Recent Changes for "49er Video" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/49er_VideoRecent Changes of the page "49er Video" on Davis Wiki.en-us 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2012-08-25 14:45:15CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This location is now occupied by ["Aggie Ace"].<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2012-02-16 15:58:44ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ They had sections for films required by classes on campus (restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''Lost'', ''Star Trek'', "South Park", "Dexter", "House", etc.). The main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er had a much wider selection of ["Movies" movies] (you won't ''just'' find a few mega-hits and new releases).<br> + <br> + While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er had more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases were updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], '''but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock''' -- if you were looking for a specific title you should have called and asked them. The staff could have looked up anything. You could have also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list].<br> + <br> + 49er no longer rents out video games.<br> + <br> + 49er was also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] were immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] were usually only priced around $4-$10. ["Movies"] included the original packaging and could be exchanged or repaired if they were scratched beyond watchability.<br> + <br> + 49er was one of three places in town (the others being ["Dimple Records"] &amp; ["Armadillo Music"]) with a DVD buffer that could repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They used this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offered this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc)<br> + <br> + They also carried a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that were available as one-night rentals.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - They had sections for films required by classes on campus (restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''Lost'', ''Star Trek'', "South Park", "Dexter", "House", etc.). The main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er had a much wider selection of ["Movies" movies] (you won't ''just'' find a few mega-hits and new releases).<br> - <br> - While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er had more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases were updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], '''but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock''' -- if you were looking for a specific title you should have called and asked them. The staff could have looked up anything. You could have also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list].<br> - <br> - 49er no longer rents out video games.<br> - <br> - 49er was also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] were immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] were usually only priced around $4-$10. ["Movies"] included the original packaging and could be exchanged or repaired if they were scratched beyond watchability.<br> - <br> - 49er was one of three places in town (the others being ["Dimple Records"] &amp; ["Armadillo Music"]) with a DVD buffer that could repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They used this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offered this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc)<br> - <br> - They also carried a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that were available as one-night rentals.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2012-02-16 15:55:18ScottMeehleibadded lawsuit info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The contentious relationship between Blockbuster and 49er first manifested itself in 1999 when the small rental business joined a multi-party lawsuit in which Blockbuster was alleged to have anti-competitive practices and price fixing. In particular, Blockbuster allegedly shared its profits with several major film studios in exchange for a choice selection of the latest video releases. The case was dismissed in 2002, but prior to that, two studios had settled out of court for $15 million.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2012-02-16 00:06:06davisroxComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 282: </td> <td> Line 282: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-15 23:06:06'' [[nbsp]] what year did it open? --["Users/davisrox"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-11-17 10:26:46LolaTorneyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 280: </td> <td> Line 280: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-11-17 09:26:46'' [[nbsp]] I just got an email from 49er again. I was hopeful and thought maybe they had reopened, but it does not look that way. How strange to get the email again though.... --["Users/LolaTorney"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-08-20 13:27:21davisaggie1Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 278: </td> <td> Line 278: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-20 13:27:21'' [[nbsp]] I am really sad these people are gone. I honestly think that as nice as it is to have Netflix around, that there are certain things you lose out when you don't have a video store. I remember in my first year at Davis, I had to rent a movie for film studies. I neither had the option to wait around for Netflix, or get it from Blockbuster. Blockbuster no longer had the movie either, which made 49er a great asset. I will miss this place. It truly was amazing. --["Users/davisaggie1"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-08-04 16:50:56OldDavis73Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-08-04 16:50:56'' [[nbsp]] Back in the 80's, if you didn't have a membership, you'd have to put a deposit down of like $80 for a VHS rental. I remember when "Back to the Future" came out on video, they got 50 copies in... all got rented out in an hour. Remember when you couldn't buy movies, only rent them? Guess I'm old ($#%!) --["Users/OldDavis73"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-05-20 00:35:16MaxLucaspast tense <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''ENCORE SALE! 49er will be open for one more day of sales! Come by on Wednesday, March 23 between noon and 8 pm to get some last minute deals on all the movies that are left in the store.'''</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''''49er video will be closing for good! '''''<br> -</span> On January 5 of 2011, the store announced that it w<span>ill</span> be closing its doors for the last time on ''March 31, 2011''. The owner <span>is retiring and will be going on</span> vacation. Business <span>will continue</span> as normal until rentals stop on March 19th.''''''<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> The website ha<span>s</span> a search feature but it <span>'''does</span> not search the actual inventory of the store<span>'''</span>. <span>Please</span> call if you have any questions about titles they carry. </td> <td> <span>+</span> On January 5 of 2011, the store announced that it w<span>ould</span> be closing its doors for the last time on ''March 31, 2011''. The owner <span>decided to retire and went on a</span> vacation. Business <span>continued</span> as normal until rentals stop<span>ped</span> on March 19th.''''''<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+ Encore sale: 49er was open for one more day of sales on Wednesday, March 23 between noon and 8 pm for last minute deals on all the movies that were left in the store.<br> + <br> +</span> The website ha<span>d</span> a search feature but it <span>did</span> not search the actual inventory of the store. <span>You were asked to</span> call if you have any questions about titles they carry. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''49'er Video''' <span>i</span>s an independent ["Video Stores" video store] in ["Anderson Plaza"] at the corner of ["West Covell Boulevard" Covell] and ["Anderson Road"], just a couple shops to the east of ["Taqueria Guadalajara" Guad]. The staff <span>are rumored to give "fierce service" and a</span>re fairly knowledgeable and interested in ["Movies" movies] in comparison to the staff of some chain video retailers such as ["Blockbuster" Blockbuster].<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> Cutting up your ["Blockbuster"] card at the store used to earn you a free rental, which was a nice little perk. <span>C</span>heck out the "decorations" hanging from the ceiling.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They ha<span>ve</span> sections for films required by classes on campus (restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''Lost'', ''Star Trek'', "South Park", "Dexter", "House", etc.). The main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er ha<span>s</span> a much wider selection of ["Movies" movies] (you won't ''just'' find a few mega-hits and new releases).<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er ha<span>s</span> more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases <span>a</span>re updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], '''but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock''' -- if you <span>a</span>re looking for a specific title you should <span>call</span> and ask them. The staff c<span>an</span> look up anything. You c<span>an</span> also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''49'er Video''' <span>wa</span>s an independent ["Video Stores" video store] in ["Anderson Plaza"] at the corner of ["West Covell Boulevard" Covell] and ["Anderson Road"], just a couple shops to the east of ["Taqueria Guadalajara" Guad]. The staff <span>was rumored to give "fierce service" and we</span>re fairly knowledgeable and interested in ["Movies" movies] in comparison to the staff of some chain video retailers such as ["Blockbuster" Blockbuster].<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> Cutting up your ["Blockbuster"] card at the store used to earn you a free rental, which was a nice little perk. <span>You used to be able to c</span>heck out the "decorations" hanging from the ceiling.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They ha<span>d</span> sections for films required by classes on campus (restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''Lost'', ''Star Trek'', "South Park", "Dexter", "House", etc.). The main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er ha<span>d</span> a much wider selection of ["Movies" movies] (you won't ''just'' find a few mega-hits and new releases).<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er ha<span>d</span> more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases <span>we</span>re updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], '''but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock''' -- if you <span>we</span>re looking for a specific title you should <span>have called</span> and ask<span>ed</span> them. The staff c<span>ould have</span> look<span>ed</span> up anything. You c<span>ould have</span> also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 49er <span>i</span>s also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] <span>a</span>re immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] <span>a</span>re usually only priced around $4-$10. ["Movies"] include the original packaging and c<span>an</span> be exchanged or repaired if they<span>'</span>re scratched beyond watchability.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> 49er <span>i</span>s one of three places in town (the others being ["Dimple Records"] &amp; ["Armadillo Music"]) with a DVD buffer that c<span>an</span> repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc)<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> They also carr<span>y</span> a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that <span>a</span>re available as one-night rentals. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 49er <span>wa</span>s also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] <span>we</span>re immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] <span>we</span>re usually only priced around $4-$10. ["Movies"] include<span>d</span> the original packaging and c<span>ould</span> be exchanged or repaired if they<span>&nbsp;we</span>re scratched beyond watchability.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> 49er <span>wa</span>s one of three places in town (the others being ["Dimple Records"] &amp; ["Armadillo Music"]) with a DVD buffer that c<span>ould</span> repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use<span>d</span> this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer<span>ed</span> this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc)<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> They also carr<span>ied</span> a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that <span>we</span>re available as one-night rentals. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You need an account to rent at 49er Video, without exception. This account <span>i</span>s completely free, however you d<span>o</span> need to have a valid credit card (Visa or Mastercard) on file and have a valid photo ID (preferably a California Driver's License) when you sign up in order to rent movies. These <span>a</span>re the same guidelines for an account at 99% of all video rental stores. For families, the head-of-household may <span>place</span> any family members on the same account, as well as any restrictions for those individuals (for example, if you d<span>o</span>n't want your 13-year-old checking out R-rated movies). </td> <td> <span>+</span> You ne<span>ed</span>ed an account to rent at 49er Video, without exception. This account <span>wa</span>s completely free, however you d<span>id</span> need to have a valid credit card (Visa or Mastercard) on file and have a valid photo ID (preferably a California Driver's License) when you sign<span>ed</span> up in order to rent movies. These <span>we</span>re the same guidelines for an account at 99% of all video rental stores. For families, the head-of-household may <span>have placed</span> any family members on the same account, as well as any restrictions for those individuals (for example, if you d<span>id</span>n't want your 13-year-old checking out R-rated movies). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> New Releases <span>a</span>re 4.59+tax for one night (Blu-Ray and DVD)<br> <span>- <br> -</span> You c<span>an ad</span>d an extra day to a new release for the cost of 50 cents - at the time of rental only!<br> <span>- <br> - <br> -</span> Library titles (older films) <span>a</span>re 2.99+tax for five nights. </td> <td> <span>+</span> New Releases <span>we</span>re 4.59+tax for one night (Blu-Ray and DVD)<br> <span>+ <br> +</span> You c<span>ould have adde</span>d an extra day to a new release for the cost of 50 cents - at the time of rental only!<br> <span>+ <br> + <br> +</span> Library titles (older films) <span>we</span>re 2.99+tax for five nights. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''**Late fees for new releases add up very fast!**''' At 2.79 per day, plus tax, if you have just three new releases that are three days late each, you will end up owing 27 dollars! For fees that are very steep, you can '''usually''' (this is not a promise) have them cut down to 50% of what you owe if you talk to an employee when you return the late movies and kindly ask them if they can help you out. Even at a 50% discount, however, late fees can be very high, so rent only what you can watch and return your movies on time! </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''**Late fees for new releases ad<span>de</span>d up very fast!**''' At 2.79 per day, plus tax, if you have just three new releases that are three days late each, you will end up owing 27 dollars! For fees that are very steep, you can '''usually''' (this is not a promise) have them cut down to 50% of what you owe if you talk to an employee when you return the late movies and kindly ask them if they can help you out. Even at a 50% discount, however, late fees can be very high, so rent only what you can watch and return your movies on time! </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-04-17 19:54:04JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 275: </td> <td> Line 275: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-04-05 22:21:27'' [[nbsp]] 49er was a wonderful store, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. I worked as the manager of the store for several years and had intimate knowledge of the bus<span>n</span>iness. If anyone has the start-up money and wants to try their hand at opening their own I would be happy to lend my advice and possibly my services. 