Bye, bye, Blockbuster?

I actually rented a DVD from Blockbuster Video last weekend, for the first time in three years. Not because I missed going there, it was because my Netflix had not arrived in Saturday's mail and I was bored.

I'm like many people who have traded bricks for clicks when it comes to renting movies. I agree with fellow WalletPop blogger Barbara Bartlein about Blockbuster's screwy pricing policy. Plus, when Netflix offers everything from obscure Italian horror flicks to Season 1 of "Six Feet Under," it's hard to be impressed by Blockbuster's three-wall display of "New Releases," most of which have been rented, and its remaining few aisles of "Favorites" that are continuously airing on cable networks like TNT and USA for free.