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Blockbuster £7.00 to rent a game Omg! !

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As above really i just think its daylight robbery i hope they go bust in their crummy little stores.
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6y, 4d agoPosted 6 years, 4 days ago
As above really i just think its daylight robbery i hope they go bust in their crummy little stores.
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[mod] 5 Likes #1
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.
#2
Perhaps you should step back and consider why their prices have gotten so high before wishing people out of work. How long do you get for £7?
1 Like #3
For an extra bit of money you could get a subscription from Lovefilm and have games sent out to you. No idea how retail stores manage these days, everything is cheaper online.
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Retro89
For an extra bit of money you could get a subscription from Lovefilm and have games sent out to you. No idea how retail stores manage these days, everything is cheaper online.


Many people still enjoy going in to a shop and seeing their goods and then being able to take them away.
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i hope they go bust in their crummy little stores.
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Last time i went to rent a game it was 3 pounds. . Fifa 11 £7 for seven days. . Fifa 10 £3.95 to purchase the game. . Who ever rents games needs there head checked
#7
kev_u8701r
Last time i went to rent a game it was 3 pounds. . Fifa 11 £7 for seven days. . Fifa 10 £3.95 to purchase the game. . Who ever rents games needs there head checked


Its only new release games that are that price - older games are much less.

I got one of them golden tickets last week - 7 rentals for £4.99. It says excludes games but our branch let us use it for games

Edited By: bossyboots on Mar 19, 2011 18:55
1 Like #8
I got rental vouchers from Tesco Clubcards which I use to rent games from Blockbusters when they are first released... the vouchers cost me £12 for 12 tokens - total bargain when used for games.

Another plus is that I get to redeem the code for online play, as I'm the first to rent, and that would have cost £7.99

So now the £7 for 7 nights doesn't seem to bad after all, even without my club card vouchers :-)

Also... on Tuesdays you can print off a voucher from Blockbuster.co.uk that gives you a half price rental, and £3.50 for a week is definitely worth it, for me.
#9
Its one of those crazy vicious circles.

The prices went up likely as no one was renting them, but no one was renting them as they are too expensive.

I dont rent the games as when I can buy the same game for like £15-20 whats the point? I have seen games which are like £7 to rent which are like £10 in the pre owned section(so even if you sold for £3 and kept a while you still have had it longer)
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magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.

Corporate greed puts people out of a job, not a customer who wishes it to go bust. If the prices are too high then I agree that the person shouldnt rent it but my honest opinion is that if the company want to exploit/extort customers then it deserves to go bust. It has nobody to blame but itself.

Edited By: StevenA2000_uk on Mar 19, 2011 19:18
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StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.


Corporate greed puts people out of a job, not a customer who wishes it to go bust. If the prices are too high then I agree that the person shouldnt rent it but my honest opinion is that if the company want to exploit/extort customers then it deserves to go bust. It has nobody to blame but itself.


That is irrelevant to the point I made. You should never wish for a store to go bust.
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magicjay1986
StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.

Corporate greed puts people out of a job, not a customer who wishes it to go bust. If the prices are too high then I agree that the person shouldnt rent it but my honest opinion is that if the company want to exploit/extort customers then it deserves to go bust. It has nobody to blame but itself.

That is irrelevant to the point I made. You should never wish for a store to go bust.
Thats because your point was ...well pointless.
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StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.


Corporate greed puts people out of a job, not a customer who wishes it to go bust. If the prices are too high then I agree that the person shouldnt rent it but my honest opinion is that if the company want to exploit/extort customers then it deserves to go bust. It has nobody to blame but itself.


That is irrelevant to the point I made. You should never wish for a store to go bust.

Thats because your point was ...well pointless.


I didn't know such wit existed on these forums.

Nothing about my post was about corporate greed. It was to make the point that MANY jobs would be lost if Blockbuster went bust.
banned#14
renting is good for most games these days unless you are buying it for online play.

ive got over 100 games i paid a fair price on that dont even see the light of day.

£7 for a week or £40 for a weeks play never to be played again and sit in its box.....all alone......all alone in unplayed games land.....
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magicjay1986
I didn't know such wit existed on these forums.

Nothing about my post was about corporate greed. It was to make the point that MANY jobs would be lost if Blockbuster went bust.

Congratulations on stating the obvious.

Now, anyone who is not **** would read the OPs statement and realise it was a protest about the price of a product and the perception that it was too high a price....some people interpret that as the company being greedy for money. I know some folks are not educated to make these connections. Those who do would know that the act of greed by the company is more likely to cause it to go bust and thus put people out of jobs, not simply someone who 'wishes' the company to go bust.

