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

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).

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

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...

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

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!

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

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.

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!!!

i hate to say it but good riddance. CC was always the 2nd rate Best Buy. When confronted with BB they just continued with their lame business model.

and for jerdawg: HDMI cables are the biggest scam ever!! go on amazon - you get 10 ft noname brand HDMI cable for $1 and they work just fine.

While I didn't like CC, I liked the fact that it existed to help keep BB inline. Lack of retail competition (as far as brick and motar electronic super-stores) will not lead to many positive changes for customers.

mmmm this culture of monopoly's sucking up all the little guys contribs to our economic problem. no competition = no innovation

Lack of competition, especially in the consumer retail market, is never a good thing. You may not have liked Circuit City, but you be certain that their existence influenced the pricing of competing merchants.

the420kid said,
and for jerdawg: HDMI cables are the biggest scam ever!! go on amazon - you get 10 ft noname brand HDMI cable for $1 and they work just fine.

I know there is a 6 ft hdmi cable on amazon for $1.38+$2.99 for shipping but I needed one at the moment so i paid a $1 premium then having to wait... ill take the hit...

Walmart is fine. Best buy is great for electronics. I dont understand why people think they suck just because the store in their own has poor managment

the420kid said,
i hate to say it but good riddance. CC was always the 2nd rate Best Buy. When confronted with BB they just continued with their lame business model.

and for jerdawg: HDMI cables are the biggest scam ever!! go on amazon - you get 10 ft noname brand HDMI cable for $1 and they work just fine.

Yes, BB does this HDMI scam as well. They even do that crap with tv calibration. They will say one tv is calibrated while its really using HDMI and the uncalibrated one is on Component Video cables. I too found out about the scam and bought my cables online for cheap. Like $5 and shipping. I found a tv calibration dvd on netflix so I am getting that for free. All I had to do is buy the color filters for it.

Chris-Gonzales said,
Walmart is fine. Best buy is great for electronics. I dont understand why people think they suck just because the store in their own has poor managment

Management makes all the difference. Personally I no longer shop at the local walmart. No matter what time a day the lines are always extremely long. I have complained to the management their on several occassions. The lines always like the day after thanksgiving sale lines but its everyday all day long. They simply refuse to open more lanes. So I stopped going there. I will gladly pay more stuff else where if it means I dont have to spend 2 hours in line.

the420kid said,
i hate to say it but good riddance. CC was always the 2nd rate Best Buy. When confronted with BB they just continued with their lame business model.

best buy is pure s*** they rip you off and they don't know what they are talking about. i miss compusa! the cc by me was down to nothing but fixtures.

funny you bring up "tv calibration" some coworker was telling me he was having it done (luckily with some free coupon ) otherwise its quite pricey. If calibration they mean adjust brightness, blacks, etc then its a f*&king rip.

more scam crap from BB. I really dont shop at any of these stores to be to honest. I buy my groceries at the market and ride my mountain bike - screw wasting money on crap electronics hehe. That and there is always a better deal on the web. (except for my canadian friends)

Gotenks98 said,
Management makes all the difference. Personally I no longer shop at the local walmart. No matter what time a day the lines are always extremely long. I have complained to the management their on several occassions. The lines always like the day after thanksgiving sale lines but its everyday all day long. They simply refuse to open more lanes. So I stopped going there. I will gladly pay more stuff else where if it means I dont have to spend 2 hours in line.


dude that's like every Wal-mart in the country lol. You get ZERO customer service at Wal-mart and when you're ready to check out I hope you brought a lunch. If having only 2 lanes open is bad enough, they put the slowest cashiers in the world on the lanes who call for the CSM every 3 items scanned. Of course the CSM is nowhere to be seen and eventually somebody else comes. This is a true story but all the 17+ years I have shopped at Wal-mart, i have never seen a member of management once in any of their stores, ever.

smooth3006 said,
best buy is pure s*** they rip you off and they don't know what they are talking about. i miss compusa! the cc by me was down to nothing but fixtures.


One of the reasons I like having 2 versions of Best Buy in Canada - Best Buy Canada and Future Shop. Future Shop is owned by Best Buy and (for the most part) has some knowledgable staff and they will price match each other...

my local CC had lots of cables still for sale... I picked up 2 8 ft hdmi cables @ $5 a piece... so there are a fews gems to be found... just gotta get lucky..

Chris-Gonzales said,
Doesn't sound that great of a deal.

For a non-internet order, it's actually a great deal. + instant gratification and not having to wait 3-5 days.

Chris-Gonzales said,
Doesn't sound that great of a deal.

you think there is a better deal?... see my post below.. amazon has a 6ft cable for 1.38, + 2.99 shipping...i paid 5.30 as opposed to 4.37.. overall though for the morons who pay $30-$100 for an hdmi cable.. $5 is a good deal

I got a Harmony One for $150, and a MediaSmart cage w/power supply for free. I asked to be called when the liquidators released permission to make deals.

I wonder if this will affect "The Source By Circuit City" here in Canada. They bought out Radio Shack so hopefully they stay in business.

Bell is buying all of The Source stores, and will be running them pretty much exactly as they are now. The only difference is that in January they will be kicking all the Rogers (phone, tv, internet) stuff out and putting their own (phone, tv, internet) stuff in. (The Source and Rogers apparently have an exclusive sales contract until then.)

Here in Brooklyn, Best Buy is snatching up most of the CC locations. Hopefully, that creates some opportunities for people who lost their jobs.