Archive for the ‘Closing’ Category

Has ZeeDive Tanked?

June 21, 2007

Mentioned on TechCrunch nearly a year ago, ZeeDive offered buyers the chance to wait until a product reached their preferred price prior to purchasing.  Prices started high, and continually dropped until someone pulled the trigger to purchase.  The site has been unresponsive for at least two days now.  Any news on this?

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Discovery Stores Close Everywhere, Geeks Weep

June 7, 2007

“This might be a good time to get some great bargains at the Discovery Store, because all 103 of the mall stores are closing their doors, apparently because the company’s big cheeses decided to switch over from the physical bricks-and-mortar business model to one that’s completely online.”

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CompUSA Closing Up Shop…126 Shops To Be Exact

February 28, 2007

Following Circuit City’s lead on closing 69 stores, CompUSA is now said to be closing 126.

Circuit City closing up shop…69 shops to be exact

February 9, 2007

“Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation’s No. 2 consumer electronics retailer, said Thursday it plans to close seven domestic Superstores, a Kentucky distribution center and 62 company-owned stores in Canada to cut costs and improve its financial performance.

The closings will take place over the next six months at an expected total cost of $85 million to $105 million, all to be incurred in the current fourth fiscal quarter, which ends Feb. 28, Circuit City said.”

They don’t mention the locations yet because the employees don’t know yet, but like ’em or not, it’s about 100x easier to get checked out there than at Best Buy.  I swear, it must be a rule that a checkout line has to be at more than 20 people before Best Buy will open another one.

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