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Inside, as supplied by Circuit City, a complete list of their 155 stores that will be closing, a story we broke yesterday.
Breaking News [Circuit City] (Thanks to Cheviot!) (Photo: adria.richards)
Anyone getting Deja Vu from when CompUSA did this right before going under?
@Darkest Daze: Agreed. This is just a move to keep them going through the holidays. No doubt the actual closing will be done after the New Year.
I always forget the one on Mercury Drive in Michigan is even there.
The yet-to-open store I mentioned yesterday (Sheridan, CO) is not on the list so I guess it’s going to open. I was so looking forward to the Grand Opening/Going Out of Business banner on the front door. I think I’ve shopped at CC twice in my life, both of them bad experiences.
A little less schadenfreude would be nice, as lots of people are losing their jobs. Even if you’ve had bad experiences at CC, lots of people are losing their jobs RIGHT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS.
And not all of these people are stoner high school dropouts who warranty-harrass you the whole time you’re in the store.
I can’t believe the York, PA store isn’t on the list. That place is a dump.
The one where I lived is closing, but the one where I lived stays open.
I am pretty sure the Oak Park Mall location in Kansas has been closed for quite some time. Weird.
@Juliekins: It actually moved across the street where ultimate electronics was. I used to work at the one at Oak Park Mall, good thing I left in time.
Surprisingly, the one I used to work at won’t be closed.
wow, they are really bailing out of the kansas city region. i think they are closing every store here. i wonder if wal mart will still honor the price match on their ads. and they are all within a block or two of a best buy, but then again, isnt that why circuit city is in trouble in the first place? cause they tried to build right next to every best buy in the world?
Compare this list to this map from the NYT.
Damn! None of the ones in San Diego are closing.
The store near me (Queen Creek, AZ) has only been opened about three months in a brand new retail development, and isn’t within 10 miles of a Best Buy or Fry’s, its closest competition is a SuperTarget. Hopefully they have some good deals with no return-policy to back it up with all the Phoenix stores closing.
The two closest, Industry (Puente Hills Mall) and Pomona, are closing. Both sites are going to be really deserted … CompUSA and LnT were other major stores at PHM, and ToysRUs just closed a week ago at Pomona.
So, does anyone know when the Ferguson store in St. Louis is closing? I went in today, and they were marking everything with a price gun. Thing is, there was no markdown–they were marking still-hanging items at full price. Another customer told me on the way out they’d be putting stuff on sale Wednesday–any truth to this?
@GundamAC197: December 7th, nevermind
For anyone who cares, this particular branch is closed tomorrow to “take care of some business”, which may or may not mean rearranging prices. This may lend some credibility to a sale starting Wednesday.
Oh goody, ours is staying open. For the time being. They DO have good TV prices, usually. I watched the flyers for a while before I bought my LCD and they had the better price.
I actually bought a scanner and an external hard drive at Staples recently. Got great service and they work just fine. The CC didn’t have but one scanner and it wasn’t as cool as the one I got.
The two closest stores to me are closing and one that just opened up in The Bronx less than a year ago is closing – rich.
I never cared much for Circuit City anyhow.
I was just at the Circuit City in Tupelo, MS and heard one of the employees telling a story about how the father of one of the guys that worked in the Entertainment department bought a $3,000 TV, kept it a few days, then returned it and got a refund. Only thing is…he never actually returned the TV but still got the refund. Apparently his son was complicit in this scam along with other members of the Entertainment department…the manager fired the entire department and they are currently sitting in the city jail.
The Muskegon, MI store is absolutely massive, and usually pretty empty. No surprise to see it on the list.
The one listed for Cedar Park, TX, is a brand NEW store and I think it hasn’t even opened yet.
Considering Fry’s is in the Phoenix market, it’s not a shock to me that 13 – nearly 10 percent of the stores of the ones closing – are in the Phoenix metro.
Is CC pulling out of Phoenix completely? Sure looks like it.
The one closing in my town was (until recently) in the same shopping center as a CompUSA. It’s directly across the street from BestBuy, less than a mile from a Sam’s Club, a large car stereo store, two auto accessories stores, a Radio Shack and an Office Max.
It’s less that 2 miles from a huge Wal*Mart and even closer to the largest mall in town.
In short, there is no shortage of places to buy whatever Circuit City sells without having to go very far.
In fact, I’m shocked that they are only closing one store in town.
The store in Jacksonville is closing, it’s in a horrible location (if you didn’t know it was there, you’d never find it). No Fry’s here in Jax (I WISH) and it’s probably two or three football fields away from a Best Buy.
That being said, I’m going to head over there and see what’s going down.
The one that is closing in Morgan Hill is BRAND NEW and JUST OPENED!!! Wow…
Not that I would ever shop there with a Frys so close in San Jose!
Serves those !#!*! right. I use to go into their store and get ignored by nearly every incompetent sales helper in the store. I don’t think Best Buy is much better, though for some reason they always seemed a bit busier.
Wow, no Pennsylvania stores are closing? That’s interesting. No one is ever at the Circuit City here in State College.
My TWO local (Madison, WI) are not closing, which I personally find weird, since every time I go in there (which is not often, of course), it is DEAD….not a customer in sight.
