Circuit City Closing 155 Stores

 

I guess watch out for sales and if your local store will be around for returns.

http://tinyurl.com/55f9ed

Their stock is at 26 cents.

http://www.marketwatch.com/Quotes/cc

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Racer X wrote:

I guess watch out for sales and if your local store will be around for returns.

http://tinyurl.com/55f9ed

Their stock is at 26 cents.

http://www.marketwatch.com/Quotes/cc

Aside from the fact the people will become unemployed, I am glad they will be closing stores. They are the worst retailer after Comp USA that I ever visited.

Get your bargains, keep your paper work and get ready to deal direct with a manufacturer for warranty work.

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thank you for the info

thank you for the info

Circuit City Closing

You can already start to see which stores are closing by seeing which ones don't show up in Circuit City's online store locator.

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Doesn't surprise me

It really doesn't surprise me. The store near us would never match their online prices (until just recently) and would not match the prices at their competitor (Best Buy) and would always nickel and dime you to death on everything. Forget ever trying to haggle them or try and get some customer service. In my area Best Buy has always been the better and I told the manager at CC two years ago that they would go out of business or lose stores if they kept up these practices and she just smiled and laughed. Who's laughing now!!!

Me Either

Everytime I went in there i left frustrated, no help in th estore, those that were were ignorant of the product, always out of stock of sale items.

I also agree, a lot like CompUSA which closed all their Chicago stores, although I saw an ad that Tiger Direct is becomeing Comp USA?

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thanks for the info

thanks for the info

This is the list of the stores that will be closed

This is the list of the stores that will be closed. The one in Queen Creek Arizona just had it's grand opening in June.

http://consumerist.com/5074854/complete-list-of-closing-circ...

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Oh well,

didn't like CC much anyway.

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oh that is bad. this is

oh that is bad. this is expected with economic down turn. Luckily the store in our area is going to be open.

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Not surprising

Especially since we are in an economic downturn, places like this with poor customer service will be "naturally selected" out of the gene pool.

It's about time. I don't

It's about time. I don't see how they stayed in business so long anyway. I wonder how other stores such as Best Buy will respond. Higher prices perhaps (due to less competition)?

Another casualty of the Wal-Mart effect.

This actually began last year, before the economy bummed out, with the flat-screen price war of the '07 Holiday season, that also drove CompUSA out of Arizona:

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/WalMart...

As a consequence, earlier this year CC fired its most senior staff, as a cost cutting measure (which was their best asset, in my opinion: Their staff seemed more knowledgeable than average). Today, their stock is worth less than one dollar.

I did not lean one way or the other towards Circuit City, but I did like CompUSA. I used to find good deals and hard to find items there.

With CC leaving the Phoenix area, we are now out several jobs, have fewer choices and less retailer competition in Arizona. Yet, Wal-Mart seems to think my city of 103,000 needs another Super Wal-Mart (besides the existing one), plus a Sam's Club, beside the Super Wal-Mart literally across the street in the next town over. Seems like soon, no matter where you turn, your retail dollar will end up in the same place.

Krieger.

I will update the poi today

Thanks for the links and the heads up.

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good to know where not to buy your next toy.

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Sorry to the Employees

I am disheartened when I hear of any employer closing its doors because I know there are people getting bad news, in a bad job market, in a bad time.

I feel like a buzzard when I shop at stores in the process of closing even if it's to get the latest GPSr or iPod. Am I profiting by another's loss? Or, am I keeping them employed a few extra days?

Perhaps a POI list of closing stores is in order for those who seek a bargain.

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They missed closing some bad ones.

We have 12 stores within 25 miles and none are on the close list. I have been in about 5 and I think they should have been included on the close list.

I don't like to see any business in trouble but if they cannot realize that their bad customer service is driving customers away then they are indeed in trouble.

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I have a new poi file without the closed stores

Some of the stores listed as closing are not listed in the present poi file.

I do not have information on when the stores will close so I will wait for further developments prior to posting the poi file with the closed locations.

Any further information will be appreciated.

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Circuit City closings

Here is a file that I got from MSN.com listing the closing stores:
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/CC/455353003x0x245809...

Looks like none of the stores in PA are closing.
Sorry - I don't know how to make the URL shorter.

Edit: just found how to use Tiny URL

CC Store closing list: http://tinyurl.com/5g2c7p

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yanksforever wrote:

It really doesn't surprise me. The store near us would never match their online prices (until just recently) and would not match the prices at their competitor (Best Buy) and would always nickel and dime you to death on everything. Forget ever trying to haggle them or try and get some customer service. In my area Best Buy has always been the better and I told the manager at CC two years ago that they would go out of business or lose stores if they kept up these practices and she just smiled and laughed. Who's laughing now!!!