And yes, such wit does exist. I reply to it all the time.
#16
hodsey77
I got rental vouchers from Tesco Clubcards which I use to rent games from Blockbusters when they are first released... the vouchers cost me £12 for 12 tokens - total bargain when used for games.

Another plus is that I get to redeem the code for online play, as I'm the first to rent, and that would have cost £7.99

So now the £7 for 7 nights doesn't seem to bad after all, even without my club card vouchers :-)

Also... on Tuesdays you can print off a voucher from Blockbuster.co.uk that gives you a half price rental, and £3.50 for a week is definitely worth it, for me.

They should really be taking those out and giving you the trial 7 day code
#17
dontasciime


They should really be taking those out and giving you the trial 7 day code


7 day trial code is there for any subsequent renters, but the first one to rent can input the full code... why would they take them out? It's a reason I rent from them (and probably other people too) and would be less inclined to do so without that benefit. Not gonna do them any good to just take out the codes and then have no-one use them?
#18
£7 for a loan of a game lol.
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StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
I didn't know such wit existed on these forums.

Nothing about my post was about corporate greed. It was to make the point that MANY jobs would be lost if Blockbuster went bust.


Congratulations on stating the obvious.

Now, anyone who is not **** would read the OPs statement and realise it was a protest about the price of a product and the perception that it was too high a price....some people interpret that as the company being greedy for money. I know some folks are not educated to make these connections. Those who do would know that the act of greed by the company is more likely to cause it to go bust and thus put people out of jobs, not simply someone who 'wishes' the company to go bust.

And yes, such wit does exist. I reply to it all the time.



I have to agree.....like 'wishing' anything actually mean anything anyway!! lol
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hannah19790
StevenA2000_uk
magicjay1986
I didn't know such wit existed on these forums.

Nothing about my post was about corporate greed. It was to make the point that MANY jobs would be lost if Blockbuster went bust.


Congratulations on stating the obvious.

Now, anyone who is not **** would read the OPs statement and realise it was a protest about the price of a product and the perception that it was too high a price....some people interpret that as the company being greedy for money. I know some folks are not educated to make these connections. Those who do would know that the act of greed by the company is more likely to cause it to go bust and thus put people out of jobs, not simply someone who 'wishes' the company to go bust.

And yes, such wit does exist. I reply to it all the time.



I have to agree.....like 'wishing' anything actually mean anything anyway!! lol


I would hope that people would not actually believe something like that would happen. It seems my point has been missed again. Whether someone wishes or hopes something bad happens to a retailer is a selfish attitude to take. That was the point I made which has been stretched further and further until it has got to the stage to not truly reflect what I said earlier.

If you cannot afford to rent a game for £7 then do not rent it. It is as simple as that. Just because you cannot afford it does not mean you should hope for them to "go bust in their crummy little stores".
banned#21
magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.


There is nothing wrong with wishing a company would go out of business. The nature of capitalism is that companies that offer poor service (as this person thinks they are) are ultimately usurped by another company.
[mod]#22
FilthAndFurry
magicjay1986
You should never wish for a store to go bust. Many people out of a job would be disastrous.

If you cannot afford the rental then do not rent it.


There is nothing wrong with wishing a company would go out of business. The nature of capitalism is that companies that offer poor service (as this person thinks they are) are ultimately usurped by another company.


I guess it is down to consumers interpretation of "good service". £7 for a game rental is in my eyes not unreasonable.
#23
OMG £7...bet you still paid it though? lolwut
2 Likes #24
magicjay1986


I guess it is down to consumers interpretation of "good service". £7 for a game rental is in my eyes not unreasonable.

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment.I never rent games but do remember them back in around 2002 when they where only £2 for 2 nights & yes things are more expensive now but surely £7 is expensive & should not be encouraged.
[mod]#25
WheresMeNuts
magicjay1986


I guess it is down to consumers interpretation of "good service". £7 for a game rental is in my eyes not unreasonable.

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment.I never rent games but do remember them back in around 2002 when they where only £2 for 2 nights & yes things are more expensive now but surely £7 is expensive & should not be encouraged.


I was under the impression that this is £7 for more than two nights? I too remembered it when it was £2 for 2 or three nights but 2002 is almost 10 years ago. One game in particular (The Simpsons...I think) I paid more in late fees than how much it would have cost to have bought the game!

