Movie Gallery axes 760 stores including one in Lincolnton

Full story: Lincoln Times-News

Movie Gallery of Lincolnton is closing, although an exact date has not yet been determined, employees said earlier this week.
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Mooovies

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#1
Feb 15, 2010
 
Belmont's one and only movie store is closing....sad.
Chris Ray

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Feb 15, 2010
 

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wake up hick...have you just come out from your rock!? Red Box, Netflix, the Internet, CVE, etc...old school stores like this are long gone. And yes, they gave me free movies for a month to let them keep the signs up!
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Feb 16, 2010
 

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Chris Ray wrote:
wake up hick...have you just come out from your rock!? Red Box, Netflix, the Internet, CVE, etc...old school stores like this are long gone. And yes, they gave me free movies for a month to let them keep the signs up!
Do you really think attacking Mr. Ray's personal and professional reputation is a good idea in light of the new NC internet law?
Monitor

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Feb 16, 2010
 
Do you really think attacking Mr. Ray's professional reputation online is a good idea given NC's new internet law?
Curious

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Feb 16, 2010
 
What is that law?
Legal Eagle

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Curious

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Feb 16, 2010
 

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Thanks. Here's a short recap for everyone.

(b) Offense. It is unlawful for any person to communicate by transmission through an
electronic medium any false, defamatory statement that is libelous or slanderous.
(c) Penalty. A person convicted of an offense under this section is guilty of a Class 2
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Reality Check

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Feb 16, 2010
 
Curious wrote:
Thanks. Here's a short recap for everyone.
(b) Offense. It is unlawful for any person to communicate by transmission through an
electronic medium any false, defamatory statement that is libelous or slanderous.
(c) Penalty. A person convicted of an offense under this section is guilty of a Class 2
misdemeanor.
If that doesn't make you think twice b4u post, I don't what will
Chambered Round

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For all you people who think that netflix and redbox is "all that", let me tell you how my entertainment spending went today. Today, instead of downloading and ordering netflix movies, I got dressed and went outside (that big open space beyond the front door), got in my car and drove to some stores. I found a rare old Dreamcast game at a used furniture store for $1. At a pawnshop, I purchased 17 mint condition PS1 games and 6 DVDs for $50. Included was a perfect condition copy of Darkstalkers 3 which sells online for around $50 by itself. I scored some good movies, too. Black Snake Moan, Return of the Living Dead, some Japanese animes. I finished my shopping spree today at a second pawn shop where I bought 2 PS3 games and found a perfect copy of Super Mario World for SNES for approximately $30.

So...

While you're all patting yourselves on the backs for saving 2 or 3 dollars at the expense of lost jobs and closing stores, I will resell my purchases online after THOROUGHLY enjoying them for a tidy profit of about $250, while at the same time supporting my local economy and keeping open some cool mom-and-pop shops.

Good day to you, sirs!
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Chambered Round wrote:
For all you people who think that netflix and redbox is "all that", let me tell you how my entertainment spending went today. Today, instead of downloading and ordering netflix movies, I got dressed and went outside (that big open space beyond the front door), got in my car and drove to some stores. I found a rare old Dreamcast game at a used furniture store for $1. At a pawnshop, I purchased 17 mint condition PS1 games and 6 DVDs for $50. Included was a perfect condition copy of Darkstalkers 3 which sells online for around $50 by itself. I scored some good movies, too. Black Snake Moan, Return of the Living Dead, some Japanese animes. I finished my shopping spree today at a second pawn shop where I bought 2 PS3 games and found a perfect copy of Super Mario World for SNES for approximately $30.
So...
While you're all patting yourselves on the backs for saving 2 or 3 dollars at the expense of lost jobs and closing stores, I will resell my purchases online after THOROUGHLY enjoying them for a tidy profit of about $250, while at the same time supporting my local economy and keeping open some cool mom-and-pop shops.
Good day to you, sirs!
How are you supporting the local economy by selling that garbage on Ebay, not charging sales tax, nor reporting it as income to the government. Do you have a tax ID and registered as a business?$250 profit for a day's work & 'Ole Uncle Sam ain't getting a piece - Chambered Round better simer down before the IRS finds ya.
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Lincolnton, NC

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Feb 18, 2010
 
they are some things that will fade out and they are some things that wont.

Something tells me they will always be some sort of actual physical store to go and rent movies from be it blockbuster/hollywood or whatever.

In Lincolnton, we have a Hollywood Video which pretty much shutdown all the "small" video rental which is okay but a few months after Hollywood open a Movie Gallery opened. Joke being that Hollywood and Movie Gallery is together...bigger joke being they are on the same street a few blocks apart!!!

So now, the movie gallery is closing...meh...doesnt really do much for me. Actually, I went in there for some stuff just to see and they had little to nothing BUT EVERYTHING was for sale...I went to the one in Cherryville and they said they werent selling the New Releases....weird. They seemed to have more of a selection as well.

IMO, supporting these business, is ever bit like supporting so called mom and pop because you know what...I dont want consigment store crap...I want new stuff that will last...:P and in lincolnton where I live the only stores I see that you could call "family owned", "small business", "mom and pop" are just that...consigment stores....
chambered round

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Feb 18, 2010
 
slags1, for your information, I do have a tax id and I am registered as a business. I support my local economy by getting out of the house and buying from my local businesses. The profit I make selling to people just like you is redistributed to my local economy by my local purchases, such as groceries, gas, entertainment, etc. Before you make a fool of yourself, make sure you are right and not just defending your own poor spending habits. I am merely taking advantage of internet junkies such as yourself.
chambered round

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Feb 18, 2010
 
Lol, you're right. Independent retailers have been beaten down by corporate powerhouses until they have little left but the crumbs of the big boys to pick over. It's a sad state of affairs, but we have done it to ourselves with our spending habits, thinking we are getting something of higher quality from corporate chains when in fact, it is really just the same thing. Is there any difference between the same dvd title sitting on the shelf in movie gallery or an independent mom-and-pop? No. Its made of the same materials. It's just our perception of quality, drilled into our brains by advertising and our own human nature-- thinking we're somehow more upper class because we shop at a big fancy superstore. Not reality, but pervasive. You seem open minded. You should think about it.
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Feb 18, 2010
 
me
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Feb 19, 2010
 
Ive honestly never been in a store that I was aware of it being considered "mom and pop" and thought that I needed to support it over walmart or any other store.

If they have something I want it at the time I can buy it I do. Other stores such as outlet stores or surplus stores are the stores I shop at the most but the overflow of consignment stores in my area seems silly because eventually it would seem like we would run out of consigners.

A local church had this on their sign the other week:

"KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE THIS WEEKEND"
and then under it
"Consigners wanted please contact at this number ###"

No lie. Now, why would even TRY to have a consigment sale if you had nothing to sell? I gotta think the same goes for a lot of 1st time business's if the local product isnt there how can a business even be open?

Chicken and the Egg type thing maybe?

You need one before the other and to get one you need money and in order to get money you need a job and to get a job you need the other.

I see it as one big circle to be honest.
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Charleston, SC

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#18
May 31, 2010
 
Movie Gallery made it's mistake by raising the price of rentals higher than what it would cost for you to watch the movie at a theater.Then they required you to sign up for auto pay to get on one of there prepay discount plans which requires you to pay $40 dollars a month for 3 months.Why could they not have offered $1-1night rental like red box instead of $5-5night rental thereby increaseing the traffic in there store bringing in more customers.Instead all they did was run there customers off with high prices and BS.

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#19
Jun 4, 2010
 
Wow !Interesting!

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