11/30/2005

Video rentals take a hit from online sales/rentals

It seems that video rental stores are suffering do to the demand in purchasing movies online or renting them online or using pay-per-view type services to order the movie directly from you cable provider. Will this change how movies are seen? I think so. Just this last weekend I was home and watched TV using the new satellite program my parents had bought. It was great. We even ordered a movie and didn’t even have to make a trip to the local blockbuster.

2 comments:

Frank said...

I’m a fan off free air waves, so I rent from Albertsons for a buck when I have time. It just makes life simple, but I agree the future is in pay per view.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Maddy's post for spelling errors.

As discussed in the experiment, bricks and mortar is a form of warranty. Since it isn't clear that DVD rentals can fail much, there isn't much need for a warranty, and therefore not much need for bricks and mortar either.