I paid my final respects to Flicks and Picks yesterday. Beloved by the community, for many years this video store was the only place in town to find an obscure documentary or foreign film.
Then came Netflix.
After 23 years, one of the last remaining video rental stores in Eugene closes.
"The convenience of being able to stay at home in your living room and dial up a movie or get one in the mail, it's just a changing industry and we thought this was a good time to bow out," says co-owner Dave Mendonca. (source: TV station, KVAL 13 Eugene).
Sometimes you need to realize when your way of doing business no longer makes sense and quit.
It’s interesting though how many people SAID they loved this locally owned video shop, however chose to rent videos elsewhere. As we all know, what people say they want or do is often different from their behavior.