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Blockbuster Failed to Credit Me Back.
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MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA -- I rented a PS:3 game 9 months ago from my local blockbuster store. I kept the game late and was charged for the value of the game. I returned the game a few days later and was expecting to be credited back the game value less a restocking fee. After a few weeks, I noticed the credit never appeared on my bank statements. I contacted my local Blockbuster store and they said they show the credit going through. I contacted my bank and they show no such credit into any of my accounts.

I contacted the Blockbuster corporate office on 3 separate occasions, getting different answers and directions each time. They were completely unaware of what to do next and were no help. Finally, I was told to contact my bank and get in touch with the dispute department. After opening a claim, Blockbuster made it terribly difficult to obtain any records I might need to proceed with the dispute.

At this point, my bank cannot proceed with the claim because Blockbuster will not provide detailed proof of my exact bank account that was credited. Blockbuster owes me over $50 and they will not help resolve this matter. Once I get the money they owe me, I plan to cancel my account and tell anyone who cares to listen that this company isn't worth their time.

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Zoo Keeper, Rio
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EVANSVILLE, INDIANA -- Tape did not work at all (Zoo Keeper). Called and was given 3 prom codes for a 2.99 Movie and said I could use it on that amount. Tried on the Blockbuster express machine, did not work. I had to get a movie for a dollar. Rented two and one of them worked, but the other did not. It started out fine, but then messed up. My grandson (3) was very upset. We have no stores at all in Evansville IN.

I was a loyal customer until this happen. It was not worth calling about the mess up movie. I have one promo code left and almost afraid to try it. I haven't decided if I will ever rent from you again, plus I was upset when you closed your doors. We do have red boxes, but unless you can send me something good, I will have to turn my business elsewhere. P.S. The email - do not send me advertisement, it is my work place.

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Scratched Movies
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BEAUMONT, TEXAS -- I will never rent from Blockbuster Express again. The last three times I've rented movies (from three different kiosks), I've received movies that were scratched, causing them to freeze or skip while playing. The first two times I complained to Blockbuster Express and they refunded my money and gave me promo codes for free rentals. I guess that's fair but it doesn't do me a lot of good to get a promo code a week later when I couldn't even finish the movie I rented that night. I've never had this problem with Red Box, but Blockbuster Express is closer to my house. It's worth the drive at this point to use Red Box!

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Blockbuster Express Kiosk Charged Me $26.50 for a Movie I Returned the Next Day
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WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA -- On Dec 14 2010 I rented a DVD from a Blockbuster Express Kiosk in Woodstock, Ga. I returned DVD next day and I should have been charged $1. My debit card was charged $26.50. I called customer service and they told me there is nothing they could do as their records showed movie was not returned. They instructed me to email customer service and have a tech visit kiosk to see if movie was there.

I got an email back from them stating their records show movie was not returned and they will not refund my money. No Tech visited kiosk as I requested. Be very careful about renting from Blockbuster Express. You will have no proof movie was returned and they will charge you if their system malfunctions.

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Charged but Never Received Movies
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On 9/25 I went to the kiosk here at our local grocery store, which by the way is always out of order. However, I was about to checkout and swiped my card and movies did not dispense. Computer told me I was not going to be charged. So I tried 4 other times... come to find out they debit over 25.00. It was my birthday and here I am calling the customer service. However after speaking to representative and a supervisor who was supposed to be releasing the hold, I left it alone.

Today 9/30, I have called twice and been hung up on. Then I have been told that there is no supervisor to speak to. I ask for corporate number and guess what there is no number. I will never rent from these idiots again. By the way they are not affiliated with Blockbuster at all. Go figure.

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Goodbye Blockbuster!
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I stopped using Blockbuster about 5 years ago because I was sick and tired of having to return a movie by noon on its due date. I always had late fees because of work and/or class and I would leave the house, forget the movie, and would not have the opportunity to return to retrieve it until long after the noon deadline came and went. When they eliminated their late fees back in 2005, I started going back. It was nice knowing that if I forgot to return my movie, I could return it the next day or the day after and not incur a fee.