49er remained incredibly successful up until the owner's retirement this year. Stonegate video is still in town and I know Bizzaro World is trying their hand at<span>&nbsp;a</span> rentals, but that still amounts to very little competition in terms of brick and mortar video rental stores. The Davis community deserves a first class rental store and it is a shame that there won't be one for the foreseeable future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-04-05 22:21:27'' [[nbsp]] 49er was a wonderful store, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. I worked as the manager of the store for several years and had intimate knowledge of the business. If anyone has the start-up money and wants to try their hand at opening their own I would be happy to lend my advice and possibly my services. 49er remained incredibly successful up until the owner's retirement this year. Stonegate video is still in town and I know Bizzaro World is trying their hand at rentals, but that still amounts to very little competition in terms of brick and mortar video rental stores. The Davis community deserves a first class rental store and it is a shame that there won't be one for the foreseeable future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-04-07 01:50:21IDoNotExist <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''Note: Due to no store hours, 49er Video is no more either!'''''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-04-05 22:21:27JakeJamesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 273: </td> <td> Line 273: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-04-05 22:21:27'' [[nbsp]] 49er was a wonderful store, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. I worked as the manager of the store for several years and had intimate knowledge of the busniness. If anyone has the start-up money and wants to try their hand at opening their own I would be happy to lend my advice and possibly my services. 49er remained incredibly successful up until the owner's retirement this year. Stonegate video is still in town and I know Bizzaro World is trying their hand at a rentals, but that still amounts to very little competition in terms of brick and mortar video rental stores. The Davis community deserves a first class rental store and it is a shame that there won't be one for the foreseeable future. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-27 13:23:26SabrinaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 271: </td> <td> Line 271: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-27 13:23:26'' [[nbsp]] bought several movies when they were going under. Pretty expensive if you ask me. 2 out of the 5 we bought were severely scratched. One, a fairly new movie, couldn't play more than 1/3 of the entire movie! Trying to contact them so I'm not stuck with expensive pieces of worthless plastic. Thought they weren't going under til March 31st, but their phone is already disconnected. frustrating! --["Users/Sabrina"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-22 19:56:21JenniferCookone more day of sales! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''ENCORE SALE! 49er will be open for one more day of sales! Come by on Wednesday, March 23 between noon and 8 pm to get some last minute deals on all the movies that are left in the store.'''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-22 13:25:34calvin2Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 267: </td> <td> Line 267: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-22 13:25:34'' [[nbsp]] Lots of things have changed in Davis in the last couple years, but this is the one change that honestly changed my level of attachment to this town. What a bummer. This place was everything an indy video store is supposed to be, and there aren't so many of them left. --["Users/calvin2"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-19 17:19:22SimonFung <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 266: </td> <td> Line 266: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-03-19 17:18:43'' [[nbsp]] I am sad 49er video store closed. I remembered they were open until 1 am and had a large selection of domestic and international movies on DVD and tape. I was able to find a few international movies there and rented them. They may not ha<span>ve</span> the latest movies in large quantity but provided alternate selection. --["Users/SimonFung"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-03-19 17:18:43'' [[nbsp]] I am sad 49er video store closed. I remembered they were open until 1 am and had a large selection of domestic and international movies on DVD and tape. I was able to find a few international movies there and rented them. They may not ha<span>d</span> the latest movies in large quantity but provided alternate selection. --["Users/SimonFung"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-19 17:18:43SimonFungComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 265: </td> <td> Line 265: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-19 17:18:43'' [[nbsp]] I am sad 49er video store closed. I remembered they were open until 1 am and had a large selection of domestic and international movies on DVD and tape. I was able to find a few international movies there and rented them. They may not have the latest movies in large quantity but provided alternate selection. --["Users/SimonFung"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-03-18 23:24:20JenniferCookso sad :( <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Departed Business)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-28 01:21:55EvanRothstein(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm<span>,</span> Friday and Saturday 10am-Midnight|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm<span>||<br> +</span> <span>||</span>Friday and Saturday 10am-Midnight|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-28 01:21:08EvanRothsteinLast day of business is March 19th <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On January 5 of 2011, the store announced that it will be closing its doors for the last time on ''March 31, 2011''. The owner is retiring and will be going on vacation. Business will continue as normal until <span>mid-</span>March <span>when the store will be selling off its entire inventory</span>.'''''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> On January 5 of 2011, the store announced that it will be closing its doors for the last time on ''March 31, 2011''. The owner is retiring and will be going on vacation. Business will continue as normal until <span>rentals stop on </span>March <span>19th</span>.'''''' </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-20 22:53:40E.C.H.comment reply <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 261: </td> <td> Line 261: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Just to clarify... None of the employees have attempted to buy the store as we do not have anywhere near the amount of money on hand to afford the inventory as well as pay the lease on the location. There were a couple of interested parties who did consider buying the business but they, too, could not justify trying starting up the business at cost in this economy. One must consider that there were over 30,000 titles to take over ranging anywhere from $2-$150 in value (the average value probably being around $7). To purchase the collection could easily be as much as 200 grand. Add to that the location's lease (this is a HUGE location when it comes to the available square footage). Additionally, one may add on whatever cost the owner might tack on for rights to the name of the business itself. Anywho, there's little to no way a few college-aged Davisites could pool their funds together to grab this business before it shutdown and somehow avoid future bankruptcy. --["Users/E.C.H."]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-14 18:41:16StevenDaubertComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 257: </td> <td> Line 257: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-02-14 17:41:16'' [[nbsp]] looks to be closing soon<br> + <br> + employees tried to buy it but dude seems like he would rather sell inventory and retire --["Users/StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-14 18:03:03ScottMeehleib <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 257: </td> <td> Line 257: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2011-02-14 17:00:26'' [[nbsp]] IT'S CLOSING???? Whhhhhhhhhyyyyyy God Whyyyyyyyyyyy!?!??? --["Users/ScottMeehleib"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-14 18:00:26ScottMeehleibComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 257: </td> <td> Line 257: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-02-14 17:00:26'' [[nbsp]] IT'S CLOSING???? Whhhhhhhhhyyyyyy God Whyyyyyyyyyyy!?!??? --["Users/ScottMeehleib"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-14 17:58:04ScottMeehleibComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 255: </td> <td> Line 255: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-02-14 16:58:04'' [[nbsp]] IT'S CLOSING???? Whhhhhhhhhyyyyyy God Whyyyyyyyyyyy!?!??? --["Users/ScottMeehleib"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-02-14 17:46:17EliseKaneComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 253: </td> <td> Line 253: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-02-14 16:46:17'' [[nbsp]] So sad that 49'er is closing. It's been a Davis staple and an asset to the community. --["Users/EliseKane"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-01-17 10:25:51jsbmebComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 251: </td> <td> Line 251: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-17 09:25:51'' [[nbsp]] Crap. I really love this place but am sad its closing. --["Users/jsbmeb"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-01-16 16:18:50DavidFelizComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 249: </td> <td> Line 249: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-16 15:18:50'' [[nbsp]] 49'er closing? Dang, I don't mean to be old school but I don't see this as progress. Browse titled on line now? Where is the atmosphere in that? --["Users/DavidFeliz"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-01-09 23:53:47IDoNotExistComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 247: </td> <td> Line 247: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-09 22:53:47'' [[nbsp]] I'm sad that it's going, but between Netflix, iTunes, RedBox, Amazon, and other competitors, it seems like the era of the video rental store is probably over, so it's probably a good time for the owner to cash out... --["Users/IDoNotExist"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2011-01-09 14:35:28E.C.H.new hours and store will be closing shop <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Every day, incl. holidays, 10am-Midnight ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-Midnight||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + '''''49er video will be closing for good! '''''<br> + On January 5 of 2011, the store announced that it will be closing its doors for the last time on ''March 31, 2011''. The owner is retiring and will be going on vacation. Business will continue as normal until mid-March when the store will be selling off its entire inventory.''''''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-12-31 23:33:01E.C.H. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 242: </td> <td> Line 242: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * We do do what we can to preserve the life of DVDs and offer credit/replacements when a customer has a complaint about movies not working properly. We also remove DVDs from circulation when it is apparent that the films will no longer run in our own machines. Some customers' players are more finicky than others (especially blu-ray machines and laptops). One customer who had had frequent complaints recently mentioned to me how they picked up a cheapo model for $20 or so over at an outlet store to replace their machine and hasn't had a problem since. All I can recommend with your situation is to be sure to let us know WHENEVER you have an issue with a movie not playing properly and request a replacement or credit to your account when this occurs. --["Users/E.C.H."]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-12-28 19:40:34SusanHarrisonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 234: </td> <td> Line 234: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-28 18:40:34'' [[nbsp]] We love 49er for the selection of old movies, the fact that they carry VHS, the interesting way movies are displayed (e.g. the Top 100 Store Picks are excellent), and the general high knowledge level of the staff. It's GREAT to have an indie movie store in Davis.<br> + <br> + However, in the past year almost 100% of the DVDs we have rented have been scratched and have skipped. Sometimes we could fix it by washing them and other times they completely refused to play. When we mentioned this to the proprietor while renting some more discs, he muttered 'We'll resurface these for you' and put our chosen discs into the store's cleaning machines which -- in our experience -- have done absolutely nothing to prevent the problem.<br> + <br> + As much as we love the whole 49er experience otherwise, it is not going to work if the movies don't play....<br> + <br> + --["Users/SusanHarrison"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-10-25 00:36:45AlvinoGinaComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 232: </td> <td> Line 232: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-10-25 00:36:45'' [[nbsp]] I visited 49'er video on Saturday night for the first time in almost 2 years. It is still a superb store with great selection and many obscure titles (relative to more mainstream stores), but I was appalled by the the lack of customer service skills (and people skills, in general) possessed by the young woman behind the counter. No eye contact, gave a snarky answer to my question and was obviously bothered by my presence (even when I was handing her cash). I have fond memories of a super-friendly, helpful and informative team of employees. I miss them and don't plan on patronizing this business if I have to continually encounter rude service by the current staff. Boo. --["Users/AlvinoGina"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-21 12:50:47E.C.H. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 231: </td> <td> Line 231: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Yep. As noted above in under our Specials: ''Any day! Get five library titles for 7.99+tax.'' --["Users/E.C.H."]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-16 23:39:41Davekhuh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 229: </td> <td> Line 229: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-09-16 11:39:11'' [[nbsp]] Coming here and browsing for movies was one of my favorite pastimes. My netflix expires in two weeks...Is that five dvd thing still in? --["Users/Davekhuh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-13 15:04:47E.C.H.comment response <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 228: </td> <td> Line 228: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Although we do our utmost to preserve the quality of our DVDs while they are in-store, unfortunately, we cannot control how well our patrons care for the discs <span>that</span> they check them out. We replace items when we can confirm that DVDs are damaged and do our best to make our customers happy when something goes wrong. I would not assume that Blockbuster has higher quality controls nor that they will replace items any more frequently. Sorry for any inconvenience. --["Users/E.C.H."] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Although we do our utmost to preserve the quality of our DVDs while they are in-store, unfortunately, we cannot control how well our patrons care for the discs <span>when</span> they check them out. We replace items when we can confirm that DVDs are damaged and do our best to make our customers happy when something goes wrong. I would not assume that Blockbuster has higher quality controls nor that they will replace items any more frequently. Sorry for any inconvenience. --["Users/E.C.H."] