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CircuitCity.com re-launching in the next few days

Posted in circuit city by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2009

circuitcity-logo-sbLast month we learned that Circuit City may rise again, thanks to a buyout from Systemax Inc. That prophecy comes true within the next few days.

In a video embedded on the temporary splash page, the Systemax CEO claims that the new Circuit City will feature lower prices, a better selection, 24/7 customer service and faster shipping (which starts at $1.99). We’ll find out soon is it’s all talk or if they are going to walk the walk.

Circuit City E-Commerce business eyed by Systemax

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on April 14th, 2009

circuitcity-logo-sbThe demise of Circuit City was a blow to the many stockholders and employees of the consumer electronics firm. All of the locations around the country were closed and inventory was liquidated over the beginning of 2009. Today Circuit City is no more, but s few of its assets are still under court control.

Consumer electronics retailer Systemax has announced that it has filed a “stalking horse” agreement with the bankruptcy courts handling Circuit City to possibly purchase the e-commerce business assets Circuit City owns.

Circuit City stores have their last weekend hurrah

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on March 6th, 2009

Circuit CityThere was once a time when if you wanted something electronic you went to either Circuit City or Best Buy in many areas. The two stores were among the top electronics retailers in the country. The same can’t be said any more. Today Best Buy is strong, and Walmart is picking up steam in the electronics market and Circuit City is a ghost of its former self.

Circuit City went under this year and since January liquidation firms have been running sales to move the left over inventory that the electronics firm was unable to sell before going out of business. According to the firms behind the liquidation events, all of the Circuit city locations will close March 8.

Circuit City liquidation has sold more than $1 billion in goods

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on February 19th, 2009

Circuit CitySome were sad to hear that Circuit City was closing its doors permanently when the announcement was made. The electronics giant tried all it could to avoid closing its doors, including a failed attempt to get Blockbuster to purchase it.

We have talked about the big discounts on electronics that are being offered in the going out of business sales running at Circuit City locations before. The company running the liquidation sales for Circuit City has announced that so far over $1 billion of the $1.7 billion in inventory has been sold.

Circuit City discounts to grow

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on January 29th, 2009

Circuit CityCircuit City pulled out all of the stops to prevent it from going bankrupt and being forced out of the consumer electronics market. Unfortunately, for the company things didn’t work out and after first closing only select stores, the company was forced to close all of its remaining stores on January 16.

According to one of the liquidation companies responsible for moving all of the inventory sitting on Circuit City shelves and in warehouses the discounts are set to increase. Great American Group says that record numbers of shoppers are coming to the store to take advantage of the liquidation sale.

Circuit CityAdvantage service plans will be honored

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on January 21st, 2009

Circuit City LogoCircuit City has given up after a long time of posting losses and being unable to compete in the retail electronics market with competitors like Best Buy. The company has been slowly going under for a while now and things accelerated last year when the firm announced store closings around the country.

This week Circuit City announced that rather than selective store closings, it was closing all of its stores nationwide. That announcement means that there are some good deals on closeout products to be had and probably left many consumers who had bought gear at Circuit City and paid for extended warranties wondering about their purchases.

Time’s up for Circuit City, they will now be liquidated

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2009

Time’s up for Circuit City, they will now be liquidatedCircuit City has been one of the hardest hit electronic’s retailers in this economy. After announcing the closing of many of it’s stores in November and saying that they would not be shutting down additional stores in December, looks like they will be closing down more after all.

The company’s CEO admitted that liquidation might be a very real possibility if a sale of the company didn’t occur by January 16th, and well, time’s up. According to a report from the AP, the once giant electronics retailer will be forced to liquidate after all, which is good news for bargain hunters and bad news for employees.


Circuit City says it’s not shutting more stores down

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on December 19th, 2008

Circuit CityWe all know that the economy in the U.S. and abroad is bad right now. People are losing their homes, major automakers are facing the very real prospect of going out of business, and the technology industry is seeing some of the hardest times in many years.

One of the hardest hit companies in the electronics industry is Circuit City. The consumer electronics reseller announced in early November that it was closing down a significant number of its locations, specifically 155 stores would lock their doors on December 31.

Circuit City stores closing means huge discounts

Posted in circuit city by Shane McGlaun on November 6th, 2008

Circuit City LogoThe economy is weak as we all know and when the economy is weak sales of certain items tend to drop. The car industry is hurting as is the home industry. Consumer electronics are still predicted to grow, but despite that, Circuit City has found itself in a world of trouble.

Circuit City stock prices were so low that the only way to try to save the company was to announce the closing of 154 stores in the U.S. to help get the company back into the black. The closing of stores is bad news for employees and shareholders, but it is good news for consumers looking for good deals.

Circuit City closing 155 stores

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2008

Circuit City closing 155 storesWe’ve been hearing from a couple of sources that on Monday, Circuit City will be closing a whopping 155 stores and leaving the consumer electronics business for good. Most store closings are expected to be done by December 31, 2008. A full list of stores will apparently be revealed in the next few days. Not entirely unexpected, but still sad for those CC employees losing a job during the holiday season.

Circuit City mad at Mad magazine

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2008

Circuit City mad at Mad magazine
I remember Mad magazine. The fold up joke page. The bad humor. Apparently it’s still around and going strong, has Circuit city pretty pissed off even. In this month’s issue of Mad Magazine, there’s an ad parody for Circuit City that reads Sucker City!. The parody takes aim at the electronics retailer and maybe says what many people were already thinking.

Like how they are always across the street from a Best Buy, Expensive TVs and how the price always goes up right after you bought them. Circuit city is not happy and ordered that all copies being sold at their stores be destroyed. I really doubt that anyone buys Mad Magazines from Best Buy anyway. In the ad you’ll also notice the Wii Epilepsy bundle with optical disc and bitestick controller.


Blockbuster wants to buy Circuit City

Posted in mergers by Shane McGlaun on April 14th, 2008

Blockbuster Wants to Buy Circuit CityWhen it comes to getting my gadget or video game fix and I don’t want to wait for something to ship from an online store it’s off to Best Buy or Circuit City for me. I also like to watch lots of movies and I am in the movie store almost every Tuesday looking for something cool to watch and Blockbuster is a store of choice. It seems that Blockbuster and Circuit City could see a merger at some time in the near future.

Blockbuster announced today that it has offered to buy Circuit City for $6.00 per share in cash with the offer subject to due diligence. Blockbuster says that the offer was made in a letter sent to Circuit City Chairman and CEO Philip Schoonover on February 17 on behalf of the Blockbuster Board of Directors.

Circuity City HD-DVD refund program is official

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2008

Circuit City
You no longer have to skulk in dark corners and whisper the secret password in order to trade in your HD-DVD for Blu-Ray. According to the AP, the electronics retailer is officially launching the promotion. Circuit City will be accepting returns of HD DVD players within 90 days of purchase, with a proof of purchase receipt.

Customers can receive store credit or use it toward the price of a Blu-Ray player. Circuit City will definitely be scoring some customer goodwill points with this promotion. Great move. Now, all you HD-DVD buyers have to do is find someone to buy your movies.

Circuit City: Trade your HD DVD player for Blu-ray

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2008

Circuit City
According to electronichouse, Circuit City has a secret they’re trying to keep on the down low. It’s a trade-in program where you can trade your HD-DVD player for a Blu-Ray player.

Apparently, Circuity City is not promoting it publicly, but if you ask, they will apply the refund toward a new Blu-ray player, but your original HD-DVD purchase has to be within 3 months. Yes, it’s only the hardware. You’re stuck with the movies. Maybe service really is state of the art. You better get to your local CC before they change their minds.