Blockbuster store to close - six jobs to go

134621a  The Blockbuster store on Falsgrave which is due to close after the company went into administration. Picture by Neil Silk 13/11/13
134621a The Blockbuster store on Falsgrave which is due to close after the company went into administration. Picture by Neil Silk 13/11/13
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The Blockbuster store in Falsgrave Road is to close next week with the loss of six jobs.

A notice has gone up saying that the store will close for the final time on Thursday, November 21.

It is a sad end for the staff of the store, which was one of the few saved from closure the first time Blockbuster went into administration in January.

Despite this the company has just entered administration for a second time as it struggles to compete with new online rental services.

In a Facebook post a member of staff at the Falsgrave store wrote: “The store is currently having a massive closing down sale where we have reductions of up to 50 per cent off on everything and I encourage people to come in and a grab a bargain before Christmas.”

The staff were informed of the impending closure on Monday.

In October the retailer’s owner, Gordon Brothers, admitted that its turnaround strategy had not worked because of a rapid switch to renting films online or via TV subscription services such as Netflix and Love Film.

The company has put a list of questions and answers on its website for people who have outstanding orders or rentals with Blockbuster.

People who pre-ordered the next generation of X-box and Playstation consoles have had their orders cancelled and money refunded. Visit www.blockbuster.co.uk for more.