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post #31 of 91
On a related note,
3 hhgregg stores are opening next week in Central FL
Never even heard of them before!

CompUSA goes under and gets bought by Tiger
CC's goin' down in flames; getting bought by Blockbuster (aren't they losing out to Netflix/ Online movie DLs)
Blue Box, is well ....'can you even buy "proper" 'puter "parts" there anymore?
And a New-guy is opening up 3 Stores?
Whats the skinny?

Here's to all the CC employees,
I hope the transition is entirely seamless and none of you lose your jobs or Health Insurance bennies!
Cheers to You Guys
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post #32 of 91
I perfer CC over BB but when i found the egg....i could care less about both
post #33 of 91
Good luck to the employees. Even if their stores stay open I would bet there will be some wage cuts. The boss needs a new private jet.
    
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post #34 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post
The stores are going out-of-business, however, the internet sales will not.

A decade ago, a company called EggHead a national chain of computer/electronic outlet stores.

The company folded those retail stores and reorganized into ... NEWEGG

It seems that Circuit City may follow those same steps shortly.

Other than computer/electronics, both Montgomery Ward & the Woolworth stores followed the same pattern EggHead did.

With the exception that the Woolworh stores closed, transitioned and is now known as FootLocker.

Much of this can be found on Wikipedia BTW.

NewEgg and Directron have been selling appliances in the past year or so knowing that the on-line retail market is going to be swamped with eRetailers that once had big name and retail brands in local cities.

Time will tell how CC evolves.
I was just wondering about Egghead. I *thought* it might be newegg.

I can savely say that Woolworth is ***NOT*** footlocker. They are owned by the same company. Footlocker.com does not sell tvs, pots and pans, furniture, etc so it's not Woolworth.
    
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post #35 of 91
Speaking of pots and pans and such I Just looked at the hhgregg site!
Wot the eff?


That's not an "Electronics/Computer Store";
That's a cross between a BB and a BB with even less "actual computer parts" (WallyWorld's Electronics Emporium has better diversity)
Have you seen the Selection?

Two Computer Categories: Laptops (10 Items) & Computer Accessories (46 Items)
Which are mostly notebook bags and WiFi, with a Smattering of USB HDDs and Game-Subscription Cards
You're set for Personal Electronics tho! (As long as its a monthly Game-Subscription Card (25)!)
Otherwise the selection is very slim (anorexic)
eg:
LoLed at
BoomBoxes: View ALL Boomboxes (4 Items)
Same:
Portable CD Players: View ALL Portable CD Players (2 Items)
(Why not just go to WM? -Better selection!)
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post #36 of 91
Crap. I applied for a job at circuit city a couple weeks ago, and already interviewed for it once.
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post #37 of 91
Good. I've been avoiding circuit city for years simply because of their bad treatment of their emplyees. They will fire the entire staff and then allow them to rehire at a lower wage, etc. I don't support corporate schmuckery like that. Same reason I rarely shop at walmart. E-commerce for the win.

PS> Nope. I'm not a tree-hugger.
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Woo! Go BB!
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post #39 of 91
They were the place I was gonna buy my PS3! Mainly because they are/were NOT I-wish-I-was-the-Best Buy. I guess I'll go to my local game shop then
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post #40 of 91
Didn't Circuit City buy Radio Shack? All the old Radio Shack stores changed their name to The Source up here a couple of years ago.
    
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