Circuit City

  • Circuit City announces the 155 stores getting the axe

    Just in case you’re wondering if your local Circuit City store is going to be open this holiday season, Circuit City just announced the list of the 155 stores closing ASAP. [PDF link] These stores will be shut down quickly, with Firedog employees and Roadshop installers allegedly getting cut today and the inventory transfered to other locations. Do not expect liquidation or blow-out sales… Read More

  • Circuit City to announce 155 store closings tomorrow?

    Consumerist.com is reporting that Circuit City may be announcing at 8 AM tomorrow morning that it’ll be closing 155 of its stores. This is still a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but it wouldn’t be surprising in lieu of the company’s recent financial woes. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago saying that Circuit City was… Read More

  • Circuit City gets takedown warning from the New York Stock Exchange

    Circuit City latest financial struggles come in the form of a letter sent from the NYSE. Because CC stock averaged a $1 or less closing price over the 30 days, the fund is falling short of the exchange’s requirement. The company has 10 days to specify how the company is going to remedy the situation and maintain an average trading price of $1 or higher within six months. The fund… Read More

  • WSJ report: Circuit City might close 150 stores

    Dark days are ahead for Circuit City stores as the retailer is contemplating closing at least 150 stores and axing thousands of employees. This would free up millions in extra cash flow that the fledgling, dying, rotting, dead electronic retailer desperately needs after a recent credit downgrade puts Christmas inventory at risk. At one time, Blockbuster was going to take over Circuit… Read More

  • Tweeter Audio/Video to close its doors?

    Circuit City isn’t the only brick and mortor retailer stuggling as Tweeter might soon be shutting down. The retailer’s CEO was replaced by a restructuring firm exec and sent out a nice little letter to all the employees. “in light of the current extreme economic conditions and the company’s recent performance,” and that the move “is in the best interest of… Read More

  • Help sink Circuit City faster with this 15% off coupon

    Dar be rough waters ahead for ‘ol Circuit City and coupon code CAAXJ9DA8E will get ya 15% off a CircuitCity.com order from 10/12 to 10/18. Enjoy! via GadgetReview Read More

  • Circuit City stock below 50 cents, loses credit agency's confidence

    Tough times at Circuit City, which you can now buy outright for something like $38 and doing the CEO’s dry cleaning, as a credit agency has just warned manufacturers about shipping merchandise to the store. Seems the credit agency, Bernard Sands, isn’t sure whether or not Circuit City would be able to pay the manufacturers on time. So… a store, which, by definition, is in… Read More

  • LG BD300 Blu-ray player and Netflix streamer to ship at $349?

    Well look at that. Circuit City is offering up the LD BD300 for $50 under the launch MSRP of $399. Better yet, the shipping date is only a few days away on October 10, 2008. Amazon however, still lists the unit at $399 so no word if this is the price is from LG or if it’s a Circuit City promotion. Either way, this is one hell of a deal. You get not only a Blu-ray Profile 2.0 BD Live… Read More

  • Tech stocks are on the fast train down

    The financial crisis is hitting the technology sector hard. Apple (AAPL) is down 18 percent over the last 16 months and Google slipped below $400 a share for the first time in two years. Best Buy (BBY) hit its lowest mark of $35.64 since 2005 and Circuit City (CC) just hit .77 cents a share. Want more? RIM (RIM) is tumbling, Nokia (ADR) is down to 18.43 a share verse 38 at the beginning of… Read More

  • Circuit City giving away 1,600 Microsoft Points with Xbox 360 purchase

    If you’re in the market for an Xbox 360, especially now that we’re post-price cut, you’d do well to buy one from Circuit City. The retailer is giving away a card for 1,600 Microsoft Points with every console purchase. That’s good for at least one of the Xbox Live Arcade games you play for a few minutes at a clip. You should also note that Circuit City is selling a few… Read More

  • Home Theater on the fritz; AT&T's ConnecTech will fix it

    AT&T wants a some of the tasty in-home service cake currently being enjoyed by Geek Squad, Firedog, and your local nerd herds. ConnecTech’s prices start out at a reasonable $69 for basic PC/home network telephone support all the way up to $849 for large flat screen hanging along with 7 wall mounted speakers.  Let’s take a closer look and see how the service stacks up against… Read More

  • Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    There was a time that a salesman actually needed to have enough skill, or knowledge, to sell a product — not both though. Circuit City got away from salesman way back in 2003, and now they are further enhancing their minions with some tablet PCs. EDGE, which creatively stands for Enhanced Digital Guide Experience, was created with customer in mind, but to be used by the associates on… Read More

  • "Sucker City" Circuit City none to happy with MAD magazine [Update]

    First, I didn’t think MAD was still in publication and I thought the only thing left was the stupid FOX show, but it’s nice to see that it still is. In issue #492, MAD has a 4-page spoof of a Circuit City (aptly dubbed “Sucker City”) ad that bashes on the retailer and corporate was not very happy about it. The result: immediate removal and destruction of all issues of… Read More

  • Blockbuster backs out of Circuit City buy


    Blockbuster has withdrawn its bid to acquire Circuit City. Jim Keyes, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO, said the company’s decision was based on market conditions and the completion of “initial due diligence,” but said that he hasn’t given up on the dream of “a consumer retail proposition” that would marry content and devices “under one brand.” Read More

  • That car that Circuit City gutted? They're fixing it, nice!

    I’m the resident customer service curmudgeon around CrunchGear. I’ve worked customer service as both a peon and manager, and I’ve been on the other side, so I know what’s reasonable to expect. As I said a few weeks ago, if Circuit City destroys your car trying to install a stereo, they should fix it completely. Circuit wasn’t doing that, but reports are that… Read More

  • So, Blockbuster wants to buy Circuit City

    Blockbuster has just made a bid for Circuit City, effectively offering shareholders double what their shares are worth. The $6 to $8 bid (Circuit City stopped trading at $3.90 last week) hasn’t just confused me, but real life retail analysts. Said one, “It’s an odd move… Synergies between a video store and an electronics store aren’t that obvious.” I agree. Read More

  • Circuit City installation techs destroy customer's Honda, refuse to pay full damages

    I drive a Kia Spectra that I just love. I bought it brand new 2004 and one of the first things I did was have an iPod adapter kit installed for the car stereo. I’m an iPod guy, and I want to take my songs with me always. I took it to Circuit City and while the install was fast, they messed up the facing on my dashboard, so now it just sort of hangs there. They told me there was nothing… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Circuit City discounting HD DVDs by 50%


    TG Daily is reporting that Circuit City has begun spring-cleaning on HD DVDs by offering them with discounts up to 50 percent. Can anyone confirm this? Read More

  • Employee claims Circuit City will let you exchange your HD DVD player for Blu-ray

    [photopress:ccitybr.jpg,full,center] A little birdie wearing the red of Circuit City whispered into Giz’s ear, saying that the electronics retailer will let consumers exchange their recently purchased HD DVD player for a shiny new Blu-ray one. Only players sold within the last three months qualify—Christmas shoppers would be right on the border of qualification—and Circuit… Read More

  • Circuit City's Friday is the Blackest

    There’s some pretty sweet stuff going on Friday at Circuit City. You can get a 42-inch Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV for $800, a Roadmate GPS System for your car for $125, or maybe you just would like a fully-loaded laptop for $300? Sure, it’s an HP Compaq, but at three bills you can hardly complain. There’s more deals than that, including some stocking stuffers for pocket… Read More