Goodnight late fines. Goodnight reward perks. Goodnight gift cards and goofy store clerks.
Goodnight people. Goodnight lights. Goodnight to making it Blockbuster nights.
Blockbuster isn't turning out the lights for good, or saying good buy to their staff yet, but with increasingly decreasing sales and interest, Blockbuster has accelerated it's closing plans, and instead of closing over 400 stores by the end of the next year, they're anticipating closing a target of 810 to 960, with another 300 or so stores being converted to used DVD outlets.
Blockbuster is cutting loses, but still taking minimal action to be proactive. They seem to be trying to continue to push into pre-existing business models, by continuing to push their mail-order DVD rentals (competing with Netflix) and by adding Kiosk-style machines (competing with Redbox, Movie Cube, and other comparable companies).
In less than four months ago I made 8 recommendation to Blockbuster - and even sent them some e-mails with my recommendations. Did they respond? No. Do they appear to be moving in the direction of any of my recommendations? No.
This seems like snowballing, and I expect Blockbuster to be no more soon.
Does this bother you? Is there any redemptive reason why we should care about Blockbuster's survival?