Originally Posted by JayCT-34WX15
That would be nice. Hope your source is correct.
Actually...they're just confirming what I've read 4-5 other places.
Since my source has direct access to advanced promotional materials, I just found it interesting that it was actually documented someplace.
Anyway...since I had to go into 3 stores for an unrelated reason yesterday, I also wanted to report that they still have only 3 Blu Ray players in stock
between the 3 stores and also only a nominal # of disks (they only got 1 box of new BD disks this past week between the 3 stores combined.
HD DVD disk sales, on the other hand, are doing better than BD and running at a steady clip. They sold
9 HD DVD players between the 3 stores this past week.
These numbers mean little on a grand scale, but are still interesting just to see things at a local level.
I did witness a humorous little "episode" yesterday at one of my 2 nearby Blockbuster stores....there were 3 people who waited in line in front of me, and then went to the counter where the store manager was manning that area. Almost in unison, they said, "We want to close our Blockbuster account in protest because Blockbuster is only supporting Blu Ray". The expression on the face of the manager was a Kodak moment...jaw dropped and all. The 3 people left quietly after turning in their cut up cards, and the manager seemed to then write down something before helping the next customer. When my turn came up at the counter, I commented "that was interesting about those 3 people"...his response..."they're not the first ones to cancel over Blu Ray, but it's the first time more than one came in at a time together". I told him I agreed with the 3, and was thinking of canceling myself. He said "No please don't...I'm writing a letter this weekend to corporate to let them know this is happening more and more, and they need to rethink all that".