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Circuit City closing down 150+ stores in midwest (and now all of the stores)

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#1 of 127 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 03 2008 - 12:47 AM

Oh Noes: Circuit City Closing 155 Midwest Stores Tomorrow, Source Confirms
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#2 of 127 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted November 03 2008 - 01:41 AM

It was only a matter of time. I think this is the beginning of a winddown that will parallel that of CompUSA.
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#3 of 127 OFFLINE   Patrick.C


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Posted November 03 2008 - 02:22 AM

The Associated Press: Circuit City closing 155 stores

The list of stores is here:

Circuit City: Complete List Of Closing Circuit City Stores

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Posted November 03 2008 - 02:23 AM

Find the list here:

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#5 of 127 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted November 03 2008 - 03:28 AM

That's odd, the ID stores are not on the list. The Boise store is always deserted whenever I stop by to seek a new-release disc they end up not stocking.
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#6 of 127 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted November 03 2008 - 03:43 AM

Looking at the list, it seems like most of the store closures are in saturated areas that already have another Circuit City relatively nearby. All of the New York closures are downstate, for instance, with 4 or 5 within a 30 mile radius of each other. So the Boise location might be saved by the simple fact that there isn't another one nearby.

#7 of 127 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted November 03 2008 - 05:26 AM

The Bronx store only opened a few months ago. My uncle was looking to add a 2nd hard drive, and I checked to see if there was a Best Buy or CC in his area that I could send him to. When I e-mailed him directions to the Gunhill Road location, he wrote back asking how I knew about a store that had only opened 3 days earlier. Posted Image

Well, this is a sad thing for consumers, and obviously for the employees who will be laid off. (Right before Thanksgiving, great.) Still, there is a tiny, tiny part of me that wants to make a snarky remark about Dixv and karma. Luckily I'm above such petty vindictiveness and therefore, I won't.

In all seriousness, as ticked off as the company made me at the time, I sure feel for all those poor folks about to lose their jobs in this shaky economy, in a shrinking retail sector and with the holidays (and a grim holiday sales season) just around the corner.



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Posted November 03 2008 - 05:27 AM

The outlet center here in Muskegon is closing down. I wonder where all the clearance merchandise will go now?

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Posted November 03 2008 - 07:10 AM

Rather than maintaining a clearance outlet store it would probably be cheaper to sell the gear on ebay.

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Posted November 03 2008 - 07:56 AM

I don't like the prospect of a world with only Best Buy. I believe competition is needed for superstore electronics stores to encourage decent service and prices. My estimation of Circuit City has been very low from recent years experiences, but I really like the new store, recently opened in my town.

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Posted November 03 2008 - 08:13 AM

Circuit City used to be really competitive with their new release DVDs, and were often the cheapest in my city. But with Blu-ray, they started matching Best Buy in pricing too high, finally causing me to do my Blu-ray shopping online. Frankly, their customer service has always been terrible and it's always hard to find somebody to help you. I'm not sad to see them go.

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Posted November 03 2008 - 08:32 AM

few years ago when i was looking for a tv i went into CC because they generally have better set ups and viewing areas for tvs. (this was about 3 years ago, things have gotten better at sears and best buy since then in thier set ups). when i asked 'does this tv do the anamorphic squeeze for dvds?". the dumbfounded look and the 'huh' answer i got told me i was in the wrong store. Went over to best buy and talked to someone there for 20 minutes who knew the answer to every question i asked.

#13 of 127 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted November 03 2008 - 10:34 AM

The Circuit City here in Boise shares a building with a Linens n' Things store, presently bankrupt and holding a going-out-of-business sale. I'll bet there's a landlord that doesn't sleep well at night around here someplace.
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Posted November 03 2008 - 03:55 PM

I live in Georgia, and there are CC stores closing here as well.


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Posted November 03 2008 - 09:37 PM

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Posted November 04 2008 - 12:54 AM

Yep Jesse, it is karma done come back around and bit them on the ass for the DIVX debacle. I said I would never set foot in a CC again after that but have on a couple occassions due to being given gift cards but I felt dirty doing it.
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Posted November 04 2008 - 06:57 AM

anyone know when will they start liquidating their stuff? looks like all CC in AZ are closing.

#18 of 127 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted November 04 2008 - 07:10 AM

Wednesday (tomorrow), according to the news release for investors.

#19 of 127 OFFLINE   Matt Stryker

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Posted November 04 2008 - 09:31 AM

19 of those stores are in GA, with all but 2 in suburban atlanta - crazy.

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Posted November 04 2008 - 09:38 AM

Ive always hated Circuit City. Their stores and service suck and always deserted. Theres a few near me that arent on that list which is strange due to the lack of people whenever I am forced to go in. Im not sad to see them go either. Best Buy and Amazon for me
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