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Did Best Buy & Circuit City merge?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Mark Philp

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Posted May 19 2004 - 05:58 PM

A few days ago, there was a brief article in the local paper about talk of a Circuit City opening a store in our major mall just a few doors from Best Buy. Seems to me that I had read someplace that Best Buy was buying Circuit City. Any truth to this? I can see them going head-to-head like this if they are competitors, but it seems strange if they are both owned by the same company.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Carl Johnson

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Posted May 19 2004 - 07:05 PM

I found a story about Circuit City potentially being sold but they're certainly not merging with Best Buy.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted May 20 2004 - 03:04 AM

Best Buy is not buying Circuit City.
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   MarkDude


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Posted May 20 2004 - 07:32 AM

The Best Buy Corporation made a big enough mistake by buying Musicland -- I don't think they'd do it again with Circuit City... --Mark--

#5 of 5 ONLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted May 21 2004 - 07:09 AM

It might make sense if each had a separate market area, thereby creating one big national chain. But generally, they're across the street from each other so there'd be little market gain from them merging.
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