Not an employee in sight, either, but you knew that.
The ones near me are fine, but I shop mainly at Best Buy anyways…
I just called the one closest to me (League City, TX) and they were closed today and will be tomorrow and start liquidation sales on Wed.
Fu*k circut city. I bought and paid for installation of new car speakers in my door panels last month. One did not work and I went back several times but they never had time to fix it. Finally, yesterday I went back and said they could keep the car all day, but the store manager told me they were shutting down, and they would not fix the speakers. And, if I wanted my money back, I would have to take them out of my car myself. When I said I did not have the right tools to take them out, nor did I know how to take them out his comment to me was “you’re a man, figure it out”.
At that time moment, I called my credit card company to dispute the charge and said I will not be paying for these speakers because I was sold sometihing that did not work and that circut city was not honoring the warrenty.
Then as I was about to walk out, I saw a nice couple looking to buy a big screen TV. I camly walked over to them and told them that the store was closing and if they bought something, they might not be able to do anything if it did not work. They were surprised that the salesman did not tell them what was going on. That really pissed off the manager, and he told me I had to leave. He even got 4 more sales people to “escort” me out of the store. Then as we were walking out, another couple were walking in, and I told them about the store closing down and most likely will not honor any warrenty, as in my case. The store manager then got really pissed off, and said if I did not leave he was going to call the police. I said call the police, and then walked out.
To hell with circut city.
I’m pretty familiar with the specific location of almost all CC stores in Metro Atlanta. If this list is accurate, all 16 Metro Atlanta stores are closing! I live about 30 minutes NE of Downtown Atlanta and, if all of these stores close, the nearest CC will be over 100 miles away in Chattanooga, TN!
I’m hardly a fan of CC, and my disdain for them grows with every new customer nightmare that I read about on this site. But they at least kept Best Buy’s prices in check, to some degree. Best Buy will be the only Electronics store in the Atlanta market.
Not only that, but CC advertised some great deals once in a while. I didn’t actually go to a CC store to buy those items, but I used the CC ad to make Best Buy or Staples price match the item! I guess that won’t work anymore, since CC won’t be a “local” competitor.
I didn’t think it possible, but CC sucks EVEN MORE now!!!
aww 3506 is biting the dust….
i got my first job there.
Well the building is kinda showing it’s age now even tho i watched it being built.
on a side note
They did just open 2 new stores one on the east and one on the west banks (and there closing 2 stores)
somthen tells me these “closings’ are more of a phase out the old stores situation.
I am very surprised by the list, the original story said that the closings would be focused around the Midwest.
I also noticed that one of the stores closest to me just opened this summer! Take a look at the article from the opening on August 15! Really really bad.
I’m not really surprised by the two stores closing in new orleans.
The 70072 store is only 3.5 miles from a brand new store on the main shopping street (manhattan), and the Kenner store is only 4 miles from a brand new store which is closer to the center of population on the other side of the river.
Now, whether the two remaining stores can stay open is another deal – I had a miracle occur in BestBuy last time I went in (employee: 1. Knew what I was after. 2 Knew where it should be 3. When it wasn’t there went and got it from the back and restocked) so I might have to modify my opinion of them.
It used to be that CC were cheerfully useless and BB were evil and useless – maybe it’s changed.
Oh, darn… the Peoria store is staying open.
For the time being, anyway.
This makes me sad. The two locations in Columbia SC are staying open…
One Downers Grove, IL store is within a mile of a Fry’s and a BB…both are easier to access than CC (it’s on a hill behind a frontage road). I have no idea why this store is still open-there are rarely more than 6 cars in the parking lot (employees) and the store is more of a shelving display ‘that happens to have product’.
I’ve shopped at CC exactly four times in the last ten years, so I won’t even notice their non-existence.
-The Phoenix market is hard to get into because – just to cover a chunk of the market effectively – you need to open lots of stores.
-The Niles store (my family’s in that area) was also of the archaic plug design.
-I remember when the Chandler location was in Tempe, in a center called “The Groves”. It had the plug design and old Helvetica Oblique look. It moved to its current location when Chandler Fashion Center’s exterior corridor (which is monstrous and also once contained an Ultimate Electronics and Linens ‘n’ Things) was being built. Their new location would eventually be near a Best Buy built as a mall outparcel.
-Speaking of CompUSA, their store in Chandler (in the Ray/10 double-city power big box corridor) was vacant for a really long time. Finally, something’s opened up there – Pacific Sales, a “wholesale” appliance dealer. They’re a California chain that opened up in the Chandler CompUSA, in Tucson, and in Henderson NV just recently. A stove that was $1999 “at retail” was $1947 at Pacific Sales. Hmmm…ripoff? There was a Best Buy across I-10 from it.
It’s sad to read news like this and hear people say “good riddance”. Yes, businesses close when they’re not doing well. Regardless of the opinion you have for the company in general, think of the thousands that are losing their jobs in this hard economic period. Most are just people trying to earn a paycheck to feed their families.
So regardless of whom you do business with, keep in mind those that won’t be able to celebrate the holidays with their families, while they’re out looking for jobs.
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