No, you aren't seeing things: Blockbuster lives on.

About 13 franchised Blockbuster video rental stores still operate in Alaska, reportsCBS News. According to the manager of nine of the stores, they are performing OK because downloading content in Alaska is expensive. So, people visit the stores to stock up on the latest new DVDs and candy -- yes, the stores still receive fresh content and sweet treats.

There used to be 9,000 Blockbuster stores worldwide, but according to the company's website there are 51 remaining franchisee operated sites in the United States. Pictured below is one of three stores located in Bend, Oregon. 

And to think back in 2000, Netflix (NFLX) - Get Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Report founder Reed Hastings approached former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco and asked for $50 million to buy his company. Blockbuster decided not to buy Netflix and has since died. Netflix' market cap is currently $61.9 billion. 

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