What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t

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  • The Verge
    The Verge   1 years back

    What do you miss about going to local video stores?

    • HaydudePlayz
      HaydudePlayz  1 months back

      Second last one to reply

    • gaylord mcgillicuddy
      gaylord mcgillicuddy  2 months back

      Renting games.
      Netflix and other streaming platforms are vastly superior to rentals, but the technology for streaming games is only now catching up enough to approximate what you get with a physical/downloaded copy.

    • wOoDy
      wOoDy  4 months back

      not having to watch this video

    • keiichi maebara
      keiichi maebara  6 months back

      @NPC 33331 You always had a choice not to buy the snacks you can a bottom from like A convenient store are a grocery store and to be perfectly honest it's online that ends up having less selections from what I've noticed I could go into blockbuster find everything I wanted The only reason they went out of business is the one thing I didn't like about them is that they Allied to their customers about no more late fees but as far as finding things you want it's the opposite of what you would think online has no selections even though it should

  • David Eldar
    David Eldar  18 hours back

    loll...

    • lamontez jackson
      lamontez jackson  20 hours back

      Omg Prometheus is my favorite

      • ClutteredPictures
        ClutteredPictures  1 days back

        I wish I could go back

        • Cosmo Joe
          Cosmo Joe  5 days back

          VR blockbuster app

          • Eric Kelly
            Eric Kelly  7 days back

            Funny they told them to convert or they were going to open other BB stores in the area to try to take their business. I'm sure it was a good deal, but Im curious if it would have even worked.

            • Devin Smith
              Devin Smith  7 days back

              I'm gonna have to go there just for one last SMELL

              • Christopher Durant
                Christopher Durant  1 weeks back

                Blockbuster relied on its customers to bring rentals back late so it could exploit the late payment fees, instead of people making out that blockbusters was all well and wonderful, it wasn't.

                • GLaDOnOS
                  GLaDOnOS  1 weeks back

                  My god... These walls must be thousands of years old... Look! The stone carving of blockbuster... Those must of been built by the Romans.

                  • gamer freak
                    gamer freak  1 weeks back

                    Hmmmm o know easily BETTER MOVIES, it's cheeper and better

                    • cherry bubbles
                      cherry bubbles  1 weeks back

                      The best plus with blockbuster was that it had almost every single movie you were in the mood to see. Redbox only has newer movies and Netflix only has a certain selection as well. Blockbuster literally had every movie imaginable in every genre.

                      • hunter keps
                        hunter keps  2 weeks back

                        I mean, even if Blockbuster goes down, we still have JB-Hi-Fi

                        • DeadTiger24 -
                          DeadTiger24 -  2 weeks back

                          Family video is the 2019 equivalent to blockbuster

                          • xxdudeyy Dude
                            xxdudeyy Dude  3 weeks back

                            It always feels like the end of the world when we lose something special. I wish that feeling wasn't present. I find it toxicating.

                            • The Misunderstood Assassin

                              Today was the 1 *year* anniversary of when this video was uploaded. 🤓

                              EDIT- 11:01 P.M.: *finishes video 8 minutes later*
                              I hope that I could go to the last Blockbuster before it goes under.

                              • Stigmatic
                                Stigmatic  4 weeks back

                                Look at that timeless masterpiece of a video store...I remember you fondly old friend

                                • SRMUZIK PUBLISHING
                                  SRMUZIK PUBLISHING  4 weeks back

                                  I Miss Video Store so Much Redox ain't the same you huddle around a box that's it 😫😫😫😊🙏

                                  • Colby Johnson
                                    Colby Johnson  4 weeks back

                                    There is a video store a few miles away from my town and when my grandma would take me there it was awesome

                                    • Team Kuuki Food & Games

                                      Friday family tradition :) make sure your homework was done though!

                                      • yannickajg
                                        yannickajg  1 months back

                                        Here in Costa Rica there are several stored Like that

                                        • Amber Thurman
                                          Amber Thurman  1 months back

                                          Is that the last Blockbuster in the USA or the last Blockbuster in the world?

                                          • Zim AlienPrincess
                                            Zim AlienPrincess  1 months back

                                            it has a vareity selection netflix just takes down there movies i miss blockbuster but then again a library just opened last year at the begining sooooooo i get all my movies/tv shows for free except u cant check out video games i heard some library from diffrent states do it.

