Rumor: closing Circuit City stores to have clearing-out sale for games
A Circuit City employee sent an email to Kotaku with the discounted rates she’d been slapping onto the merchandise. Included was a breakdown of the sales in the video game department. See the full article for details.
I’m sure most here don’t much enjoy profiting at another’s expense but these are rather lean times and we do need our video game fixes.
That said, there’s a credible rumor floating around that closing Circuit City stores are going to be selling their games at discounted rates. Makes sense since they’ll have to liquidate their assets before the axe falls.
You may recall an article from just a few days ago that Circuit City, the second largest consumer electronics chain in the US, will be closing 155 of its stores and laying off thousands of employees in the process. Terrible news especially with the holidays just around the corner.
In the wake of this depressing news, a Circuit City employee sent an email to Kotaku with the discounted rates she’d been slapping onto the merchandise. From the video game department the breakdown is as follows:
- Five percent off on all consoles (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP) and their respective games.
- 10 percent off on all game accessories.
- 10 percent off on all social games (ie Guitar Hero, RockBand, etc).
- 10 percent off on all PC games.
- 20 percent off on all strategy guides.
The rates are likely to drop further in the near future, though with the Christmas rush incoming (already here for some) you might want to check what stock’s available before you’re left with old copies of Daikatana.
If you’re curious if there are any Circuit City stores closing near you, Kotaku has a full list complete with addresses. It’s in the source link below.