Who said that DVDs were dead? Huge lines outside one of the last video stores in New Zealand

Who said that DVDs were dead? Huge lines outside one of the last video stores in New Zealand because it has a closing sale

  • Hundreds of people flocked to the closing sales of one of the last video stores in NZ
  • Civic DVD rental shop opened in Auckland in 1998 but has had a quiet 6 months
  • On Monday there were rows along the street while customers waited to get a bargain
  • Netflix and streaming services are reportedly the driver for many such closures

Laura Hedges for Daily Mail Australia

A lot of people lined up in the early morning hours of Monday morning for the closing sales of Auckland's largest DVD rental store.

Civic DVD rental store has been active in New Zealand for more than 20 years, but now has only two months to move its stock of more than 60,000 DVDs and games.

The store has been quiet for the last six months, but yesterday hundreds of local people came to the store to collect discounted items.

I did not think it would be so hectic & # 39 ;: owner of the public DVD rental store Nicholas Thomas (photo) told reporters that she was surprised at the turnout

I did not think it would be so hectic & # 39 ;: owner of the public DVD rental store Nicholas Thomas (photo) told reporters that she was surprised at the turnout

Owner Nicholas Thomas told Newshub that he was amazed about the turnout.

I did not think it would be that hectic – when we drove at 9 o'clock in the row the line was already in the shopping streets and in the driveway, & # 39; he said.

I had to put one of my employees on the door to check the number of people coming in for health and safety reasons and even the air conditioning can not handle it today. & # 39;

The queue to enter the store ran out of the street from 9:00 am when customers flocked to catch 60,000 DVDs and games.

The queue to enter the store ran out of the street from 9:00 am when customers flocked to catch 60,000 DVDs and games.

The queue to enter the store ran out of the street from 9:00 am when customers flocked to catch 60,000 DVDs and games.

Online streaming services such as Netflix are considered to be the most important driver at the closure of this and many other video rental shops in Australia and New Zealand.

Online streaming services such as Netflix are considered to be the most important driver at the closure of this and many other video rental shops in Australia and New Zealand.

Online streaming services such as Netflix are considered to be the most important driver at the closure of this and many other video rental shops in Australia and New Zealand.

Online streaming services such as Netflix are considered to be the most important driver at the closure of this and many other video rental shops in Australia and New Zealand.

Last month, Civic's idiosyncratic neighbor Videon had to be silenced after 36 years, and in November last year Springwood Videos in Queensland also closed its doors after 23 years of use.

Customers said they were sorry to see the store in the neighborhood and praised the sense of community it offered.

And while Mr. Thomas leaves the video business, he has other plans for space.

He did not say much else than to say that his new business plan & # 39; future proof & # 39; will be and & # 39; certainly not something to do with DVD's & # 39 ;.

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