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xgmx
January 27th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Circuity City (http://www.circuitcity.com/) is shutting down. They declared that they will be shutting down on January 16, 2009. This is most unfortunate.








sources
Circuity City's website (http://www.circuitcity.com/closed.html)

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_City)

Tanooki
January 28th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Best Buy has even less competition now. As if it wasn't already bad enough there.

I'm going to Circuit City later today, so hopefully there'll be some deals on stuff (specifically DS games). The one by where I live closes in March, so I'll have to keep checking back to see how low the prices go. Hopefully by that time stuff goes on sale by even more than 30% off.

matt561
January 28th, 2009, 12:02 PM
I take it Circuit city is a gemes shop...

Wy dont i have one of those in europe

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
January 28th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Well, there is GAME....and Gamestation...they're both pretty big chains. In fact, I live in the middle of freakin' nowhere (i.e. West Midlands) and I can get to three different GAME or gamestation shops in just fifteen minutes drive.

Jorah
January 28th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Woolworths have shut down in the UK, and that's just really sad :( 75 years it had been around, apparently. And Zavvi's in administration, I don't know if they're actually shutting down though.

Well, there is GAME....and Gamestation...they're both pretty big chains. In fact, I live in the middle of freakin' nowhere (i.e. West Midlands) and I can get to three different GAME or gamestation shops in just fifteen minutes drive.

Heh, the only GAME's or Gamestation's near me are in town so I have to go by bus. Which means I'll never know how long exactly it takes to get there XD

Vital
January 28th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Belive it or not, im very sad. I got my first PKMN game from there. FireRed. Circut City. you had great times. But all must end. Goodbye.

wolf
January 28th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Yeah, it was going down in profit, the one here was already shutting down due to losing to Best Buy. Same as Walden Bookstore losing to Barnes 'n Nobles Bookstore. D: They also had good deals there, too, where I got some of my games, and school supplies. D;

Anti
January 28th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Rather this than a Congressional meeting about how Circuit City is vital to the American economy, BAILOUT!

But uh I guess it's always bad when stuff closes, since as somebody already mentioned, Best Buy sucks =/

But at least there's no bailout?

Ruphire
January 28th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Yeah I went there. I couldn't believe some of the prices marked down in there! I bought 6 Wii point cards for $20.00!

JakeyBoy
January 28th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Woolworths have shut down in the UK, and that's just really sad :( 75 years it had been around, apparently. And Zavvi's in administration, I don't know if they're actually shutting down though.
I have never been in a Zavvi... Never sen one, actually. They used to be a Virgin store, right? I never noticed them change...
This can only mean bad things. I thought Circuit City was pretty big. I mean, no one really noticed Woolworths unless they were 7, and it was pocket money day. But this is getting progressively worse and worse. There is only one solution - We need to get a cheaper alternative fuel. At these rates, I suggest liquid gold! *badoom chh*

Netto Azure
January 28th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Rather this than a Congressional meeting about how Circuit City is vital to the American economy, BAILOUT!

But uh I guess it's always bad when stuff closes, since as somebody already mentioned, Best Buy sucks =/

But at least there's no bailout?

LOL, referring to TARP eh? and the Fed Car bailout?
But I think no bailout... :<
I loved window shopping in Circuit City. I'll miss it. :disappoin

GFA
January 28th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Never had one, but its sad to lose a game shop...

Chibi-chan
January 28th, 2009, 02:00 PM
And I cashed in on it too~
Got myself a new discounted router! Best Buy has much better deals than Circuit City anyway. Can't handle the competition, this is what happens.

Callandor
January 28th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Well, there is GAME....and Gamestation...they're both pretty big chains. In fact, I live in the middle of freakin' nowhere (i.e. West Midlands) and I can get to three different GAME or gamestation shops in just fifteen minutes drive.

How come I couldn't do that when I lived in the middle of nowhere. It wasn't really nowhere, but it might as well have been. The only store close enough to me to ride my bike to was an ice-cream shop. Which was still good, but......

Yamikarasu
January 28th, 2009, 02:23 PM
A lot of businesses have shut down near my house, including a Circuit City that was closed about a month ago. I don't recall I ever bought much there... I remember going there to buy some head phones for my iPod and then being surprised at how ridiculously over priced they were. (seriously, wtf?)

matt561
January 28th, 2009, 02:26 PM
How come I couldn't do that when I lived in the middle of nowhere. It wasn't really nowhere, but it might as well have been. The only store close enough to me to ride my bike to was an ice-cream shop. Which was still good, but......

