So it’s raining here in Raleigh and the Princess suggested I head up to Blockbuster to rent a couple flicks. So I row my car through the rain and finally make it to the store.

By the way did everybody in Raleigh go the same Blockbuster at the same time?? Man that place was packed.

I picked up National Treasure 2 and Jumper . . . Reviews will follow later.

After waiting in line for what had to be 10 minutes, the uber chipper girl behind the counter says they are testing a new rental plan . . . .” All movies at now just $3.99 and that’s good till Tuesday, if you feel like you want to keep them longer it’s just 99 cents a day”

My response was . . . “you know that’s funny that sounds just like the pricing plan before Blockbuster very publically touted the end of late fees”

Did Blockbuster really think they are going to slip this reversal of their pricing as a “we are testing a new pricing plan”? Do they think Americans are that dumb? Why not come out and say we had to end the no lates fees policy because lazy people were renting movies and then giving them as gifts! Or they were getting taken to the cleaners whatever, , , but “we’re testing a new pricing plan”.?!?!?!?!?

I guess I’ll starting “testing” that other movie place down the block, or the red box by the front door of my grocery store . . . . . but I’ll tell you these will be the last movies I rent from Blockbuster . . . . hell I paid almost $9.00 for what has so far turned out to be one crappy movie (the other is TBD). For $20 I could have bought 4 previously viewed flicks from them. So while I won’t rent movies from them anymore . . . I might use them to buy the ones I like . . . . hey, 5 bucks a movie ain’t bad.

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