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Old 01-16-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Just heard this. After filing bankruptcy and closing SOME stores they are now closing ALL of their stores after failing to find a buyer.

Circuit City is shutting down | Latest News | WFAA.com (http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090116_wz_circuitcity.b830875.html - broken link)
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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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.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Ultimate Electronics.............. those closed up here several years ago.

I hate when we don't have good competition in some areas. It really causes the customer service at the store(s) remaining to fall off the map.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Would you buy 'em?

I mean between the warehouse clubs and everything else is there a need for a "mass market" electronics retailer?
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Ultimate Electronics.............. those closed up here several years ago.
Still have an Ultimate here in Wichita.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I hate when we don't have good competition in some areas. It really causes the customer service at the store(s) remaining to fall off the map.
I agree. I bought my son a laptop at CC last year because Best Buy's customer service was absolutely horrible. CC was helpful and accommodating. I will miss them, and this will likely make BB even MORE obnoxious and smug.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I've bought a lot of electronics in recent years but haven't been in an electronics store in years. I can beat the prices on Newegg.com and mwave.com and others, I shop for free shipping offers and I can also avoid the 9.5% Tennessee sales tax.
Why waste time and money on gas driving from store to store when I can shop on the computer?
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA —> Likely Durham, NC in October
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I'm a former employee and while i'm sad for my former co-workers who will lose their jobs, I knew this day was coming. CCs total mismanagement caused its death.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Still have an Ultimate here in Wichita.
Wish we did in Little Rock. Its now down to only Best Buy and Wal-Mart in this one-horse town.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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CCs total mismanagement caused its death.
No doubt. They built a brand new store near me that never even opened. The new building is just sitting there.
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