuster's cash-loss schemes, like no money for store revenue on initial TA exchanges; free month-long pass to new customers when Hollywood/Movie Gallery closed; free $5 bundle with every three new releases. Yet, with all this interference, BBV employees are still expected to perform.

Eric Bischoff makes television appearances in each and every show, whether he's in the storyline or not = Jim Keyes going on CNBC, Fox News, etc. to tell everyone "We're fine!"

Anyone who's not NWO gets their careers fucked with = store employees.

Celebrities (David Arquette, Dennis Rodman) endorse WCW; compete in matches = Studios openly endorsing BBV; restrict rentals to other media

WCW steals from WWE roster = BBV taking good ideas from RedBox and Netflix, but only after they become a threat

Kayfabe winners and losers = Telling the media one thing, employees another
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The Bischoff comparison is especially appropriate. Think about it, both Eric and Jim were the bosses when their companies were on top...
and presided over them as they slid into oblivion.

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If I want the experience of being in the store, let me have it on my own fucking terms.
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I had no idea what any of these wrestling analogies mean, can someone translate this into homo? Is Verne Gagnes Madonna? Once a diva, now a wash, who's been replaced by Madonna 2.0 AKA Lady GaGa?
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Verne Gagne and Lady GaGa...now you dont see that every day
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actually, i think Paradigm is saying that he DOES see that every day.
 

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