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Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the i-bet-their-execs-got-cashed-out dept.

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WillDraven is just one of many who writes to tell us that Circuit City, the United States' 2nd largest consumer electronics retailer, has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11. This news comes as no surprise as the company has been in financial trouble, recently announcing that it will be closing over one fifth of its stores and laying off 17% of its US employees in the process. "Larger rival Best Buy, which is based in Minneapolis, has said it might take over stores that distressed rivals close. Yet a flood of discounted merchandise from liquidating Circuit City stores could hurt Best Buy during this holiday shopping season, said Jefferies & Co analyst Dan Binder."

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Yeah, You Could Say That (5, Informative)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707669)

This news comes as no surprise as the company has been in financial trouble ...

"Financial trouble" doesn't begin to describe it, their stock's been below 25 cents for a few days now [google.com] . I was debating on blowing 20 bucks and demanding the paper stock be sent to me so I could have fancy roll of toilet paper to put near the can when guests are over. It wouldn't be a horrible investment as I'm sure it'd have other uses too ... lighting cigars with it, using it as wrapping paper for Christmas, etc. A man's gotta increase his perceived wealth among his peers, you know.

Five of the last Six Quarters Were Losers. (-1, Troll)

twitter (104583) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707745)

Can you say Vista Failure [slashdot.org] ? I can. So goes the M$ retail chain.

twitter sock puppet, mod down. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707843)

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Re:twitter sock puppet, mod down. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708355)

Calling twitter a "twitter sock puppet" is amusing to say the least.

Re:Five of the last Six Quarters Were Losers. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707961)

Can you say Vista Failure [slashdot.org] ? I can. So goes the M$ retail chain.

Seriously, what is your deal, dude? Yeah, I get it, you've somehow managed to join the GNAA & Goatse trolls in the ranks of annoyances on this site. You post 140 bytes or less sized comments and hijack threads. If you think this is appreciated by the community, why don't you take a look at your karma.

Seriously, you belong on Digg or maybe even Twitter! (Imagine that.)

Re:Five of the last Six Quarters Were Losers. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708491)

I guess we all see things with our own tinted glasses. Yours seem to be turd brown with a tinge of psychotic orange.

But I'll give it a try: Have you ever set foot on a Circuit City before? They do sell more than computers. A great many other things than computers. In fact, on any random CC you'll see that computers are just a small component of their retail display. Much like their website.

Bah, what am I doing anyway. Trying to beat some sense into you is like trying to squeeze water out of a rock.

Make sure they have a transfer agent (5, Interesting)

Shandalar (1152907) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708165)

Seriously - I attempted this once with a different company and was not able to get the paper shares because they lacked a 'transfer agent' at that point. Make sure they can deliver.

STFU Twitter! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707671)

Oh no, not another twitter sock puppet story [slashdot.org] !

I don't think so. (0, Offtopic)

Erris (531066) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708401)

I can think of several good reasons for using bits of twitter journal and the later reports. Twitter hater trolls and that the future is more important than the past.

Editors probably picked the story for an hour later than twitter's to avoid the usual "I hate twitter" first post trolls. The M$FT astroturfers would have to carry this thread far and wide to undo speculation that Circuit City's last five quarters of loss is is directly attributed to the Vista Failure. They would also have to laugh at connecting the 2004 Suse migration dots to firing of all competent employees last year.

These things can be looked at as secondary to the pain and suffering to come. I think the causes should be remembered so that the same mistakes are not made by others in the future, so it's a shame the first reports and attributions were skipped in the name of harmony, balance, professionalism and other forms of self censorship not practiced by enemies of free software.

Weak (1)

tripdizzle (1386273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707701)

Circuit City was, to me at least, was always just a Best Buy knockoff. I might be crazy, but it was always so dark in their stores. Maybe that was to enhance the rest of the lighting. Or I am actually insane.

Re:Weak (5, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707801)

I might be crazy, but it was always so dark in their stores. Maybe that was to enhance the rest of the lighting.

It's called a target market. They were catering to the goth market that was alienated by positive, well lit, bright blue, khaki wearing Best Buy employees.

You didn't notice the nipple rings and dark eye shadow being "standard flare" for Circuit City's uniforms? What about their efforts to exclusively offer The Crow on Blu-Ray or the Circuit City brand razor blade impulse aisles?

Re:Weak (1)

tripdizzle (1386273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707885)

That's friggin hilarious. I never put 2 and 2 together, but the CC employees did always look a little goth.

Re:Weak (4, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708053)

Unfortunately, they didn't take into account the fact that after spending 99% of their disposable income on black eyeliner, goths have very little money left for consumer electronics.

Re:Weak (4, Funny)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708315)

Problem is they kept pushing a card game on everyone...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gother_Than_Thou [wikipedia.org]

for more info about it.

Plus the emo kids were all committing suicide in the aisles when they found they could not buy copies of panic at the disco.

Re:Weak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708485)

Ah makes sense..

