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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: Best Buy = B.S.
By DatabaseMX on 1/16/2009 7:11:18 PM , Rating: 2
I have never found a 'sales person' at Best (not) Buy that had a clue about anything. So, you're looking at flat screens; all flat screen sales people are busy; a guy from the toaster dept comes over and asks" Can I help you?" Right!

Personally, I've been lucky to find some VERY knowledgable sales people at Circuit City. And when I come back a year later ... AND ... the same guy is there ... AND ... he remembers my first AND last name ... that's cool.

Of course, if you have done ALL your research online - which you should - and you know *exactly* what you want - the I guess it really doesn't matter.


RE: Best Buy = B.S.
By Dulanic on 1/17/2009 7:39:39 AM , Rating: 1
I agree. I used to work to CC, and there were some very knowledgable. Not tooting my own horn, but I was one of those people and I rememeber names years later sometimes. It was great when we were on commision and that was CC's good years. If you didn't know your shit you failed.

Once they went hourly and later fired all their top people..... epic fail.


RE: Best Buy = B.S.
By tehbiz on 1/17/2009 1:43:36 PM , Rating: 2
I have never found a 'sales person' at Best (not) Buy that had a clue about anything because I didnt try to talk to anyone . So, you're looking at flat screens; all flat screen sales people are busy and I am too impatient/important to wait my turn ; a guy from the toaster dept comes over and asks" Can I help you?" Right! because even though he might know what hes talking about I deserve to talk to someone in a blue shirt thats standing in the television area!

And when I come back a year later ... AND ... the same guy is there ... AND ... he remembers my first AND last name ... that's creepy

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