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-13 15:04:09E.C.H.comment response <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''''Note: Due to new store hours, <span>m</span>idnight <span>m</span>adness is no more.''''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''''Note: Due to new store hours, <span>M</span>idnight <span>M</span>adness is no more.''''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 228: </td> <td> Line 228: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Although we do our utmost to preserve the quality of our DVDs while they are in-store, unfortunately, we cannot control how well our patrons care for the discs that they check them out. We replace items when we can confirm that DVDs are damaged and do our best to make our customers happy when something goes wrong. I would not assume that Blockbuster has higher quality controls nor that they will replace items any more frequently. Sorry for any inconvenience. --["Users/E.C.H."]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-04 23:38:01hankim(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 227: </td> <td> Line 227: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * This always happens to me, even when they clean the disk. I have resorted to grabbing the ones in the back or avoiding popular titles all together. --["Users/hankim"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-09-04 23:23:10jadeeyes1113Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 225: </td> <td> Line 225: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-09-04 23:23:10'' [[nbsp]] I used to love 49er because they're friendly, have a good selection, and good prices. However I will no longer be renting there as the last 3 movies I rented there were messed up! I understand the movies are rentals but when you spend money you expect to be able to actually watch the movie. I now have a credit there instead of my money back that I will never use as I will definitely be going back to blockbuster from now on. --["Users/jadeeyes1113"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-08-12 22:59:35DerkBComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 223: </td> <td> Line 223: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-08-12 22:59:35'' [[nbsp]] 49'er Video is easily the best video store I've visited in my personal experience. The selection is fantastic, and I don't think I've ever gone in with a movie in mind (no matter how obscure) that they haven't had. I've always received great customer service. Most of the employees are extremely helpful, especially when they let me know about ongoing rental deals that I otherwise would have overlooked. In fact, my overall experience with 49'er Video has been so positive that I still choose to support this local business over the nearby DVDPlay and RedBox machines. I hope they stay in business for many years to come. --["Users/DerkB"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-08-03 03:48:11SaherComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 221: </td> <td> Line 221: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-08-03 03:48:11'' [[nbsp]] Best place to rent movies in town! Great prices for students and they have a huge selection. --["Users/Saher"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-30 22:10:08jeanvaljeanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 219: </td> <td> Line 219: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-30 22:10:08'' [[nbsp]] I really like 49er for all the reasons others have listed, but I have the recurring problem that every time I rent a movie from there it skips when I watch it, and almost always freezes. I would question my DVD player except it ONLY happens with movies from 49er. Aside from that I've had great customer service and always find what I want. --["Users/jeanvaljean"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-20 21:07:23WilliamLewisrm hr <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 219: </td> <td> Line 219: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-20 20:32:39ashleystark <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 220: </td> <td> Line 220: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2010-07-15 19:09:51'' [[nbsp]] I normally never write reviews for places but I have to say that 49er video employees are amazing! I picked up season 3 of the office but one of their employees gave me the wrong disc by accident. I drove back, thoroughly annoyed, but my mood quickly changed when he profusely apologized. I went home again, only to discover I meant to pick up season 4 (yes it was one of those days). I drove back, yet again, and they were more than willing to give me a credit for the discs I had already paid for, no questions asked. They are truly an example of great customer service --["Users/ashleystark"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-15 19:09:51ashleystarkComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 219: </td> <td> Line 219: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-15 19:09:51'' [[nbsp]] I normally never write reviews for places but I have to say that 49er video employees are amazing! I picked up season 3 of the office but one of their employees gave me the wrong disc by accident. I drove back, thoroughly annoyed, but my mood quickly changed when he profusely apologized. I went home again, only to discover I meant to pick up season 4 (yes it was one of those days). I drove back, yet again, and they were more than willing to give me a credit for the discs I had already paid for, no questions asked. They are truly an example of great customer service --["Users/ashleystark"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-15 01:59:11EugeneBComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 216: </td> <td> Line 216: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-15 01:59:11'' [[nbsp]] I love 49er, has that classic video store smell. Also has a great selection of foreign films and such.<br> + I have a netflix account (figured what the hell, it's only 9 bucks a month) but will probably cancel it. I seem to get a dvd that sounded cool when i saw it on the list, but don't much want it when it gets to my house a day or two later. it'll sit around for a few weeks before watching. I end up usually only watching maybe 2 rented movies a month, so 49er is probably a better choice. --["Users/EugeneB"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-08 19:05:03WesOne <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 214: </td> <td> Line 214: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Part of this is supply and demand. They are smaller than the 'Big Box' video renter centers (ie: Hollywood and Blockbuster) so may not have the quantities that the others do while the demand for the same videos remains high. Like BSG, and yes, even Dexter, there are more renters desiring these videos than they can accommodate with supply so they have no choice but to limit the rental periods to try to accommodate as many as possible. I have always enjoyed their policies and their honest to goodness 'mom &amp; pop' attitude. --["Users/Wesone"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-07-08 18:29:45E.C.H.Pricing update on student accounts <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.5<span>2</span>+tax per night!<br> <span>-</span> Does not include BLU-ray. Library title prices remain <span>the</span> <span>s</span>a<span>me</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.<span>6</span>5+tax per night!<br> <span>+</span> Does not include BLU-ray. Library title prices remain <span>as</span> <span>norm</span>a<span>l</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file two weeks after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.<span>2</span>5+tax for every day they are late. If you do not return a new release title within eight days of the due date, you may be billed the retail price for replacement and will own that DVD. </td> <td> <span>+</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file two weeks after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.<span>6</span>5+tax for every day they are late. If you do not return a new release title within eight days of the due date, you may be billed the retail price for replacement and will own that DVD. </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-05-03 22:34:55E.C.H.Store hours change/ comment response <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Sun-Thu 10am-Midnight ||<br> - ||Fri-Sat 10am-1am||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Every day, incl. holidays, 10am-Midnight ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''Note: Due to new store hours, midnight madness is no more.'''''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Friday &amp; Saturday '''MIDNIGHT MADNESS''': 1.99+tax for any movie when rented between 12am-1am<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''MIDNIGHT MADNESS''' is no more.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 213: </td> <td> Line 213: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * It's true that a few rentals remain on the "New Release" area for quite some time. For example, up until a few months ago, every single season/episode of Battlestar Gallactica was only available as such a one-night rental under "New Release" restrictions and a few select title remain one-night rentals years after their release in the "Store-Favorites" section. This is because these titles are deemed more likely to rent than others and, as long as they continue to rent frequently, will remain under the "New Release" pricing. I suspect that once season 4 of Dexter is released around the end of summer, that one or two of the seasons will become five-night "Library Title" rentals. --["Users/E.C.H."]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-04-12 23:46:51WesOneAdded Armadillo Music to make it more accurate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 49er is one of tw<span>o places in tow</span>n (the other being ["Dimple Records"]) with a DVD buffer that can repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc) </td> <td> <span>+</span> 49er is one of t<span>hree places in to</span>wn (the other<span>s</span> being ["Dimple Records<span>"] &amp; ["Armadillo Music</span>"]) with a DVD buffer that can repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer this service on non-49er stock for a fee ($2.99 plus tax per disc) </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-04-12 23:30:21spalka14Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 211: </td> <td> Line 211: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-04-12 23:30:21'' [[nbsp]] My roommate and I are getting into the TV series "Dexter" and have rented the first 2 DVDs from here. However, they are 1 day rentals. When we asked why, the girl working there said "all new releases are 1 day rentals." This seemed odd to me because they have 3 season of "Dexter" on the rack, so it can't be that new. I looked online and this show came out in 2006 and the DVD was released in 2007. If you ask me, a 3 three old DVD of a 4 year old program is not by any means a "new release." Plus, one day to watch four hours of a TV show is not really a reasonable expectation. I'm just saying. --["Users/spalka14"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-04-08 13:40:59JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 49er is one of two places in town (the other being ["Dimple Records"]) with a DVD buffer that can repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer this service on non-49er stock for a <span>small charg</span>e ($<span>1</span>.99 plus tax)<span>&nbsp;per disc.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> 49er is one of two places in town (the other being ["Dimple Records"]) with a DVD buffer that can repair scratched DVDs and CDs. They use this machine on their stock to maintain rental quality, and also offer this service on non-49er stock for a <span>fe</span>e ($<span>2</span>.99 plus tax<span>&nbsp;per disc</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file two weeks after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.<span>00</span>+tax for every day they are late. If you do not return a new release title within eight days of the due date, you may be billed the retail price for replacement and will own that DVD. </td> <td> <span>+</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file two weeks after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.<span>25</span>+tax for every day they are late. If you do not return a new release title within eight days of the due date, you may be billed the retail price for replacement and will own that DVD. </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-28 20:38:41JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.<span>00</span>+tax per night! </td> <td> <span>+</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.<span>52</span>+tax per night! </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-15 16:20:38JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 210: </td> <td> Line 210: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * It sounds like netflix or redbox would make more financial sense for your overall renting habits - netflix because of its low monthly rate, and redbox because of its low rental rate (for a limited selection of films). If you like to rent several films a month and you are not a UCD student, 49er can't beat the value of these two rental services because unlike netflix and redbox they are an independent business without the infrastructure of a large corporation. The store knows this and therefore tries to excel in other areas like film selection and customer service. I will say, however, that the cost of a movie theater price is always increasing with 3D films charging about 13-14 dollars a ticket, so 4.59 is still way under half the cost of movie ticket, and films that aren't new are only 2.99 a piece and are thus cheaper still. 49er also understands that they have several casual renters - people who may be netflix and redbox customers as well - and they are completely fine with that. The store doesn't mind being there to fill the gaps when you can't or don't want to use a different rental service, so if you feel it's only a good deal to rent during midnight madness, the store is there for you friday and saturday nights! --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-15 15:53:10JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 171: </td> <td> Line 171: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *First off, thanks for the kind words about the staff. It's nice to be able to respond to a logical concern without having someone completely insult the entirety of the store. Having a credit card on file is an unfortunate necessity, but it is a necessity all the same. To my knowledge, everywhere in Davis where you can rent a DVD absolutely requires one, including Blockbuster and Redbox (this is how Redbox profits, by instantly and automatically billing lates). I admit that I haven't been in Hollywood Video in sometime, but I know they used to require credit cards just like Blockbuster. 49er uses the cards for two reasons, and two reasons only: one, to bill for a replacement cost if a DVD is not returned at all (after 30 days and multiple attempts to reach customers on the phone, we consider the DVD gone for good) and second if there are late fees that are not taken care of after 30 days beyond their return. If merchandise isn't returned, it's only a little bit better than if it was flat out stolen, and for an independent business surviving on small profit margins 49er can't afford people to run away with expensive films (and oh yes, it happens). Along the same lines, if 49er didn't enforce their late fee policy for everyone, films would never be on the shelves in a timely manner therefore causing customers to go to rival rental businesses to acquire the films they want and losing the store lots of money. 49er only uses the edit card on file to collect fees that do not get taken care of within 30 days - we don't allow customers to charge rental purchases to the card on file, they have to have the physical credit card with them. The only real problems that arise with credit cards are when supplemental customers on the account (kids, flaky roommates, etc) amass late fees that don't get paid off in 30 days because the primary person on the account didn't know about them. This is why, whenever you start an account, 49er stresses in the documentation on the membership application that the primary account holder is responsible for all supplemental customers, so that customers are less likely to put people on there they don't absolutely trust. 