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#121 gumgum

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:01 PM

Sooke's last video store is finally going out of business.

What's left in the region?

Pic a Flic in CSV
Oswego in James Bay (they sell pet food now.)

That's all I can think of.

There was a news report a year or two ago about this subject and the owner of Pic a Flic stated that his aim was to be the last video store standing. Looks like it might happen but it doesn't seem like a very wise business model.

#122 dasmo

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

Might be a fantastic business model... Lot's of hard to find stuff only in that store. Lot's of different media players still out in the market. No competition. I wouldn't invest in it or anything though ;-)



#123 gumgum

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:47 PM

Yes but what happens when they stop making DVDs?

#124 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:38 PM

I think DVDs will be around for another ten years. There is still demand for content apart from the meagre offerings Netflix and Shaw decide to let us see.


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#125 dasmo

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:46 PM

It's the back catalog that's valuable at pic a flic. Can't find puppet master on Netflix or download it so easy.
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#126 Matt R.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:35 PM

Pic a flic is a partnership. Two very cool people own it. ;)

I think they have more than a few years left in them.

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#127 HB

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:56 PM

The Langford Futureshop has been officially rebranded back to Bestbuy



#128 sdwright.vic

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

^ what does this have to do with Blockbuster Canada?
Predictive text and a tiny keyboard are not my friends!

#129 HB

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

The name starts with a letter B ??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing I posted it the wrong place..


Edited by HB, 05 September 2015 - 09:17 AM.

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#130 sebberry

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:50 AM

Both blue and yellow.


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#131 jonny

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:51 AM

The Langford Futureshop has been officially rebranded back to Bestbuy GOPR3278.JPG


What do you mean back to best buy? It was never a best buy.

#132 HB

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 10:28 AM

Ok so my post here has been deemed an epic failure

 

 

Ill go back to bed


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#133 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:25 PM

12075082_10156102646265442_5936121098613162400_nbbb.jpg Someone has a sense of humour at the "Otto Funds" storefront on lower yates

 

 


Edited by Mr_E_Squirrel, 28 September 2015 - 07:28 PM.

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#134 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:36 PM

 

The two remaining Blockbuster stores in Alaska are set to close, marking the end of an era in what has long been one of the video rental business's last strongholds.

The stores, one on DeBarr Road in Anchorage and the other in Fairbanks, will close Monday for rental business, a post on the Facebook page for Blockbuster in Alaska said Thursday afternoon. They will reopen at noon Tuesday for an inventory sales that will run through July and August.

The closures leave just one store standing in the U.S., in Bend, Oregon.

https://www.adn.com/...e-set-to-close/


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#135 vortoozo

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:44 AM

Stopped in at the Anchorage location last month. It seemed surprisingly busy. Guess Alaska finally has decent internet.



 



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