TITLE

Indies Find Creative Ways to Stay in the Video Game

AUTHOR(S)
Wagner, Holly J.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Video Store Magazine;1/2/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Highlights approaches used by independent video retail stores in competing with Blockbuster after changing its rental fee subscription and fees. Effect of the price pressure from chain stores on the price of previously viewed title; Use of trading programs by chain stores to cope with pricing; Strategy of Wal-Mart of to balance its stocks.
ACCESSION #
15526700

 

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