Our White Bridge Blockbuster store is closing its doors for good at the end of April, and that means plenty of $1.99, $3.99 and $7.99 DVDs to go around! Yippee, liquidation sales! But we have to wonder…
Is this forewarning of what’s to come? Blockbuster is struggling to complete financing deals and to stay afloat amidst competitors Netflix and Redbox, and recent reports don’t do much to convince us of their long-term sustainability. Amidst all that dreary news, we are glad that we’re keeping the rest of our Blockbuster stores (for now), because we just LOVE renting “Casper Meets Wendy” on Halloween night and paying $7 for it. Uh, not that we did that or anything.
Really, we’re just glad that at least most Blockbuster employees get to keep their jobs. A shuttering of 7,400 stores wouldn’t do anything for our already astronomical unemployment rate.
Photo by lucias_clay.