Circuit City ripoff - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > Corporate Administration > General (Non-BBQ) Discussion
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-28-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Circuit City ripoff

Got a 50 dollor gift card for Circuit City for Christmas, and since it looks like they are going belly up, I figured Id better use it before it became a coaster. So I went to the store in Fort Myers that had liquidation sale signs everywhere...everything must go...up to 30 % off. Went in and picked out a set of headphones marked at $49.99. I noticed as I shopped around that most of the price tags had been replaced with hand written ones, but not for the headphones. At the checkout, the headphones rang up for $79.99. I told the clerk that the price was $49.99, he told me that since everything was 10 to 30 percent off, they were charging full retail for everything. So, raise the price 20 to 60 percent, then discount it 10 to 30. I raised a stink, got the manager involved and got the headphones for the marked price, but they were adament about not giving me the 10 percent off since i wasn't paying retail...what a scam ! If you'r going in for a "liquidation sale" in your area, know your prices first..potential ripoff !
__________________

__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
Wizard of Que
 
Tannehill Kid's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Winnfield LA
Posts: 1,812
I didn't shop there because of the incompetent help at the store in Alexandria.
__________________

__________________
Geaux Tigers
Tannehill Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 5,564
Bastards.
__________________
Griff
Friends don't let friends eat farmed fish.

"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do them harm."
George Orwell
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
007bond-jb's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 6,428
All stores do that durning sales...
__________________
BBQ Shaken Not Stirred
He who don't cook, better not complain
Why limit happy to an hour
Yes beer qualifies as an appetizer


BOY!

http://www.youtube.com/user/007bondjb
007bond-jb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
Graduate of BBQ Central


 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Greenback, Tn
Posts: 617
I talked with a fellow the other day who had worked thru liquidations and he said once the store turns the merchandise over to a liquidator, they raise the price to full retail, then discount from there and the only real deals come in the final few days.
__________________
East Tennessee = Almost Heaven South
Klose offset pit
Stumps Classic
Cabela gas vertical smoker
Ducane gas grill
http://bigdudesramblings.blogspot.com/
big dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
john pen's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 5,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
Bastards.
Truer words were never spoken...
__________________
"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now. And anybody that tries to change it, has to come through me. That should be all of our attitudes.
Cause this is America and a country boy is good enough for me, son."
- Charlie Daniels
john pen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
God O'Que
 
Toby Keil's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 2,669
I never did like that store!
__________________
WSM, Chaney, Genesis 1000 Gas, Go-Anywhere Gas, Smokey Joe
Toby Keil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
bigwheel's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Foat Wuth
Posts: 9,951
Always hated the place myself. Organized theives about like Best Buy.

bigwheel
bigwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
wonder why they are going out of business?
__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 03:56 PM   #10
God O'Que
 
Uncle Bubba's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boardman, Ohio
Posts: 2,689
I noticed all their movies were higher than normal price as well. Their service sucks...that's why they'll all be working at McDonalds.
__________________

__________________
Uncle Bubba

"I'd rather be dead in my skin than be a fan of a Redskin."
Uncle Bubba is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.