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Blockbuster couldnt block its own bust

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... and its only 16th January. shheeet mehn

Now video rental chain Blockbuster calls in the administrators with up to 4,000 jobs at risk
Blockbuster UK appoints Deloitte to seek buyer for all or parts of business

It is the third High Street casualty of 2013, following rival HMV and Jessops

'Internet providers' and 'digital streaming of movies and games' blamed

Follows fall of La Senza, Clinton Cards, JJB Sports, Habitat, Comet in 2012

By Matt Blake

PUBLISHED: 14:35, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:50, 16 January 2013

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DVD and video game rental chain Blockbuster UK has collapsed into administration, putting more than 4,000 jobs at risk.

The entertainment retailer becomes the third major High Street casualty of 2013 after falling demand and online price wars saw photography retailer Jessops go bust last week, followed closely by entertainment stalwart HMV on Tuesday.

Their demise in such a short space of time is a major body blow to the High Street which is already reeling from the administration of Blacks, La Senza, Clinton Cards, JJB Sports, Habitat and Comet, among others, last year.

rah i didnt even know clinton cards went bust....who are their rivals tho?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263380/Blockbuster-goes-administration-Latest-High-Street-collapse-puts-4-000-jobs-risk.html

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pmsl @ the netflix banner on this page.. The real.

Alot of these companies just lacked a good forecast of the future imo.


But still worrying times regardless.

On sky news they said they are 140+ companies (Big names/Small names) who are on high risk to likely go into administration.


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The fact that they've managed to stay in business for so long in this day and age is outstanding.


With the likes of Netflix, Lovefilm and of course piracy, I don't know a single person who would consider to rent a movie or game from them.


Biggest example of obsoletion since Radio Rentals.

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Fucking hell radio rentals ya na!

Remember one childhood friend had a tv u needed to feed 50ps every hour or something for it to work and once a week some guy would come and empty it.

Coolest story ever.

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that was a great watch, pos

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