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    Default Blockbuster renting new releases before official street date.

    This has happened to me several times now. I call to get the street date of a film, I also look online, or, look on their message board behind the counter.

    What they are doing is putting the dvds out for rent the day before official street. Today my wife went right at 10am (first person in the door) when they open and there's only 3 copies of Robinhood available out of 3 entire shelves. A couple of times I've gone in when they open and they were all rented out of new releases, no copies to rent on official street day.

    Anyone else having this happen? If not, I'm calling BB corporate and ratting these guys out.
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    Ive had the same thing happen to me and they tell me that they didnt receive very many copies of the particular release, now, how true that is I dont know.
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    They told my wife that today, that they didn't receive very many copies. But, once an employee told me that sometimes they put them out early.
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    No, the employees are letting their friends grab them first.

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    If it is worth seeing on release day I buy it. Otherwise it goes to the bottom of the Netflix queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by messiah View Post
    No, the employees are letting their friends grab them first.
    Yep this does happen and I caught my local BB doing it one time....I was like first in the doar and noticed a few copies missing

    Get on it ron and inquire about it to BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    If it is worth seeing on release day I buy it. Otherwise it goes to the bottom of the Netflix queue.
    I once was a member, but Netflix is horrible when it comes to Blu-ray rentals, horrible. Waits, long waits and very long waits....no thanks.
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    Sure you guys will survive ? I mean, not watching a movie on the release date and the emotional trauma and all ?

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    The day I have it in my hands, is the release day, AFAIC.

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    I guess it really dosent matter, BB will be the next Co. to bite the dust. RedBox is putting a hurting on them in my area.
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    Two clicks of the remote and it was up and running in HD:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost View Post
    Two clicks of the remote and it was up and running in HD:)
    Oh yeah? You guys are listening to lossy audio after those two clicks :p Not Dolby True-HD or DTS HD-Master, duh :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMara View Post
    Oh yeah? You guys are listening to lossy audio after those two clicks :p Not Dolby True-HD or DTS HD-Master, duh :)
    My receiver can't process those anyway so... duh:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost View Post
    Two clicks of the remote and it was up and running in HD:)

    You are Lost. You are in the wrong thread.

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    When I worked for BB in the late 90s it was a big deal to control exactly when the first people could grab a movie. These things (putting movie out early/letting friends get first dibs/....even taking one for ourselves) would be grounds for firing.

    Those were the days


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost View Post
    My receiver can't process those anyway so... duh:)
    That's your problem, not us, so... duh :p
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