49er's rental computers are also not hooked up to the internet so there is no way the CCs can be tampered with from the outside. I do agree wholeheartedly that checking an ID would be the best way to go for the ultimate protection of everyone's account, unfortunately it just wouldn't be practical as a overall rule. It's not practical because you would be amazed how many people do not carry ID with them (I know this because of the amount of people that have to go back to their homes to retrieve their ID when starting an account). These people would put up a fight about how they have rented before without an ID and how the staff must rent to them and it would become a big hassle. Also, there are several kids that rent using their parents' account and they would never have ID on them. If, however, you want the added "Check ID" protection on there, 49er will gladly do it for you and it will remain there unless you tell a staff member to take it off. The store's default security is that they require phone number and then the person's name each time a customer rents, and if the name given doesn't match the account we call the customer on the account to make sure it is ok to rent to the person currently in the store. Also, in regards to your concern here: ''One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account)'' the only reason to have an account is to be able to rent a movie. The only other service we offer is purchasing DVDs from a separate selection outright, in which case you do not have to have an account at all. I hope this helps to explain the reason for the store's credit card policy. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *First off, thanks for the kind words about the staff. It's nice to be able to respond to a logical concern without having someone completely insult the entirety of the store. Having a credit card on file is an unfortunate necessity, but it is a necessity all the same. To my knowledge, everywhere in Davis where you can rent a DVD absolutely requires one, including Blockbuster and Redbox (this is how Redbox profits, by instantly and automatically billing lates). I admit that I haven't been in Hollywood Video in sometime, but I know they used to require credit cards just like Blockbuster. 49er uses the cards for two reasons, and two reasons only: one, to bill for a replacement cost if a DVD is not returned at all (after 30 days and multiple attempts to reach customers on the phone, we consider the DVD gone for good) and second if there are late fees that are not taken care of after 30 days beyond their return. If merchandise isn't returned, it's only a little bit better than if it was flat out stolen, and for an independent business surviving on small profit margins 49er can't afford people to run away with expensive films (and oh yes, it happens). Along the same lines, if 49er didn't enforce their late fee policy for everyone, films would never be on the shelves in a timely manner therefore causing customers to go to rival rental businesses to acquire the films they want and losing the store lots of money. 49er only uses the <span>cr</span>edit card on file to collect fees that do not get taken care of within 30 days - we don't allow customers to charge rental purchases to the card on file, they have to have the physical credit card with them. The only real problems that arise with credit cards are when supplemental customers on the account (kids, flaky roommates, etc) amass late fees that don't get paid off in 30 days because the primary person on the account didn't know about them. This is why, whenever you start an account, 49er stresses in the documentation on the membership application that the primary account holder is responsible for all supplemental customers, so that customers are less likely to put people on there they don't absolutely trust. 49er's rental computers are also not hooked up to the internet so there is no way the CCs can be tampered with from the outside. I do agree wholeheartedly that checking an ID would be the best way to go for the ultimate protection of everyone's account, unfortunately it just wouldn't be practical as a<span>n</span> overall rule. It's not practical because you would be amazed how many people do not carry ID with them (I know this because of the amount of people that have to go back to their homes to retrieve their ID when starting an account). These people would put up a fight about how they have rented before without an ID and how the staff must rent to them and it would become a big hassle. Also, there are several kids that rent using their parents' account and they would never have ID on them. If, however, you want the added "Check ID" protection on there, 49er will gladly do it for you and it will remain there unless you tell a staff member to take it off. The store's default security is that they require phone number and then the person's name each time a customer rents, and if the name given doesn't match the account we call the customer on the account to make sure it is ok to rent to the person currently in the store. Also, in regards to your concern here: ''One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account)'' the only reason to have an account is to be able to rent a movie. The only other service we offer is purchasing DVDs from a separate selection outright, in which case you do not have to have an account at all. I hope this helps to explain the reason for the store's credit card policy. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 17:14:24IDoNotExist <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 209: </td> <td> Line 209: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Hi, Jake. I know there are other deals that 49er offers, such as the ones that you mentioned. But they don't really address my particular movie watching needs. It's great that I could rent 5 movies for 5 nights, but I don't have that much time to watch movies, or the desire to watch them all in a row like that. It's really more of a spontaneous thing for me. I suddenly decide that I want to watch a movie, so I go to the store and rent one *now*. But 5 in a row is just way more than I could ever imagine wanting to watch in such a short time., and at $7.99, it's nearly as expensive as watching one in the theater given that I would probably only watch one at a time anyway. At $4.59 for a single rental, it only takes one rental per week before I've matched what I would spend on a Netflix subscription that would let me rent as many movies as I want in a month. So if I were someone who rented a large number of movies, Netflix would make much more sense. Since I'm not, the price per movie for whatever frequency that I do rent has to be lower than Netflix. At $4.59, it's only a win for people who rent &lt; 1 movie per week. But I'm sure that 49er wants people to rent more often than that, right?<span><br> -</span> There's also the assumption here that if the price stays higher at other times, that I will want to rent at the higher price at those times. In my case, this isn't true - although I can't speak for anyone else. But at $4.59, it's at least half of the price of a movie in the theater, so I may just catch it when it comes out in the theater instead. And it's also at a high enough price where I might consider an alternative on Hulu or read a book or just go do something else. Basically, I guess that means that I'm in the segment of the market where I have to *really* want to watch something to be willing to pay $4.59. But at the midnight madness price, I'd rent a lot more videos, and the store would make more money overall (at least on me...) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Hi, Jake. I know there are other deals that 49er offers, such as the ones that you mentioned. But they don't really address my particular movie watching needs. It's great that I could rent 5 movies for 5 nights, but I don't have that much time to watch movies, or the desire to watch them all in a row like that. It's really more of a spontaneous thing for me. I suddenly decide that I want to watch a movie, so I go to the store and rent one *now*. But 5 in a row is just way more than I could ever imagine wanting to watch in such a short time., and at $7.99, it's nearly as expensive as watching one in the theater given that I would probably only watch one at a time anyway. At $4.59 for a single rental, it only takes one rental per week before I've matched what I would spend on a Netflix subscription that would let me rent as many movies as I want in a month. So if I were someone who rented a large number of movies, Netflix would make much more sense. Since I'm not, the price per movie for whatever frequency that I do rent has to be lower than Netflix. At $4.59, it's only a win for people who rent &lt; 1 movie per week. But I'm sure that 49er wants people to rent more often than that, right?<span>&nbsp;</span> There's also the assumption here that if the price stays higher at other times, that I will want to rent at the higher price at those times. In my case, this isn't true - although I can't speak for anyone else. But at $4.59, it's at least half of the price of a movie in the theater, so I may just catch it when it comes out in the theater instead. And it's also at a high enough price where I might consider an alternative on Hulu or read a book or just go do something else. Basically, I guess that means that I'm in the segment of the market where I have to *really* want to watch something to be willing to pay $4.59. But at the midnight madness price, I'd rent a lot more videos, and the store would make more money overall (at least on me...)<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;--["Users/IDoNotExist"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 17:13:59IDoNotExist(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 208: </td> <td> Line 208: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Hi, Jake. I know there are other deals that 49er offers, such as the ones that you mentioned. But they don't really address my particular movie watching needs. It's great that I could rent 5 movies for 5 nights, but I don't have that much time to watch movies, or the desire to watch them all in a row like that. It's really more of a spontaneous thing for me. I suddenly decide that I want to watch a movie, so I go to the store and rent one *now*. But 5 in a row is just way more than I could ever imagine wanting to watch in such a short time., and at $7.99, it's nearly as expensive as watching one in the theater given that I would probably only watch one at a time anyway. At $4.59 for a single rental, it only takes one rental per week before I've matched what I would spend on a Netflix subscription that would let me rent as many movies as I want in a month. So if I were someone who rented a large number of movies, Netflix would make much more sense. Since I'm not, the price per movie for whatever frequency that I do rent has to be lower than Netflix. At $4.59, it's only a win for people who rent &lt; 1 movie per week. But I'm sure that 49er wants people to rent more often than that, right?<br> + There's also the assumption here that if the price stays higher at other times, that I will want to rent at the higher price at those times. In my case, this isn't true - although I can't speak for anyone else. But at $4.59, it's at least half of the price of a movie in the theater, so I may just catch it when it comes out in the theater instead. And it's also at a high enough price where I might consider an alternative on Hulu or read a book or just go do something else. Basically, I guess that means that I'm in the segment of the market where I have to *really* want to watch something to be willing to pay $4.59. But at the midnight madness price, I'd rent a lot more videos, and the store would make more money overall (at least on me...)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 16:17:46JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 207: </td> <td> Line 207: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Midnight madness is a more than a 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix, redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry, however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost <span>on</span> new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Midnight madness is a more than a 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix, redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry, however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost <span>for</span> new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 16:14:48JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 207: </td> <td> Line 207: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Midnight madness is a more than a 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix<span>&nbsp;and</span> redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost on new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Midnight madness is a more than a 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix<span>,</span> redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry<span>,</span> however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost on new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 16:13:42JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 207: </td> <td> Line 207: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Midnight madness is a more than 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix and redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost on new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Midnight madness is a more than<span>&nbsp;a</span> 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix and redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost on new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-10 16:13:14JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 207: </td> <td> Line 207: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Midnight madness is a more than 50 percent discount on the cost of a new release rental. It's offered at a specific time (Friday and Saturday nights) to give incentive for people who are up that late and wouldn't normally be out shopping to come rent from 49er. Just like how the movie theaters downtown offer discount pricing on Tuesdays, a day when people wouldn't normally go out to the theater, 49er does the same for a late night special on the weekends. If the movie theater offered discounted 5 dollar movies all week long, they would lose money - so would 49er (based on their current pricing structure) if they offered the midnight madness price all week long. However, you can always rent 5 library titles for 7.99 plus tax. They are five day rentals, so you could watch one each night, and the price per film is even less than the midnight madness price. I think part of the problem is that people see redboxes around offering 1 dollar movies and they expect this to be set price everywhere, and as so, a $4.59 rental seems extremely expensive. This is just a very recent development, however, as the cost for new releases has been between $3.50-$5.00 for several years ($4.99 for any rental from blockbuster, currently). As netflix and redbox and cable on demand change the rental industry however, pricing structures have begun to change pushing "traditional pricing" stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster to the edge of bankruptcy. 49er has begun to experiment with different price structures through its UCD student deals and the midnight madness special. If the owner discovers through these experiments that he can make the store more profitable by lowering new release prices the cost on new releases could see a change. