At Blockbusters across the country, Everything Must Go! Pretty soon, the rental chain's remaining locations will be closed, so last week, workers sifted through the rubble of their once thriving businesses and prepared the stores for the final rite of retail: The liquidation.
We sifted through the multitude of closing announcements on Craigslist and dug out the the choicest—and weirdest—stuff that the many locations are trying to sell. Here's what a Blockbuster fire sale looks like, people. It ain't pretty.
The big, blue spiral gum ball machine is on the docket at nearly every location in America. The proprietors of the Blockbusters in Liberty, Missouri and Hillsboro, Oregon even gave the dispensers their own listings.
Hillsboro is also dispensing with its yellow neon Open sign.
In Placentia, California, in Northern Orange Country, liquidators provided an unusually detailed price list for the available wares. Mop bucket w/mop, anybody? Wet floor sign to go with said mop bucket w/mop?
Come on, surely someone in Placentia could use an Oreck, Vacuum? No price listed, but we're pretty sure it's for sale.
So, so, much wire shelving for sale. Right next to the Roadhouse Grill and Baskin Robins in Salem, Oregon.