It’s the end of an era.
Blockbuster Canada is officially closing all of its remaining locations – about 250 stores across the country.
The video rental chain closed about 150 of its locations in June (Blockbuster bows out of 12 Toronto neighbourhoods), and hoped a buyer would acquire the rest. But with no offers for the struggling chain, its days are now numbered.
In the past couple of years, Blockbuster has faced declining revenue as consumers increasingly choose digital movies over DVDs.
As the remaining stores wind down operations, shoppers have a chance to score some sweet deals on DVDs. The leftover stock has been marked down in price by 50% to 70%.
But you better hurry: by now, the stores’ DVD collections have likely been thoroughly picked over, and the stores won’t be around much longer.
There are just two locations left in Toronto – one at King and Liberty, and one at Yonge and Cummer, and both will close next Friday, Sept. 30th.
Other locations left in the GTA, including those in Brampton, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Mississauga and Milton, will close either this Sunday the 25th, or Friday.
Good luck, bargain-hunters!