Circuit City will close March 8th

Circuit City will close all of its remaining stores on March 8th. This will mark the end of a consumer era as a major electronics chain will vanish from the retail space. Regardless of the reasoning for the closing, many have lost their jobs and consumers now have fewer shopping options for new electronic gear.

It may be worth your time to stop by any of the remaining stores as anything left will surely be priced to move. Be warned that all sales are final and make sure to inspect all of your purchases before you pay for them as once you leave your stuck with it.

Circuit City has been in business for 60 years and employed thousands of people over that time span. It's a tough time to be looking for a job and we all wish every Circuit City employee the best of luck!

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My CC has lots of stuff left too, 70% off deals. Even with 70% off I can still get it cheaper on eBay or Amazon. I did a compare, thinking I would just buy the a lot of Linksys cards they had left and eBay them over time for a small profit. Negative.

Crash.Override said,
My CC has lots of stuff left too, 70% off deals. Even with 70% off I can still get it cheaper on eBay or Amazon. I did a compare, thinking I would just buy the a lot of Linksys cards they had left and eBay them over time for a small profit. Negative.


your lucky theyre given a 70% discount where you live and where i live they are giving only 10% off wheres the saving in that!!!

AUSSIE_FLOYD_FAN said,
is also the canidian stores as well?

I am pretty certain I read somewhere that this does not affect the Canadian stores.

Someone on Neowin told me the same thing. Nothing should happen to us.

Neowin members are a VERY credible source, I know :P

Wow... I've always wanted to see a Circuit City in my home town, but it looks like I never will. I always liked their floor layout more than Best Buy. Always felt more open and larger.

There is a Circuit City across the street from the Best Buy that I work for; needless to say, we are enjoying increased business.

Oh well. I always liked Circuit City, even before I started working for them (I quit last year, so I'm not losing my job because of this). Compared to the Best Buy near me, they always seemed to put an emphasis on customer service. I may not have needed much help, but it was nice to know it was there. With Best Buy, everybody seemed to not care that I was even there and seemed less interested in helping me if I needed it.

I know that doesn't go for every Best Buy and Circuit City, but it definitely was like that for the few that I have visited.

Best Buy customer service was the worst ever! The guy actually asked me to reconsider my purchase just because it was a low end laptop! I mean dude! I want to buy this and its my choice, I don't need you pesky comments! Well anyway I didn't end up buying from that guy, so I guess no commission for him, i.e. if they do get commission. While at CC, the guys were so helpful, they even accepted my travelers cheques!

sibot said,
Best Buy customer service was the worst ever! The guy actually asked me to reconsider my purchase just because it was a low end laptop! I mean dude! I want to buy this and its my choice, I don't need you pesky comments! Well anyway I didn't end up buying from that guy, so I guess no commission for him, i.e. if they do get commission. While at CC, the guys were so helpful, they even accepted my travelers cheques!


That's retail, get used to it. It's everywhere.

The customer service at my best buy is really good.

also, best buy doesn't work on Commission. I know this because when you apply for best buy, it says "sales rep. (Non- conmission)

Yeah,
Always preferred CC over BB. Always feel like no one wants to help you in BB and when they do, it's like they don't have a clue!

Circuit City has been in business for 60 years

So in 1949 they where called Circuit City? Or Vaccuum Tube City?
*Just a play on words - dont take is seriously

Why would newegg go from like.. 0% storefront overhead... to ... 80%... thats a stupid business move if I ever saw one... especially the "already failing" business part...

On the topic of Competition, Amazon and Newegg are HUGE. They get a ton of sales, probably more than Circuit City got this year.

What will they do with the stuff thats left over after the 8th? My local CC has a bunch of laptops and desktops, and XM radios. What happens to that stuff?

Dane said,
What will they do with the stuff thats left over after the 8th? My local CC has a bunch of laptops and desktops, and XM radios. What happens to that stuff?


Some of that stuff will likely end up at salvage stores like Hudson's (don't know if they have these stores outside of the southeast US edit: nope, those stores are only in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana).

if the product is not sold, the product gets destroyed. i know this because i did it yesterday.(per the liquidator) RIP CC.

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