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ASK ME ABOUT MOVIE RENTALS STARS TO GO
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White text on a blue background over blue text over black and red text on a white background with yellow stripes and blue illustrations of stars

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Stars To Go, Inc. was a video rental service company which specialized in putting rental kiosks in convenience stores such as 7-11 and Circle K in the late 1980s. This button most likely would have been worn by an employee of the store as an advertisement for their video rental service. Much like modern day Red Box, the Stars To Go kiosk would allow customers to rent a movie without a special trip to another store. Stars To Go, Inc. would see its market share drop considerably after Blockbuster Video Stores went public in 1987. This coupled with the stock market crash known as Black Monday of that same year would result in the company struggling through the end of the decade. In 1989 Star To Go, Inc. started selling assets. 

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Cheetahmen Fever! (2011, October 21). In VIDEO GAME MUSEUM, BLOG, & STORE. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://www.videogamemuseum.com/2011/10/21/cheetahmen-fever/

Corrections. (1989, August 15). The New York Times, p. A3. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/15/nyregion/c-corrections-687789.html

Smith, D. L. (1987, April 28). Video-rental outfits find shelf space. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved from https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1987-04-28-0120390087-story....

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