Tweeters react to Blockbuster going into administration

Our Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg asked her Twitter followers whether they still used Blockbuster and what they thought of the store. Here is a selection of the tweets she received:

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@itvlaurak Blockbuster became irrelevant by being too slow to adapt to the shift towards unlimited rental packages and online streaming

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@itvlaurak I use Blockbuster and am sad to see it go. I'm not organised enough to do online rental and I like browsing! #oldschool

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@itvlaurak used to love Blockbuster (& worked then in late 80s early 90s) use Netflix & Lovefilm now; Shops scruffy & not value for money.

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160 Blockbuster stores to close

Blockbuster's administrators have confirmed they will close 129 stores, in addition to the 31 already announced. The company has 528 stores employing 4,190 staff.