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-06 15:11:15hankim(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 206: </td> <td> Line 206: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I totally get you there. There have been so many times I just wanted to watch a movie after getting home and was tempted to stop by on the way except it wasn't midnight yet. And most of the time, I watch the movie the same night so the extra dollar for an extra four days seems useless most of the time. I just wanted to say the midnight madness deal is not really cheaper in any way for the number of nights kept to the cost, so it is more like buying a single bottle of soda at the store rather than a bulk pack. --["Users/hankim"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-06 15:02:49IDoNotExist(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 205: </td> <td> Line 205: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I usually only want it for one day, which is why Midnight Madness sometimes works for me. It's just that I don't want that day to have to start with a trip to the video store at the most inconvenient time possible. On several occasions, I've actually been *at* the video store, because it was next to something else I was doing and wanted to see what they had. I would have rented something on the spot, but decided that I would rather do Midnight Madness and save some money on it. I went home, and by the time Midnight Madness came around, I was either too busy or too tired to go pick up the video, and didn't rent anything for several weeks. So 49er lost out on the rental right then, and on a potential future rental that I might have made had I not delayed renting what I previously had wanted to watch until Midnight Madness came around. But if they had the 24 hour special starting at any time on any day, I'd have rented those videos on the spot, and possibly rented additional ones when I returned to drop those off. Note that the convenience thing is very important here. At the higher prices, if you rent several videos per month, Netflix is a much better deal. Much larger selection, and lower price per movie, but also less convenient. Redbox, or the video thing they have in Safeway, are much cheaper ($1 per night), but don't have a very large selection, so I'm not very likely to find what I want. 49er is a win for me if they have what I want and their prices are better than Netflix. Their selection is usually pretty good, but the Midnight Madness pricing is where they really hit the right price point for me. They just need to make it more convenient to use it - by allowing you to use it in any 24 hour period.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-06 13:55:55hankim(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 204: </td> <td> Line 204: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Also, for Midnight Madness you only get it for a night. On older titles, if you pay a dollar more and rent at any other time, you get it for five days, which is nice if you rent a season of some television show. --["Users/hankim"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-03-06 12:11:01IDoNotExistComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 198: </td> <td> Line 198: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-06 11:11:01'' [[nbsp]] Thoughts on "Midnight Madness":<br> + <br> + I'm not sure if other customers experience this, but I find that I rent less because of how midnight madness is set up! When I want to rent a video, I'd usually like to rent it right now. But I know that if I wait until after midnight on Friday or Saturday, I can get the video much more cheaply. So I wait. But then I may be too tired to go get it after midnight. Or I may not want to stay up that night watching a movie, and might not have time the next day. So I might wind up renting nothing, because I know I can come back the next week if I do feel like renting something then. Midnight Madness is also not very convenient, since I might be near 49er now and know that I want to watch something later this evening. It requires a special trip to the store at a very inconvenient time.<br> + <br> + It would be much better if the store offered a "24 hour madness" option. Same price as "Midnight Madness", but you can rent the video any time that the store is open, and have 24 hours to return it. I'd rent a LOT more videos if they did this. It would be convenient, because I could rent a movie when I actually wanted to watch it, and when I actually had time to watch it, rather than being forced to stay up late or watch the next morning. Plus, I wouldn't avoid renting at regular times so that I could get the midnight madness price, since I could rent at any time. --["Users/IDoNotExist"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-26 21:33:58JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 197: </td> <td> Line 197: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I looked into your situation JDamoth. The reason we weren't able to contact you is because we have both an out of date street address and telephone number. There are notes in your account saying we were unable to contact you. In the rental contract you signed to become a member it clearly states that 49er does use collection services to retrieve fees, and it also explicitly states that an extra charge is added to cover the fees the the collections company charges 49er. However, in your specific case your lates were billed incorrectly; the owner billed the lates without grouping them as a set of 5 which would have saved you around 17 dollars. This is fully the mistake of the owner. Another employee has written a note to the owner about the situation, but he will probably not get back to you unless you contact him. His name is John Merchant, he works mornings most weekdays. I would contact him as soon as possible. --["Users/jakejames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-25 18:49:02KenjiYamadaRevert to version 146 (I don't think you can delete a conv that had other participants besides you.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 175: </td> <td> Line 175: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2010-02-23 12:29:58'' [[nbsp]] I have been a Davis resident since 1998, and a patron of 49er Video since that time. In the past I was always impressed by their video selection and good customer service.<br> + <br> + However, an event that occurred on Monday night, February 22 will cause me to never come to this video store again. In October 2009, I rented 5 movies, and due to unforseen events, I returned the movies 6 days late. I have had every intention to pay the late fees, but didn't return to the video store until February to pay them. Here is what happened:<br> + <br> + (1) The store clerk told me that 49er Video had sent me to a collections agent and with the stated intent to damage my credit if I didn't pay.<br> + (2) I have had no phone contact or written notice from 49er Video.<br> + (3) 49er Video added $10 to the late fees bringing the total to $42. These videos were only 5 days late and they were old movies.<br> + (4) The store clerk was rude and accusatory. She made a big deal out of the fact that the videos had been late since October and why would I want to damage my credit. The fact that I had been at this store for more than 10 years made no impact.<br> + (5) Previously I had late fees that were automatically charged to my credit card with no phone call or notice. These charges caused $100 in overdraft fees. The same thing happened to my roomate, who is also a 10 year patron of the store.<br> + <br> + I would love to support an independent store despite the wide variety of more cost-effective choices (i.e., internet, Netflix, Red Box). However, with unprecidented threats to my long term credit and exhorbant fees I have a difficult time justifying that support. --["Users/JDamoth"]<br> + * At the risk of blaming the victim here... you were four months late in paying your late fees. That is quite late. And you can bet that the big boxes wouldn't be happy with that, either. A $10 charge for being late with your late fees doesn't seem excessive to me. The only criticism you give that seems legitimate to me is that they didn't try to contact you about the late fees -- sending your info to a collections agent w/out contacting you first is wrong, imo, especially for a longstanding customer. Then again, it doesn't sound as though you tried to contact them. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> + <br> + I see your points. However, as a longstanding customer, I believe it is appropriate to be contacted before being sent to collections. The video store has my number and address. Also, they should provide a courtesy call prior to charging a credit card for late fees. I have more debt than I can pay, but with a simple courtesy call I could have re-prioritized my debt load to pay them and still remained a happy customer.<br> + <br> + In addition, the late fees were $42 for five regular movies being late for 6 days, which is excessive in my opinion. Blockbuster would not charge for this (see their website- there are no late fees for Blockbuster), nor would Netflix. As a consumer with choices, I believe that the practices described in this response warrants me to post this and to choose other options. I believe in good customer service- it is the most important thing to me.<br> + <br> + By the way, the bad marks on my credit bring absolutely no threat to me. My credit is already damaged. What I want is to be able to rent movies from a store that provides good service. I feel no reason for the clerk to be rude, and I am a consumer who has choices. Had the clerk been polite, I would have paid the charges. That is in fact why I was at the video store in the first place.<br> + <br> + * Blockbuster has you purchase the movie if it is a certain number of days late. Netflix charges a late fee if you keep a movie past your subscription date. --["Users/hankim"]<br> + * JDamoth, you should get in touch with a supervisor/manager/owner of 49er. That's not the appropriate way to deal with a late creditee. Re: CP's point about you not contacting them, it's in ''their'' financial interest to pursue it with you. I haven't looked into laws regarding sending an account to collection, but it's certainly not a good policy to do so without contacting the customer. Is your address and everything up to date with them? It may be too late to protect your credit, but I'd still pursue it... on principle if nothing else. --["Users/TomGarberson"]<br> + * And as I said above, I agree with you (JDamoth) and everyone else that they ought to have contacted you. I was just indicating a way that you might have prevented this problem, but that doesn't excuse ''their'' behavior. Calling a collections agency without contacting you for the money is not very nice, imo. (Just to clarify my comment, since I think I am being misunderstood). --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-24 14:50:35JDamoth <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 175: </td> <td> Line 175: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2010-02-23 12:29:58'' [[nbsp]] I have been a Davis resident since 1998, and a patron of 49er Video since that time. In the past I was always impressed by their video selection and good customer service.<br> - <br> - However, an event that occurred on Monday night, February 22 will cause me to never come to this video store again. In October 2009, I rented 5 movies, and due to unforseen events, I returned the movies 6 days late. I have had every intention to pay the late fees, but didn't return to the video store until February to pay them. Here is what happened:<br> - <br> - (1) The store clerk told me that 49er Video had sent me to a collections agent and with the stated intent to damage my credit if I didn't pay.<br> - (2) I have had no phone contact or written notice from 49er Video.<br> - (3) 49er Video added $10 to the late fees bringing the total to $42. These videos were only 5 days late and they were old movies.<br> - (4) The store clerk was rude and accusatory. She made a big deal out of the fact that the videos had been late since October and why would I want to damage my credit. The fact that I had been at this store for more than 10 years made no impact.<br> - (5) Previously I had late fees that were automatically charged to my credit card with no phone call or notice. These charges caused $100 in overdraft fees. The same thing happened to my roomate, who is also a 10 year patron of the store.<br> - <br> - I would love to support an independent store despite the wide variety of more cost-effective choices (i.e., internet, Netflix, Red Box). However, with unprecidented threats to my long term credit and exhorbant fees I have a difficult time justifying that support. --["Users/JDamoth"]<br> - * At the risk of blaming the victim here... you were four months late in paying your late fees. That is quite late. And you can bet that the big boxes wouldn't be happy with that, either. A $10 charge for being late with your late fees doesn't seem excessive to me. The only criticism you give that seems legitimate to me is that they didn't try to contact you about the late fees -- sending your info to a collections agent w/out contacting you first is wrong, imo, especially for a longstanding customer. Then again, it doesn't sound as though you tried to contact them. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> - <br> - I see your points. However, as a longstanding customer, I believe it is appropriate to be contacted before being sent to collections. The video store has my number and address. Also, they should provide a courtesy call prior to charging a credit card for late fees. I have more debt than I can pay, but with a simple courtesy call I could have re-prioritized my debt load to pay them and still remained a happy customer.<br> - <br> - In addition, the late fees were $42 for five regular movies being late for 6 days, which is excessive in my opinion. Blockbuster would not charge for this (see their website- there are no late fees for Blockbuster), nor would Netflix. As a consumer with choices, I believe that the practices described in this response warrants me to post this and to choose other options. I believe in good customer service- it is the most important thing to me.<br> - <br> - By the way, the bad marks on my credit bring absolutely no threat to me. My credit is already damaged. What I want is to be able to rent movies from a store that provides good service. I feel no reason for the clerk to be rude, and I am a consumer who has choices. Had the clerk been polite, I would have paid the charges. That is in fact why I was at the video store in the first place.<br> - <br> - * Blockbuster has you purchase the movie if it is a certain number of days late. Netflix charges a late fee if you keep a movie past your subscription date. --["Users/hankim"]<br> - * JDamoth, you should get in touch with a supervisor/manager/owner of 49er. That's not the appropriate way to deal with a late creditee. Re: CP's point about you not contacting them, it's in ''their'' financial interest to pursue it with you. I haven't looked into laws regarding sending an account to collection, but it's certainly not a good policy to do so without contacting the customer. Is your address and everything up to date with them? It may be too late to protect your credit, but I'd still pursue it... on principle if nothing else. --["Users/TomGarberson"]<br> - * And as I said above, I agree with you (JDamoth) and everyone else that they ought to have contacted you. I was just indicating a way that you might have prevented this problem, but that doesn't excuse ''their'' behavior. Calling a collections agency without contacting you for the money is not very nice, imo. (Just to clarify my comment, since I think I am being misunderstood). --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 20:48:32CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 196: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * And as I said above, I agree with you (JDamoth) and everyone else that they ought to have contacted you. I was just indicating a way that you might have prevented this problem, but that doesn't excuse ''their'' behavior. Calling a collections agency without contacting you for the money is not very nice, imo. (Just to clarify). --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * And as I said above, I agree with you (JDamoth) and everyone else that they ought to have contacted you. I was just indicating a way that you might have prevented this problem, but that doesn't excuse ''their'' behavior. Calling a collections agency without contacting you for the money is not very nice, imo. (Just to clarify<span>&nbsp;my comment, since I think I am being misunderstood</span>). --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 20:47:57CovertProfessorsince people seem to have misunderstood what I meant <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 196: </td> <td> Line 196: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * And as I said above, I agree with you (JDamoth) and everyone else that they ought to have contacted you. I was just indicating a way that you might have prevented this problem, but that doesn't excuse ''their'' behavior. Calling a collections agency without contacting you for the money is not very nice, imo. (Just to clarify). --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 20:42:32TomGarberson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 195: </td> <td> Line 195: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * JDamoth, you should get in touch with a supervisor/manager/owner of 49er. That's not the appropriate way to deal with a late creditee. Re: CP's point about you not contacting them, it's in ''their'' financial interest to pursue it with you. I haven't looked into laws regarding sending an account to collection, but it's certainly not a good policy to do so without contacting the customer. Is your address and everything up to date with them? It may be too late to protect your credit, but I'd still pursue it... on principle if nothing else. