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post #1 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Blockbuster will be shuttering about 300 stores (about 35% of its current locations) in the coming weeks. As you may know, the Dish network acquired the Blockbuster brand from bankruptcy almost 2 years ago.
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We continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we will continue to analyze store level profitability and — as we have in the past — close unprofitable stores,” Dish spokesperson John Hall wrote in an email.

That value is still a question mark, but a recent purchase by Dish may give us a clue.
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Blockbuster as a break-even concern that could be a strategic beachhead should Dish enter the mobile broadband market. Dish recently put up an unsolicited $2.28 billion offer for wireless network Clearwire

I will tell you where I live, our local Blockbuster does a pretty brisk business. If that one ever closes, I know Blockbuster is doomed.

So what say you? When was the last time you were in a Blockbuster? Is this just another nail in the Blockbuster coffin? If you owned Dish network, what would you do with with Blockbuster?

Let us hear from you!


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/blockbuster/blockbuster-closing-300-stores-us-29414

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We just lost the local Blockbuster over the Christmas holidays; what's more disappointing though is how lousy Blckbuster's disc by mail service has become. It used to be so very good...
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I've always been tempted by Blockbuster disc by mail, but I have fought off that temptation. I'm wasn't sure it was still around.

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