I went in there to see about getting a car stereo and could not play anything but Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

After 5 minutes I left and quickly began lamenting the woe that is my dark existence.

Re:Weak (1)

Wolydarg (1167305) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707847)

As a former part-time employee at CC while in high school, I'd have to say the lighting in the stores I've been to have been perfectly normal. Also as a former part-time employee, hearing this news makes me extremely happy. Never understood why people would come into the CC I worked at as there was a Best Buy less than 2 minutes away. There was even a highway that connected the two stores directly in my town.

Re:Weak (1)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708077)

I hated Best Buy long before I hated CC.

Re:Weak (2, Interesting)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708203)

Probably just a matter of area of country, but I always took Best Buy as a more successful Circuit City knockoff. We had a Circuit City around here for close to 15 years before I saw a Best Buy. I still remember their old ads on TV with the giant red electrical plug coming down out of the sky to "plug in" and form the front of their building.

And honestly, I'm sad to see them go. They always had at least as good of inventory and prices as Best Buy, but never the "rebate hell" issues Best Buy initially had (I know they've fixed this now but it was a big turn off early on that still influences me), and less pushy sales staff.

Not sure about the lighting conditions you mention though. The two of them here were always very brightly lighted.

I'll admit though that I rarely bought anything there anymore. Prices and selection are better online, so Circuit City was relegated to impulse purchases and things that I really wanted/needed right now with no wait (ie, my mouse died about a year ago and all my old spares were PS/2 only - my new KVM is limited to USB. It was worth it to me to buy a replacement locally rather than wait 3-5 days to get a new one in).

Re:Weak (1)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708249)

One thing that Circuit City impressed me with was their willingness to stock some computer repair stuff, which Best Buy doesn't really mess around with. I can never recall seeing thermal grease at Best Buy, but I found it in short order at Circuit City last time I needed some.

Re:Weak (1)

Skater (41976) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708393)

The BB near me does carry that sort of stuff. I still prefer to drive the 25 miles and cope with the north side of the DC beltway to go to Microcenter though.

I can't bring myself to have much pity for them... (5, Insightful)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707709)

... given the fact that they treat their customers like criminals [switched.com] . Besides which, my local electronics place usually beats them on price -- and there's always online shopping.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (2, Informative)

tripdizzle (1386273) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707827)

Wow good link. I find this surprising in that I was always told that once you are in the parking lot, the security for the store wont do anything and call the police on you. The security weren't even allowed to leave the building in case of a grab 'n dash. I know a couple people who shoplifted frequently a few years ago and walmarts and targets, they were never caught, but they were also under the impression that security wont leave the building to snatch up a shoplifter.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (4, Insightful)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708221)

Laws are different in different states. Just before CompUSA closed, I had a manager and security guard refuse to let me leave the building until I showed them my receipt. After some arguing, I gave in, then laughed in derision at the manager, saying this draconian policy is why CompUSA was losing business. Seems like Circuit City followed suit.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (2, Funny)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708481)

Just before CompUSA closed, I had a manager and security guard refuse to let me leave the building until I showed them my receipt

That's the point where I would have pulled out my cell phone, called 911 and told the dispatcher that I was being held against my will.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (5, Insightful)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708535)

Too likely to get into trouble. A simpler solution is to do exactly what the manager is asking for: show them the receipt. But at the Returns desk.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (5, Insightful)

Mix+Master+Nixon (1018716) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707901)

Good riddance to a disgraceful company. Let's not forget how they fired all their highest-paid, most experienced employees and allowed them to re-apply for minimum wage positions. After they pulled that stunt I never spent another penny there, going way out of my way to go to Best Buy instead when I needed to purchase something from that sort of store and didn't have the time luxury of getting it from the internet. Don't misunderstand: Best Buy sucks too, but at least they're not Circuit City.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (3, Insightful)

PaprikaPal (1004118) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707947)

No pity here either. Circuit City was so poor about stocking items listed in the weekly sale ads I got fed up and quit reading their ads all together and actually going to the store became a total waste of time.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707969)

I never show my receipt and no one has ever said anything about it. Another thing I don't do: I don't stop if the electronic beeper goes off when I exit the store. I know I didn't steal anything and it's not my responsibility to make sure they deactivate the tags on my merchandise. It's their job to make sure it's done, not mine. Number of times I've been questioned when the beeper thing goes off: 0.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1)

Muad'Dave (255648) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708125)

I do exactly the same thing. If they ask if they can see my receipt, I say "No", and never break stride. Similarly, if the beeper thing goes off, I just keep walking. It annoys my wife to no end because she hates conflict, but I'm not shy about asking the door Nazis why they think all their customers are criminals.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (2, Insightful)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707989)

Interesting.

I've longed since stopped going to either Best Buy or Circuit City, but I have to wonder why someone can't accept the annoyance in exchange for lower prices *. Fry's does the same thing, after all, but people here generally love Fry's so you don't see anyone complaining.

