The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City
Mar 09, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry McCracken)
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"All U.S. stores are therefore closing forever as of tomorrow.
And so I made what will almost certainly be my last visit ever to
my local Circuit City today, six days after I found it had been
reduced to selling used cleaning supplies. Back on Monday, it still
stocked some factory-fresh consumer electronics products,
too--albeit at discounts too low to send anyone into a shopping
frenzy. Today, with 24 hours to go, very little worth buying at any
price was still available...
"After the jump, a final set of fuzzy iPhone photos from the
scene of the sale. I wonder how long it'll take the landlord to
fill the space, and what will replace Circuit City there--and in
the 566 other storefronts that the chain's failure leaves without a
"As I wended my way towards the store, I noticed that the huge
STORE CLOSING banner was gone. I don't think this is a clue they're
having second thoughts. And it probably doesn't mean they sold it
to anyone, although that would be kind of cool."