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 20:25:05hankim(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 193: </td> <td> Line 193: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Blockbuster has you purchase the movie if it is a certain number of days late. Netflix charges a late fee if you keep a movie past your subscription date. --["Users/hankim"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 19:03:09JDamoth <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 187: </td> <td> Line 187: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I see your points. However, as a longstanding customer, I believe it is appropriate to be contacted before being sent to collections. The video store has my number and address. Also, they should provide a courtesy call prior to charging a credit card for late fees. I have more debt than I can pay, but with a simple courtesy call I could have re-prioritized my debt load to pay them and still remained a happy customer.<br> + <br> + In addition, the late fees were $42 for five regular movies being late for 6 days, which is excessive in my opinion. Blockbuster would not charge for this (see their website- there are no late fees for Blockbuster), nor would Netflix. As a consumer with choices, I believe that the practices described in this response warrants me to post this and to choose other options. I believe in good customer service- it is the most important thing to me.<br> + <br> + By the way, the bad marks on my credit bring absolutely no threat to me. My credit is already damaged. What I want is to be able to rent movies from a store that provides good service. I feel no reason for the clerk to be rude, and I am a consumer who has choices. Had the clerk been polite, I would have paid the charges. That is in fact why I was at the video store in the first place.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 13:40:10CovertProfessormy two cents <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 186: </td> <td> Line 186: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * At the risk of blaming the victim here... you were four months late in paying your late fees. That is quite late. And you can bet that the big boxes wouldn't be happy with that, either. A $10 charge for being late with your late fees doesn't seem excessive to me. The only criticism you give that seems legitimate to me is that they didn't try to contact you about the late fees -- sending your info to a collections agent w/out contacting you first is wrong, imo, especially for a longstanding customer. Then again, it doesn't sound as though you tried to contact them. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-23 13:29:58JDamothComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 174: </td> <td> Line 174: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-23 12:29:58'' [[nbsp]] I have been a Davis resident since 1998, and a patron of 49er Video since that time. In the past I was always impressed by their video selection and good customer service.<br> + <br> + However, an event that occurred on Monday night, February 22 will cause me to never come to this video store again. In October 2009, I rented 5 movies, and due to unforseen events, I returned the movies 6 days late. I have had every intention to pay the late fees, but didn't return to the video store until February to pay them. Here is what happened:<br> + <br> + (1) The store clerk told me that 49er Video had sent me to a collections agent and with the stated intent to damage my credit if I didn't pay.<br> + (2) I have had no phone contact or written notice from 49er Video.<br> + (3) 49er Video added $10 to the late fees bringing the total to $42. These videos were only 5 days late and they were old movies.<br> + (4) The store clerk was rude and accusatory. She made a big deal out of the fact that the videos had been late since October and why would I want to damage my credit. The fact that I had been at this store for more than 10 years made no impact.<br> + (5) Previously I had late fees that were automatically charged to my credit card with no phone call or notice. These charges caused $100 in overdraft fees. The same thing happened to my roomate, who is also a 10 year patron of the store.<br> + <br> + I would love to support an independent store despite the wide variety of more cost-effective choices (i.e., internet, Netflix, Red Box). However, with unprecidented threats to my long term credit and exhorbant fees I have a difficult time justifying that support. --["Users/JDamoth"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-12 22:43:11theschu2Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 172: </td> <td> Line 172: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-12 21:43:11'' [[nbsp]] I've had some good experiences at 49er in the past and the prices are typically competitive compared to Blockbuster but I was very dissatisfied with the service there this evening. Called ahead to see if they had a previous season of a television show in stock and they said they did. Asked about the price and they said they had it at 5 discs for 5 days for less than $9. Drove all the way over there to find it was not in stock and the 5x5 deal didn't apply. Was treated rudely by the sales associate. In this economy you'd think that customer service would be a requirement for a local business. At this point, I'm not sure if I'm interested in going back. --["Users/theschu2"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-02-09 14:33:10E.C.H.General update <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- From 10/5 - 12/4</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night!<span>&nbsp;This is a TEMPORAR</span>Y<span>&nbsp;PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must</span> have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file.<span>&nbsp;</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file <span>one </span>week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night!<span><br> + Does not include BLU-ray. Library title prices remain the same.<br> + Limit per customer is 9 at a time.<br> + </span>Y<span>ou ''must''</span> have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file.<span><br> +</span> All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file <span>t</span>w<span>o w</span>eek<span>s</span> after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you do not return a new release title within eight days of the due date, you may be billed the retail price for replacement and will own that DVD.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-01-21 05:21:06JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> New Releases are 4.59+tax for one night </td> <td> <span>+</span> New Releases are 4.59+tax for one night<span>&nbsp;(Blu-Ray and DVD)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-01-21 05:15:45JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 168: </td> <td> Line 168: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *First off, thanks for the kind words about the staff. It's nice to be able to respond to a logical concern without having someone completely insult<span>&nbsp;into</span> the entirety of the store. Having a credit card on file is an unfortunate necessity, but it is a necessity all the same. To my knowledge, everywhere in Davis where you can rent a DVD absolutely requires one, including Blockbuster and Redbox (this is how Redbox profits, by instantly and automatically billing lates). I admit that I haven't been in Hollywood Video in sometime, but I know they used to require credit cards just like Blockbuster. 49er uses the cards for two reasons, and two reasons only: one, to bill for a replacement cost if a DVD is not returned at all (after 30 days and multiple attempts to reach customers on the phone, we consider the DVD gone for good) and second if there are late fees that are not taken care of after 30 days beyond their return. If merchandise isn't returned, it's only a little bit better than if it was flat out stolen, and for an independent business surviving on small profit margins 49er can't afford people to run away with expensive films (and oh yes, it happens). Along the same lines, if 49er didn't enforce their late fee policy for everyone, films would never be on the shelves in a timely manner therefore causing customers to go to rival rental businesses to acquire the films they want and losing the store lots of money. 49er only uses the edit card on file to collect fees that do not get taken care of within 30 days - we don't allow customers to charge rental purchases to the card on file, they have to have the physical credit card with them. The only real problems that arise with credit cards are when supplemental customers on the account (kids, flaky roommates, etc) amass late fees that don't get paid off in 30 days because the primary person on the account didn't know about them. This is why, whenever you start an account, 49er stresses in the documentation on the membership application that the primary account holder is responsible for all supplemental customers, so that customers are less likely to put people on there they don't absolutely trust. 49er's rental computers are also not hooked up to the internet so there is no way the CCs can be tampered with from the outside. I do agree wholeheartedly that checking an ID would be the best way to go for the ultimate protection of everyone's account, unfortunately it just wouldn't be practical as a overall rule. It's not practical because you would be amazed how many people do not carry ID with them (I know this because of the amount of people that have to go back to their homes to retrieve their ID when starting an account). These people would put up a fight about how they have rented before without an ID and how the staff must rent to them and it would become a big hassle. Also, there are several kids that rent using their parents' account and they would never have ID on them. If, however, you want the added "Check ID" protection on there, 49er will gladly do it for you and it will remain there unless you tell a staff member to take it off. The store's default security is that they require phone number and then the person's name each time a customer rents, and if the name given doesn't match the account we call the customer on the account to make sure it is ok to rent to the person currently in the store. Also, in regards to your concern here: ''One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account)'' the only reason to have an account is to be able to rent a movie. The only other service we offer is purchasing DVDs from a separate selection outright, in which case you do not have to have an account at all. I hope this helps to explain the reason for the store's credit card policy. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *First off, thanks for the kind words about the staff. It's nice to be able to respond to a logical concern without having someone completely insult the entirety of the store. Having a credit card on file is an unfortunate necessity, but it is a necessity all the same. To my knowledge, everywhere in Davis where you can rent a DVD absolutely requires one, including Blockbuster and Redbox (this is how Redbox profits, by instantly and automatically billing lates). I admit that I haven't been in Hollywood Video in sometime, but I know they used to require credit cards just like Blockbuster. 49er uses the cards for two reasons, and two reasons only: one, to bill for a replacement cost if a DVD is not returned at all (after 30 days and multiple attempts to reach customers on the phone, we consider the DVD gone for good) and second if there are late fees that are not taken care of after 30 days beyond their return. If merchandise isn't returned, it's only a little bit better than if it was flat out stolen, and for an independent business surviving on small profit margins 49er can't afford people to run away with expensive films (and oh yes, it happens). Along the same lines, if 49er didn't enforce their late fee policy for everyone, films would never be on the shelves in a timely manner therefore causing customers to go to rival rental businesses to acquire the films they want and losing the store lots of money. 49er only uses the edit card on file to collect fees that do not get taken care of within 30 days - we don't allow customers to charge rental purchases to the card on file, they have to have the physical credit card with them. The only real problems that arise with credit cards are when supplemental customers on the account (kids, flaky roommates, etc) amass late fees that don't get paid off in 30 days because the primary person on the account didn't know about them. This is why, whenever you start an account, 49er stresses in the documentation on the membership application that the primary account holder is responsible for all supplemental customers, so that customers are less likely to put people on there they don't absolutely trust. 49er's rental computers are also not hooked up to the internet so there is no way the CCs can be tampered with from the outside. I do agree wholeheartedly that checking an ID would be the best way to go for the ultimate protection of everyone's account, unfortunately it just wouldn't be practical as a overall rule. It's not practical because you would be amazed how many people do not carry ID with them (I know this because of the amount of people that have to go back to their homes to retrieve their ID when starting an account). These people would put up a fight about how they have rented before without an ID and how the staff must rent to them and it would become a big hassle. Also, there are several kids that rent using their parents' account and they would never have ID on them. If, however, you want the added "Check ID" protection on there, 49er will gladly do it for you and it will remain there unless you tell a staff member to take it off. The store's default security is that they require phone number and then the person's name each time a customer rents, and if the name given doesn't match the account we call the customer on the account to make sure it is ok to rent to the person currently in the store. Also, in regards to your concern here: ''One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account)'' the only reason to have an account is to be able to rent a movie. The only other service we offer is purchasing DVDs from a separate selection outright, in which case you do not have to have an account at all. I hope this helps to explain the reason for the store's credit card policy. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-01-21 05:12:03JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 168: </td> <td> Line 168: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *First off, thanks for the kind words about the staff. It's nice to be able to respond to a logical concern without having someone completely insult into the entirety of the store. Having a credit card on file is an unfortunate necessity, but it is a necessity all the same. To my knowledge, everywhere in Davis where you can rent a DVD absolutely requires one, including Blockbuster and Redbox (this is how Redbox profits, by instantly and automatically billing lates). I admit that I haven't been in Hollywood Video in sometime, but I know they used to require credit cards just like Blockbuster. 49er uses the cards for two reasons, and two reasons only: one, to bill for a replacement cost if a DVD is not returned at all (after 30 days and multiple attempts to reach customers on the phone, we consider the DVD gone for good) and second if there are late fees that are not taken care of after 30 days beyond their return. If merchandise isn't returned, it's only a little bit better than if it was flat out stolen, and for an independent business surviving on small profit margins 49er can't afford people to run away with expensive films (and oh yes, it happens). Along the same lines, if 49er didn't enforce their late fee policy for everyone, films would never be on the shelves in a timely manner therefore causing customers to go to rival rental businesses to acquire the films they want and losing the store lots of money. 