Not-So-Black-Friday Preview: Circuit City

By  |  Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8:22 am

circuitcitylogoOkay I’ll admit out of all the retailers that we’ve profiled so far for Black Friday, I was looking forward to Circuit City’s offerings the most. This is a company that is in some serious, serious trouble.

As Harry has covered so well over the past few weeks, the major electronics retailer has filed for bankruptcy, and that it was closing 115 of its locations.

Black Friday would seemingly not be the best thing for a company that’s trying to dig itself out of a hole. But, suprisingly enough, Circuit City’s offerings (or at least the presentation of them) seem to be one of the more aggressive.

Four HDTVs would be available: An Element 18.5″ 720p for $199.99, an Toshiba 32″ LCD for $449.99, ans two Samsungs: a 42″ 720p plasma for 699.99, and a 46″ 1080p for $1099.99.

Things that caught our eye: The Xbox 360 bundles. The Arcade bundle for $199 includes a game, wireless controller, and refurbished 20GB HDD, for $100 more you can step up to the 60GB HDD, an additional free game, and a $30 gift card.

At least 60 CD and DVD titles would be priced at $2.99, and about 200 more would be priced at $3.99. Like other retailers it would offer the standard $399 laptop.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Matt Says:

    No wonder they are having problems. I just bought a TV at an Atlanta store and it doesn’t work. Now I’m stuck with dealing with the manufacturer!

  2. Rav Says:

    I am looking to pick up this MacBook Pro this year…been watching some pre-holiday deals and found this one at blackfridaylaptop dot com — MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 200GB SuperDrive GLOSSY only $1,349.99! (was$1994).Its a “wow” kind of deal… but would still like to wait until the Thanksgiving night to see if i could save more ..