Dish Buys Blockbuster, But What Does ...

Dish Buys Blockbuster, But What Does It Get?

There are 7 comments on the Investopedia story from Apr 8, 2011, titled Dish Buys Blockbuster, But What Does It Get?. In it, Investopedia reports that:

Satellite TV provider Dish Network successfully bid for the assets of bankrupt movie rental retailer Blockbuster, Inc.

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Nomo Blockbuster

United States

#1 Apr 8, 2011
Unfortunately, not much.
Hollywood Undead

United States

#2 Apr 8, 2011
You really can't say that? Look at each store's pretty large rental and sale inventory? They have a good blue ray selection. So all that Times (X) 2000 stores is a lot of stuff! Good for them to even be able to stay in business all these years. This is a success story!

Mississauga, Canada

#3 Apr 8, 2011
The inventory is worthless. The movie rental business, money is made from the new releases. Anything older then 2 months basically collects dust. New releases are about $20 brand new at wal-mart. ANy of the older stuff is only worth a couple of bucks.
Hollywood Undead

United States

#4 Apr 9, 2011
I disagree. Many older films are hard to find? Like by blockbuster has Last Man Standing and Things to Do in Denver When YOU ARE DEAD which are with very hard to find to purchase. If anything you can find the new releases ANYWHERE !

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Babylon 5, Epsilon Eridani

#5 Apr 9, 2011
it is going to be interesting in how this marriage will work. I do not see dishnetwork keeping the stores but if they work it right, they could actually be a strong competitor with netflixs streaming service.
Hollywood Undead

Middletown, CT

#6 Apr 10, 2011
You mean Dish streaming and satellite NOT Netflix? Right now its pretty obvious that Netflix is very very worried about Blockbuster and Dish combining their resources. Ps....... Dish will still be able to shut down Netflix and Red Box with or without the stores...... So sit back and hold on for the ride. Bye bye Netflix because you are done (or bought out) within 12 months and Red Box you can't be making any money with credit card fees and everything involved with running a vending machine? So Red Box will be obsolete in about 18 months once the machines begin to break down and rust.
Nomo Blockbuster

Santa Clarita, CA

#7 Apr 10, 2011
Netflix is not worried at all about Blockbuster and you're as delusional as Dish if you think otherwise.

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