RIP Circuit City

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Jan 16, 2009

RIP Circuit City by gblock247 at 5:50 PM (2,134 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. gblock247
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    I should go to the one near me and buy out all the Sony DVDs.
     
  3. Ironnoobx3

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    Sadly Its True, Our Store is heading out of business, so yea, Come in for Liquidations, But it Doesnt officilally start until tomorrow, so get ready


    Now Im working at Best Buy
     
  4. Link5084

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    Is there a listing of what they are liquidating tommorrow and what price?
     
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    I'm going to check out what I can get tomorrow. Oh well.
     
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    One thing I always hated about Circuit City is how the salesmen are almost always immediately in your face trying to sell you what you don't want.

    I remember messing with one of the dudes once. I was looking at DVD players (when they first came out) and a salesman came up to me and said, "So, you're looking to buy a DVD player?" I said, "Not until it has a record button on it." He said, "That will never happen." I told him, "Sure it will, just give it some time."

    He left me alone after that. Guess who was right? [​IMG]


    One line I always thought would be hilarious, but have never used is:

    Salesman comes up to you...."Can I help you?" and I'd say, "If I want your attention, I'll break something."

    As for CC going out of business. Meh....haven't went into one in years anyway.
     
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    They are updating the site now so I expect crazy deals. Maybe I should tell my brothers this later.
     
  8. Anakir

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    Is Circuit City also The Source/Radioshack in Canada..? I always get them mixed up.
     
  9. Jarjaxle

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    ya the source by circuit city which use to be radioshack here i hated those stores so im glad they are gone
     
  10. Joe88

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    the one near me already closed down months ago
     
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    *sigh*
    I feel sorry for the 30,000+ people who lost their jobs. As if the unemployment rate isn't high enough already.
     
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    I'll miss their disgustingly cheaply priced DVD bins, otherwise no biggie.

    My bedroom tv broke months ago, hadn't had money to replace it and stuck with an eye straining 12" annoyance. I'm thinking I may head down there tomorrow and see what kind of stickers are floating around for the grand clear out sale.
     
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    Their liquidation isn't a sale, quite the contrary, starting tomorrow all products are going back to MSRP, all sales are ending etc.

    By March when they realize no one is gonna buy MSRP they're gonna start selling cheap (since that is their deadline)
     
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    Damn. And I had my DS covered on warranty from them. Hopefully Ill be able to go tomowrrow and pick up some cheap dvds, games, and cds.
     
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    [​IMG] That sucks. I've always liked their stores and prices better than Best Buy, but the locations just aren't nearly as convenient.

    Personally, I think they followed the wrong market penetration strategy back in about 2000 when they had the industry by the balls and the market cap to expand their branches as they wished. The mistakes they made over the next 3 years or so, relegated them to the "also ran" status they now don.

    I feel bad for the employees (and the investors, but that's another story entirely).
     
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    I will remember them as the place where I bought my computer [​IMG]







    They sell iPods, right? [​IMG]
    And in Canada they're still going
     
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    i just got back from CC. the line was like an hour wait. just bought wiispeak. all game accessorys were 30% off!! and the games and game system were all 10 percent off! anyone who needs controllers or something should get them now, the items are going fast.
     
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    All games, tvs, sound systems, satellite radios, dvds, cds, etc were all 10% off, little to nothing was 30%. The liquidation company that owns their ass now are being wankers. I bet the greedy jerkoffs will go into a minimum of 30% off on anything once most the TVs, higher end sound stuff, and video game systems are all off the shelves.
     
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    my boy works there. I hope for some inside info on accessories. he has been working with them for about a year now so im excited.
     
  20. Doomsday Forte

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    I came from there earlier today. Unfortunately, their selection wasn't what I was hoping for (but never was anyway, so) but I still managed some deals. Most things were 10% off including new games, older titles were 20%, and most game accessories were 30%.

    I tried to get a Wii Points card, but the guy said those and other cards (Live, iTunes, etc.) were exempt from the discount. Bah, so sad. =\

    But I got Devil May Cry 3 and Persona 3 FES for cheap, so I can't complain. =P
     

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