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Blockbuster Closing Nearly 1,000 Stores

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http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/15844.html

In another sign of the rapidly changing retail landscape for DVDs, Blockbuster revealed in an SEC filing this week that it is closing as many as 960 of its stores in 2009 and 2010, twice the number it had previously expected. At the same time, the company is rapidly expanding its DVD kiosks.

The store closings will reduce the company’s retail locations significantly; there are around 4,350 Blockbuster stores in the U.S. now.

The kiosk expansion is happening at blinding speed, with the company expecting to have 2,500 in place by the end of 2009 and 10,000 in place by the middle of next year, up from 500 now. The kiosks, built by NCR and licensed by Blockbuster, will offer 4,000 titles (see “NCR Adds 11,000 Kiosks”).

Kiosks are expected to account for 30% of the U.S. rental market in 2010, up from 19% during the first half of 2009.

Blockbuster has been financially stressed, but was able to restructure its debt to avoid immediate problems (see “Blockbuster Restructures Some Debt”).

I hope nobody here works at a blockbuster. @_@

I haven't been to a blockbuster in almost 2 years. And I haven't rented any movies in almost 3 or 4. The only thing I liked about blockbusters were buying pre-owned dvds for around $5.

Anyone else see those Redbox dvd rental kiosks popping up everywhere? I'm amazed that blockbuster never came up with that idea before the competition took them by surprise.


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glad i got off that sinking ship when i did.

B.B never ever did anything smart tbh, they practically killed them selves


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There are Youtube and Netflix that probably hurting rental stores also. I never tried Redbox though.

Blockbusters here are all gone some years ago. Only Hollywood rental stores remain but they are nothing compare to Netflix's rental choices and its instant watch online.


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Redbox is kicking BB's ass. Netflix put a dent, but RB completely shattered the armor. Any BB manager will tell you around here. I wouldn't be surprised if blockbuster closes all their stores and make all their money off a BusterBox within the next 10-15 years.


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Gah..the Hollywood store here got closed last week. If I knew days before, I could've rented tons of video games and movies and kept them all -_-


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I love the hell out of Redbox lol. They may not have a huge selection but with newer movies it is not a prob. Most, if not all, retailers are hella pissed at RedBox right now ;_; They closed our blockbuster down over a year ago after it had only been around about 3 years.

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My mom told me that the blockbuster near them started a going out of business sale on black friday. Most Brand new sealed dvds were going for $2-$5 each. O_O


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