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Former Blockbuster Employees, Tell Us Your Weirdest Stories From On The Job

Former Blockbuster Employees, Tell Us Your Weirdest Stories From On The Job

If you worked at a Blockbuster (or any video store) in the ’90s or early ’00s, we wanna hear from YOU!

Did you work at Blockbuster back in the day? If you did, we wanna hear what that was like.

Were there any secrets from the job that you think others would be shocked to hear?


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Like maybe customers would walk up to you and discreetly ask where the porn section* was…and then immediately ask for a suggestion in that genre.


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*Actually, Blockbuster didn’t have an ~adult~ section, but many other Blockbuster-adjacent video stores did. If you worked at one of these, we wanna hear from you too!!!

Or maybe you want people to know that there was always a way to talk down late fees, but if they were rude, you can BET you were gonna make them pay full price.

Perhaps people would return VHS or DVDs with some GROSS things — unknown foods, old gum, other sticky materials, etc. — stuck to the movie cases or even discs, and you’d have to scrub the cases and run the discs through a disc cleaning machine over and over until it looked ✨pristine.✨

Whatever they may be, tell us your ~Blockbuster employee secrets~ in the comments below. Our favorites just might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!!!

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