That surprises me, The CC store near me has always been great. They bent over backwards to hook me up everytime I went in. The BestBuy that is close is horrible, they wouldn't work with you on anything and their in-stock sucked the big one.

I wasn't impressed with CC's online ordering if you selected the shipping version. It would take forever to arrive.

Thanks

Thanks for the info. Looks like City of Industry and Pomona stores in CA will be closing. I have shopped there but, it has not always been that positive. I have to admit that Best Buy seems to be a better place for my electronics. It is very competitive in this time. I bought my big screen by looking for the best price at pricegrabber.com. The vendor provided great service, with shipping by Yellow.

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just checked that closing list

this does NOT suprise me in the least!
the store near me(niles,il) has a wal-mart right across the street and a best buy a block away.
in terms of service, they were the worst!

Not suprising...

DrewDT wrote:

Especially since we are in an economic downturn, places like this with poor customer service will be "naturally selected" out of the gene pool.

Especially since it's been out since back in the begining of the summer that they would be closing stores.

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That's too bad. Both stores

That's too bad. Both stores near me are closing, and both moved to their present locations less than 2 years ago. The product selection was terrible, but some of the employees seemed to try hard to make the best of a bad situation.

Tiger Direct owns CompUSA

kapnketel wrote:

I also agree, a lot like CompUSA which closed all their Chicago stores, although I saw an ad that Tiger Direct is becomeing Comp USA?

Take a look at the CompUSA store listing and then the Tiger Direct and you see they're the same.

http://www.compusa.com/retailstores/compusaStores/index.asp
http://www.tigerdirect.com/retailstores/index.asp

CompUSA was bought by Tiger Direct in January 08 and most of their stores across the nation were closed at that time.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080107-back-from-the-...

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Not a surprise!

The closing of the CC store in my area comes as no surprise. Each time I visited over the past few years salespeople were milling around with their thumbs in their ears. It was like they were doing me a favor to help me with a purchase and it was seldom that goods advertised in their weekly flyer were even available.

It is sad that this retailer is closing stores because people are becoming unemployed in the process, but I guess retailers had better provide customer service or buyers will vote with their feet!

Closing

randyg wrote:

this does NOT suprise me in the least!
the store near me(niles,il) has a wal-mart right across the street and a best buy a block away.
in terms of service, they were the worst!

One store that is closing is one they just opened less then a month or two ago in South Barrington. Just doesn't make sense to me to have a big grand opening and then your closing it before Christmas.

An article in the paper said the Mall Owner was not surprised with the closing though, they built that into the lease due to the status of CC from months ago.

A friend of my Son's is one of those employees being affected. College kid working while going to school. Brings it home on a personal level.

People still go into CC stores? Who knew?

I didn't know anyone still shopped in those Circuit City stores. I drive by them, but haven't been in one in several years.

Apparently ... not very many people have been shopping at CC ... There will be more businesses going under. The economy is going to get worse (I take no joy in this prediction).

They made a HUGELY BAD

They made a HUGELY BAD DECISION buying out all the GOOD Guy's stores about 2 years ago.

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cc closing

first goodguys-then compusa-now circuit city.....u better watch out bestbuy

the one in kenner, la is

the one in kenner, la is closing

None of my local stores are

None of my local stores are closing. I seldom go to CC any more; the last time was to buy a new computer monitor that was on sale. It took me over 20 minutes just to get waited on, and there appeared to be fewer customers than employees inside at the time. I may use the "buy online and pick up at the store" approach in the future, but I don't think I'll be going into their stores otherwise.

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alot of tech stores!

iplayball wrote:

first goodguys-then compusa-now circuit city.....u better watch out bestbuy

Thank you for the information. CC went down hill a couple of years ago when they did away with commissions to the sales force! Watch out what you buy from CC in case they go completely under.

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Surprised a little

I'm a little surprised the Ft. Wayne store isn't on the list. I've bought a few items there over the years. It's usually not very busy . . . too many sales people with nothing to do.

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Regardless, it's never a

Regardless, it's never a good sign seeing that many stores fail, due to the economy.

Tucson CC

I was surprised to see that no stores were closing in Tucson. They are typically empty with hungry salesmen jumping you at the door. I think it will only be a matter of time before they close also.

Not jumping here

finalatom wrote:

I was surprised to see that no stores were closing in Tucson. They are typically empty with hungry salesmen jumping you at the door. I think it will only be a matter of time before they close also.

