There are only two Blockbusters left in the world, and one is closing

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    There are only two Blockbusters left in the world, and one is closing
    The last of the movie rental's stores in Australia will close at the end of the month
    Mach 7, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/07/last-blockbuster-in-australia-closing/
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    My local Blockbuster store closed a few months ago. A friend of mine was devestated about having nowhere to rent movies anymore.
     
  3. Krusty

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    Don't you have those machines at Woolies or Coles? There's two in this small town, not that I've ever used them.
     
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    roger_m Registered Member

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    Yes, but understandably they have a much smaller selection of movies.
     
  5. Floyd 57

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    Imagine being that single blockbuster employee: "Wait, what's that? I'm hearing some sound? Is someone coming near the door? Yes yes I think someone's coming!!!" - "Ahh nevermind, that was just the wind and that annoying fly" :D
     
  6. Krusty

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    True, but a lot of older movies can legally watched online if you know where to look. May not be the case for the latest releases though.
     
  7. roger_m

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    Yes, but until very recently his only way to access the internet was by using his phone as a wireless hot spot and he only had limited data usage on his mobile plan.
     
  8. Krusty

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    Is that still a thing? ;)

    Sure enough, my current plan allows 30 GB a month for $49 for the first year. 15GB each year after.
     
  9. roger_m

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    He's got more monthly data now and I think a 4G modem as well. He saves money by not getting the internet hooked up at his house. It's not something I would do.
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    It's funny, I've read that Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix way back, but they declined. I also wonder why they never transformed into a streaming service? That's what the biggest video-rental chain (Videoland) in Holland did.

    https://www.justwatch.com/nl/provider/videoland/movies
     
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