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Unread September 6th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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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.
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Unread September 6th, 2010, 04:31 PM
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I notice that at the bottom says that the article is entirely fictitious.

Errrr.... sounded pretty accurate to me.
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Unread September 6th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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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.
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Unread September 6th, 2010, 07:02 PM
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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.
I'm pretty sure they moved from Florida to Texas.
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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!"
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I loved the ad for Netflix inlaid in the article. LOL
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I loved the ad for Netflix inlaid in the article. LOL
i saw that too.
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Unread September 7th, 2010, 09:37 PM
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It is highly unlikely that redbox will have "You've Got Mail" unless it's around valentine's day or something.
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Unread September 11th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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I did find it funny when I clicked on the link at the top they were advertising Netflix :P
 

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