Like you have an ice cream shop my nearest neibough lives about a mile away

Fallujah
January 28th, 2009, 03:19 PM
They cleared out of my town a couple of months ago....

Haza
January 28th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I say good riddance. Every time my family and I shopped there were were treated unfairly and no one ever made an effort to help us so we left every time.

Callandor
January 28th, 2009, 04:04 PM
I don't think I ever saw a Circit City near where I live now. Just some place that is supposed to have all the stuff Circit City and Best Buy have, just at lower prices.

HoneyBubbles
January 28th, 2009, 04:10 PM
I used to go to Circut City sometimes. But then I switched to best buy.
Poor Circut Cirty. :C

Wish
January 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
The Circuit Cities in the whole state of Georgia cleared out a few months ago. I bought many things, such as DS games and a digital camera.

Le Krome
January 28th, 2009, 05:11 PM
This is terrible.
I quite enjoyed them, as they held quality products, unlike Best Buy.
I wish that this had not happened, but it was predictable with the poor state of the economy.
God help us all.

kingofjokers
January 28th, 2009, 05:23 PM
this is old news good thing i have no circuit city near me

Capt. Couch
January 28th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Unfortunately for me, the Circuit City near me closed and I won't experience closeout savings. I never shopped there anyway.

Aether
January 28th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Circuit City? Closing down? My heart bleeds.

Kinarii
January 28th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Best Buy's Geek Squad is the Antichrist of customer service. It doesn't matter what store or even what state you're in.

I have had the misfortune of two of my laptops being warrantied with Best Buy, because my dad (who bought them) likes Best Buy for some ungodly reason. The first one I got maybe 5 years ago (I have since given it away to a friend). One day a little piece from where the power cord plugs into the laptop broke off and was rattling around inside the computer. I took it in to have it fixed, and they refused to fix it in the store and I was forced to let them send it off to some place in Texas for 4 weeks just for some simple little busted piece. When I finally got it back, a week later it just stopped working and wouldn't turn on. I took it back. Another 4 weeks in Texas. At least it didn't have any more problems.

The second laptop is the one I'm currently using, that I got as a high school graduation gift. Two weeks after I got it, it stopped recognizing the CD-ROM drive, so I took it in. My brother had recently got a new laptop, and had the same problem. His had to spend 4 weeks in Texas, so I forced the guy to fix it in the store.

Sometime early last year or late the previous year, my hard drive went bad, so I took it in (at this point I'd moved to a different state). I didn't have any choice but to let them send it away that time. Four weeks later I got it back (funny thing is, they always tell you 2-4 weeks, but it's never been a day less than 4). It worked great for several months, but then I started having weird problems, and discovered my motherboard was bad (this was just this past summer).

The warranty was up by then, so I went to Circuit City's Firedog this time, thinking "anybody but Geek Squad, I don't care," and was so pleasantly surprised at how friendly, helpful, and dedicated the customer service people were. The guy even suggested ways to back up my data and helped with contacting HP, because the motherboard thing was actually a manufacturing defect. Luckily it was still under that warranty.

It is a sad day indeed when Prick Squad has become pretty much the only option for electronic repair. RIP Circuit City.

♣Gawain♣
January 29th, 2009, 04:56 AM
I've never been to Circuit City, But I heard there are a lot of good gaming stuff there...

Too bad it closed.

~MasterMind~
January 30th, 2009, 08:05 AM
it was inevitable for Circuit city to shut down just didnt know when...

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
January 30th, 2009, 03:27 PM
The Circuit City near us closed even before our economy started going bad. So it's been GameStop for games and Best Buy for DVD's, computers, and video equipment ever since.

I do have to agree that Best Buy's Geek Squad sucks. When my laptop screen broke, they took my computer for two and a half weeks. Then, when they called me and told me it was ready, I had to wait in the store for three hours while they tried to find it. And THEN it turns out they somehow lost the AC adaptor plug, so they replaced it with a generic one where the thing doesn't fit securely in the jack. It'll come out by itself and drain the battery.

EDIT: Just like the plug just did 30 seconds ago>:/