What you have here is not a violation of any rights, they weren't going to search purses and handbags (although some stores do - but they clearly post that they reserve the right). It's implied consent when you shop at a store like that, and if you don't like it, don't go back.

I admit the part about the cop arresting him for doing nothing wrong is a bit perplexing, but I'm sure the outcome will be a positive one. To think, that guy could have avoided all the hassle, all the wasted time and money, just buy opening the plastic Circuit City bag and showing the receipt.

People keep demanding lower prices, they're going to have to put up with crap like this to get them.

* Yes, I read where you said the local place beats them on prices. Then why do people shop there? There must be some compelling reasons.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (5, Insightful)

Mr. Slippery (47854) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708299)

What you have here is not a violation of any rights, they weren't going to search purses and handbags (although some stores do - but they clearly post that they reserve the right). It's implied consent when you shop at a store like that, and if you don't like it, don't go back.

Searching my bag - whether it is a bag I came in with, on my brand new (once my purchase is completed at the register) Joe's Discount Electronics' bag - is indeed a violation of my rights. I don't surrender my rights because you put up a sign.

If specific and articulable facts lead you to a reasonable suspicion that I have been involved in a crime, they can hold me and call the cops. Store personnel have no right to search my person or my effects, and they do not gain such by posting a sign. All they can do if I don't comply with their store policy is ask me to leave and not come back - which, when treated like a criminal, is exactly what I want to do anyway.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (5, Insightful)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708333)

What you have here is not a violation of any rights, they weren't going to search purses and handbags (although some stores do - but they clearly post that they reserve the right)

I don't think putting up a sign gives them the right to go through my things. At best they could ask me to leave if I refused to let them go through my bags. Of course this is a moot point unless they are going through the bags before you enter the store, because by the time they asked you to leave you would already be on your way out the door anyway.

It's implied consent when you shop at a store like that, and if you don't like it, don't go back.

I'm sorry but it's not. If I put up a sign on my front door that says "all female guests waive the right to refuse to have sex with me" does that mean I can rape with impunity? All they can do is ask you to leave -- but unless they are enforcing this policy when you enter the store (as opposed to when you exit) it's kind of like closing the barn doors after the horses have already escaped.

To think, that guy could have avoided all the hassle, all the wasted time and money, just buy opening the plastic Circuit City bag and showing the receipt.

He probably could have. Some people are willing to give up their rights to avoid a little hassle. I'm not one of them.

Yes, I read where you said the local place beats them on prices. Then why do people shop there? There must be some compelling reasons.

Because Circuit City is on the flashy commercial strip and the local place is tucked away in an old part of town that most people aren't familiar with?

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1)

MarcoG42 (1087205) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708475)

A store posting a sign that says "we reserve the right to..." doesn't give them the right to do something, especially if that something is illegal. So, while they can post a sign that says that they can search your personal belongings, would it hold up in court? Merely walking into a store and buying a pack of gum, a DVD or a $5000 television does not give anyone the right to search through my wife's purse or to make me turn out my pockets unless they have some kind of evidence to suspect me of theft. And even if they do have evidence that might lead them to believe I stole something, I'm going to be damn sure there are police and a few witnesses present before I'm searched for anything.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1)

InsaneProcessor (869563) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708493)

I go there to check out the high end products, put my hands on them, operate them, and confirm that the features I want are there. Then I go to the Internet and buy them.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1)

merchant_x (165931) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708551)

What you have here is not a violation of any rights, they weren't going to search purses and handbags (although some stores do - but they clearly post that they reserve the right). It's implied consent when you shop at a store like that, and if you don't like it, don't go back.

This is incorrect they have no right to reserve in regards to searching your person and property. They can post all the signs they like, it still doesn't give them any right to search or detain you. The only repercussion a property owner has if you refuse to follow their posted rules is ask you to leave. If they see you stealing they can perform a citizens arrest but most state laws make it clear they have to actually see you do something criminal to detain you, not just suspect it.

I admit the part about the cop arresting him for doing nothing wrong is a bit perplexing, but I'm sure the outcome will be a positive one. To think, that guy could have avoided all the hassle, all the wasted time and money, just buy opening the plastic Circuit City bag and showing the receipt.

The store could have avoided the hassle as well if they did not insist on treating their customer like a criminal merely because he did not want them to search him.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (4, Funny)

empesey (207806) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708097)

The receipt check they do is bogus anyway. They don't actually check anything on the receipt. Basically, they look to see you have a receipt. They never look in the bag to see what you have, and they certainly never match what's in the bag to what's on the receipt. After they do a receipt check, quiz them on what you bought. They will never be able to tell you. Never!

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (3, Informative)

Mr. Slippery (47854) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708115)

... given the fact that they treat their customers like criminals [switched.com]

Best Buy has the same policy. After a confrontation with one of their rent-a-cops, I no longer shop there.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (0, Flamebait)

Spazztastic (814296) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708169)

... given the fact that they treat their customers like criminals [switched.com] . Besides which, my local electronics place usually beats them on price -- and there's always online shopping.

