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Do you still rent videos from a store?

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Rogers is officially out of the video rental business, at least when it comes to renting plastic discs from its remaining stores.

 Rogers locations will remain open for their TV and wireless business. (CBC)In December, the company announced it was closing 40 per cent of its video shops as it continued to move away from selling and renting physical copies of DVDs, Blu-rays and video games.

The 93 stores that remain stopped renting late last week and are selling off their stock. They'll remain as locations for Rogers' cable TV and wireless services.

Last summer, Blockbuster Canada shut more than 400 stores across the country.

So, if you - or perhaps your parents - still rent videos from a store, your options have been very limited.

Business at both Rogers Video and Blockbuster had been declining for years and more people watch movies through online services.

Do you rent physical copies of movies or video games from stores? Are there still more independent video stores left in your neighbourhood? Let us know in the comments below.



(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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