22 Reasons Why Blockbuster Will Never Outlast Netflix


22. Because the corporate movie rental giant that shut down small mom and pop movie stores became cocky and sloppy

21. Blockbuster online is not as user friendly as Netflix

20. Netflix is the Godfather of online rentals and makes offers customers can't refuse

19. 10 out of 20 movies from Blockbuster online were scratched and or dented

18. 3 out of 20 movies from Netflix were scratched and or dented

17. Blockbuster focuses on highlighting how and why they are better than Netflix. A duck doesn't have to say it's a duck to be seen as a duck.

16. Blockbuster promotes Netflix in their commercials in attempts to persuade viewers that they truly have more to offer, nothing like free advertising

15. Blockbuster is more expensive than Netflix (cost of plan, cost of late "restocking" fee, & Gas)

14. Blockbuster needs Netflix to survive in the online rental industry. Netflix has and controls the resources and necessities that Blockbuster needs for online

13. Blockbuster was late to the party and caught with their pants down

12. 'This is blockbuster, you currently owe $495 for the following late movies...' Charging customers late fees daily for movie rentals not returned on time.

11. Being sued for illegal (original) late fee structure... very sneaky... Blockbuster loses the trust of loyal customers

10. 'No Late Fees... ever,' a few months later... 'You are being charged a restocking fee for the movie being late'

09. Because local is better, and Netflix delivers on time

08. Netflix is just the perfect convenient alternative, and delivers on time

07. Blockbuster Online Support has no real answers that help, instead they read you answers from the frequently asked questions and talk you around in circles in hopes that you will go away.

06. Threatening to cancel your membership means nothing to Blockbuster online

05. Blockbuster can't make their minds up about what to offer customers, All-Access or By mail?

04. Then, unlimited in-store movie exchanges... Now, limited in-store movie exchanges a month

03. Netflix counters Blockbusters' in-store exchange and still delivers faster with 'On demand' online download option

02. Blockbuster is currently in the process of closing their brick and mortar stores because the cost to debt ratio is killing them.

01. Blockbuster again loses it's loyal customers, online and in-store to Netflix due to the current plan change set to take place August 31 for current customers.

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5 Responses to “22 Reasons Why Blockbuster Will Never Outlast Netflix”

  1. Brad V. 20 August 2007 at 7:03 pm Permalink

    I prefer Netflix myself. The movie selection is outstanding. The delivery is very fast (we get movies within 2-3 days). And the price is always right.

    But some of my friends prefer Blockbuster. Their reasoning is that if they want a new movie, they can just swing by the store for a trade-in.

    While that might be a convenience factor over Netflix, it’s hardly enough for me to switch services.

    And how can anyone forget the “No Late Fees Ever” fiasco at Blockbuster. They only thing they didn’t tell you was if your movie was a week or more late, they charged you an arm and a leg.

    Go Netflix!

    • Blog Money 20 August 2007 at 8:48 pm Permalink

      Well Blockbuster will be changing the in-store exchange limiting customers to the number of in-store exchanges per month. Sounds like a classic Blockbuster moment.

  2. Zmoney 21 August 2007 at 12:51 am Permalink

    We don’t have neither in Barbados unfortunately : \ but its some handy info. I never knew about Netflix lol

    • Blog Money 21 August 2007 at 10:16 am Permalink

      Yeah but you’re living in Barbados… what’s the weather like?

  3. online stock trading guru 10 January 2010 at 8:05 pm Permalink

    Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

    I’m Out! 🙂

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