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Old 11-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Such a variety of movies to choose from. Now you have limited options with things like redbox.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

I do and I don't. I used to live near one and loved the selection that I could make based on what I felt like that day. They they would have monthly passes and I could go back and forth renting when I felt like it. But the plus side now is that it is significantly cheaper, and I can watch something on Netflix instantly (although not as good or as updated of a selection).
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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I definitely miss renting from video stores. It was a fun low-key date activity even. It's not as fun browsing Netflix.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Hollywood video new releases. Ahh, good times.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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Yes, very much. I miss browsing through the international films section.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Toronto still has great video stores, so maybe you guys just have to look and see what you find in your city. Sure Blockbuster and Hollywood Video might have died off, but maybe there are still some cool places out there(and to take a girl like Rake suggested). I do have to agree, while the convenience of picking movies on Netflix is unmatched, the actual experience of going with people and doing it yourself is so much better than scrolling.

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I kinda miss it. It was nice going to the store and looking for some movies to watch. Now you can see the IMDB rating and everything. IDK it's different I guess.
With smartphones isn't that complaint kinda invalid?

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

I kinda miss it. It was nice going to the store and looking for some movies to watch. Now you can see the IMDB rating and everything. IDK it's different I guess.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

I actually kind of enjoyed working at a video store. A job where I get to talk about movies for hours? Pretty awesome to get paid for that, even if it was just for chump change.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

I miss it very much. Mostly the mom and pop small stores, rather than Blockbuster and Hollywood Video.

The smaller stores had films that Blockbuster and Hollywood didn't (or wouldn't carry.)
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #10
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miss it a lot
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Nah, I don't miss wasting trips to the store because all of the new releases have been rented out. I'm glad they are out of business
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #12
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Went to blockbuster a lot this past summer because of a free subscription trial...often go to redbox too. But yeah online takes away the personalization of it all.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #13
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Yeah those were good times.

I'm now able to see better movies now though, since you can just look up the imdb and rotten tomatoes ratings.

I don't always agree with the critics or imdb users, but a movie with a 3.2 imdb rating and a 7% fresh rating on rottentomatoes really is terrible 99% of the time. So it's good to not have to waste a trip to the store and 2 hours of watching the movie on that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #14
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

I miss being able to rent lesser known movies. Also when the person behind the counter could tell you what movie you are thinking of(based on a description that would get you a rabbit hole from google), and where to find it in the store. There are movies that I own on VHS that aren't anywhere to be found online today(streaming or for sale), and some of them are really awesome.

Now, among the few video rental stores that are open, the kid behind the counter doesn't know shit and thinks movies like the Avengers is the GOAT film of all time.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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Default Re: Who else misses going to video stores to rent movies?

Only b/c there were a lot of cute girls/milfs in Blockbuster. Really easy to start a convo, plus it was usually in the evening, plus you could tell if they were single, couples usually go to pick a movie out together.
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