There is a video rental store that I can see from my apartment windows. It takes me less than five minutes to walk there. It’s been a convenient place for me to rent my Blu-ray movies since the day I moved into my apartment. Unfortunately, the store is closing. As many of you know, people aren’t renting movies as much as they did. The movie rental business is dying out as people get their movies distributed to them with other means, all of them digital. I was a child when I saw the rise of the movie rental business. I remember my father took me to my very first store that rented VHS tapes. The decor sucked and the place was kinda dirty. I rented Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It had no special features because those hadn’t been invented yet. Hard to believe in less than 30 years, the movie rental business has no more use for good, old brick and mortar stores.
Anyways, the rental store close to me is having a sale. I believe they are trying to sell off their entire inventory, which mostly includes movies and games. I really don’t care for the DVDs so my main focus will be the Blu-rays (especially the box sets) and the Xbox 360 games. I have no idea what the prices will be but I’m hoping they’ll be heavily discounted off the original price.
The sale begins at 10am which seems like a reasonable time but if you’re keeping score at home, 10am is like the middle of the night for me. I’m gonna drag my ass out of bed for this because I ain’t got nothing else to do tomorrow anyways. I can sleep in the afternoon. Wish me luck! I really want a cheap copy of that Superman game!