[QUOTE=BleedinGreenNC;2973629]I worked at both Best Buy and Circuit City, and Best buy was head and shoulders above CC. You could walk to each one and feel the difference, knew this was coming.[/QUOTE]
Indeed, A walk into a circuit city store is like a walk into the 80's. The ones I've been to felt dark and cramped.
Speaking of outdated, how is Radio Shack still in business?
[QUOTE=Green Jets & Ham;2973654]That's too bad, I liked CC and I had one right near my house, but I suspected this was coming down because I walked into CC just last week looking for a new TV and noticed a number of items were either scarce or no longer in stock, like they weren't re-stocking their items, which made me suspect they were going out of business .. and because their selection was so thin I just split and went to checkout best buy[/QUOTE]
I used to be a salesman at PC Richard before I was transferred to their service center to do computer repairs.
As a salesman, you have 0 idea how hard it is to be a commission draw salesman. It's really a difficult way to make a living. You could put 60-80 a week standing in the store only to bag $300 after taxes. No such thing as hourly pay. That's how and why PC Richards is still in business for 100 years.
And as for the extended warranties, yes, even PC trains their salesmen to never take no for an answer. But dollar for dollar PCR has the best service contracts and technicians of all the current retailers.
And you know PCR is very happy with knowing they just buried another competitor since the disappearnce of 'The Wiz'.
[QUOTE=sourceworx;2973628]I remember working at the local Circuit City store for a summer when I was in college. That was back when the salespeople were still on commission. What a bunch of cutthroats those guys were.
I've been a loyal Best Buy customer ever since.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, and they went off commission and look at what happened to them.
Loyal Best Buy customer? Because have such tremendous customer service, right?
And those with Circuit City Charge accounts and Warranties, I'm sure they are thru 3rd parties so you won't have a problem. (The ccard is definitely thru a 3rd party, so just keep on payin!)[/QUOTE]
That's actually a question I have regarding automobile warranties. One of the few things keeping me from buying an Escalade for $7,300 under Invoice is the fear that a GM bankruptcy might (depending on whether it's Chapter 11 or 7) might scrap the warranty liability for GM. Any bankruptcy experts here?