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Video Store Memories

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From watching that link below it made me realize how much I miss the video store. It was something fun to do with friends on a friday night and with family after dinner. I feel like online streaming has taken away that experience from us :( So is your best memory of the video store? Movies? Games?

http://cinemassacre....store-memories/

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Ya that was a good video

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I just remember spending ages choosing a video, then parents saying "No way", having to pick something else

Or getting it home and finding it was a load of crap, the only good thing I remember was getting a bag of sweets that night too

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Yeah picking videos took forever, but for a kid it really sucked picking a video game to play for the weekend; mainly because if the game sucked, that's what I would be stuck to play for the weekend lol

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So is your best memory of the video store? Movies? Games?

Renting Super Nintendo RPGs for the weekend, having to return them a few days later, then renting them again for the next weekend finding out my saved game was erased. The games were like $70 back then, so renting was a decent alternative, but not enough time to finish those kinds of games.

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Didn't watch video so hopefully not commenting on anything there.

I remember the thril of going to the video store to hunt down the elusive new release (Pre-Blockbuster/Hollywood Video days where there would be dozens of copies), because there was only one or two on the shelf.

Spending loads of time finding a movie to watch, picking up either the case, or the little circle tag which had a number for the video for them to pull from the shelf.

Getting a VHS tape and seeing the "Be Kind Rewind Sticker" on the tape.

Renting a VHS Player which weighed what seemed to be 80lbs at the time, but was really a lot less. ;)

Renting video games for the NES, feeling sad when I had to return them a few days later.

Trying to sneek a peek at the "back section" for adults only which was usually small and behind a cardboard wall, beaded curtains or whatnot with a very watchful clerk.

The COMPETITION! - Used to have small mom/pop stores, which ruled the industry and were very friendly which would spur competition sometimes. Then, when superstores moved in, the seemingly endless variety of movies, and many many copies (Blockbuster and Hollywood Video).

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