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Blockbuster finally closing all stores this weekend

If you’ve never visited a Blockbuster but it was on your list of things to do before you die, you better do it this weekend as by Monday, every single one of the chain’s last remaining stores will permanently shut down. For good this time. It’s not coming back. This …

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Blockbuster US ends physical retail, closing 300 stores

Hot on the heels of Blockbuster UK re-entering administration, the US branch of the company has announced the ending of its long term love affair with physical retail, closing up 300 stores and ending the employment of over 2,800 people. The announcement was made by parent company Dish Network, suggesting that …

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Blockbuster customer’s megaphone protest nets refund

Blockbuster recently re-entered administration, despite raking in masses of pre-orders earlier in the year for both the Xbox One and PS4. With its current financials, it announced it would be unable to provide refunds, unless customers wrote to the head office, with all sorts of documentation and receipts. One man …

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Blockbuster is back in administration

Longtime video and DVD rental service Blockbuster, has for the second time this year, entered administration and is seeking a new buyer. It previously circled the the drain in February but was picked up by Gordon Brothers Europe in March – obviously that saving grace didn’t last. The relatively new …

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Blockbuster customers love the Xbox One

Well at least somebody does and at least somebody is shopping in Blockbuster. It’s more than that thought, as Blockbuster pre-order records have been shattered by those laying down cash for an Xbox One, despite the console not hitting the shelves until much later this year. MCV has a statement …

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Blockbuster closing 160 stores

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The administration firm for Blockbuster, Deloitte – which is becoming more of a household name at this point than the companies it’s administering – has announced that 160 Blockbuster stores will close. “Having reviewed the portfolio with management, the store closure plan is an inevitable consequence of having to restructure …

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Blockbuster will enter administration

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As if anyone didn’t see this coming. If GAME, HMV, Comet, Jessops and more could go under – the former admittedly only temporarily – then Blockbuster was surely not far behind. As parodied in the South Park episode A Nightmare on Facetime, nobody rents DVDs any more – at very …

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