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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dead Video



Blockbuster closed more than 200 stores in the third quarter of the year.  Another 100 go in the last quarter of 2009, including this store in Old Forge.  The company reports revenue dipped by more than 20 per cent.  Yikes!

I haven't set foot in a video store in ages.  There's no need.  If you have cable or satellite, you can get the latest releases on demand.  Netflix delivers them to your mail box.  It seems there's always someone standing at the "Redbox" video dispensing machines near supermarkets.

Blockbuster is old school, dated technology, passe'.

I'm sorry for the people who work there.  You try your best, but there are so many things out of your control.

You have to wonder how long the other stores in the chain will hold on.

In case you'd like to pay a last visit to the Old Forge store, the map is below.

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