To be honest the writing was on the wall a long time ago, but the pace of change – from visiting a rental shop to then having DVD’s delivered and now streaming on-demand – has killed this company as they failed to innovate. I drove past one the other day and was frankly surprised that they were still going.
This Onion story (which was published a while ago) is all too true… In the space of a month we’ve lost Jessops, Comet and HMV too… The high-street is changing. People instead prefer the out-of-town aircraft-hanger-sized supermarkets and internet shopping.
We’re all becoming a bit lazy too, getting everything in one place and not wanting to shop around or work to get anything… Sigh… :(