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Best Buy will be the only game in town for many customers. Circuit City was second to Best Buy in the retail consumer electronics market.  (Source: AdRants)
Best Buy shall rule the land when it comes to retail electronics in the U.S.

It’s been a tough road for Circuit City. The retail electronics giant has been pummeled over the years by the likes of Best Buy and Walmart, and has been unable to turn its operations around due to the current state of the economy.

In early November, the company announced plans to close 155 stores in the United States. The stores combined accounted for $1.4 billion USD in sales for fiscal year 2008.

Just a week later, Circuit City filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection -- the filing showed that the company has $2.2 billion USD in debt and $3.4 billion USD in assets. The news got even bleaker today as Circuit City's CEO announced that the company failed to find a buyer and that it could not refinance its debt.

As a result, Circuit City will liquidate all of its remaining stores. The liquidators lined up to sell off the merchandise from the remaining 567 stores include Great American Group, Hudson Capital, SB Capital Group and Tiger Capital.

"We are extremely disappointed by this outcome," said Circuit City CEO James A Marcum "Regrettably for the more than 30,000 employees of Circuit City and our loyal customers, we were unable to reach an agreement with our creditors and lenders to structure a going-concern transaction in the limited timeframe available, and so this is the only possible path for our company."

In early July, Blockbuster rejected a deal to purchase Circuit City.



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RE: What a sad store
By Hakuryu on 1/16/2009 12:58:09 PM , Rating: 3
I agree with the comments above, and would like to add one simple thing I always thought was the worst move Circuit City made.

When you enter a Circuit City, the first thing you see is $1000+ TV's and a literal forest of cell phones, followed by DVD players/etc. They made you walk through all this to get to entertainment items like DVD's or software/video games which were hidden in the back. When you enter a Best Buy you first see CD's/DVD's and software/games.

I always thought the CC setup was a terrible choice compared to Best Buy. A blatant positioning of high cost items with the biggest sellers like entertainment hidden.


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