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Old 02-03-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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I have stopped a two different CC locations in my area and I find the so-called "going out of business" sale prices to be higher than elsewhere. I noticed one printer CC had on sale at a supposed deep discount was the regular price at W-mart. I looked at a long lens for my camera and when I checked it out on the web I found it $30 cheaper. The lens at CC was a display model with no box and "all sales are final." I could go on but you get the idea. Still they are selling out and the place is packed with people thinking they are getting a good deal. Maybe there are some good deals at CC, but not for items I am in the market for. If you shop CC I suggest you do your homework first.
Don
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Yeah, I was underwhelmed the first weekend of CC's going-out-of-business sale. I noticed the same sort of pricing when CompUSA went under: the going-out-of-business sales were not as good as their regular sale prices, and you could go to Best Buy or Walmart and get better deals. Lots of people just assume they're getting the best price when a place goes under, but it's not always so. And by the time they really do lower the price to a good point, there's nothing left that you'd really want.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I had the same impression. Almost everything was 10% off which in a lot of cases is last year's model and already going for cheaper in other places. I'm really hoping they increase the discount to 30-40% before they shut down. At that kind of discount I might actually consider getting an HDTV, GPS or car stereo and speakers.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yep. I think we are all on the same page, here. I noticed it was just little stuff that had the larger (so-called) mark-downs of 30%.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The prices get marked up because the liquidators start selling everything at MSRP. Circuit City is no longer calling the shots, the liquidators are.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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The prices get marked up because the liquidators start selling everything at MSRP. Circuit City is no longer calling the shots, the liquidators are.
I've heard that before, and that you really don't get a good price until the last day of the sale.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I have stopped a two different CC locations in my area and I find the so-called "going out of business" sale prices to be higher than elsewhere. I noticed one printer CC had on sale at a supposed deep discount was the regular price at W-mart. I looked at a long lens for my camera and when I checked it out on the web I found it $30 cheaper. The lens at CC was a display model with no box and "all sales are final." I could go on but you get the idea. Still they are selling out and the place is packed with people thinking they are getting a good deal. Maybe there are some good deals at CC, but not for items I am in the market for. If you shop CC I suggest you do your homework first.
Don
I recommend cross referencing the 'sale price' at CC with Pricegrabber, Amazon or even Shoplocal.

Discounts will come off of retail. Some of the items are from last year where retail was at a higher set point. If you have a smart phone it is easy to do this. Otherwise you can have someone check prices on the internet while you shop.

The biggest problem is that all sales are final and once you buy, you are stuck.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:02 AM
 
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Circuit City has sucked for years which is why they're going under. I feel for the employees losing their jobs but the imbeciles in upper management brought it on everyone.

I went in to a local Circuit City looking for an iPod docking station. Too expensive even with the "discounts". Ended up buying at Best Buy which is a better store anyway, hands down.

Remember, CC and other companies liquidating hire a liquidation firm that gets a heft percentage of the sales. This is why the "deals" suck. Still, America is full of idiots.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:45 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I agree, I wish I could say I feel sorry for all there people buying this stuff up at 10% off which is still probably more than they sell it for anyways but they deserve to pay more if they buy it like this.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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Did find a couple of Wii games at 30% off, which is good since these are fair trade items.

But otherwise, there were no deals to be found.
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