It sounds like he was nothing more then some smug jerk who was too infatuated with gloating about his rights and showing them off. He shouldn't have refused to show the officer his ID. The security staff blocking the car is one thing and could have lead to a fine on their part. He did nothing wrong by refusing to show a receipt. He did nothing wrong by refusing to obey the security guard and manager. He did something wrong when he refused to show ID to the police officer. I'm not familiar on Ohio law, but in many places it's illegal to not have some form of ID when over 18.

I'd like to see this guy to a BJ's or Costco in the US and try to walk past the person checking receipts, which is standard at those stores.

And I have a feeling I'll get modded troll for this post.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1)

empesey (207806) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708419)

The security staff blocking the car is one thing and could have lead to a fine on their part.

How is this any different than what OJ did? I wonder if he can argue false imprisonment.

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (5, Informative)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708443)

I'm not familiar on Ohio law, but in many places it's illegal to not have some form of ID when over 18.

Too bad, because if you had bothered to become familiar with Ohio law before opening your mouth you would have discovered that Ohio law [ohio.gov] specifically says that you aren't required to hand over ID:

"Nothing in this section authorizes a law enforcement officer to arrest a person for not providing any information beyond that person's name, address, or date of birth or for refusing to describe the offense observed."

And BTW, just where in the United States is it illegal not to have ID on you?

Re:I can't bring myself to have much pity for them (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708537)

I also think CC going out of business completely would be good riddance.

I'm gay and CC has a poor record with the GLBT community. The HRC Buyers Guide for Equality (Google It) gives Best Buy a perfect score of 100, while CC has a dismal score of 50.

I refuse to sent any of my money at their stores...

Derek
www.dereketnyre.com

Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707719)

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INSTALLING YOUR NIGGER.
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MY NIGGER KEEPS RAPING WHITE WOMEN
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WILL MY NIGGER ATTACK ME?
Not unless it outnumbers you 20 to 1, and even then, it's not likely. If niggers successfully overthrew their owners, they'd have to sort out their own food. This is probably why nigger uprisings were nonexistent (until some fool gave them rights).

MY NIGGER bitches ABOUT ITS "RIGHTS" AND "RACISM".
Yeah, well, it would. Tell it to shut the fuck up.

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MY NIGGER ACTS LIKE A NIGGER, BUT IS WHITE.
What you have there is a "wigger". Rough crowd. WOW!

IS THAT LIKE AN ALBINO? ARE THEY RARE?
They're as common as dog shit and about as valuable. In fact, one of them was President between 1992 and 2000. Put your wigger in a cage with a few hundred genuine niggers and you'll soon find it stops acting like a nigger. However, leave it in the cage and let the niggers dispose of it. The best thing for any wigger is a dose of TNB.

MY NIGGER SMELLS REALLY BAD
And you were expecting what?

SHOULD I STORE MY DEAD NIGGER?
When you came in here, did you see a sign that said "Dead nigger storage"? That's because there ain't no goddamn sign.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (0, Offtopic)

BluenoseJake (944685) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707833)

Holy fuck, I just don't know what to say...other than only an AC would post something so intensely offensive.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708035)

That tripe gets posted everywhere. It was new a year ago.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (0, Offtopic)

netruner (588721) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708043)

I ask this only because I so rarely see something so offensive here: Doesn't /. have an abuse reporting mechanism? I would never advocate removing posts that were controversial, but this is not such a post. This is unrelated to the topic at hand, obviously intended to be inflammatory and really has no place here.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (1)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708197)

Yeah, it's called the moderation system. This is exactly the sort of thing the moderation system is supposed to filter out for your benefit. And, I might add, it did, unless you browse at -1.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708511)

Maybe they should allow a moderator to sacrifice 5 mod points to take a -1 post to -2.

And have it take only 3 mod points to bring it from -2 to -1.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (0, Troll)

halcyon1234 (834388) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708311)

I ask this only because I so rarely see something so offensive here: Doesn't /. have an abuse reporting mechanism? I would never advocate removing posts that were controversial, but this is not such a post. This is unrelated to the topic at hand, obviously intended to be inflammatory and really has no place here.

You must be new here. Try browsing at a higher mod level. There's keyboard shortcuts to do that. ALT+Fn, where n is the level you want to browse at (use 10 and 11 for 0 and -1, UI flaw). I suggest browsing at "4". Go ahead and give it a try.

Re:Guide To The Barack Obongo Presidency (1)

rev_g33k_101 (886348) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708421)

I ask this only because I so rarely see something so offensive here: Doesn't /. have an abuse reporting mechanism? I would never advocate removing posts that were controversial, but this is not such a post. This is unrelated to the topic at hand, obviously intended to be inflammatory and really has no place here.

you must be new here.

