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Walking Dead business model: DVD Sales - The Autobiography of Russell
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Walking Dead business model: DVD Sales
How do you know when your business model is dead? When you force an online streaming company to delay streaming by 28 days to increase sales, but then a rental company uses that delay as an advertising point to increase rentals (which won't increase sales).

I have a lot of other things I can be doing beyond watching movies, like playing video games, online games, reading books, or even having sex. Waiting a month (when it has already been how long since it has been in theaters?) is no huge feat.

Of course they're trying to cripple rentals too, again in an effort to increase sales.

If I'm spending nearly 5$ to rent a movie, it's very unlikely I'll touch that movie as a purchase for 20$ just to see the 10 to 20 minutes of blooper reel.
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vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: December 27th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Did they mention that you have to pay royalties for sex? (They would if they could.)
andrewshead From: andrewshead Date: December 27th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank god that isn't true. I'd hate to pay my ex every time I use a technique I picked up from him.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 27th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just before you posted this I was thinking I was completely safe since I wasn't recording said sex and posting it to XTube, but with this comment I can now visualize someone doing just that.*face-palm* And then each person you teach that sex act to has to give you a royalty, part of which then goes up stream to who taught you. Great, MLM Sex.

Hahaha
andrewshead From: andrewshead Date: December 28th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
don't worry. I'll send you a check whenever I use coat hangers as rope.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 28th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
hahahaha. I don't think I've mentioned that little adventure to Ben yet. XD
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 27th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sex itself isn't on video or audio, minus recording it for porn or personal enjoyment. Unless we're talking about someone trying to patent the Kama Sutra. *rolls eyes*

Yeah, I could see some idiot these days, or not too far off, trying to do that.
andrewshead From: andrewshead Date: December 27th, 2010 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I recently rented Inception from Amazon via my TiVo (I got a free $5 credit).

Amazon then sent me an e-mail saying I had could buy Inception for $4 off. If I were to do that it would only be $1 to rent the video.

But honestly I can't see myself paying $5 of my own money to rent a movie. I've got a huge video library here that I haven't really watched so not having access to a "new release" really isn't anything that matters to me.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 27th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you know you may want to buy it after renting that might be a good choice. I wonder how they twisted the movie industry to allow that kind of term.

*nods*
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