The Truth About Cicuit City and Liquidation sales!

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  1. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    #1 HellsKitchenmanNYC, Jan 20, 2009
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    Circuit City is evil. They were the sole cause of the entire DiVX/DVD war. The store near me is dirty, has misplaced and disorganized merchandise, poor inventory, and the prices aren't competitive with Best Buy down the road.
     
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    Yeah but BB prices aren't competitive either. But I do agree about CC ours is the same way.
     
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    I don't recall ever shopping there, and after reading the liquidation article, I'm rather unlikely now. I think you can do both: knock prices down and haul off unneeded inventory. Evidently, if it isn't bought up, they're just going to kill more money trying to get it shipped away elsewhere. Shoe Pavilion went out of business up my way, and they were encouraging everyone to haul off anything they wanted, even sign fixtures! The only way you're going to get the debt handled is to make as much money as you can, and then leave it to the business to sort out the rest of it.

    That said, I've been reading about how Best Buy can cemented its top spot now that CC is gone -- and that scares me. Beyond stock of products, I don't know what Best Buy is doing to make me think that they really want to take care of their customers. It's hard to just browse their stock without a salesperson saddling up to you. I bought a laptop computer there because I needed one, but when I was shopping around for a flat screen TV, they wanted to charge me $250 more for the same model I got at Wal-Mart. Same TV. Why? I know WM wants to undercut everyone on market, but I wonder how much price boosting BB does on its own merchandise.
     
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    Walmart is struggling in its war with BB because BB provides customer service. I liked our Circuit City. It was super clean, well stocked, and plenty of helpful clerks.
     
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    Link doesn't work, but F circuit city. Poor service and bad prices. Walmart will murder Best Buy, along with keep prices low like they have been on every other product. We can contribute a large amount of price preservation solely to walmart. Never forget that
     
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    I'm not sad to see CC go. I would even cry if Best Buy went out of bizz. They're both overpriced and the staff is not that knowledgable about the products IMO. But after watching that clip I'll think twice about going to a going out of bizz sale unless I know that store is handling it themselves.
     
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    Can you post the link again? The one in the OP isn't working
     
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    i racked up when Comp USA closed their stores. my tablet pen was about 65% off. woohoo on the wacom!

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    BB has customer service??? Where???
     
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    I quit shopping at CC a couple of years ago. My sister and I went to the nearest CC one afternoon to browse and price computers. The employees were playing computer games and ignoring the customers. In their haste to brag about their high scores, one of the clerks shoved my sister out of his way in order to round a corner and get to the other clerk at the next register.

    We complained and nothing was done.

    Most of the time, I get better prices by purchasing what I need on line and still save money even with shipping.
     
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    I wont step foot in a cc. The idiots that work there know nothing about what they are selling. EVERYTHING I have ever bought from cc has broke down. I love the Best Buy by my house. They are well stocked and have a helpful staff as well.

    Its no wonder cc is going under. They suck! lol.
     
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    After graduating from college, I needed a job so I applied at Circuit City. I applied and gave them a filled application, cover letter and resume. Do you know those cheap beyotches sent me a Xerox'ed copy of pre typed correspondance (rejection) letter, tri-folded it, stapled it, stamped it and handwrote my name and address? (No envelope. No personal note. Just a rejection.) Needless to say, I NEVER bought anything there.

    I have had remarkable service at WAL-MART and at BEST BUY.
     
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    I am, because without them, how are we going to get great deals on the same or better merchandise elsewhere ? They are the reason other places low ball them for a sale. Places like BB and CC, if you need what they have and can't wait a few days for it, that's what they provide, they're high tech gadget & electronics convenience stores.

    When I need a computer part, I check to see if I can get it local with a coupon for what the on-line price delivered to my doorstep is, if it's something I can do without for a few days, I pull the trigger on the on-line purchase. I save money, live my life for the next few days as if I never needed the item and then when I do receive it, I count my savings in my bank account. The beauty of an on-line purchase, no traffic, no parking, no idiots at the store, no lines at the cash register. I have them deliver to my home or work, wherever it's convenient for me. Never had to RMA anything either. Lucky in that regard I guess ? I wind up with a superior product at a lower price. Some of these stores have a lot of nerve, they sell obsolete hardware for more than anyone liquidates it on-line for.
     
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    I have never purchased a computer at Walmart. I find that they have terrible selection, lazy employees and the sale prices at Best Buy blow them away. I have found good deals in the past at Circuit City and they often had good deals to compete with Best Buy.

    What pisses me off about Walmart is that they brag about having the lowest prices and some items such as popular video games (that I purchase for my Nephew) are only 10 cents or less below retail.
     
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    I was quite sad when I saw the announcement on CNN that Circuit City was going away. Contrary to what many here said I think Circuit City regularly beat out Best Buy in terms of prices. And the local Circuit City that I shopped at was quite nice, modern, and in an upscale shopping center. Unfortunately, it was also a little too far away from me to permit me to shop there as much as I'd've liked. I often found myself, out of convenience, taking their ads to my local Walmart for a price match. Looking back, I wish I would've made more of an effort to actually buy those things at Circuit City instead, no matter how more convenient getting them at Walmart was.
     
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