I would say just over half of the posts are obviously intended to be inflammatory and really have no place here

the "abuse reporting mechanism" is the mod system. I suggest that you browse at +1 score.

personally I browse unfiltered because the down side to the mod system is that often times people mod based on personal opinion.

example: If I were to say that Linux is not a solid operating system. (just an example hold your mod points this is not my real opinion) i would most likely get modded down.

but back to the point, I think you should browse at +1 if not +2.

shoplifting (4, Funny)

bugs2squash (1132591) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707741)

The entire loss was due to shoplifting, they should have been more suspicious of their customers. Hopefully there will be a crackdown now.

Re:shoplifting (1)

physicsphairy (720718) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708095)

Wait, I though all their stuff was free? All their software said "CC" on it. That means "Creative Commons," right?

Re:shoplifting (3, Interesting)

IronChef (164482) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708143)

Best Buy is on it. I went into a BB to return something once, and I didn't have a receipt... They made me wait while they reviewed the security videos to make sure I walked in the store, and didn't just pick the item up off a shelf.

They were very rude throughout the entire affair, which surely made any real shoplifters nearby head for the hills.

So, invest with confidence! Best Buy is an invulnerable retail fortress. What could go wrong?

Re:shoplifting (1)

Bryansix (761547) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708547)

It's the employees doing the shoplifting. They have camera's in the front but all their shit walks right out the back door.

La Source (5, Interesting)

Win0ver (613215) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707755)

Circuit City bought all the Radio Shacks here, and changed their name to "La Source: by Circuit City" Do they all get closed too?

Re:La Source (1)

doconnor (134648) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708399)

Circuit City owned all the Radio Shacks in Canada for years before they changed the name. Best Buy owns the Radio Shack trade mark, but was content to let Circuit City use it in Canada until the moved in with their Future Shop take over. Then Circuit City was forced to change the names of all the Radio Shacks to The Source: by Circuit City. Best Buy even tried starting up new Canadian Radio Shack chain, but they didn't last long.

I understand The Source in Canada is doing okay. It will likely be sold off and become The Source: by someone else.

Re:La Source (1)

halcyon1234 (834388) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708457)

Us anglophones are inflicted with the same blight, but it's called The Source: By Circuit City", which in my books is one of the most retarded and awkward names in the history of crappy stores.

I gave the chain one last chance when I went in for a headphone adapter. I found it, and the price said $4. I double checked, as I always do, by looking at the barcode on the packaging (xxx067, for example), and then on the price sticker on the shelf (xxx067, match).

I get it to the counter and it rings up at $16.99. When I point to the zombie that that isn't the price on the shelf, he grunts "sometimez item at wrong shelf". When I pointed out that the barcodes matched, he gurgled something like "that's a different barcode".

That was right after another employee told a customer that he can't tell her when the product she wanted would be in stock, because every week they get "like, this blank box, and we open it and there's stuff inside but we never know what"-- all said while never taking his eyes off his video game being played on the demo computers

So yeah, I won't shed one bloody tear for the chain. I had my moment of nostalgia for Radio Shack when they were bought out, and now I've moved on.

Re:La Source (5, Funny)

archen (447353) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708509)

And on that note, Radio Shack survives Circut City. Totally bizarre that nothing seems to kill that chain. I'm starting to think that if there is a nuclear war, I may just run to radio shack since they seem to strangely survive everything without rhyme or reason.

Re:La Source (1)

Jabbrwokk (1015725) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708549)

You're talking about the Canadian stores, right? I won't miss them if they close. I either get stuff at the local independent computer shop, or Future Shop/London Drugs. The only thing I will miss, though, is they are the only place that still carries DIY stuff like resistors and solder and whatnot.

Didn't they push the evil DIVX? (4, Interesting)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707769)

Didn't things start to fall apart when they tried to push that crazy DIVX rent-and-throw-away DVD format?

Re:Didn't they push the evil DIVX? (1)

AJWM (19027) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708153)

They were indeed one of the main forces behind pay-as-you-go DIVX discs, with the players that phoned home to authorize play.

Re:Didn't they push the evil DIVX? (2, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708409)

Yes, it only took TEN YEARS for DIVX to completely destroy them!

I think Circuit City is suffering from the fact it's trying to push HDTVs and Blu-ray players in an economy that sucks. That's it. That's all it is. High priced luxury goods, nobody to buy them.

Economic slump (1)

Wowsers (1151731) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707775)

Circuit City short circuited by the credit crunch.

Re:Economic slump (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707831)

Bada bump bump bump... another one bites the dust!

could hurt Best Buy... (3, Interesting)

More_Cowbell (957742) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707837)

But I doubt [consumerist.com] it. [consumerist.com]
Their prices and selection always sucked in my experience, and it does not look like the liquidation will change that.

Good Catch (1)

Erris (531066) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708091)

Like they said, "be sure to research the prices before you buy." But really, the market is already flooded with Vista Failure hardware. Good laptops can be found for $500. That's about where CompUSA was before their liquidation. Be sure to check out the hardware for free software function be fore you buy too. You won't get a refund on this stuff even if it does become a bargain.