Anyway, there are reasons why the price has rocketed. Many more places you can rent movies and games from and online services are very prominent too.
2 Likes #26
Its £7 for 7 nights!!
#27
magicjay1986


I was under the impression that this is £7 for more than two nights? I too remembered it when it was £2 for 2 or three nights but 2002 is almost 10 years ago. One game in particular (The Simpsons...I think) I paid more in late fees than how much it would have cost to have bought the game!

Anyway, there are reasons why the price has rocketed. Many more places you can rent movies and games from and online services are very prominent too.
I would think most people play online these days with games & so at £7 & you can't play online sounds expensive.
#28
bossyboots
Its £7 for 7 nights!!

You would be able to complete almost any off-line game in 2 days max,so 5 days extra does not help & I suppose they could charge say £3.50 for 2 nights & then £1 extra for each other night up to a max of 7 nights.
[mod]#29
WheresMeNuts
magicjay1986


I was under the impression that this is £7 for more than two nights? I too remembered it when it was £2 for 2 or three nights but 2002 is almost 10 years ago. One game in particular (The Simpsons...I think) I paid more in late fees than how much it would have cost to have bought the game!

Anyway, there are reasons why the price has rocketed. Many more places you can rent movies and games from and online services are very prominent too.
I would think most people play online these days with games & so at £7 & you can't play online sounds expensive.


I guess for someone wanting to play online it would be. Games which have no re-play value would be a good choice for this type of rental.
#30
Grrr av managed to delete my earlier post when trying to quote it - was saying earlier that for me personally I dont mind paying £7 for 7 nights as my son has tons of xbox games and this lets him try the new releases he isnt sure about ie. paying £40 for a game that after a few days will just gather dust.
[mod]#31
WheresMeNuts
bossyboots
Its £7 for 7 nights!!

You would be able to complete almost any off-line game in 2 days max,so 5 days extra does not help & I suppose they could charge say £3.50 for 2 nights & then £1 extra for each other night up to a max of 7 nights.


I wouldn't go that far. I am a casual gamer (Nintendo) and I rented Super Mario Galaxy and as I had not completed it before my time was up (3 days) I took it back and bought it. The same could probably be said for most games that I own.
#32
WheresMeNuts
magicjay1986


I guess it is down to consumers interpretation of "good service". £7 for a game rental is in my eyes not unreasonable.

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment.I never rent games but do remember them back in around 2002 when they where only £2 for 2 nights & yes things are more expensive now but surely £7 is expensive & should not be encouraged.


£2 for 2 nights is in 2002 is the same as £7 for 7 nights today, £1 a night, so they're prices haven't changed.

I don't think £1 a night is unreasonable at all.
banned 2 Likes #33
I find that most things are expensive in this country.

We went to the cinema last weekend and I am glad that we had a buy one get one free ticket voucher.
#34
I would happily pay the £7.00 if they had nice stores with a good atmosphere and a great customer service attitude. . But what i experienced last night i don't think i will ever be back and that's why i bought Fifa 10 for 3.95
[mod]#35
kev_u8701r
I would happily pay the £7.00 if they had nice stores with a good atmosphere and a great customer service attitude. . But what i experienced last night i don't think i will ever be back and that's why i bought Fifa 10 for 3.95


Contact them about it. I am sure they would appreciate your feedback.
#36
I've never understood why Blockbuster doesn't deliver as it would fit nicely in that space between people who can't be bothered to wait days for something like Lovefilm or those that aren't comfortable downloading.

Just give a prepaid envelope with the DVD's for returning or offer a quid or two off if you hand it in.
#37
If you want to pay £7 for a game rental,thats fine,if you don't you don't,you not being forced into it. For some people for the duration of the rental they may complete the game and for them it's cheap entertainment. I personally wouldn't get time to complete a game in 7days these days,don't always have time to stick the PS3 on.
#38
WheresMeNuts

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment


Of course you can play them online.

Do you know what you're talking about, or just another thread where you become angry for no reason?
[mod]#39
thesaint
WheresMeNuts

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment


Of course you can play them online.

Do you know what you're talking about, or just another thread where you become angry for no reason?


He means, although it was not made clear, that some people would rather keep a game and use it for its online features. Therefore having it for 7 days would be pointless if you like playing online.
#40
Also if you rent out any EA game with online features you won't be able to play them unless you pay for the less than 122kb license for 800 microsoft point because the code will have been removed or used already.. this is more for newer EA games
magicjay1986
thesaint
WheresMeNuts

Since you can't play the games online you have lost more than half the games enjoyment

Of course you can play them online.

Do you know what you're talking about, or just another thread where you become angry for no reason?

He means, although it was not made clear, that some people would rather keep a game and use it for its online features. Therefore having it for 7 days would be pointless if you like playing online.

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