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Old 01-18-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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If you want to get good deals on products then you need to visit Slick Deals. I can't tell you how many unbelievably steller deals I've nabbed on things. Most recently a brand new PS3 for $212 shipped to my door. I didn't even have to leave the house.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Sorry, wrong. First off, their prices were generally about the same as Best Buy's or comparable places. Second, show me a large retailer that doesn't use "gimmicks." Finally, the service thing is anecdotal and subjective, but personally I never noticed a diff between them and Best Buy overall. Very much a flip of the coin.

And even if all that were true, it isn't what put CC out of business. I doubt one could say it was any one thing, but the primary cause was very likely poor financial mgt (and mgt in general). Also their handling of inventory, IMO.
Sorry, not wrong the conversation was not CC over BB which also has many of the same issues but both of them compared to Amazon which does have lower prices unless you catch a big sale at one of the brick and mortar companies. Why shop brick and mortar when Amazon is cheaper and has no sales tax and usually free shipping.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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If you want to get good deals on products then you need to visit Slick Deals. I can't tell you how many unbelievably steller deals I've nabbed on things. Most recently a brand new PS3 for $212 shipped to my door. I didn't even have to leave the house.
As indicated by the post that I responded to some will and some won't. The ones that will helped CC to tank and the ones who won't kept them in business this long.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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HHgregg is accepting CC giftcards- but it has to be 20% of the purchase price or something like that- check the website. I never really thought of hhgregg as a good place to buy anything-especially since their salesmen are reeally pushy, but last week I purchased a 46" TOC 7 series Samsung - $2000 tv for $1649!! ( best buy has it on sale this week for $1800 and it's back to $2000 in hhgregg)I wanted the 650 series, was sold out and wat able to talk them into selling me the next model up for $100 more. Makes me wonder- how much do they really have in these tv's?
Great set absolutely great. I got it at Big River ( code for Amazon ) It was $500 less with no sales tax or shipping so the final price was cheaper. They deliverd and carried it upstairs and plugged in etc. I got another $175 of as a result of incremental price reductions etc etc etc. All I had to do to get the reductions was to call and they did it. Amazon has it now for:
Price: $1,519.99 Free Shipping
You Save: $580.00 (28%)
Special Offers Available
With free shipping and no sales tax now how much cheaper is that then the sale at CC? By the time you are done with shipping and tax you can save over $200 in this economy. Not bad in this tight economy.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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I have no use for CC now or ever. Bye-Bye, second rate retail operation.
Yes, they've been around a decade longer than they deserved.

THIS should have finished them off 10 years ago:
Circuit City's DIVX Format Bites The Dust
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Just returned from CC. They want you to believe they are having a sale. They are offering 10% off. That is no more than saving the cost of the tax. Once they mark it down 10% and add back a 8.5% tax cost, you have paid what they charge for the item less the cost of tax. A real sale. You save about 1.5%. Go some place and purchase your items where if you have to, you at lease have a return policy available.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Went yesterday in Raleigh.

Couldn't believe how many a-holes bought at nearly retail.

Had they waited for better deals, might have saved money.

Pity!
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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I only shop online and only where I can get free shipping & tax savings. CC rarely has the best price for stuff. I don't mind waiting a few extra days for my stuff to arrive...I save a lot of $$$ that way and spend no time or aggravation driving, parking, shopping the local tech stores. That may not be politically correct, but online shopping is the only way I can deal.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Are all the old CCs still open? I was going to venture out and see the deals now. Did anyone get a deal they want to brag about Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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yeah...I was at one in Apex on Friday. Most stuff is 30-50% off. (except laptops, desktops and ipods) not sure about the TVs.
I did pick up brand new PS3 games for 50% off, though.
Asked when they were closing and the sales lady didn't know....
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