In her piece reporting on the Blockbuster ceremony, Natalie Gonzales linked to an earlier post by Jef Otte, in which he gave a rerun of some childhood antics in "Blockbuster is moving to Colorado: I'm sending poop." But just as Otte has grown up (allegedly), so has Blockbuster, suggests one reader.
I used to hate blockbuster just as much as [Jef Otte]. When I was younger there were a few times that I incurred some late fees that were outrageous. After Netflix came out I went to them and even though a lot of their movies were old I stuck around for a while. Then one of my colleagues at Dish said that Blockbuster was under new management and had a new service called Blockbuster @ Home. I ignored it for a while, deep wounds heal slow, but after Netflix just about doubled their prices I decided to finally check out Blockbuster again. They were a lot cheaper so I guess it couldnt hurt. To my amazement, with the mail in service there are no late fees anymore and the movies are a lot newer. Honestly Blockbuster is a completely different animal. Like you said, they almost went bankrupt, but I think that was their wake up call.
How do you think the new Blockbuster compares to Netflix? Post your thoughts below, and read Jef Otte's "Blockbuster is moving to Colorado: I'm sending poop" here.