Circuit City Closing

Circuit City to shut down remaining stores has the news that Circuit City is closing its remaining US stores and liquidating its assets, something many felt was inevitable even as the chain attempted to reorganize under bankruptcy protection. Word is: "About 30,000 employees face layoffs as the rest of its 567 stores are closed. The fates of outstanding warranties, its Firedog repair service, and Canadian stores are still to be determined, according to the company."
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 16:37
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 16:37
Jan 16, 2009, 16:37
 
Bummer.


Not only for the employees losing their jobs but for the fact that the recently upgraded stores were superior to Best Buy in many ways. I will miss Circuit City.
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Fuck dammit
Jan 16, 2009, 16:43
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Fuck dammit Jan 16, 2009, 16:43
Jan 16, 2009, 16:43
 
My TV is dying and I have an outstanding repair order. "The fate of those is still to be determined?"

Somehow I see this wind up in court. Fucking Circuit City.

Creston
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Re: Fuck dammit
Jan 16, 2009, 17:23
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Re: Fuck dammit Jan 16, 2009, 17:23
Jan 16, 2009, 17:23
 
Hard to feel sorry for Circuit City when their apparent business plan was to not train their sales people to know their products, and instead let them all hang out in one place and talk to their coworkers all day.
Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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Re: Fuck dammit
Jan 16, 2009, 17:29
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Re: Fuck dammit Jan 16, 2009, 17:29
Jan 16, 2009, 17:29
 
This sucks as it means there is less competition for WORST BUY. I only go to FRYS anyway, fuck Best Buy
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 17:38
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 17:38
Jan 16, 2009, 17:38
 
I prefer Fry's, but Best Buy is closer.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:00
Prez
 
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:00
Jan 16, 2009, 18:00
 Prez
 
30,000 people out of work in this economy? Not good. Granted, a large portion of those jobs are part time college kids, but many aren't. Damn shame for a lot of reasons.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:05
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:05
Jan 16, 2009, 18:05
 
How unfortunate, I can feel for the employees losing their jobs as I myself was laid-off on Xmas eve.

You can no longer make internet purchases on their website but it does list a compendium of what went on and what's going on. Liquidation sales start as early as this Saturday so head to your nearest Circuit City and grab some killer deals!

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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
 
That sucks, but serves them right, all those retail stores are overpriced and their return policies suck. Not to mention half the time I go into their stores they never have what I want in stock.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
Jan 16, 2009, 18:06
 
I oughta use this $10 CC gift card then.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:29
Kxmode
 
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:29
Jan 16, 2009, 18:29
 Kxmode
 
In other news: Best Buy Changes Name to Only Buy
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 18:36
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 18:36
Jan 16, 2009, 18:36
 

Not good just another sigh of the deep shit where all in.
Think your job is secure wait a year.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 19:01
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 19:01
Jan 16, 2009, 19:01
 
My first thought was "Where will I buy my crappy overpriced monster cables and $30 service plans on $20 controllers" but then I realized that I've also been laid off as of Jan 30th so it shouldn't be a problem.

See, there's always a silver lining. A big, crappy silver lining.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 19:17
Prez
 
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 19:17
Jan 16, 2009, 19:17
 Prez
 
Not good just another sigh of the deep shit where all in.
Think your job is secure wait a year.

Thanks for cheering us up.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 19:59
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 19:59
Jan 16, 2009, 19:59
 
I guess a few years ago their great business plan of firing all the knowledgeable workers paid off for them.
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 20:22
Kxmode
 
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 20:22
Jan 16, 2009, 20:22
 Kxmode
 
I guess a few years ago their great business plan of firing all the knowledgeable workers paid off for them.

They had knowledgeable workers?
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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 20:54
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 20:54
Jan 16, 2009, 20:54
 
You can no longer make internet purchases on their website but it does list a compendium of what went on and what's going on. Liquidation sales start as early as this Saturday so head to your nearest Circuit City and grab some killer deals!

Don't count on it. Last I had heard, the company that gouged everybody when CompUSA folded is handling the liquidation. Just be careful and peel back those price stickers, is all I'm saying.

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Re: Circuit City Closing
Jan 16, 2009, 21:48
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Re: Circuit City Closing Jan 16, 2009, 21:48
Jan 16, 2009, 21:48
 
Yeah heh, gotta watch that... friend of mine got some marked-down Macbook at CompUSA when it was closing down, but their "reduced" price was higher than everyone else's normal price... That liquidation thrived on people like her, who just see the words "sale" or "markdown" and jump.
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Jan 16, 2009, 22:24
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Re: No subject Jan 16, 2009, 22:24
Jan 16, 2009, 22:24
 
You better check first, when a store is closing, they don't always honor gift cards and such...
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Re: Fuck dammit
Jan 16, 2009, 22:27
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Re: Fuck dammit Jan 16, 2009, 22:27
Jan 16, 2009, 22:27
 
A friend of mine went to apply a few years back and they offered a ridiculously low wage, but it seems that this was ok because if there weren't any questions he was told to go play the video games and such.....So you're not far off.

When the pay is low, so is the quality of employee and then customer service suffers and it is all downhill from there. Many companies just don't realize it until it's too late and the people making these decisions are making big bucks which get bigger when they save money on wages, so even in a CC type case, they make out...
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Re: Fuck dammit
Jan 16, 2009, 23:27
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Re: Fuck dammit Jan 16, 2009, 23:27
Jan 16, 2009, 23:27
 
Well, after a LONG time on hold, it seems firedog is still honoring their already outstanding repairs, as I finally got a call back to say that the part shipped and they should come fix my TV next week.

Still, an extra 30,000 people on the streets isn't good, and now apart from Ultimate Electronics there really is no more competition for Best Buy, which just means they'll raise their prices.

Bah.

Creston
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