Re:could hurt Best Buy... (1)

JayAitch (1277640) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708215)

I went in there last week for a Slingbox. Noffin' on the shelves.

I did get a reasonably priced Gyro remote for my HTPC. $30

Oh well (1)

Thyamine (531612) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707849)

I've always been disappointed in their offerings, and yet as one of the only retailers of their type in the area I always felt the need to stop by and be frustrated by their lack of anything. Between our new Best Buy and game stores in the area, I certainly won't be missing them.

Oh well. (4, Interesting)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707875)

I'm not exactly optimistic about brick and mortar electronics shopping in the even grimmer world of hegemonic Best Buy(thank the FSM for a local Microcenter); but Circuit City really, really deserved it. Unimpressive prices, incompetent service, paranoid treatment of customers, that whole "Hey, let's fire our best salespeople and attempt to hire them back at insultingly low wages" incident... Reduced local competition isn't a good thing; but Circuit City was too sick to survive, or even deserve to survive.

I'm going to miss Circuit City (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25707905)

At least they always had products in stock because no one shopped there.

Last week I bought this, then today I saw this. (1)

netsavior (627338) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707907)

Man that commercial made me wonder why a kid would want a yellow sport walkman, it never did make me want to shop there.

The only reason to buy from them... (1)

istartedi (132515) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707909)

...was the fact that they were across the street from the office. When you walked in, you always got mobbed by their people. They were waaay overstaffed with people who just ask "can I help you with anything" every five minutes. I would avoid "window shopping" there, for that very reason. I'm sure there were plenty of other ways they lost sales; but that was the main reason they lost sales from me. That, and when I made my last major purchase (LCD TV), Target whipped the pants off them price-wise. I was able to watch all the big screens at Target for 15 minutes, and decide which one had the best picture for the price. Nobody bothered me, and if anybody did ask "may I help you" it was just once, and they didn't do it again.

Re:your sig (1)

ericrost (1049312) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708349)

Are the purposes REALLY "intensive"? That's a mangling of "for all INTENTS AND PURPOSES". I'm normally not a nazi, but when you're being picky about grammar yourself in the sig, its too hard to resist.

Bailout (0, Troll)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707911)

So, as AIG gets its THIRD multi-billion dollar bailout in just a few months, I'm left wondering where Circuit City's bailout is. Or is it ok for a company their size to lay off 17% of their workforce but not ok for the financial sector to do the same? What's that? Circuit City doesn't help make politicians rich? Ah. I see... Pathetic.

Re:Bailout (4, Insightful)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708111)

AIG is FAR bigger than Circuit City and tightly intertwined into the economy of the country. Nothing will change with CC going out of business except their employees losing jobs. AIG going out of business would mean huge collateral damage to the entire financial industry, which would then affect every other industry.

I'm not saying I'm for the bailout. But AIG has a massive impact where CC does not.

Re:Bailout (1)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708317)

CC going out of business won't have zero impact - all those employees will be drawing employment insurance, be forced to reduce their spending, etc., etc., etc. Yes, the impact to the country will be _smaller_ but it won't be zero. Thus, by your logic, CC deserves a smaller bailout compared to AIG's massive bailout(s). But, CC, for the most part, doesn't make fat cats richer whereas AIG does...

Re:Bailout (1)

Wiarumas (919682) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708527)

I'm guessing that a couple thousand layoffs of individuals who probably don't make that much isn't going to be the end of the world. Billions of dollars was lost when AIG tanked - remember that it is an international company... one of the largest... with investors all over the world. So, Circuit City going out of business is a paper cut on the economy whereas AIG would be a gash on the jugular.

Re:Bailout (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708515)

Free example how AIG sets off falling dominos: our local metro mass-transit authority has its bonds insured by AIG. The bondholders are claiming that AIG's troubles means that the bonds are now in violation of covenant and must be redeemed immediately. Obviously, the authority doesn't have the cash to redeem bonds that aren't due for many years. It looks like it'll probably get cleaned up, but if AIG wasn't being bailed out, it could be getting a lot nastier.

Re:Bailout (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708377)

Yeah, Circuit City is WAY too big to let fail. My top companies that are vital to the global economy, I would say Citigroup, AIG, and then Circuit City.

Re:Bailout (1)

Abcd1234 (188840) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708403)

So, as AIG gets its THIRD multi-billion dollar bailout in just a few months, I'm left wondering where Circuit City's bailout is.

Well, is Circuit City a vital lynchpin of the economy that is too big to fail thanks to the horrendously massive, completely unregulated CDS market that the government failed to reign in?

No?

Then fuck them.

Re:Bailout (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708425)

If AIG goes down, it won't just be their employees out of a job. It'll also be all the employees of the companies that rely on AIG's banking services.

Which, one way or another (often via other banks who work with AIG), is most of them.

