Posted Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
Hey Blockbuster, remember that edge you had? What are you thinking?!
The one thing that Blockbuster has going for it isn't pricing or service - the company isn't the best at either. Blockbuster's huge advantage over contenders like Netflix and Redbox has been new movies and the lack of a delay window.
It looks like that advantage is drying up a bit, at least at Blockbuster kiosks. A new deal with Warner Bros puts the same 28 day delay on Blockbuster's kiosks, putting them equal with Redbox in timing. It's bad news for Blockbuster.
Blockbuster stores will still be getting movies on the day of release, so it's not a total loss for the company, but this move makes their Blockbuster Express kiosks less appealing.
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