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#1 10 years ago

You read right.

Circuit City to liquidate U.S. stores - U.S. business- msnbc.com

Circuit City became the largest retailer to fall victim to the expanding financial crisis Friday, announcing it will shut down its remaining 567 U.S. stores at the cost of 34,000 more jobs after failing to sell the business.

The closure of the nation’s second-biggest consumer electronics retailer spells more trouble for the nations malls, and is the latest casualty of an unprecedented pullback in consumer spending that has claimed KB Toys, Mervyns LLC and Linens ’N Things.

So, what are you going to buy in their upcoming liquidation sale?




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#2 10 years ago

Who goes to Circuit City?

Oh wait... it all makes sense now!




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#3 10 years ago

Bah, they were always behind the curve anyways. It's for the best.




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#4 10 years ago

The Circuit City around here was always too expensive.

So, what are you going to buy in their upcoming liquidation sale?

30% discounts to start sounds pretty good, i may to have make a trip and see what they have. I've been wanting to get a HDTV for awhile, or maybe a cheap laptop.




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#5 10 years ago

Inyri Forge;4772134Who goes to Circuit City?

Oh wait... it all makes sense now![/quote]

Jeffro;4772153Bah, they were always behind the curve anyways. It's for the best.

[quote=Apollo75;4772180]The Circuit City around here was always too expensive.

Let's not be too hasty to pass judgment. I've gotten some pretty decent deals on electronics there in the past few years. On several occasions Circuit City had prices on certain things I was looking for that were lower than those of "better" places like Best Buy, Micro Center, even Wal-Mart.




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#6 10 years ago

I bought my first ipod from Circut City.

But really that is the only time I went there. They were sometimes more expensive than best buy.

I just hope Fry's doesnt go under.

The "liquidation" is also crap. They mark their stuff up ALOT and then slash the price. So they charge 15 bucks for a 10 dollar item. Then give you 30 percent off. So you pay more. They trick you.




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#7 10 years ago

I've been doing some online buying lately - all my items have either come from newegg.com amazon.com, or an Ebay power seller. I've saved a ton of cash doing so.

I just bought two laptop motherboards for cheaper than the price of one at retail price ($180 * 2 < $399.). No wonder Circuit City is out of business - there are better deals found with "used - like new" parts instead of "brand-new - contains authentic shrink wrap!" parts. Not to mention all the stuff I got from newegg was dirt cheap, too. Shoppers (and independent sellers) are getting smart.

So really, I hate to say it, but...who needs circuit city?




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#8 10 years ago

Can't say I'll miss them. I bought one of those little CRT iMACs years ago from them open box. They said it had been factory refurbished and had full warranty/tech support from Apple. I got it home, had a few problems with the OS, and called the then Earthlink tech support. Earthlink told me there was only one evening's worth of tech support left vs the 90 days. They said it had been bought and returned to CC 3 months prior and had not been factory refurbed.

The only saving grace was I didn't have to pay a restocking fee upon returning it to CC. I have never trusted them for electronics purchases since, though bought a few PC video games from them at decent prices. Bottom line, this kind of thing happens to businesses that use such practices. They simply can't survive hard times on BS sales work. Same thing happened to Future Shop and Good Guys, other stores infamous for their tendencies to BS the customer.

Two other retailers that closed up their stores in my area are CompUSA and PC Club. I live in an area with lots of commercial computer businesses and customers that know BS when they hear it. Stores like this have no business setting up shop here.




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#9 10 years ago

I hope most PC retailers go. I get very annoyed by businessmen in suits that say "Well, this is the way we want it so that's how we're going to do things". PCs should be tuned up, modified, upgraded, reprogrammed, tested, open-sourced, etc...people shouldn't buy them just to put them on a shelf and click the mouse. That's 90% of computer users right there.

PC retailers also give you the feeling that they "know what they're doing"...yet they sell antivirus that doesn't work. At all. And they have a knack for voiding warranties just because you opened up your computer to clean it. I want to see all the major retail stores go down. That way, anyone who doesn't already know how to use a computer can't get one.

Besides, building one yourself is the ultimate level of awesome.




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#10 10 years ago

ov_nab622;4772576I hope most PC retailers go. I get very annoyed by businessmen in suits that say "Well, this is the way we want it so that's how we're going to do things". PCs should be tuned up, modified, upgraded, reprogrammed, tested, open-sourced, etc...people shouldn't buy them just to put them on a shelf and click the mouse. That's 90% of computer users right there.

PC retailers also give you the feeling that they "know what they're doing"...yet they sell antivirus that doesn't work. At all. And they have a knack for voiding warranties just because you opened up your computer to clean it. I want to see all the major retail stores go down. That way, anyone who doesn't already know how to use a computer can't get one.

Besides, building one yourself is the ultimate level of awesome.

Micro Center should stay, anyway. I've never had an issue with them. They focus more on custom building computers, and not so much on pre-made systems. They have an enormous selection of parts from plenty of manufacturers, and reasonably priced, too. In fact, it often ends up cheaper than places like Newegg for larger items because there's no shipping cost involved.