Discounted Merchandise (4, Insightful)

CopaceticOpus (965603) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707963)

A flood of discounted merchandise from liquidating Circuit City stores could hurt Best Buy during this holiday shopping season

I hardly think a company that sells a cable for $129.99 [bestbuy.com] when a functionally equivalent cable is available for $5.43 [monoprice.com] is concerned about the availability of discounted merchandise.

Discounted merchandise? Not likely (5, Interesting)

sunking2 (521698) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707967)

As anyone who tried to find a good deal when compusa went under, good deals will be few and far between. Oh, you'll see lots of 30-50% off stickers, but they'll be against the MSRP or some other jacked up price. They will never come out of this and the inventory is worth more to them as an asset for some liquidation company than if they sell at too much of a loss. And I question how much inventory they really have anyway. Last time I was in there the shelves were pretty bare and I imagine the stock room is by now too. This has been well over a year in coming.

Bailout! (1)

Noxal (816780) | more than 5 years ago | (#25707999)

Clearly they need bailout cash.

I know its just not me... (2, Funny)

vertinox (846076) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708071)

But didn't anyone feel sad because of their memories of formatting those Windows 3.1 machines they had on display in Circuit City back in the early 90's?

That and putting something "cute" on the marquee screen saver.

Maybe I indirectly lead to their demise some odd 20 years later after making the one person who could have saved the company quit in frustration because of those damn brats.

Retail Electronics? (1)

areusche (1297613) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708103)

I actually like Circuit City and prefer it over Best Buy any day. However one cannot beat online prices for electronics. Mark ups in stores is just a joke.

More Evidence that the American Consumer (1)

ziggystardust1973 (1090851) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708119)

This is more evidence that the American Consumer has no idea what it is spending its hard earned money on. People choose mediocrity over customer service in exchange for what they think is power. AMD64x2 is plenty capable for ALL internet applications today outside of games and what people really need to focus on like learning how to do e-commerce and pay their bills using computers. Every time I have shopped for a NEW computer at Circuit City - I have discovered the right computer in the right price range. $500.00 is the perfect price for any new pc. No more - no less, and it will handle 2 years of work for that price. 2 years down the road - you make a backup - turn it into a work server, and get a new one. Instead people would rather pay Best Buy inordinate amounts of gouging money to be lied to about Mail In Rebates and Big Screen TVs at the back of their Gigantic Warehouses, by know it all teenagers who have no interest in taking CASH from customers who literally walk in with fist fulls because they get commissions on signing people up for CREDIT. Having worked in Retail during the days of Tandy's bombed out Computer City I saw this all too well, and its going to happen again. Even Best Buy will fail. Then what do we throw in the leftover burnt out husks that used to be middle america? Rave parties? Stick it out Circuit City, prove to us that you are better with customers this Holiday Season, and we will shop in YOUR store.

Re:More Evidence that the American Consumer (4, Funny)

tgd (2822) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708363)

If you paid $600 for your computer, it might've had an enter key on the keyboard ...

IT's just bad retailing (2, Insightful)

tjstork (137384) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708149)

Have a look at Best Buy and how Best Buy continues to have a better, more attractive retail space. On the other hand, Circuit City got more and more confused and worse and worse. I used to like to go to Circuit City and Comp USA but both those stores screwed up their floor plans so much that I lost interest in them. On the other hand, I was in Best Buy and it just amazed me, how nice it was.

Re:IT's just bad retailing (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708447)

Yeah. I actually preferred Circuit city's layout. Which means it was probably worse. There was more open space to explore with less items to buy packed in. I also liked their car stereo department better. The people that worked there actually knew things about car stereos and installation was included in the purchase price. From my experience, they had better service as well. They didn't hassle people making a return. They also never had a salesmen telling customers lies about computer parts/ accessories.

So basically they were an honest business. Thus, doomed to bankruptcy.

Massive Corporate layoffs, too (1)

Muad'Dave (255648) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708257)

What seems to have not made it out of the Richmond area is that they laid off 500-800 people last Friday from Corporate in addition to the ones they're laying off from the store closures. That's a lot of people to dump into an already poor IT market.

Best Buy take over? (1)

fermion (181285) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708275)

I wonder how many Circuit Cities are not basically next door to Best Buy. This seems to be the strategy of expansion Circuit City used. Best Buy has a store, circuit city builds across the street. I guess this is good if one can compete on this basis, but really. How many appliances and stereos does a city really need? And might a better strategy for Circuit City be services a part of the City not served by Best Buy?

USE UP YOUR GIFT CARDS! (5, Informative)

BUL2294 (1081735) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708357)

One thing that people don't realize is that when retailers declare bankruptcy, their gift cards are worthless. You're considered an unsecured creditor, which puts you in the back of the line among all other creditors. If there's anything left, you might get pennies on the dollar for what the card is worth--a few years down the road. Some companies plead their cases with the courts to allow gift card holders to use them--after all, if those people lose their card values, they won't be shopping at the now-bankrupt company, especially when the company needs those customers most...

At least Consumers Union is trying to petition the FTC [thedeal.com] to force companies to honor outstanding cards... But I can only see this happening if a retailer chooses to reorganize--forget it if they're liquidating.

