Today’s youth doesn’t know how good they have got it.. Back in the day, if we wanted to watch a movie, we’d have to get in our car and drive to a Blockbuster Video, walk through the aisles looking for something decent to watch, and then pay $4.99 to rent it. And if we didn’t return it in time, we’d get hit with LATE FEES!
Blockbuster was an absolute giant that had over 9000 stores at it’s peak. But they failed to get with the times (“What’s the Internet?”), and a little startup called Netflix came around and put the company out of business.
Now most of us believed that the last Blockbuster stores closed back in 2014. But a Twitter account claiming to be the last surviving Blockbuster store just recently surfaced, and they’ve posting some hilarious tweets that have us in tears..
Quit Neflix and chill.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) June 15, 2016
Guess they’re still bitter over the fact that Blockbuster’s big boss turned down an offer to acquire Netflix and have them handle Blockbuster’s online efforts. Whoops!
We offer a level of personal service that Redbox will NEVER achieve.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) May 15, 2016
Yeah, Redbox swooping in with $0.99 rentals was another nail in the coffin for the overpriced Blockbuster.
We have a sign that says, "No shirt. No shoes. No service." but we're not going to be sticklers about it at this point.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) May 30, 2016
We used to give a lot of money to charity, which sucks because now we could really use that shit.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) May 4, 2016
Due to financial strain, we will no longer be purchasing any new additions of the Air Bud series.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) April 29, 2016
Listen, if you rent 3 movies you can take as many Sour Straws as you want.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) April 27, 2016
RT for a chance to win something when we can afford it.
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) May 31, 2016
Yikes, things are sounding pretty desperate over there. Crazy, considering the company made $800 million in late fees in 2000!
— The Last Blockbuster (@loneblockbuster) May 18, 2016