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Old 02-01-16, 11:00 AM   #26
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Re: Circuit City's coming back!

I have fond memories of DVD shopping at Circuit City with my friend, including on Black Friday. More retail electronic stores is always a good thing, although I can't imagine this expands that much across the country.
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Old 02-01-16, 01:37 PM   #27
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Old 02-01-16, 02:26 PM   #28
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Old 02-01-16, 06:24 PM   #29
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Was Circuit City the place where you picked out what you wanted, and then the back-of-store people sent the product out on a rolling conveyor belt?
I worked at CC almost 6 years...laughing hard at this thread about the smell! Checking with the wife (she worked there too), she said our stores were carpeted. I just remember the vinyl tile, that we had to clean before store visits. But I think smaller stores and less of a selection is the way to go, after visiting a BB this week.
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Old 02-01-16, 10:23 PM   #30
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So it sounds like the best idea (besides not coming back at all) is to return with a different name.

The brand name is tainted based on all these negative stories in this thread.
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Old 02-02-16, 08:13 AM   #31
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So it sounds like the best idea (besides not coming back at all) is to return with a different name.

The brand name is tainted based on all these negative stories in this thread.
I think the number of people with Circuit City horror stories is pretty miniscule in the overall population. Even in a dedicated film site like this one, I doubt many people have negative opinions strong enough to not shop there.
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Old 02-02-16, 09:34 AM   #32
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If anything, maybe it'll spark some software/hardware pricing wars. I miss those days going from CC to BB looking for the best deals.
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Old 02-02-16, 01:06 PM   #33
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I once got asked if I wanted to buy a "protection plan" for some DVDs I was buying there, in case they ended up getting scratched. I laughed and told them they were asking the WRONG person about that since that never happens to my stuff!
The Wall used to do that with CDs at no extra charge. Of course everyone at my high school would go down to the local used bookstore, buy scratched up old CDs, put it into a jewel case with the Wall's "Life Time Guarantee" sticker on it and get a brand new copy.
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Old 02-03-16, 01:32 AM   #34
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So it sounds like the best idea (besides not coming back at all) is to return with a different name.
The brand name is tainted based on all these negative stories in this thread.
Circuit City is certainly tainted based on my experiences with them, but this will be a new company selling the same kind of stuff (which I still like) so I'll give them a chance. I think the main thing is that by using their name, people will know what they sell there. I just hope they don't make the same mistakes and hire the same sort of idiots who worked there before- but hope they DO have tons of movies to buy because there's been a shortage of places to do that lately!
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Old 02-03-16, 02:37 AM   #35
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I didn't think they were really any better or worse than any of the other big box retailers at the time. The only expensive items I remember buying from them were Bose speakers in 1993 and a 36" CRT not long after. I actually still use them both for a retro gaming setup. Everything else were just DVDs.

I do remember that smell, though. It seemed to emanate from everywhere and nowhere at the same time, making it impossible to place.
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Old 05-28-16, 08:28 PM   #36
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Wonder if Speedy will be more careful about posting ads.
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Old 06-15-16, 07:02 PM   #37
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Wonder if Speedy will be more careful about posting ads.

I hope it works out for CC, but retail seems to be on the decline.
I killed them once but they keep coming back much like vampires!
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Old 06-17-16, 04:51 PM   #38
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I just hope I'll still be able to stand behind someone making a return while I wait to make a simple purchase.
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Old 06-20-16, 01:17 AM   #39
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Or my favorite, walking around the store looking for an employee to assist me...only to find out he is playing video games at one of the displays.
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