Circuit City Close To Being Sold… Or Liquidated

Circuit City Close To Being Sold… Or Liquidated

Circuit City announced today that it is close to finalizing a deal to sell all or part of its operation to one of two undisclosed potential buyers— but if the deal falls through— the store could be liquidated.

Commitment Phobic? This Circuit City Store Is Closing, But Still Hiring

Here’s a job opportunity for those of you who don’t like long commitments.

Circuit City Doesn't Sell Fire Extinguishers

Circuit City Doesn't Sell Fire Extinguishers

Just in case you were wondering.

Circuit City Turns To Unrelentingly Optimistic Junk Email As The End Nears

Circuit City Turns To Unrelentingly Optimistic Junk Email As The End Nears

Reader James forwarded us an unsolicited email from Circuit City that we had to post because it’s just so chipper about the fact that they’ve resorted to spamming him out of desperation. It cheerfully proclaims, “Now you’ll be the first to hear the latest news,” before informing him that he’d been “chosen” as one of their “best customers” to receive spam.

Circuit City Gets A Loan, Lives To Fight Another Day

Circuit City Gets A Loan, Lives To Fight Another Day

Circuit City has secured a loan from Bank of America that will pay for its operating expenses until it emerges from bankruptcy next year, says Bloomberg. This financing gives CC a new lease on life — Yes, we may yet see the bankrupt retailer rise from the ashes to continue its proud tradition of ignoring customers who are standing at the register.

Circuit City Liquidator Demonstrates Its Ability To Do Math

Circuit City Liquidator Demonstrates Its Ability To Do Math

Reader Scott went to the closing Circuit City in Oklahoma City and found that there weren’t many deals to be had. He also noticed that Circuit City’s liquidator seems to be having a problem calculating their discounts.

Timeline: How Circuit City Came Undone

Timeline: How Circuit City Came Undone

Bankruptcy is a time for reflection, we guess, so we put together a nice little time line of Circuit City’s precipitous decline over the past 2 years. We begin our journey in March of 2007, when Circuit City announced that it was firing everyone who knew what 1080p meant so that they could hire cheaper labor…

Insider: Smart Shoppers Are Going To Circuit City Stores That Aren't Closing

Insider: Smart Shoppers Are Going To Circuit City Stores That Aren't Closing

An employee of one of the closing Circuit City stores tells us that they were offered “big bonuses” for sticking around until Dec 31 instead of looking for a new job — but when the liquidator showed up the “bonus” was $0.75 an hour. Ouch. Oh, and yes, the liquidator is raising prices according to this now disgruntled employee.

Poll: Will You Shop At Bankrupt Circuit City?

Poll: Will You Shop At Bankrupt Circuit City?

The pundits are concerned that shoppers will be reluctant to buy electronics from a retailer that has declared bankruptcy, because they’re worried about whether the store will be there to honor their extended warranties and gift cards. (Ew, extended warranties!)

Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy

Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy

Circuit City has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to their press release, this will allow them to undergo corporate restructuring, cut costs, get out of leases and figure out a way to still make a go of it. The stores will continue to operate, and they will seek to still allow for returns, exchanges, and gift cards.

http://consumerist.com/2008/11/07/more-sadness-circuit-city-is/

More Sadness: Circuit City is laying off between 500 and 800 people from its corporate headquarters. [InRich] (Thanks, Elizabeth!)

No Deals: Notorious CompUSA Liquidator To Run Circuit City Closings

No Deals: Notorious CompUSA Liquidator To Run Circuit City Closings

Your worst suspicions have been confirmed, the liquidator that ran the notoriously awful CompUSA liquidation (they actually raised prices, click here to see a photo) is conducting the liquidation of 155 Circuit City stores.

Circuit City Liquidation: "I’d Rather Order The Stuff Online For The Same Price"

Circuit City Liquidation: "I’d Rather Order The Stuff Online For The Same Price"

Tom says he went to one of the closing Circuit City stores to check out the liquidation deals and was disappointed. The whole store was marked down, but the deals about the same as normal “sale” prices.

http://consumerist.com/2008/11/05/circuit-citys-liquidation-party-supposedly/

Circuit City’s liquidation party supposedly started today. Send your first hand accounts to us at tips@consumerist.com and/or submit your photos to our Flickr Group! Put “Circuit City Death Watch” in the subject of your email, and tag your photos “circuit city.”

Few Deals To Be Had At Circuit City Liquidation Sales

Few Deals To Be Had At Circuit City Liquidation Sales

The Wall Street Journal took a look at Circuit City’s current predicament today and concluded that they’re in deep sh*t. But that’s great for bargain hunters, right? Nah. Not really.

Circuit City Lies About Guitar Hero Release Date To Get You To Go Away

Circuit City Lies About Guitar Hero Release Date To Get You To Go Away

David went to Circuit City yesterday to buy a copy of the new Guitar Hero game, which, according to our extensive research, is currently on sale at Circuit City. Unfortunately, the employees at this particular store refused to sell him the game, then lied about its release date, so that they wouldn’t have to correct an error in their computer system. Why were they so reluctant to fix the mistake? Because the game was priced at $10,000 in the system, and to mark it down to its actual price would “look bad.”

Rumors: Circuit City's "Unbeatable Price Guarantee" No Longer Unbeatable?

Rumors: Circuit City's "Unbeatable Price Guarantee" No Longer Unbeatable?

A tipster tells us that more than a year of hemorrhaging money is finally taking it’s toll on Circuit City. Rumor has it they will no longer be able to adjust items to below cost — even if they’re price matching.