Yes, Circuit City closing is sad. Those are a lot of jobs and I know how hard it is for people to find work right now. From the Huffington Post:
Circuit City became the largest retailer to fall victim to the expanding financial crisis Friday, announcing it will shut down its remaining 567 U.S. stores at the cost of 34,000 more jobs after failing to sell the business. “Very, very sad,” said Alan L. Wurtzel, son of company founder Samuel S. Wurtzel and himself a former chief executive of Circuit City. “I feel particularly badly for the people who are employed or until recently were employed.”
However, Circuit City was the worst place to buy electronics in the history of the world. I’m pretty sure that, if they tried and put forth a little effort, they might still be around. Let me list some of my Circuit City experiences.
-Went in there looking for a turntable. Found one. Asked if I could have another one because the one I found was on display. The associate said, “No, we’re out.” I asked when they would get more in. “Tuesday, maybe next tuesday. I don’t know. They don’t sell very well.” Went to Best Buy and paid ten bucks more for it.
-Went to get Gears of War 2, because Circuit City had a deal that if I bought Gears 2 there, I would get a gift card. “Sorry, we are sold out.” I asked if they would mail it to me. They said, “No, sorry. We can’t do that.” A week later, a friend said he was going to Circuit City to buy something with the gift card he got by buying Gears 2 but he just got it because they were sold out when he went to buy Gears 2 so they mailed it to him.
-Went to buy a DVD. Stayed in line for twenty minutes. Then the line closed so the girl could go to lunch. No one replaced her for another ten minutes.
-It took them three hours to put a CD player in my car. Other cars they were working on: Zero.
-“Hey, does this TV have 720p and 1080i?” I asked. “No,” The associate said. “the price is right there. $550.”
Anyone else got some great Circuit City memories? Post them up here. In the mean time: Nananana. Nananana. Hey. Hey. Hey. Good bye.