                                            • RandomDude WhoLikesMusic
                                              RandomDude WhoLikesMusic  1 months back

                                              Living in a rural town, I had Movie Gallery and went to it and had many memories just browsing the video games. It closed in 2010 and I have honestly missed it ever since.

                                              • Class Of Verse Me David
                                                Class Of Verse Me David  1 months back

                                                I was a bag in blockbuster. And an a associate of the firm.

                                                • nicole parker
                                                  nicole parker  1 months back

                                                  i was a hollywood video typa gal

                                                  • Cresent and star
                                                    Cresent and star  1 months back

                                                    Bringing the community together

                                                    • Pelvis Wrestley
                                                      Pelvis Wrestley  1 months back

                                                      They should get a videogame section. Business will skyrocket. Some of us still love our physical copies.

                                                      • Paul Davies
                                                        Paul Davies  1 months back

                                                        The verge: last blockbuster in America
                                                        Alaska: I guess we are not part of the us because we have 5 statewide

                                                        • Geoff M
                                                          Geoff M  1 months back

                                                          Whos here after cr1tical?

                                                          • PenGussi
                                                            PenGussi  1 months back

                                                            blockbuster: Battle Royale

                                                            • The Irish Potato
                                                              The Irish Potato  1 months back

                                                              So wholesome.

                                                              • Richie Beck
                                                                Richie Beck  1 months back

                                                                I worked at Blockbuster here in Philly from 2001 to 2004, and when he said 'it still smells the same,' my mind went right back to all those years ago. I actually never thought I'd say this, but I miss it. Maybe it's the nostalgia that I miss. I sure don't miss the mediocre pay, but I miss my team and my regular customers. We knew what movies they liked. I miss walking down the aisles with a customer to help them find a good movie. Man...

                                                                • ElRadioDJ913
                                                                  ElRadioDJ913  1 months back

                                                                  Blockbuster was my favorite thing to do when it comes to renting VHS and video games. And now everything is digital and I found it very lazy.

                                                                  • carealoo744
                                                                    carealoo744  2 months back

                                                                    0:10 Am I the only 1, who thought this was a song?

                                                                    • Weerdouu
                                                                      Weerdouu  2 months back

                                                                      2095: going to the last school

                                                                      • Brandon lavergne
                                                                        Brandon lavergne  2 months back

                                                                        Anyone remember the feeling of getting the last copy on sale?

                                                                        • Ricgeon Gladomain
                                                                          Ricgeon Gladomain  2 months back

                                                                          I always wanted to work at a blockbuster store for summer but there is only one might just start my own

                                                                          • *-YOUR and YOU'RE are 2 different words-*

                                                                            Netflix doesn't have any movies that I search!

                                                                            • Sherks Onion cheese
                                                                              Sherks Onion cheese  2 months back

                                                                              Na blockbuster is dead

                                                                              • Alexa Hope
                                                                                Alexa Hope  2 months back

                                                                                petition to bring blockbuster back!!!

                                                                                • Alexa Hope
                                                                                  Alexa Hope  2 months back

                                                                                  i am strangely attracted to the owner's son, he's like a 90s e-boy

                                                                                  • YOUNG TARIQ XD
                                                                                    YOUNG TARIQ XD  2 months back

                                                                                    Secend hand??

                                                                                    • I quickscoped a child
                                                                                      I quickscoped a child  2 months back

                                                                                      I’m live here in bend but sadly moving to Redmond because bend is getting expensive but atleast I’m still near the town that I’ve lived 13 years of my life in

                                                                                      • budsmoke bunny
                                                                                        budsmoke bunny  2 months back

                                                                                        I miss the smell of the store

                                                                                        • LordKaiser Rhus
                                                                                          LordKaiser Rhus  2 months back

                                                                                          god i wish i could remember what that blockbuster smell was

                                                                                          • Kelly Heath
                                                                                            Kelly Heath  2 months back

                                                                                            I loved Blockbuster and Hollywood Video and Borders and Toys R Us. They always close down the good stores

                                                                                            • Jack Cavanagh
                                                                                              Jack Cavanagh  2 months back

                                                                                              Does anyone remember Xtravision?😢😢😢😢😢

                                                                                              • Elligons
                                                                                                Elligons  2 months back

                                                                                                I actually miss working there. My top recommendations are Fight Club, Azumi, and the Boondock Saints. With Lucky Number Sleven as a chaser.