So, the best advice is to use up your gift cards NOW , before the retailer goes under. Given that Linens & Things, Lilian Vernon, Sharper Image, and now Circuit City all went bankrupt in 2008, this problem will get worse FAST.

I'm curious to know if this is a problem limited to U.S. retailers... Is this an issue in Europe, Japan, etc.?

They started carrying junk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25708439)

Disclosure: I worked for CC for 6 years some time ago, and things were bright then. The stock hit $100 while I was there. That was 3 orders of magnitude ago.

IMHO, CC started to die when I saw fuzzy dice for sale on an endcap. No joke. If you look at their selection of merchandise, you see brands like "Broksonic". Who the heck wants to buy something they've never heard of _and_ has the word "Broke" in its name??? They went for the highest margin cheap crap instead of name-brand stuff that people actually wanted to buy. Their ability to get the right amount of the right product into the stores turned absolutely abysmal.

Being distracted by CarMax, FNANB, and Divx didn't help, either. Dixv was a great idea, IMHO, but the studios were afraid of it and killed it by honoring their contracts for 'x' movies per year with choice selections like "I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka".

Best Buy HQ not in Minneapolis! (0, Offtopic)

shuz (706678) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708455)

Best Buy is headquartered in Richfield, MN at the intersection of 494 and 35W. I hate how everything that happens in or is from Minnesota is labeled as either in the "Twin Cities" or in "Minneapolis".

Commissioned Sales People (5, Interesting)

zubikov (1172699) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708461)

I worked at CC from 2000-2002 as a commissioned salesman. CC differentiated themselves by being the only national electronics chain with a loyal, knowledgeable, community-oriented staff. We're not talking 17 y/o high school juniors, but middle-aged sharks who at least knew what they were selling. This worked and stores were in the black, but the 2001-2003 economic conditions caused the clueless management to shift the blame on the sales force and divert to the hourly model. Since then, the store became a cheap knock-off of Best Buy with no value added to the customer. It was only a matter of time before this happened. They were too late to the online game, and were wiped out by the Neweggs and the Amazons. RIP another pointless store that takes pride in making people borrow money they can't afford to pay back. Who's next?

not really surprised (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708487)

At least in our area, Circuit City had the prices of Sharper Image and the customer service of Fry's. I can't remember another store where it was so difficult to buy something. (Well, I tried to do some Christmas shopping at CompUSA last November when the whiteshirts had already been given their layoff notice, which was arguably a worse experience, but that hardly counts.) You couldn't find anyone to help. If the merchandise was in a locked cabinet, you might as well leave, you're not getting it. And there was always one lone girl who looked about twelve trying to do all the sales.

Us geeks will put up with crappy customer service if the price is right, (it's almost a rite of passage, your first successful purchase of an OEM disk drive at Fry's) but Circuit City seemed to expect us to put up with warehouse-grade customer service at boutique prices. I can see where it might be possible to eck out a living in boom times with such a business model, but they had to realize that they'd be the first to go in any major slowdown.

Does anyone still shop at CC or BB? (1)

bzipitidoo (647217) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708521)

So who even shops at Circuit City or Best Buy anymore? I don't much like the way their salesleeches cling to you, hold you up at the register, and try to scare you with nonsense in their rude efforts to ram extended warranties down your throat. And I don't like the way they charge big for the little things, like $25 for a gold plated USB to PS/2 adapter with 2 other adapters included that you didn't want, and the cheapest keyboard they have is $50 and to justify that price it's loaded up with fancy extras.

They aren't knowledgeable, and they don't really care to be. Just try to learn what the difference is between HDMI, component video, composite video, S-video, DVI, VGA, HD-DVD, DVD, Blu-Ray, stereo, 5.1 surround sound, 7.1 surround sound, and so on from them. Can't be done. They'll always steer you towards whatever is most expensive, never mind the facts and your needs. They don't know, and what they think they know is often wrong. You can't learn what's what in a few minutes at the store. If you visit, you've got to spend much more time researching it all yourself beforehand if you don't want to be clueless when you arrive.

When I want something, I buy online from Tiger Direct, NewEgg, sometimes Woot. And when I do go to bricks and mortar places, I go to Fry's (but watch out, their stuff can be very poor quality), sometimes WalMart, and a handful of local electronics stores (not Radio Shack, these are little independents) that don't try to charge $20+ for a cable.

Fallout 3 (1)

Pouic (1051024) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708533)

reading the same news on Engadget [engadget.com] is it what Super-Duper Mart looked like before?

In house warranties? (1)

drexlor (1314419) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708545)

What typically happens to the in-house support if Circuit City goes out of business? Obviously the support stops if the business closes, but can I look for a refund? Should I have my TV serviced for good measure?

Credit Card? (1)

Uttles (324447) | more than 5 years ago | (#25708553)

Does this mean I don't have to pay off my circuit city credit card?
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