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Circuit City is back

 

As an online-only retailer. The below says they were purchased by Systemax, which is the parent company of Tiger Direct.
http://www.circuitcity.com/sectors/opt-outv2.asp

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Kind of like how Montgomery Ward is back as an online store only.

Wow

shadesofgrey wrote:

Kind of like how Montgomery Ward is back as an online store only.

Right to the point. I have a hard time thinking Circuit City can make it back from liquidation with Best Buy and Fry's still so strong.

Interesting

I also don't think they will do well, unless they have some killer deals.

Now they are going head to head with Amazon

I use to like the ability to order on line and get the on line specials but be able to pick it up at the store and return it to the store if there was a problem.

Now they are going head to head with Amazon and it will not be too easy to keep up with them when you have nothing else to offer.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

Walmart Electronics

Walmart is going to try and fill the Circuit City vacancy. The company is expanding the electronics departments of thousands of stores. It'll be interesting to see a fight break out between Walmart and Bestbuy. And the winner will be....us!

wink

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Gift Cards

They should be required to accept previous gift cards.

YOU

must have been stuck with a gift card

Gift Cards

IAHMALE wrote:

must have been stuck with a gift card

No, I have no gift cards from them. I just remember when they said they went bankrupt and as part of it they did not have to honor any gift cards as part of their restructering and then when they went out, it was buy without a CC warranty/guarantee. If they keep the name, they should have to honor all the old policies.

Walmart

My local Walmart is expanding the electronics section right now. Don't think I would want to buy stock in Circuit City.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Not sure if this is a good

Not sure if this is a good idea or not. There are a lot of online stores to compete with unlike actual walk-in stores (e.g. - Best Buy). I don't think that Circuit City could remain competitive with them.

My problem with any

My problem with any electronics at Wal-mart is that the average consumer will probably have a very hard time getting good advise from the staff if they are not trained on the products specs.

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JG - Nuvi 350 - Nuvi 2460

True. But Walmart's return

True. But Walmart's return policy is VERY liberal. Other retailers, like Frye's, charge a 15% "restocking" fee on return items.

Glad to see Circuit City

Glad to see Circuit City back.Looked at some of the gps prices and not to bad.To will have to compete to stay in business.Give them some time and they will adapt.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Look like they will an on-line electronic store

good for consumer to compare price and competition..

Also uses the CompUSA name

This company also bought the CompUSA name to run an online business. Having a known name is very helpful in Internet business. The fact that is just a purchased label with no history or obligation to past customers doesn't seem to matter.

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Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

cc is back

maybe they'll have some deals on some garmins

Beware

Before you purchase anything from CircuitCity.com make sure to check their return policy. It is strict to say the least.

Only the name is back...

It's the Circuit City name slapped on another company's policies and business model.

Systemax also bought the CompUSA name. Is CompUSA "back?"

I'll stick to Amazon and NewEgg until they've developed a reputation (a reputation better than NewEgg and/or Amazon).

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Just using the name

I think if you open Tigerdirect.com and CircuitCity.com side by side you'll see that the web site engine is really TigerDirect. They bought the name for name recognition and the ability to expand their product line. They didn't buy the company, just the brand name.

Hmm...

Quote:

Products from manufacturers such as Compaq, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Toshiba, Epson and others are not returnable to CircuitCity.com FOR ANY REASON.

I haven't bought from any of these manufacturer for a log time, but is this normal for other sites?

It does seem harsh

read the rest of the return policy here http://www.circuitcity.com/sectors/Help/return.asp

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johnc wrote:

I think if you open Tigerdirect.com and CircuitCity.com side by side you'll see that the web site engine is really TigerDirect.

CompUSA.com interface is the similar too. I've always wondered why CompUSA.com looks similar to Tigerdirect.com. Now there's a third site that looks similar.

One would be better off

One would be better off buying from Amazon or a local retail store instead of these websites.

