Circuit City

  • Don't go to Circuit City for deals

    I started this rant last night and kind of realized it didn’t make much sense. However, eagle-eyed reader SteveJabs headed down to CC and confirmed my suspicions: there are no deals to be had at Circuit City. I thought I would meander over to the City of Circuits today and see what all was going down with this “blowout selling.” As predicted they are screwing people over on… Read More

  • Any luck at Circuit City liquidation sales yet?

    Now that Circuit City retail locations are ran by liquidation scum, there are bound to be a few deals. Sure, most of the big ticket items have been marked back up to their MSRP but there has to be a good deal or two available. My old Circuit City location (3631) was more busy over the last weekend than during the ’08 Holiday Season. So did anyone score a good deal or two? Maybe a… Read More

  • morphs into an info page

    Circuit City is gone and so is the website – for now. Circuit City was one of the first major brick and mortar stores to have an online marketplace but that tidbit doesn’t matter anymore. It’s been changed into an FAQ page about the company’s future. Just in case, you know, you’re curious about the expensive extended warranty purchased a few months ago. The… Read More

  • Circuit City liquidation shopping tips

    Circuit City may be bringing in liquidators to help clear our the remaining merchandise, but watch out for the first couple rounds of deals. You may find the prices, while bedazzled with huge sale signs, are not that great. Shoppers found this out during the first wave of store closings back in November. Eventually, most items should go cheap but beware the perceived sale. So here are couple… Read More

  • End of an era: Circuit City to close *all* its stores

    We hardly knew you, Circuit City, but word today is that you’ll be completely liquidated. You will be missed, sorta. Read More

  • The vulture liquidators are circulating Circuit City's rotting carcass

    Circuit City is currently in process of taking bids on the retailer. Yup, the retailer is trying to sell the whole thing off. It seems that there are two plans in place. First, the company is taking bids on the sale of the entire retailer. If that doesn’t happen, they will turn to liquidators that will buy certain assets and sell it off in the name of [fake] liquidation sales. Is… Read More

  • Judge approves gigantic Circuit City loan but there might be a lot more store closings

    Circuit City has had a rough year. We know that, but the bankrupt electronic retailer was granted a breath of fresh air today as a Judge approved $1.1 billion in financing and other changes which might involve closing a lot more locations. Read More

  • Best Buy showing signs of trouble due to poor sale numbers

    Best Buy isn’t immune to the economic crisis and had a very rough last quarter. The country’s largest electronic retailer watched same-store sales fall 5.3% over last years and net earnings take a 77% face plant. Best Buy did see a net sales increase but that was due to new store openings. Blue-collar terms? They aren’t doing so well, haus. The company… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: hhgregg accepting Circuit City gift cards through February

    Electronics retailer hhgregg will now accept Circuit City gift cards through Super Bowl Sunday, 2009. The small print is that the cards can only be applied to 20% of the total purchase price and they cannot be used online. Other than that, go at it. If you have some Circuit City gift cards laying around and nothing to spend them – or your local Circuit City closed shop – head on… Read More

  • Just a thought. Might not be a good idea to give Circuit City gift cards as gifts.

    So yeah, gift cards are a popular gift but you might wanna think twice about one from Circuit City. With store closing and poor inventory, it just doesn’t make sense at this time. I guess that the recipient could always using it on the website, but even still, it’s better not to put some through the hassle. Oh, and you might want to claim any points accumulated on the… Read More

  • A Sony president on Circuit City

    We all know by know that Circuit City is a world of hurt, with the recent bankruptcy and all, but what Sony Electronics President, Stan Glasgow, recently said about the retailer sums it up nicely. I don’t see Circuit City going away, I don’t want to see it go away. Jay and I have seen in our years in the business that there hasn’t been a successful transition out… Read More

  • Circuit City’s Black Friday ad leaked just posted Circuit City’s Black Friday ad. Hopefully the company will live to see next year’s ad, too. Some notable good deals: SanDisk 1GB MP3 Player Express for $16.99 HP Pavilion laptop for $399 Good deals on video games DVDs from $3.99 $100 off select Garmin GPS units $99 Tom Tom GPS Blu-ray discs from $8.99 SmartParts 5.6-inch digital photo frame for $41.99 Read More

  • Time on what happened to Circuit City

    We all know Circuit City is in the pooper, but Time gives a little back history for those not familiar with Circuit City’s last decade of suck. Best part? For many consumers, however, Circuit City’s most obvious failing was its customer service. In March 2007, it announced plans to lay off its highest-paid hourly employees, including salespeople, and replace them with cheaper workers. Read More

  • Circuit City employee report: Inventory woes

    Circuit City seems to be having big inventory issues right now. We know that the retailer is restructuring under Chapter 11 and recently received a $1 billion loan from BoA, but inventory issues are rampant according to a Circuit City employee email. This employee’s store is one of the largest in his state and that store still hasn’t received new CD and DVD releases this week. Read More

  • Good news and bad news for Circuit City

    Circuit City has a lot to be thankful for this Thankgiving after a $1.1 billion dollar loan from Bank of America. That amount should cover operating expenses and take care of inventory concerns over the holiday season. In addition to yesterdays bankruptcy, Circuit City owes HP and Samsung, among the rest of the debt, over $2.3 billion – $119 million to HP and $117 million to… Read More

  • Circuit City liquidation fail party

    There have been reports that the Circuit City liquidation sales rely on false pretenses and incompetent liquidators. Example: this 5% off tag for what appears to be an HP 12.1 inch laptop. Nice, huh? Anyone else got some tasty pics for us? Read More

  • Yikes: Circuit City files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Adios, Circuit City. You will be remembered forever as a not-good-enough version of Best Buy (even though Best Buy is pretty suspect, too.) Yes, Circuit City has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It did so last week, when we were busy talking about store closings and fake sales. It is, I think, the biggest tech-realted failure (if that’s the right word to use) of… Read More

  • Circuit City laying off corporate employees too

    Red shirt Circuit City workers aren’t the only employees getting the pink slip as a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch indicates that headquarter staffers will be laid-off too. The Circuit City local paper estimates that 500 – 800 people will be let go from the Richmond, VA home base and the remaining 1,000 white collared workers will be consolidated into one building. Does… Read More

  • Circuit City scamming people on "liquidation" sales

    Circuit City is hurting right now and apparently that is justification for ripping people off under the umbrella of a liquidation sale. These so-called sales are within the 155 stores that are being shut down immediately, but a few reports have indicated that prices are being marked up and then receive a magic 10% off, resulting in a “sale.” In fact, these in-store prices are… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Save up to 30 percent at closing Circuity City stores

    Circuit City’s awful, awful loss is our gain. The company is starting to close all those stores now, and is subsequently marking down the prices of all sorts of electronic gizmos. You can expect to save up to 30 percent on merchandise. My local Circuit City, which has always served me well, is staying open, so I won’t get to partake in the festivities. Read More