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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: The competition
By g35fan on 1/16/2009 7:50:11 PM , Rating: 2
The only thing BB is good for is going to physically look at items that you want to purchase online. I too am a savy shopper - and not because I'm cheap but because I refuse to pad BB's pockets with an extra $10 here and an extra $200 there.

95% of the products they sell are rip off prices. They have "some" decent clearance items from time to time - like the 10" netbook for $199 recently...but besides that anyone who shops there thinking they are getting good deals is an idiot/sucker.

The funniest thing to me is that BB doesn't even want people like me (savvy electronics shoppers) in the store. They KNOW Americans as a whole are stupid and brainwashed by advertising and will come rush into BB to buy the newest tech fads from 17yr old female CSRs who don't know anything - about anything.


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