I've lived in North Carolina for the last 7 years. I've lived in various parts of the Triangle. The availability of DVD rental has been spotty. When I lived in Chapel Hill and Durham, I could go to an outlet called Visart that carried a large selection of widescreen DVD in addition to magazines and newspapers. In Cary (near Raleigh) where I now live, the only player remaining is blockbuster, after the "cool" video store went out of business due to financial mismanagement or tax evasion... Some scandal. Anyway, I've seen some here are small video store owners, and I want an idea of how it goes. After my friends brought over One Hour Photo in pan-and-scan from Blockbuster last week, I got to thinking that someone ought to open a video store that caters to us. I've often considerred opening a rental store or a comic shop, but have never actually persued it. So for those of you who are at it, is the business healthy? Is it something I'd likely lose my shirt on? Basically I'd be going head-to-head with Blockbuster, and my main benefit would be people who were fed up with Blockbuster, but are they already using Netflix? So any thoughts on the matter would be great. It's not something I would want to enter into lightly, and I'm not even sure that it would make sense for me to get out of Network Administration to get into this.