Circuit City to liquidate V2
wb4jfi at knology.net
Sun Jan 18 19:36:29 CST 2009
I went by one here in Charleston yesterday. I noticed the same thing. Tons
of people for a little discount. Like lemmings....
I ended up purchasing a new 37" LCD TV for the kitchen at HHGreg, at a
better price, and not having to fight maddening crowds of "bargain hunters".
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> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:09 PM
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> Subject: Re: Circuit City to liquidate V2
> OK OK. I just could not resist. Its like trying to drive by a car
> wreck without looking.
> Anyhow, I just *happened* to be in the neighborhood of my local Circuit
> City and it just seemed a good idea to drop by and see if I were wrong
> and bargains were awaiting us all.
> People were lined up 10 deep like sheep to pay for their newfound
> bargains. Most were at a 10% discount and no recourse, no refunds etc.
> Why would anyone choose to buy with this set of rules for only 10%? I
> could not find a single bargain in the place. Maybe my eyesight is
> failing but in the end, I just left without buying anything, nothing at
> all. I can do much better dumpster diving, and of course, Hamvention.
> Frank K0BRA
> fgentges at mindspring.com wrote:
> > Well, we kinda saw this coming. Circuit City was in bankruptcy, closed
> > some stores and could not find a buyer so it appears they will be going
> > into liquidation. The Wall Street Journal is reporting there are three
> > prospective buyer but chances are dim anything will happen with them.
> > Warning! These liquidators will bring in all sorts of crap and use the
> > stores to sell it. They hire the employees and direct them to sell,
> > sell, sell. I recall that CompUSA did this and few if any bargains were
> > found while the ripoffs were legend. You really had to know what you
> > were doing to find a bargain. I would suggest going elsewhere for
> > bargains.
> > AMRAD is trying to get a club spot at Hamvention this year and your
> > chances will be much better there.
> > Frank K0BRA
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