Circuit City died an ignominious death at the hands of online retail and poor management back in 2009. But this summer, much like Jurassic Park and Star Wars, it’s apparently time for a reboot.
Obviously, it's not much now but an empty lot you can find in Chattanooga, TN. But what was here once upon a time?
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.
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…
"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."
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.
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.
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!]
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.
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.