It is a really hard to even find a salesperson at the one closest to me, have to wander around for 15 min just to get someones attention. Then all they say is i will have to find someone that cah nelp you

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Drum roll please.........MY

Drum roll please.........MY Prediction for the future of retail stores.....ready?!........There will be only 3 store left standing , and the 3 are:

Wal-Mart

Costco

Target

That's just the way it appears to me at this point.

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too bad for this. not so

too bad for this. not so much now, but before they would be able to give BB some competition

Parker, CO

The one near here is closing, and I picked up an MP3 player for Christmas.

I've been to a few Circuir Cities and a couple of Best Buys. I always got better service at CC than at BB. Maybe the level of service depends on the store.

But the worst service has been at Wal-Mart.

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Retail?

clint45 wrote:

Drum roll please.........MY Prediction for the future of retail stores.....ready?!........There will be only 3 store left standing , and the 3 are:

Wal-Mart

Costco

Target

That's just the way it appears to me at this point.

Costco isn't a retail store, you need a membership! So you have to add one store to make your three, Costco doesn't qualify as a true retail since the average Joe can't walk in off the street. Great Members only store though!

Bob

Our Mission

To continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices.

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Circuit City

Yes, they might be closing, but the prices I saw in Maryland on most of their products were no great bargain, just slightly discounted. Thought of getting a plasma tv if the prices were better.

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Heard rumor yesterday that their suppliers had stopped shipments unless they were paid in advance for the merch. At least BB has been able to diversify enough to not rely on electronics alone.

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Stores sucking up Stores in an over crowded market

clint45 wrote:

They made a HUGELY BAD DECISION buying out all the GOOD Guy's stores about 2 years ago.

TigerDirect is going to do the same thing by taking over the closed CompUsa stores in Florida.

TigerDirect is my favorite mail order house for computer goods, to bad I hate to see them fail as well. It's almost inevitable.

Bob

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Lower the price and they will come.

I have a CC right across the street from me that is closing. In the past there has hardly been anybody ever in there. Sometimes on a Sunday morning after their ad came out you might find a half dozen people shopping but the rest of the week it's dead. They hung a "Store Closing. Everything Must Go" with a take 10 to 20% off sign on the front of the building and now you can't find a parking spot for your car. The place has been packed since they announced the closing and reopened with the close out prices. Maybe that is how we can get out of this economic slump were in. Every retail store lower their prices 20 or 30% and the business will come. Don't even bother with the 10%. All that does is pay the sales tax.

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Sales tax, you say?

HotTub wrote:

Don't even bother with the 10%. All that does is pay the sales tax.

This could mean that the ever-creeping sales tax has become too high to the point of stifling the economy. rolleyes

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Commissions were a bad thing

hd100 wrote:

CC went down hill a couple of years ago when they did away with commissions to the sales force! Watch out what you buy from CC in case they go completely under.

Back in the day when they had commissioned sales people, I HATED shopping at CC. The sales people were pushy, aggressive and often dishonest. They would try to get you to buy whatever fed their commission the most, instead of what you were asking for.

But I like Costco

BobDee wrote:
clint45 wrote:

Drum roll please.........MY Prediction for the future of retail stores.....ready?!........There will be only 3 store left standing , and the 3 are:

Wal-Mart

Costco

Target

That's just the way it appears to me at this point.

Costco isn't a retail store, you need a membership! So you have to add one store to make your three, Costco doesn't qualify as a true retail since the average Joe can't walk in off the street. Great Members only store though!

Bob

Our Mission

To continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices.

Wal-Mart

Target

Safeway

How's that?! (LOL)

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Clearance

Any possible clearance/sale in the closing stores? Or they're gonna redistribute goods to remaining stores...?

Circuit City files for Chapter 11 protection

It doesn't look good at all for the whole chain.........

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5irmWZmMlki7isG4T9NmoHzSlA...

Quote:

NEW YORK (AP) — Circuit City Stores has filed for bankruptcy about a week after it said it would close 20 percent of its stores.

The Richmond, Virginia-based electronics retailer has been struggling as nervous consumers spend less and credit has become tighter. It filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday.

Chapter 11 protection typically allows a company to hold off creditors and operate as normal while it develops a financial reorganization plan.

Circuit City says it has more than $1 billion in assets and more than $1 billion in liabilities. Courts do not require companies to provide more specific figures in filings.

The company says it anticipates it would have money to distribute to unsecured creditors, who get paid last.

Use Your Gift Cards before the Doors Close

I have a couple of Bennigan's Gift cards here. I went on vacation with my family - northern Wisconsin, away from Cell Phone, Computer and TV. When we came home, we saw a reference to the Bennigan's closing it's company owned Restaurant's. My wife called a couple Franchised locations, and they said that can't take the cards, because they are reimbursed from corporate, which filed the previous week. crying

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