Comments on: Blockbuster gets kicked when it’s down by cable companies http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/17/blockbuster-gets-kicked-when-its-down-by-cable-companies/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: drewbie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/17/blockbuster-gets-kicked-when-its-down-by-cable-companies/#comment-374587 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 18:14:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20968#comment-374587 I worked for a locally owned video rental store (6 locations) in 2008. It’s numbers each month were hand over fist higher than 2007. I still stop in occasionally, and my former manager assures me that buisness is still going up.

Perhaps it’s just blockbuster that sucks?

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/17/blockbuster-gets-kicked-when-its-down-by-cable-companies/#comment-374578 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20968#comment-374578 Blockbuster did so many things wrong, it’s ludicrous. Total and rapacious detachment from what their core business was supposed to be about for one. Life without Blockbuster will be like life without WalMart: better.

You’d never have found the next Quentin Tarantino working there, or much in the way of foreign or really radical movies at all. And with nothing besides its overdriven PR and billing engine holding it together there was never any “there” at Blockbuster, no recipe for long-term success.

But as long as Blockbuster went on tooting their own horn about being the biggest and most successful, the Attendee Generation was simply too taken with the big-ness of it all to stop and think about what they were missing.

Now it becomes clear. Sic transit, etc. Thank goodness for independent video stores. Every community should have at least one.

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By: canadapatriot5 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/17/blockbuster-gets-kicked-when-its-down-by-cable-companies/#comment-374574 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:14:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20968#comment-374574 Last December I signed on with Blockbuster for a $10.00 scheme that allowed me to rent movies on a weekly cycle. Mid February THEY changed the rules to a 5 day cycle. Since that would mean a extra 10 mile drive for me I decided that I would walk and they have been replaced by the postman and Netflix. I only rent movies when I am here in my winter home in Florida.
Lesson one on ‘How to Drive Customers to Your Competition’.

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By: heyhey567 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/03/17/blockbuster-gets-kicked-when-its-down-by-cable-companies/#comment-374555 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 02:43:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20968#comment-374555 How could the execs not see the writing on the wall 7 – 10 years ago? Guess they just wanted to collect a paycheck . . .instead of doing some actual work on their obsolete business model . . .shame on them . . .they go the way of the automat. I could’ve done a better job as CEO of Blockbuster.

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