Video Rental Stores Still Hanging On

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
The introduction of Redbox automated kiosks, Netflix and other streaming movie services signaled "the end" of the neighborhood movie rental store, Right?

These are some of the notable Blu-Ray and DVD releases hitting retail in the US on November 19th, 2013.

The introduction of Redbox automated kiosks, Netflix and other streaming movie services signaled "the end" of the neighborhood movie rental store, Right?

Maybe not, As loyal customers are still heading to brick and mortar stores looking for their favorite flicks.

For some, It's the selection, With many hard-to-find titles you can't watch online.

Others enjoy the personal service.

The stores that have been able to survive have done so by expanding their business to offer espresso drinks, Or freebies like hot buttered popcorn.

While Blockbuster and Hollywood Video have gone bust, family video has more than 800 stores, mostly in the Midwest.

Their attraction - affordable prices and a larger selection of new releases.

Still, All of these businesses realize that their days may be numbered.

Some of these stores even offer vhs titles you can't find online.


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