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CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

Old 01-14-11, 05:37 PM
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CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

What a bargain!

Local Blockbuster in Des Plaines, Illinois, is going out of business. Took a rental copy of the single disc CASABLANCA Blu to check the price. Clerk told me it was only $59.99. I asked him to check that price again and he said, yep, it's $59.99. Manager came over and looked at the screen and said, yep, that's the correct price. I told them it must be a mistake and the guy responded:

"Sir, this is CASABLANCA." And then asked: "Are you sure you don't want it?"
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Old 01-14-11, 05:57 PM
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bahaha. stunning. considering i bought the blu ray box set on Amazon for a good $30
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Old 01-14-11, 07:24 PM
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Good story. Not really a bargain, but where else would you share this?

It's hearing things like what you have just described that makes it clear why Blockbuster is going out of business.
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Old 01-14-11, 08:17 PM
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Good story. Not really a bargain, but where else would you share this?
Store forum?
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Old 01-14-11, 08:40 PM
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"Sir, this is CASABLANCA." And then asked: "Are you sure you don't want it?"
Go out of business already.
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Old 01-14-11, 11:29 PM
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Tell him you want to buy Casblanca but not there. If he responds "Are you sure you don't want to buy it here?" Tell him "Sir, this is Blockbuster."
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Re: CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

Originally Posted by thursdaynighter View Post
Tell him you want to buy Casblanca but not there. If he responds "Are you sure you don't want to buy it here?" Tell him "Sir, this is Blockbuster."
Well put
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Old 01-15-11, 12:10 AM
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I miss the days of the mom and pop video store where you could actually speak to someone with some sort of love/knowledge of film.

Fuck Blockbuster
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Fuck Blockbuster
Too late. They already are.
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Old 01-15-11, 08:59 AM
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I miss the days of clamshell VHS that cost $89.99 new...
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Old 01-17-11, 07:22 PM
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Re: CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

This bluray has the part number of the collector box set that's why it's priced so high.
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Old 01-17-11, 07:55 PM
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^ So what, even as the boxset it's still a price that is moronic.

Blockbuster ran themselves right in the ground and I applaud that.

I'll see ya in hell blockbuster!
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Old 01-17-11, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
This bluray has the part number of the collector box set that's why it's priced so high.
Is this supposed to defend Blockbuster? It makes them look even worse for having the wrong part number on the single disc version.
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Old 01-17-11, 11:11 PM
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No I agree I'm just telling why the price shows that amount. totally ridiculous.
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"Sir, this is a Blockbuster.... not a Dollar store."
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Old 01-18-11, 12:53 PM
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Re: CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

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This bluray has the part number of the collector box set that's why it's priced so high.
Yeah, I figured that out for myself when they told me the price, which is why I asked them if it was a mistake. I told them about the box set pricing, but they all insisted it was not a mistake, including the manager.

The bottom line is that they were selling the single disc USED for the same price as the box set. And then tried to justify it by saying it was a classic movie and that's why it was worth the high price!

I can't wait until all these demon's steaming turds of stores are off the planet.
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Old 01-18-11, 01:07 PM
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You should've told them, "But it's not even in color!"
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Old 01-18-11, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
You should've told them, "But it's not even in color!"
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Old 01-18-11, 05:40 PM
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I remember when you had to leave a deposit of about that much just to rent a VHS of a movie in the early 80s.
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Re: CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
You should've told them, "But it's not even in color!"
"There are black-bars on the sides of the picture! It doesn't even fill up my TV!"
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Old 01-19-11, 02:23 PM
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"There are black-bars on the sides of the picture! It doesn't even fill up my TV!"
More egregious are the people who have HDTVs and then whine about black bars around their picture when watching content wider than 1.78:1. "I have a widescreen TV; why do I have bars? Why can't all movies fill the screen? I use Zoom."

When I'm Emperor of the Universe, I'll have an agency monitoring the Internet for these complaints and when detected, a roving SWAT team will be dispatched to bash down their door, confiscate their home theaters, and punch the offenders in the junk. They'll be left with a 19" SDTV and a VHS deck with dirty heads to watch stuff on.
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Re: CASABLANCA: Rental Copy, Single Disc, $59.99!

Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
You should've told them, "But it's not even in color!"
That costs extra ...
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Old 01-19-11, 08:42 PM
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That is a bargain at Blockbuster.
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I probably would have responded.. "and you wonder why blockbuster is failing, good luck finding a new job."
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