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Old 01-16-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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I think Best Buy's customer "service" is just horrible. This will make it more so. 30,000 jobs, wow.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Hopefully anyone who got CC gift cards for Christmas goes out this weekend to spend them up.

I spent last weekend shopping to zero out all the ones our family got for Christmas.
2009 is NOT going to be a good year for retailers.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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Hopefully anyone who got CC gift cards for Christmas goes out this weekend to spend them up.

I spent last weekend shopping to zero out all the ones our family got for Christmas.
2009 is NOT going to be a good year for retailers.
lol no kidding. If I was in retail I would just liquidate my store now and take what I got.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I have no comment on Circuit City but I only want to say how sad it is that stores that large have to be a victim of this economic depression.

Now Best Buy can join with:

Liinins and Things
Steak & Ale
The Bombay Store
Mervyns
Bennigans

Just to name a few. There are many more American made and bred stores that have been around most of our generation.

Now they are gone.............

2009 is going to be the real blood bath. Mark my words.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Yeah, 2008 was bad, but just about everyone is saying that 2009 is gonna be worse ...

My wife and I are fine, but I worry about our grown children. I never doubted that they wouldn't do better than us, but now? Whew.

Well, it's always darkest before the dawn, right?
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Well that's too bad. I had always had good experiences at CC. Guess I'm gonna have to shop at Best Buy or Ultimate Electronics now.
I mainly switched to Best Buy after Best Buy started rewarding me for shopping there. After I had my bad experience with Best Buy, I was reluctant to do business with them again. But, now I have to admit that you can rake up some good rewards by shopping with them. I got a $20.00 cash card two weeks ago and this passed Tuesday, I only paid $18 for two DVD movies because of the reward points I earned. Had I not had those reward points, I would have paid about 34 dollars for both DVDs.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Alanboy395 is right. (post#8). This is the corporation who laid off hundreds of employees some time back and replaced them with cheaper employees. I bought a cd car player there 9 years ago and had it installed for free. Was treated ok. Went in several times after that and was not approached at all, whether I was looking to buy a laptop, cd's, whatever.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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CC lost my business when they 'fired' all the experienced employees, and hired a bunch of clueless at much lower pay several years ago.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have always had a way better experience shopping at Circuit City than Best Buy, and I have loyally given them my business for years. This really chaps my hide. I will buy my next big screen from amazon.com or some mom and pop store and pay more if I have to before I will set foot in Best Buy.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA —> Likely Durham, NC in October
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CC lost my business when they 'fired' all the experienced employees, and hired a bunch of clueless at much lower pay several years ago.
They did not just fire the employees. Our manager at that time knew about who was the most likely to be laid off months in advance. The way they fired those employees will always stay with me. They called a Wed morning meeting for those employees, they came in, and basically were given pink slips (no notice or even a slight hint), and escorted off the property, some were even brought to tears. To CCs credit they did give an average of 4 weeks severance pay. But firing anyone without a warning like CC did is wrong. I rarely bought anything from CC after that even with the sorry employee discount. I was so happy when i got offered a job in the banking industry so i could leave CC. I didnt even give the customary 2 weeks notice. My manager (different guy) had a problem with that, i replied you reap what you sow .

Circuit City totally deserves what it got, BELIEVE ME.
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