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Circuit City Doors Closing Permanently March 8

After a long downward spiral, the end is finally here for Circuit City.

Circuit City announced that it’ll be closing its stores permanently on March 8, making this the final weekend to grab that last clear-out sale item.

The closing this Sunday represents a slightly earlier-than-expected 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.

Read more on the original liquidation here.

So, what did you buy from Circuit City? Did you receive any lemons? How was service at the store?

  • cknobman
    “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,”

    Sure WTF ever. Circuit City stores in my area were offering nothing but screw you deals on merchandise that was already marked up, often open box, and no return policy. Example were floor model 32 inch Samsung LCD's for $499. Hmmm seing how best buy sold them next door for $549 in box and offered a return policy I dont see what sucker would by from Circuit City!
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  • jerreece
    No Circuit City in my town. I'm not surprised they've gone out of business though. Even when I lived in a big city that had Circuit City, I'd never shop there.
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  • hellwig
    All I got were discounted movies. Most of the discounts were only 10%-20% off, and that doesn't really beat online prices, plus I can't really comparison shop for electronics when I don't know what will be left in the store. I was thinking of getting a camcorder, but didn't want a lemon that still cost me $300. I could have got a cheap PS3 though, if I had wanted.
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  • Da_Banig
    I got nothing but trash, only 10% discount on the CC near me. Didn't buy nothing
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  • hotroderx
    Where I live was also a joke. There where almost no discounts and most items where marked up at least 10%-20% then marked down 10%-15% only good deal was the movies but good luck finding anything and asking for help was a waste of time. I asked a sales associate for help she gave me a dead blank look and said she didn't work there after informing her she was wearing a CC name badge and T-shirt she said she would be unable to help me they no longer where responsible for helping customers find merchandise. Call me crazy but just because your going out of business doesn't give you the right to poor customer service.
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  • NuclearShadow
    Its funny how they they were so screwed and now are on their last days literally they still won't learn to stop their outrageous prices. Their sales don't even match to what I can find the other products elsewhere for.

    They offered nothing that their competitors didn't have and at higher prices. They didn't give any type of special services and their employee product knowledge didn't even seem to be a concern with them. Its no mystery on why it lead up to them going under.
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  • The CC hear in Puerto Rico had pretty bad deals. They marked everything up to full retail price and then slowly increased the discount.

    But you could find good deals on very select items if you were savy. I got a brand new Sony HT-SS2300 home theater still in the box for $260, which is currently going for $360 on Amazon. And it is an even better deal than that if you consider delivery costs to Puerto Rico are very large. The same model costs $449 at BestBuy here.
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  • danap611
    "Attractive discounts"??

    The only thing "attractive" about any of this was the fact that there was talk of discounts (if that makes sense). Going off of previous comments, it would seem that my experience was similar: I thought I'd find a Logitech Squeezebox Boom (retail $299) marked down. What did I find? A Logitech Squeezebox Boom marked up to $399 before being marked down 20% (making the final price $20 above retail.) Give me a break - and while you're at it, go fist yourself, Circuit City!
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  • jeverson
    I went and looked at some nettops and low end laptops. Compared the prices to the BB down the street. Apperantly, CC marked up the items then sold them at 30-50% off the marked up price. In other words, I could get the same thing at BB for a few bucks more at "regular" price not a "supposed" 50% off. This is why CC is going out of business... the worst business practices ever!!! Good riddance.
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  • rooket
    cknobman“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,”Sure WTF ever. Circuit City stores in my area were offering nothing but screw you deals on merchandise that was already marked up, often open box, and no return policy. Example were floor model 32 inch Samsung LCD's for $499. Hmmm seing how best buy sold them next door for $549 in box and offered a return policy I dont see what sucker would by from Circuit City!

    This always happens and is why I avoided the store entirely when they started to close them. They did the exact same thing at Good Guys and also at CompUSA.

    Interesting Circuit City still sends me mail asking me if I want to extend the warranty plan on my TV. Why bother, the company is broke and gone.
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