If you need wheels to leave town for the weekend or if your windshield looks like a spider web after this week's hailstorm, don't wait until the last minute to get a car. You will be turned down by several rental companies, and you will be among a few lucky customers at others.
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I know what you're thinking: "Redbox is already as cheap as it gets. There's no way that you can secure a movie rental for less than $1.20. Besides, how pathetic are you?"
Answers: Free, and very.
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Earlier this year it appeared Carl Icahn was all done with Blockbuster: The one-time major shareholder in the downtown-based video-rentalist, the guy who led the charge to oust CEO John Antioco and replace him with Jim Keyes, resigned from its board in January. Then, in March, he began dumping st ... More >>
In about an hour, Blockbuster will release a second press release concerning, well, what we're not quite sure -- more than likely, though, it will deal with the fate of CEO Jim Keyes, whose contract with the company expires today. And, perhaps, it will address whether or not the downtown-based co ... More >>
Greg Meyer, you'll recall, is the former managing director of DVDXpress waging a proxy war for a seat at the Blockbuster board in advance of its shareholders meeting downtown next month. CEO Jim Keyes has already said no way no how does he want Meyer on the board, no matter how hard he pushed Blo ... More >>
Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The PastGood Friend of Unfair Park "Spectator" forwards along this piece from the Onion News Network, sure to play like a Betamax at Renaissance Tower HQ. It's a look inside the, ahem, Blockbuster Video museum -- "a historicall ... More >>
Shortly after Elm Street-based Blockbuster reported its second-quarter stats Thursday evening, chairman and CEO Jim Keyes hopped on an investors' conference call to explain, yet again, what ails the former video-rental giant. The usual, of course: Netflix, shitty movies, the used-DVD and gaming m ... More >>
The Courthouse News Service this morning has this lawsuit outta Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport -- specifically, the Vanguard Car Rental locations at the airport (Vanguard operates National and Alamo). The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board's Fort Worth office has fil ... More >>
Dallas-based Blockbuster finally filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, reporting, yet again, a net loss of $374.1 million even while same-store revenues increased nearly 4 percent. But, as expected, the video- and game-rental company also warned investors that if ... More >>
Last time we mentioned Blockbuster -- on Friday, when CEO Jim Keyes was overheard lamenting the poor product Hollywood puts on its shelves -- Friends and strangers used the opportunity to bash the business model. Chief among the complaints: historically high rental prices, it ain't Netflix, time lim ... More >>
In June 2007, Jim Keyes took over as chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. -- after having been president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., for which he'd worked for years. And now, the circle is complete. Because last summer, Blockbuster announced that it would be installing in its stores DVD-r ... More >>