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Old 01-19-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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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.
Maybe in hindsight the people fired at that time, were the lucky once to find another job...Can you imagine 35.000 people all at the same time needing another job and that is only one comapny!

I understand how horrible it must have been and I always thought it was annoying how many times at CC they would ask "Can I help you", in every aile you were asked at least 2 times...after they fired these people and they didn't get a commision...you couldn't find any one to help you and they ones who did help you...well half of them had no knowledge!
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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This weekend I actually found a floor sample Tivo at a large enough discount that I bought it. The rest of the prices had not dropped to the liquidation level. I'll wait.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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This weekend I actually found a floor sample Tivo at a large enough discount that I bought it. The rest of the prices had not dropped to the liquidation level. I'll wait.
I had a similar experience. People rushed in to buy stuff, but I think most of them don't know their prices, because I saw nothing worth buying, at least not in CC.

Obviously they expect those kinds of consumers to pay almost full price for the bulk of the inventory, leaving the scraps for the vultures. Might be something worth picking up in about three or four weeks, we'll see.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Best Buy was always the best in my opinion. They always seemed to have everything. Everything was much more organized and more people were there to help. I can see why CC dropped out though they were just a toned down BB.

Besides these closing "sales" at CC aren't sales at all. I've found movies $10-15 cheaper at Walmart and Best Buy that day.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I went to one of their stores that closed a few months ago and checked it out for specials almost every day because I worked within a few blocks and would kill time there for lunch time and never found any really good deals. They jacked up the base prices so high that even 60% was not really a good deal.

Also before prices got to low they moved some items out of the store to resell to suppliers.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: houston
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Maybe in hindsight the people fired at that time, were the lucky once to find another job...Can you imagine 35.000 people all at the same time needing another job and that is only one comapny!

I understand how horrible it must have been and I always thought it was annoying how many times at CC they would ask "Can I help you", in every aile you were asked at least 2 times...after they fired these people and they didn't get a commision...you couldn't find any one to help you and they ones who did help you...well half of them had no knowledge!
Isn't that truth. I went into Circuit City a couple months ago wondering where in the world is everybody? They had nobody to help me out, and the store was pretty empty. I knew then it was in its last days.
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