Circuit City Rises From Dead, Traps Customer In Laptopless Purgatory

Circuit City Rises From Dead, Traps Customer In Laptopless Purgatory

Systemax, the same company that now owns TigerDirect and the CompUSA brand name, devoured the remains of Circuit City and relaunched it. Unfortunately, this zombie retailer seems to have the collective customer service skills of…well…zombies. Kelly ordered a laptop, which is waiting around to be shipped. No one seems capable of throwing the computer on a truck, or telling her why the computer has not yet been placed on a truck. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/22/circuit-city-is-dead-long/

Circuit City is dead. Long live Circuit City! Circuitcity.com is already about to relaunch. They’ll let everyone know via Twitter when they open. No word whether they will actually be distinguishable from TigerDirect.

The Sort-Of Comeback Of CompUSA

The Sort-Of Comeback Of CompUSA

We previously reported that CompUSA refuses to die, and has reappeared. What I never expected to see was an article in BusinessWeek touting the reborn CompUSA’s success.

Linens 'N Things Returns From The Dead In Online Form

Linens 'N Things Returns From The Dead In Online Form

Linens ‘N Things is back. It’s an Internet-only entity for now, and sells higher-end items than the original incarnation. We’re talking $1600 linens and marble cheese-serving things here.

What The Hell? Why Are There CompUSA Stores?

What The Hell? Why Are There CompUSA Stores?

Wired is reporting that there are about 30 CompUSA stores — run by the folks behind TigerDirect. CompUSA cannot be killed! It will rise again!