The Blockbuster store on 93rd street and Broadway is liquidating all of its stock over the next few weeks as it prepares to close its doors for good.
It’s no secret that Blockbuster’s business model has become obsolete, and the company is in the process of closing hundreds of stores around the country. The store on 93rd will stay open until March 23; afterwards, an Applebee’s is rumored to be moving in, an employee told us.
As at many liquidation sales, it’s unclear if you’re getting a deal on the items. Liquidators often take advantage of the fact that people think they’re getting a steal.
Movies and television show DVD’s that had been rented out numerous times are now for sale (some still have the rental price on the front, but that’s not the sale price). And there are lots of crappy films for sale, along with some good ones. For instance, there were plenty of copies of Love Ranch on one shelf. Oh you haven’t heard of it? Love Ranch is about a Nevada couple played by Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci who open a brothel; the Academy sadly overlooked Mirren’s performance in this one.
Let us know if you find anything worth buying…