These are tough times we’re living in and while not a day goes by without hearing about a friend or friend of a friend who’s lost his or her job, it’s nice to see that the Circuit City staff are in high spirits in light of last week’s news.
Circuit City announced that it would be closing its stores permanently on March 8, making this past weekend customers’ last chance to grab that last clear-out sale item. Gizmodo yesterday posted a picture of a poster taken at Circuit City store. The poster in he window was supposed to show some of the in-store offers but instead advertised dignity at 0.2 percent off and Linoleum at 2000 percent off. Check out the original picture below.
Yesterday’s events represent a slightly earlier-than-expected closing date. Liquidation sales of Circuit City’s $1.7 billion in inventory started on January 17 and was expected to last eight weeks.
“Thanks to record shopper turnout at many of the store locations and the attractive discounts offered on all merchandise, the sales actually went quicker than we expected,” noted Scott Carpenter, executive VP for Great American Group, which has been overseeing all the sales activity as part of a joint venture group.
However, judging from your comments last week, you guys didn’t really get many great deals from CC. Were there any changes over the weekend? Let us know!