Something Tells Me this Circuit City Propaganda Didn't Work So Well

You know, being part of Circuit City's Northstar customer service team wasn't so different from climbing a mountain to 80s-infused melodies, if you really think about it. » 8/21/09 8:50am 8/21/09 8:50am Is Back With a Limited Return Policy That's Crappier…

As you probably already know, was resurrected from the ashes of its brick and mortar stores—but it appears that they have brought a questionable limited return policy along with them. » 5/27/09 5:00pm 5/27/09 5:00pm

It's Alive: Retail Site Is Online

We knew it would be rebooted in a few days, and sure enough, the promise has come true. Question is, are the prices any better in the afterlife? [Circuit City - Thanks Kevin!] » 5/22/09 5:29pm 5/22/09 5:29pm

Rebooted Launching In the Next Few Days

Last month the corpse of Circuit City spoke from beyond the grave to say it may rise again. Thanks to buyout from Systemax Inc, that will come true within the next few days. » 5/20/09 3:14pm 5/20/09 3:14pm

Standing Over Circuit City's Cooling Corpse, Walmart Steps Up Its…

Where many see death and despair, Walmart's executives see opportunity. Starting this week, the big-box giant is drastically expanding its stores' electronics sections, hoping to compete head-on with the likes of Best Buy and Amazon. » 5/18/09 7:28am 5/18/09 7:28am

Circuit City May Rise Again As

The brick-and-mortar Circuit City may be dead, but if the placeholder on their website is any indicator, its spirit may live on as a website-only business. Excited? Eh...[Circuit City via CrunchGear] » 4/07/09 3:07pm 4/07/09 3:07pm

Listen to Giz on PRI's This American Life

Our call for employee stories from Circuit City's final liquidation sales/forced death marches brought us some fascinating material last month. On Sunday, PRI/NPR PRI radio program This American Life did a swell little rendition of it for their 'Scenes From a Recession' episode, which you can listen to here (Circuit… » 3/30/09 5:40am 3/30/09 5:40am

Best Buy Staff Paid Bonuses to Deny Legit Guaranteed Price Matches

Best Buy, like many other stores, has a public "price matching" policy. But HD Guru reports that according to internal docs, personnel are trained to deny price-matches and even paid bonuses for shutting them down. » 3/23/09 10:40am 3/23/09 10:40am

The Best Email I Got Today

"CompUSA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Systemax Inc., has appointed Enas Raynor as its new Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Raynor most recently held a variety of senior executive positions with Circuit City." » 3/09/09 8:40pm 3/09/09 8:40pm

Circuit City: And Now It's Dead

It goes out with a pained mumble—not quite a whisper, definitely not a bang. Today, after 50 years, Circuit City no longer exists. A moment of silence is in order. » 3/09/09 1:20pm 3/09/09 1:20pm

Best Buy Says Goodbye to Circuit City

Reader Sean sends in these photos taken outside his local Circuit City store in Amherst, as Best Buy's Geek Squad pay their final respects to Circuit City. And by that, I mean they bought stuff. » 3/08/09 9:13pm 3/08/09 9:13pm

Image Shows Circuit City Employees Still Have Their Sense of Humor…

Here's another sign from the depressing liquidation battlefield that is currently Circuit City stores across the U.S. Sad as this whole thing is for the employees, there are some taking it in stride. [Thanks, Scott!] » 3/08/09 2:00pm 3/08/09 2:00pm

Circuit City Stores to Close Forever on March 8th

Liquidators who are squeezing the last life blood out of Circuit City announced that all remaining stores will close by the end of the business day on March 8th. Farewell old acquaintance. [BusinessWire] » 3/06/09 8:40am 3/06/09 8:40am

Circuit City's Headquarters Liquidation Is As Depressing and Expensive…

Here's an interesting, yet very depressing, video that gives you a look inside the Western Henrico Circuit City headquarters as shoppers raid the corporate offices during their liquidation sale. » 3/04/09 4:40pm 3/04/09 4:40pm

Circuit City Scoreboard Shows Why They're Shutting Down

One of the guys from our Circuit City retrospective just sent us this, a scoreboard from the back room of one of their stores tallying the reasons why customers say CC sucks. » 3/03/09 6:32pm 3/03/09 6:32pm

If You Get Screwed By Busted Gear at Circuit City, American Express…

While Consumerist wasn't terribly optimistic about your credit card company helping you out if you bought a shattered HDTV, the HD Guru and a Giz reader note American Express specifically will save your ass. » 2/23/09 11:32pm 2/23/09 11:32pm

Buying an HDTV From Circuit City Liquidation Is Like Lottery From Hell

A horrible reminder about how you could get screwed by Circuit City's merciless liquidiation overlords: Two customers bought shattered LCD TVs—you're not allowed to open the box to check 'em—and are totally out $1100. » 2/23/09 3:00pm 2/23/09 3:00pm

How One Fed Up Employee Quit Circuit City

When a man takes a stand, it's not always against some super villain or asteroid hurling toward Earth. In most cases, it's a simple gesture, like knocking stuff over at Circuit City. » 2/09/09 3:00pm 2/09/09 3:00pm