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[TWICE] Circuit City Set To Return This Spring

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This time, what Shmoel and his top lieutenant Liniado have in store for Circuit is an ambitious, multi-tiered game plan that calls for retail outlets, web sales, branded and private-label products, licensed kiosks, mobile shops and franchise opportunities, all under the iconic red-and-white banner.

The fun is expected to begin in June when the company opens its first store, most likely in the Dallas market, and relaunches CircuitCity.com.

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This can either go very right or very wrong... it'll heavily depend on their actual physical store selection. Stating the product categories doesn't say much, honestly.
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They were overpriced, just like Best Buy still is now...
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I agree that they were too expensive back in the day. I cannot see this going well for them.
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I use to love the game sale wars between them. Once Circuit City left the market Best Buy reduced its game sales drastically. Of course that no longer matters since retail cannot compete with the digital downloads services we have today.
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The cool thing about (re)starting a B&M store chain is the improvements that can be applied to the infrastructure. They can used much more modern technology and ideas to increase efficiency and lower costs which, in turn, increases competition. The red and white banner already comes with brand recognition. I recently walked into a newly built mcdonald's and was amazed at the advancements they made to the layout and ordering process (although the food was still crap).
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Circuit city used to be my store of choice, the employees knew more than best buy, and they had a better selection. Hope they do well.
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Frankly the time of the big box store is quickly coming to an end, especially as multiple companies start looking at same day delivery via online sales. At this point it is already damn easy for me to have a package from Amazon in less than 30 hours, and I don't live anywhere major anymore. Heck, I have family that now has Same Day Amazon delivery available if ordered by something like noon.

I just don't see how they can stay competitive with online, considering the overhead required to have a storefront.
    
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Originally Posted by kornedbeefy View Post

I use to love the game sale wars between them. Once Circuit City left the market Best Buy reduced its game sales drastically. Of course that no longer matters since retail cannot compete with the digital downloads services we have today.



Dying Light on steam: $59.99
Dying Light physical CD at GS or other retail store: $29.99

yea digital sure is competitive in pricing
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actually bestbuy will match amazon. I recent got a HP Officejet Pro 6830 multi-printer for 59.99. MSRP is 179.99 but it regularly sells for 100.00 normally. Its better if you use the services they provide.
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The only way this will succeed, is if they use their retail stores' warehouse as local shipping centers or in store pickup for online orders in that area or region.

A lot of big box including Bestbuy are doing price matching with major online e-commerce stores.
Edited by speedyeggtart - 1/28/16 at 11:31pm
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