49er only uses the edit card on file to collect fees that do not get taken care of within 30 days - we don't allow customers to charge rental purchases to the card on file, they have to have the physical credit card with them. The only real problems that arise with credit cards are when supplemental customers on the account (kids, flaky roommates, etc) amass late fees that don't get paid off in 30 days because the primary person on the account didn't know about them. This is why, whenever you start an account, 49er stresses in the documentation on the membership application that the primary account holder is responsible for all supplemental customers, so that customers are less likely to put people on there they don't absolutely trust. 49er's rental computers are also not hooked up to the internet so there is no way the CCs can be tampered with from the outside. I do agree wholeheartedly that checking an ID would be the best way to go for the ultimate protection of everyone's account, unfortunately it just wouldn't be practical as a overall rule. It's not practical because you would be amazed how many people do not carry ID with them (I know this because of the amount of people that have to go back to their homes to retrieve their ID when starting an account). These people would put up a fight about how they have rented before without an ID and how the staff must rent to them and it would become a big hassle. Also, there are several kids that rent using their parents' account and they would never have ID on them. If, however, you want the added "Check ID" protection on there, 49er will gladly do it for you and it will remain there unless you tell a staff member to take it off. The store's default security is that they require phone number and then the person's name each time a customer rents, and if the name given doesn't match the account we call the customer on the account to make sure it is ok to rent to the person currently in the store. Also, in regards to your concern here: ''One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account)'' the only reason to have an account is to be able to rent a movie. The only other service we offer is purchasing DVDs from a separate selection outright, in which case you do not have to have an account at all. I hope this helps to explain the reason for the store's credit card policy. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-01-10 23:23:03IDoNotExistComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 166: </td> <td> Line 166: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-01-10 22:23:03'' [[nbsp]] I've rented from them on occasion. I find that their selection is far better than Blockbuster. Their staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the movies they have, and make good recommendations. Their pricing is also much better than Blockbuster, at least at certain times of the week (ie. midnight madness) although for most people, probably not nearly as good as Netflix or Redbox. Their pricing seems rather high the rest of the time. One thing that does concern me is the requirement that a credit card number be kept on file in order to be a customer (not to rent something - just to actually *have* an account). They do not take strong measures to identify the person renting a movie unless you ask, and sometimes even if a certain measure has been requested for that account. This opens the customer up to someone using their account other than themselves, and it would be very hard for a victimized customer to show that they weren't the person who rented the video. While this may or may not be a real problem, it could be avoided by requesting an ID from everyone at the time of rental, or by allowing customers to not allow their credit card info to be kept on file (ie. to only be used at the time of rental.) This practice is common at Hollywood Video, a major video rental chain (but not one with any stores in Davis). --["Users/IDoNotExist"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2010-01-10 22:26:29E.C.H. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''FALL 09 UCD SPECIAL!''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''FALL 09 UCD SPECIAL!'''<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;== Extended through 2010!!!!!!!!! ==</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-29 20:31:56JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and the average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer<span>&nbsp;a</span> small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and the average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-29 20:30:53JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business<span>, but</span> for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and the average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and the average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-29 20:30:04JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business, but for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business, but for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and<span>&nbsp;the</span> average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-29 20:29:05JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business, but for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business, but for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-29 20:28:09JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *Hey brad. 49er is no longer small chain, Davis has the only store. There used to be a few more locations but not for over 6 years or so. I am confused when you say you like the idea of supporting a local business, but for "the same reason" you like going to Starbucks, which is obviously not a local business. Sorry about the perceived rudeness, while I haven't worked at 49er in about 3 months I did work there for four years and I will say that there is an amazing contrast between the compliments the staff receives in person and the criticism given by you and a couple others on this site, and I am not sure why that is. Also, not that it really matters, but there have been no "goth" kids ever employed at 49er in the last 4 years, and all employees are over twenty and average age is about 25 so they aren't really "kids" either. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-12-15 01:40:51bradjoneComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 163: </td> <td> Line 163: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-12-15 00:40:51'' [[nbsp]] They do have a decent selection and every other video store in Davis has closed. I do prefer going here as to having to order DVDs through the mail, but I finally decided to stop. 9 times out of 10 the staff is rude and there may be three people behind the counter and if I walk up to ask about a movie no one even looks up. Then one of them will huff and roll their eyes. It's not worth it. I've been going there for over four years, but I guess I've outgrown rude young goth kids. I like the idea of supporting local businesses (even though they are a small chain), but for the same reason I like going to Starbucks. At least people are friendly. --["Users/bradjone"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-27 22:50:20E.C.H.General update <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Cutting up your ["Blockbuster"] card at the store earn<span>s</span> you a free rental, which <span>i</span>s a nice little perk<span>,</span> <span>b</span>ut ca<span>n </span>on<span>ly be done once per account. 49er</span> ha<span>s </span>g<span>ood prices on ["movies"], too, since you aren't pay</span>ing <span>$5</span> <span>or mor</span>e <span>to rent a ["Movies" movie] (ex</span>ce<span>pt for </span>n<span>ew releases)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Cutting up your ["Blockbuster"] card at the store <span>used to </span>earn you a free rental, which <span>wa</span>s a nice little perk<span>.</span> <span>&nbsp;Check o</span>ut <span>the "de</span>c<span>or</span>a<span>ti</span>on<span>s"</span> ha<span>n</span>ging <span>from</span> <span>th</span>e ce<span>ili</span>n<span>g</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They have sections for films required by classes on campus (<span>which are </span>restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''T<span>he</span> P<span>risoner'', ''Star Tre</span>k<span>''</span>, etc.)<span>, but t</span>he main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er has a <span>lot more ''</span>g<span>ood'' ["Movies" movies] (and has them displayed much more readily</span>). </td> <td> <span>+</span> They have sections for films required by classes on campus (restricted to one-night rentals), Art House (foreign &amp; indie) films, a separate adult section containing pornographic movies, as well as BBC and US television series (''<span>Lost'', ''Star </span>T<span>rek'', "South</span> P<span>ar</span>k<span>", "Dexter", "House"</span>, etc.)<span>. T</span>he main difference between ["Blockbuster"] and 49er is that 49er has a <span>much wider selection of ["Movies" movies] (you won't ''just'' find a few me</span>g<span>a-hits and new releases</span>). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er has more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases are updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock -- if you are looking for a specific title you should call and ask them. The staff can look up anything. You can also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> While ["Blockbuster"] prides itself on excessive new releases (the big-budget movies), 49er has more of a focus on its collection of classic/foreign/independent films, in addition to the most recent new releases. Recent releases are updated on [http://www.myvideostore.com/49er their website], <span>'''</span>but the website is NOT an accurate listing of the store's rental stock<span>'''</span> -- if you are looking for a specific title you should call and ask them. The staff can look up anything. You can also learn about new additions to their collection via their weekly [http://www.myvideostore.com/content/users/register.html?client=49er mailing list]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 49er no longer rents out video game rentals but has a dwindling number of PlayStation2, PlayStation3, and XBOX titles available to purchase.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 49er no longer rents out video games.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 49er is also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] are immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] are usually only priced around $10<span>&nbsp;and are sometimes much cheaper</span>. ["Movies"] include the original packaging and can be exchanged or repaired if they're scratched beyond watchability. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 49er is also the place to go to get cheap, high-quality, used DVDs. The racks of previously-viewed 'for sale' ["Movies" movies] are immediately in front of the registers and the ["Movies" movies] are usually only priced around $<span>4-$</span>10. ["Movies"] include the original packaging and can be exchanged or repaired if they're scratched beyond watchability. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They also carry a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that are available <span>for</span> one<span>&nbsp;day</span> rentals<span>&nbsp;at new release prices</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Additional days are $0.50 each.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> They also carry a very impressive number of Blu-Ray titles that are available <span>as</span> one<span>-night</span> rentals. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You need an account to rent at 49er Video, without exception. This account is completely free, however you do need to have a valid credit card (<span>visa or m</span>astercard) on file and have valid photo ID (preferably a California <span>drivers l</span>icense) when you sign up in order to rent movies. These are the same guidelines for an account at 99% of all video rental stores. For families, the head-of-household may place any family members on the same account, as well as any restrictions for those individuals (for example, if you don't want your 13-year-old checking out R-rated movies). </td> <td> <span>+</span> You need an account to rent at 49er Video, without exception. This account is completely free, however you do need to have a valid credit card (<span>Visa or M</span>astercard) on file and have<span>&nbsp;a</span> valid photo ID (preferably a California <span>Driver's L</span>icense) when you sign up in order to rent movies. These are the same guidelines for an account at 99% of all video rental stores. For families, the head-of-household may place any family members on the same account, as well as any restrictions for those individuals (for example, if you don't want your 13-year-old checking out R-rated movies). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Library titles are 2.99+tax for five nights.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ You can add an extra day to a new release for the cost of 50 cents - at the time of rental only!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- You can add an extra day to a new release for the cost of 50 cents - at the time of rental only!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Library titles (older films) are 2.99+tax for five nights.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- FALL 09 UCD SPECIAL! from 10/5 - 12/4 ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night! This is a TEMPORARY PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file. All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file one week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases 1.99+tax per night.<br> + * Any day! Get five library titles for 7.99+tax.<br> + * Any day! Rent one new release film with one library title for 5.99+tax.<br> + * Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): 2 new releases for 5.99+tax<br> + * Weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun): 2 new releases for 7.99+tax<br> + * Friday &amp; Saturday '''MIDNIGHT MADNESS''': 1.99+tax for any movie when rented between 12am-1am</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.99+tax per night.<br> - * Get five library titles for 7.99+tax.<br> - * Get 1.59 off when you rent a new release and a library title.<br> - * Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): 2 new releases for 5.99+tax<br> - * Weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun): 2 new releases for 7.99+tax<br> - * Friday &amp; Saturday MIDNIGHT MADNESS: 1.99+tax for a movie when rented during 12am-1am<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''FALL 09 UCD SPECIAL!'''<br> + From 10/5 - 12/4 ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night! This is a TEMPORARY PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file. All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file one week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 159: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *The DVD cleaning machines we use are actually resurfacers, they aren't meant for everyday cleaning of the discs. Their job is more to repair discs. That being said, we actually clean a lot more discs as they are rented than we ever have before in the four years of my working here; we have never had a policy where we clean every disc as customers rent them, that would really put the buffer machines under unnecessary wear as well as severely increase the wait time for check out. We will gladly run your movies through the buffer if they need cleaning and we have time. Unfortunately DVDs just don't hold up very well, they are very easy to damage. Any time you have a rental that doesnt work for you, let us know, and we will gladly exchange it for a new copy or a free rental that you can use either right then on the spot or at a later date. