Today's Sign of the Times: Man, Somebody Really Misses the Preston Royal Blockbuster

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Espied whilst driving down Royal yesterday, at the site of the former Blockbuster in Preston Royal, once the chain's crown jewel. Took a long while for the 8-year-old in the back seat to stop giggling while yelling, "It burns my eyes, Dad, it burns my eyes!"

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Guest
Guest

NetFlix has nothing to do with the poorly managed Blockbuster. Blockbuster's demise started to happen long before Netflix was even a household name. 1. They built too many stores. 2. They were losing more money than they could make 3. From what I understand they had some amazing ideas - including ideas that would compete with Netflix - just no money.

ZangVoo
ZangVoo

Dude really seems to know what he is talking about. I mean like totally.www.Total-Privacy (dot) US

ActualReasons
ActualReasons

The decision on which stores to close was based on rent. Some landlords weren't willing to re-negotiate terms, perhaps feeling they could find a better tenant...

GAA
GAA

Competition is good for the consumer.  I say fuck high prices. 

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

Hate those pop up adds for Netflix that constantly appear when I cruse the net. 

Guest
Guest

Maybe if Blockbuster had adapted their business strategy this store wouldn't have been closed.  Why blame Netflix for Blockbusters mistakes?

Rangers100
Rangers100

Strip malls are beautiful.  Especially when they empty.  Sprawl is fun. 

Mandy Black
Mandy Black

i miss actually going into a blockbuster store. just seems strange they are all but completely gone. fuck netflix indeed!

Fighting_blindly
Fighting_blindly

Hahaha, Netflix and Redbox did exactly what I thought they'd do. Redbox has lowered standards (not properly stocking machines with enough dvds and the movies they do get seem to be increasingly straight to dvd tripe you've never heard of "Lion King VIII". and netflix raises it's prices, plus a lot of good movies still haven't shown up on streaming.)

Patrick Michels
Patrick Michels

Thousands of years from now, when the aliens come down wondering what "Unfair Park" was about, I hope they find this post.

CaptFantastic
CaptFantastic

Still cant believe this was one of the stores closed.  Always busy.  

cp
cp

I love your kid! When I have kids, can they come to your house?

Montemalone
Montemalone

I didn't realize "netflix" was such a dirty word.

Nick R.
Nick R.

That little bear from A.I. will say "Fuck. Netflix" 

Ryan1955
Ryan1955

I wa talking to a blockbuster employee at a location that recently closed and he confirmed what actualreasons said but then said that there negotiating and it will defiantly reopen

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