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The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City

Mar 09, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry McCracken)

"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 tenant?

"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."

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