Let me get this straight-
VCRs and VHS are no longer being produced, but the few remaining video rental stores left in the U.S. and presumably in other parts of the world carry VHS and
DVDs and Blu-Rays for rental.
The internet as you said, "killed" video rental stores. People were uploading full movies on video sharing sites like YouTube, Dailymotion and Metacafe, long before streaming services came along, and before DVD rental-by-mail companies like Netflix came along, and before we had DVD rental kiosks like the ones Redbox makes.
Netflix was around in the late '90s. How come it didn't affect the video rental store industry back then?
How could Netflix affect the video rental store industry back then? People were still
renting VHS tapes from video stores back in the late '90s.