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *The DVD cleaning machines we use are actually resurfacers, they aren't meant for everyday cleaning of the discs. Their job is more to repair discs. That being said, we actually clean a lot more discs as they are rented than we ever have before in the four years of my working here; we have never had a policy where we clean every disc as customers rent them, that would really put the buffer machines under unnecessary wear as well as severely increase the wait time for check out. We will gladly run your movies through the buffer if they need cleaning and we have time. Unfortunately DVDs just don't hold up very well, they are very easy to damage. Any time you have a rental that doesn<span>'</span>t work for you, let us know, and we will gladly exchange it for a new copy or a free rental that you can use either right then on the spot or at a later date. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 162: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hi Patty. I don't know exactly what happened, but I can offer some possible explanations. First off, we have had lots and lots of employee turnover in the last year and there are currently a total of three staff members (out of 7 total) who have a month or less of work under their belt so far. I'm not sure what the confusion was regarding your identity, it may have just been the<span>n</span> asking for your name after typing in your phone number - this is how we confirm that we have the right customer. After a while, we put faces to some of the regular customers names and then don't have to confirm in this way, but until they know who you are they are taught to ask for a name. Some accounts also have notes that say "Check for ID" - if this is on your account, this may have been why they were giving you a harder time about your identity. As far as someone treating you as if you were an inconvenience, that is a big concern, and you are welcome to discuss this with myself (the manager) or the owner to see if we can find out what happened. The reason that 49er has outlasted almost every other video store in Davis has been because of it's excellent customer service, and while I do realize that several people on this forum think we look bored or groggy on the job, once we are asked a question we most always do as much as we can to help and assist. I hope whatever bad experience you had was just a result of a new employee not knowing their stuff yet, and I hope your experiences are much better in the future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Hi Patty. I don't know exactly what happened, but I can offer some possible explanations. First off, we have had lots and lots of employee turnover in the last year and there are currently a total of three staff members (out of 7 total) who have a month or less of work under their belt so far. I'm not sure what the confusion was regarding your identity, it may have just been the<span>m</span> asking for your name after typing in your phone number - this is how we confirm that we have the right customer. After a while, we put faces to some of the regular customers names and then don't have to confirm in this way, but until they know who you are they are taught to ask for a name. Some accounts also have notes that say "Check for ID" - if this is on your account, this may have been why they were giving you a harder time about your identity. As far as someone treating you as if you were an inconvenience, that is a big concern, and you are welcome to discuss this with myself (the manager) or the owner to see if we can find out what happened. The reason that 49er has outlasted almost every other video store in Davis has been because of it's excellent customer service, and while I do realize that several people on this forum think we look bored or groggy on the job, once we are asked a question we most always do as much as we can to help and assist. I hope whatever bad experience you had was just a result of a new employee not knowing their stuff yet, and I hope your experiences are much better in the future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 12:09:29JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *The DVD cleaning machines we use are actually resurfacers, they aren't meant for everyday cleaning of the discs. Their job is more to repair discs. That being said, we actually clean a lot more discs as they are rented than we ever have before in the four years of my working here; we have never had a policy where we clean every disc as customers rent them, that would really put the buffer machines under unnecessary wear as well as severely increase the wait time for check out. We will gladly run your movies through the buffer if they need cleaning and we have time. Unfortunately DVDs just don't hold up very well, they are very easy to damage. Anytime you have a rental that doesnt work for you, let us know, and we will gladly exchange it for a new copy or a free rental that you can use either right then on the spot or at a later date. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *The DVD cleaning machines we use are actually resurfacers, they aren't meant for everyday cleaning of the discs. Their job is more to repair discs. That being said, we actually clean a lot more discs as they are rented than we ever have before in the four years of my working here; we have never had a policy where we clean every disc as customers rent them, that would really put the buffer machines under unnecessary wear as well as severely increase the wait time for check out. We will gladly run your movies through the buffer if they need cleaning and we have time. Unfortunately DVDs just don't hold up very well, they are very easy to damage. Any<span>&nbsp;</span>time you have a rental that doesnt work for you, let us know, and we will gladly exchange it for a new copy or a free rental that you can use either right then on the spot or at a later date. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 12:07:54JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> UCD SPECIAL! from 10/5 - 12/4 ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night! This is a TEMPORARY PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file. All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file one week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late. </td> <td> <span>+ FALL 09</span> UCD SPECIAL! from 10/5 - 12/4 ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night! This is a TEMPORARY PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file. All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file one week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late. </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 12:06:38JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> *BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.99+tax per night. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *<span>&nbsp;</span>BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.99+tax per night. </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 12:05:53JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- New releases are 4.59+tax, library titles are 2.99+tax.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ New Releases are 4.59+tax for one night<br> + <br> + Library titles are 2.99+tax for five nights.<br> + <br> + You can add an extra day to a new release for the cost of 50 cents - at the time of rental only!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ UCD SPECIAL! from 10/5 - 12/4 ALL DVD NEW RELEASES ARE $1.00+tax per night! This is a TEMPORARY PROMOTION for Fall Quarter only! Library title prices remain the same. Limit per customer is 9 at a time. You must have a UCD STUDENT ID and have a valid VISA or MASTERCARD on file. All late fees are eligible to be billed to the CC on file one week after they have accrued. The late fee rate is $1.00+tax for every day they are late.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *<span>Summer Special of 2009: </span>BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.<span>00</span>+tax per night. </td> <td> <span>+ <br> +</span> *BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.<span>99</span>+tax per night. </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 11:52:49JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Hi Patty. I don't know exactly what happened, but I can <span>explain</span> some possible explanations. First off, we have had lots and lots of employee turnover in the last year and there are currently a total of three staff members (out of 7 total) who have a month or less of work under their belt so far. I'm not sure what the confusion was regarding your identity, it may have just been then asking for your name after typing in your phone number - this is how we confirm that we have the right customer. After a while, we put faces to some of the regular customers names and then don't have to confirm in this way, but until they know who you are they are taught to ask for a name. Some accounts also have notes that say "Check for ID" - if this is on your account, this may have been why they were giving you a harder time about your identity. As far as someone treating you as if you were an inconvenience, that is a big concern, and you are welcome to discuss this with myself (the manager) or the owner to see if we can find out what happened. The reason that 49er has outlasted almost every other video store in Davis has been because of it's excellent customer service, and while I do realize that several people on this forum think we look bored or groggy on the job, once we are asked a question we most always do as much as we can to help and assist. I hope whatever bad experience you had was just a result of a new employee not knowing their stuff yet, and I hope your experiences are much better in the future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Hi Patty. I don't know exactly what happened, but I can <span>offer</span> some possible explanations. First off, we have had lots and lots of employee turnover in the last year and there are currently a total of three staff members (out of 7 total) who have a month or less of work under their belt so far. I'm not sure what the confusion was regarding your identity, it may have just been then asking for your name after typing in your phone number - this is how we confirm that we have the right customer. After a while, we put faces to some of the regular customers names and then don't have to confirm in this way, but until they know who you are they are taught to ask for a name. Some accounts also have notes that say "Check for ID" - if this is on your account, this may have been why they were giving you a harder time about your identity. As far as someone treating you as if you were an inconvenience, that is a big concern, and you are welcome to discuss this with myself (the manager) or the owner to see if we can find out what happened. The reason that 49er has outlasted almost every other video store in Davis has been because of it's excellent customer service, and while I do realize that several people on this forum think we look bored or groggy on the job, once we are asked a question we most always do as much as we can to help and assist. I hope whatever bad experience you had was just a result of a new employee not knowing their stuff yet, and I hope your experiences are much better in the future. --["Users/JakeJames"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 11:52:19JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *Hi Patty. I don't know exactly what happened, but I can explain some possible explanations. First off, we have had lots and lots of employee turnover in the last year and there are currently a total of three staff members (out of 7 total) who have a month or less of work under their belt so far. I'm not sure what the confusion was regarding your identity, it may have just been then asking for your name after typing in your phone number - this is how we confirm that we have the right customer. After a while, we put faces to some of the regular customers names and then don't have to confirm in this way, but until they know who you are they are taught to ask for a name. Some accounts also have notes that say "Check for ID" - if this is on your account, this may have been why they were giving you a harder time about your identity. As far as someone treating you as if you were an inconvenience, that is a big concern, and you are welcome to discuss this with myself (the manager) or the owner to see if we can find out what happened. The reason that 49er has outlasted almost every other video store in Davis has been because of it's excellent customer service, and while I do realize that several people on this forum think we look bored or groggy on the job, once we are asked a question we most always do as much as we can to help and assist. I hope whatever bad experience you had was just a result of a new employee not knowing their stuff yet, and I hope your experiences are much better in the future. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-10-02 11:39:36JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 152: </td> <td> Line 152: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *The DVD cleaning machines we use are actually resurfacers, they aren't meant for everyday cleaning of the discs. Their job is more to repair discs. That being said, we actually clean a lot more discs as they are rented than we ever have before in the four years of my working here; we have never had a policy where we clean every disc as customers rent them, that would really put the buffer machines under unnecessary wear as well as severely increase the wait time for check out. We will gladly run your movies through the buffer if they need cleaning and we have time. Unfortunately DVDs just don't hold up very well, they are very easy to damage. Anytime you have a rental that doesnt work for you, let us know, and we will gladly exchange it for a new copy or a free rental that you can use either right then on the spot or at a later date. --["Users/JakeJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-09-20 01:09:55patty45Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 152: </td> <td> Line 152: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-09-20 01:09:55'' [[nbsp]] i have been going to 49er for a long time, since i was a middle school student, know i am in college. I have never had a problem with the employees before, i actually thought most of them were very nice, but my last 2 visits i have left very mad, they were really really rude, and were not helpful in the least, it seemed my questions about videos were an inconvenience to them. i was also given a hard time when i was not questioned about my identity, and was told that i was not a regular because this employee had never seen me before. i am in the customer service business, and this is not how u treat a customer. --["Users/patty45"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-09-13 19:25:47boing3887Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-09-13 19:25:47'' [[nbsp]] this place has a GREAT selection and the workers know their movies and won't say that everything is "pretty good." however, the last 3 or 4 times i've been there at least 1 of the dvd's i rent will be defective and be scratched and thus freeze halfway through. they used to use the dvd-cleaning machine everytime you rent a dvd, but now they don't, so make sure to tell them to clean the dvd's whenever you rent there. --["Users/boing3887"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-08-02 22:48:07JakeJames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * SPECIAL FOR STUDENTS OF UCD: Any two movies for $4.99+tax. Includes new releases. (Offer available for a limited time.)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-07-31 22:36:33DevreyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 149: </td> <td> Line 149: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-07-31 22:36:33'' [[nbsp]] We have just become members and maybe it's too soon to make this comment--but everytime we have been in to rent a movie and even to set up our account, the staff has seemed grumpy and bored. Again, we've only been in a handful of times, but form those experiences I'd say they need to work on customer service to keep us and others coming back! However, the selection of movies is great and we are happy to support a local, independent business. --["Users/Devrey"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> 49er Videohttp://daviswiki.org/49er_Video2009-06-18 17:21:22E.C.H.(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for 49er Video<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>*</span>*Summer Special of 2009: BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.00+tax per night. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Summer Special of 2009: BLU-Ray titles that are not new releases, 1.00+tax per night. </td> </tr> </table> </div>