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Unread November 3rd, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Ok, I don't know if everyone is ready for this... But the brick and mortar stores are a dying breed.

Not to say they are going to close shop totally. I just personally see a different entertainment field emerging. NetFlix changed the market. Instead of a town having 4 or 5 smaller Blockbusters, I see them having 1 or 2 'Mega' stores instead. This is to pacify the Online subscribers and still have a rental store noteworthy of Blockbuster.
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Unread November 4th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Ok, I don't know if everyone is ready for this... But the brick and mortar stores are a dying breed.

Not to say they are going to close shop totally. I just personally see a different entertainment field emerging. NetFlix changed the market. Instead of a town having 4 or 5 smaller Blockbusters, I see them having 1 or 2 'Mega' stores instead. This is to pacify the Online subscribers and still have a rental store noteworthy of Blockbuster.
I basically agree with what you're saying, but while I think there are going to be drastic cutbacks in the number of brick and mortar stores out there, there's always going to be a place for them - unless physical media is done away with completely there's always going to be a place for stores like Scarecrow in Seattle, Vulcan in Austin, TLA in Philly...obviously no storefront can compete with Netflix's pricing, but I think a lot of people underestimate how powerful being able to get things immediately is - hell, every time one of the local college professors assigns a film to his or her students we're deluged with people wanting to rent it or buy it.
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I basically agree with what you're saying, but while I think there are going to be drastic cutbacks in the number of brick and mortar stores out there, there's always going to be a place for them - unless physical media is done away with completely there's always going to be a place for stores like Scarecrow in Seattle, Vulcan in Austin, TLA in Philly...obviously no storefront can compete with Netflix's pricing, but I think a lot of people underestimate how powerful being able to get things immediately is - hell, every time one of the local college professors assigns a film to his or her students we're deluged with people wanting to rent it or buy it.
I think I'll be around until they beam the movies into the brain.

There should be a unified campaign by the brick and mortar stores reminding the customers the benefits. I'm surprised the BBV hasn't capitalized on this, so Keyes, if you're reading you can use this. Renting a movie at your local store is SOCIAL. Families take their kids. Teenagers and college kids come in packs. Couples come in with take-out food if they want a cheap night at home. I hammer this home all the time to my town, and I think it has paid off.

In addition, if you have a good enough selection, you can market yourself as an important part of the community. Like Effigy said, how many kids come in looking for THE CRUCIBLE or HAMLET? How many local movies do you carry? I recently had a woman complaining about a late fee. I asked her, "Didn't we have EXACTLY what you were looking for?" We did and she paid.


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i have to say video stores are never going to leave. no matter how great netflix is right now, they can never be something you can get "right now".
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Seriously, there have been "predictions" on this crap forever. When DVDs came out and were so much cheaper, rumor was that people would just start buying movies instead of renting them. Umm, not didn't happen. Same ewith Netflix (few years ago), yup, we're still running. It's always something, but still haven't had a mass closedown of anything/everything Blockbuster. Obviously they need to change some things, but they've been doing just that...changing things...ever since they opened. It's called running a business and keeping with the times.
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Maybe Sears can buy us out like K-mart
Actually, K-Mart bought Sears.

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Actually, K-Mart bought Sears.

Yeah, I was shocked, too

So I can declare bankruptcy, then buy Movie Gallery?


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Unread November 5th, 2007, 07:48 AM
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So I can declare bankruptcy, then buy Movie Gallery?


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Or BBI

Did Sears declare bankruptcy before the deal? If not, since MG is already in receivership, then it would be more accurate to try to buy BBI
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That article had absolutely no merit and it is even an abomination for me to refer to it as an article. It was some moran's baseless comments because he probably just read the Q3 report to the street 3 days late.

Then its followed by a bunch of teenage sheeps comments. Give me some backbone and substance if you want me to give any power to a site like digg waist deep in preteens comments.
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