CompUSA online seems OK

The online reviews for CompUSA seem to be much higher since going online as a Systemax subsidiary. It probably makes no difference whether you are buying through a TigerDirect, CompUSA, or Circuit City site as they all go the same place.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/CompUSA

I have also seen other sites that give the company high marks. I would still be hesitant to buy if the return restrictions are too harsh.

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Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

Montgomery Ward

shadesofgrey wrote:

Kind of like how Montgomery Ward is back as an online store only.

Haven't seen them anywhere they use to be one of my top stores.

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BMW Nav V Montana 650 Zumo 660 Garmin 78S Garmin 76CSX

I think

I'll take a pass on Circuit City online.

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

Why even bother with them? to save a few dollars? Gezz

Does saving a couple of bucks mean more than, the thousands of jobs these poorly operated company's tossed out the door? The Key words "POORLY OPERATED".

If your in Florida, Some of the Comp-USA stores are now Tiger Direct brick and mortar stores, should be no problem there.

The companies that went bust that are now mail order, BUYER beware, read the return policy very closely then think about the ranks of the Unemployed, unless you just don't give a damm.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

In the event that the product you are returning does NOT meet the requirements described in this document, we will photograph the merchandise and packaging, and prepare a detailed summary of our determination as to why the return was denied, the product(s) will be deemed not eligible for return and will be returned to you. If CircuitCity.com, at our sole discretion, decides to accept a non-qualified item for return, a restocking fee of up to 25% will be assessed.

Want to read more:
http://www.circuitcity.com/sectors/help/return.asp

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Know your products

jcg4550 wrote:

My problem with any electronics at Wal-mart is that the average consumer will probably have a very hard time getting good advise from the staff if they are not trained on the products specs.

I agree. You hve to do your homework before you go, research what you want to buy and then just pick it up at the store. I have never had any staff that is knowledgeable on electronics.

Walmart isn't going to fill squat!

Gadgetjq wrote:

Walmart is going to try and fill the Circuit City vacancy. The company is expanding the electronics departments of thousands of stores. It'll be interesting to see a fight break out between Walmart and Bestbuy. And the winner will be....us!

wink

Thinking your going to find some to help you find help with electronics need is an assumption at the very best. Like Walmart pays for knowledgeable people to start with, you might have the same luck asking the kid at Mc Donalds about 1080i vs 740dpi.
The best thing that ever happened to a place like Walmart was a cash register that tells how much change to give back. Walmart going to compete with a electronics based store like Micro Center when they actually train the sales help on products, Oh please!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Looks like a crapshoot

The below copied from CC.com and looking at a GPS that I am not in the market for look at this warning that is provided.

GPS Maps - Please Note!
The maps pre-loaded on our GPS devices are the most current Maps and Software available at the time of their manufacture. Refurbished, or close-out older model GPS devices may have pre-loaded maps that are not the most up-to-date recent version. You are advised to update your maps after purchase.

IMPORTANT: Each GPS Manufacturer has its own terms, conditions, and availability, for map updates, beyond our control. This may or may not include a fee for map updates - please visit the manufacturer's website, or review your product manual for more information about downloading and updating your pre-loaded maps.

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Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (retired nuvi 255w) (sold C330)

Interesting!

compman72 wrote:

The below copied from CC.com and looking at a GPS that I am not in the market for look at this warning that is provided.

GPS Maps - Please Note!
The maps pre-loaded on our GPS devices are the most current Maps and Software available at the time of their manufacture. Refurbished, or close-out older model GPS devices may have pre-loaded maps that are not the most up-to-date recent version. You are advised to update your maps after purchase.

IMPORTANT: Each GPS Manufacturer has its own terms, conditions, and availability, for map updates, beyond our control. This may or may not include a fee for map updates - please visit the manufacturer's website, or review your product manual for more information about downloading and updating your pre-loaded maps.

Unless the prices are really great, you may not be getting a bargain after all. Also, what is their consumer services like?

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