Circuit City Becoming 'The City' With Best Buy-like Store Layout?

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The reported Circuit City store redesign may not have come yet, but we've found pictures of a supposed concept store that looks and feels a lot like Best Buy. This Circuit City store—which has the new name "The City"—is open to the public in some unknown place. Our tipster says it's a last ditch effort by the CEO to revive the company, but the domain "thecity.com" has been registered by Circuit City since 1995. Whether this experimental store will expand to nationwide status is still unknown. The above pic is from the Richmond, VA retail location down the street from the corporate office. [Retailworker - Thanks Tipsters!]

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Great - another reason why they can justify over-charging consumers for the same products you can find in warehouse stores like Costco or BJs, or even online, at much lower prices.

Convenience of locale —— great!

Convenience of maintaining a semi-fat wallet —- not great.

Perhaps if they managed to couple the higher prices with a semi-adequate return policy, more people would be interested in purchasing from them. But instead, the CEO needs a "last-ditch effort to re-vitalize" the company.

Circuit City .. or The City (gay name) .. is just another minion of the ever-growing army of hell-raised electronic stores ..... with BestBuy as the Devil-leader.