Last fall, they reinstated the late fees on video games. I wasn't terribly happy about this because my husband likes to rent video games and he's not always the most punctual with returns. This spring, they reinstated the late fees for all movies as well. This irritated me to no end for the reasons I illustrated in the first paragraph. Two weeks ago, my husband rented 2 movies and 2 video games. Naturally, he didn't return them until after the 12:00 deadline, giving us a $4 charge on our credit card for late fees! If Blockbuster had a sensible return deadline (like midnight), I wouldn't have incurred this fee. I've had enough. Goodbye Blockbuster, hello Netflix and Redbox!

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Very Polite and Professional Employee
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MABLETON, GEORGIA -- I go to the blockbuster on Floyd Rd in Mableton Georgia. The young African American guy that works there is so nice and polite. He is always professional. Every time I visit the store he doesn't have a problem with finding the items I need. You don't have to ask him for help, he just volunteer his help. He is the youngest guy that works there. He is the only one there with a joyful spirit.

I try to go there on days when I know he is going to be there. It really makes a different when you can walk in a place of business after a long day of work and see a person with a genuine smile on their face and welcomes you with such warmth while they are working and doing their job. I really enjoy going to this store because of him. All of my friends and family travels to this store from Powder Spring, Austell and Lithia Spring area.

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Very Rude and Chatty Blockbuster Employees.
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ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA -- I have been going to this particular blockbuster since I was a kid- I am now much older and have noticed a lot.. including the rudeness of the people that work there. There is this black lady who used to harass me a couple of years ago- until I complained to the managers which didn't help- so I complained to the company. This Black lady liked to talk about me when I wasn't around, my grandmother heard her once talking about me in a very rude manner to another employee. The managers are pretty rude too. Especially the hispanic manager. He is not friendly, he is always in a bad mood, and he never seems to care about anything.

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Great, Timely Customer Service
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ALBANY, NEW YORK -- I've subscribed to Blockbuster Online for years and a recent negative review I saw posted here prompted me to write about my experience. My account allows two movies to be out at a time and I noticed one movie was cleared from my queue on 09/30 and a new one had yet to be shipped each time I checked. I kept a watch on it for about a week and finally on 10/07 I sent an email to customer service to see if something was up. After completing the form, I was notified I'd receive a response within 24 to 48 hours.

Within just a couple of hours I received a response from a customer service representative apologizing for the delay stating it was due to updating their distribution lines. They also included a free in-store rental coupon and a promise to prioritize my account. Sure enough, the next day a movie shipped. My experience with Blockbuster has been nothing but fantastic for years. I find their shipping to be timely, resolutions quick and selection better than Netflix. My initial email to them was cordial and their response left me completely satisfied. Thanks, Blockbuster!

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New Rental Policy
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WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA -- I don't know if it's nationwide or not, but the Blockbuster by me just changed their rental policy and their new one sucks. They no longer offer the no late fees, you now only get games and movies for three days after that it is $1.99 a day. They've lowered the rental prices, games went from $8 to $6, but you used to be able to keep them for two weeks without being charged for it. I don't know how much their movies are, I never rent movies from them since I use Netflix, but I did rent an occasional game from them for my Wii.

Does anyone know of any good game rental places online? (Blockbuster is the only rental place within 30 miles of me.) I know Gamefly has had problems and Blockbuster is offering one in store for $21 a month for one game out at a time, but I don't play games often enough to want to pay $21 a month. I usually only rent about one game a month. I know I won't be renting any more games from Blockbuster, three days just doesn't give me enough time to even really play it (I don't have time to sit and play a game all day).

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34 reviews & complaints.
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Blockbuster Inc.
1201 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75270
214-854-3000 (ph)
214-854-3677 (fax)
www.blockbuster.com
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