[quote=so's your face;15630718]i searched for a thread on this but couldn't find one.
i thought maybe a thread posting some of their death bed deals might help some of us a few bucks.
i was just at our local circuit city to see what kind of deals they have right now and found that currently as of 1/23
(and this is off the top of my head):
10% off - electronics (receivers, ipods, cameras, ps3's, 360's, etc...)
20% off - social games[this is how they had it labeled]
- Rock Band 2, Guitar hero world tour
30% off - video game accessories - controllers, charges bases, etc...
0% off - psn & itunes cards - i know, i know. but they had a sale on the psn cards a week ago at target and thought they might drop the price to get rid of em.
if you stop over there and see any other CC final days deals, post em here. or if this is a bad idea, lock or delete the thread... you won't hurt my feelings. much
happy bargain hunting!
Just to answer a few questions. There WAS a thread on here about CC's liquidation sale but it was shut down, due to posters putting specific prices on items. I suspect this one will have a short shelf life, as well.
It's obvious that most people, even those that write national articles, don't know what a liquidation sale is and how it is structured. The sale is the GRADUAL sale of merchandise to maximize profit. You can't walk into CC and tell them you will give them X amount of dollars for an item and think that it will be sold to you. The liquidation company starts out by rolling the prices back to full retail(or beyond, in some cases)and starts a % rollback of prices. For instance, 20%(of the inflated price)the first week, then 30%, then 40%, etc, untill all the items are sold. There is an established timetable for the sale, usually 60 days or more. In the case of CC the estimated timeline is March. Of course this could be shortened or expanded, depending on the merchandise sold. During the course of the sale, the liquidation firm is in charge of the sale, not the managers of the liquidated company. It's just like going to a regular store, with posted prices for each item.
Here is what is wrong with the liquidation sale for the "savvy" consumer. When the sale first starts, many "uniformed" shoppers flock to the store and buy the best items, and pay more than the item costs before the sale started. All they see is 20 or 30% off, and they think they are getting a bargain. After most of the good items are sold, your only choice is to wait the sale out until the final stages when the reductions reach 50% or above. Only then will you have gotten any kind of deal, IF you can find something you want.
The last problem with a liquidation is a big one, NO Returns. If you buy a TV and you don't like it, YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK. IF you buy something and all the accesories are not included, YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK. So "buyer beware" rules this type of sale.
There is something to consider that might help you get a better deal on electronics in the next month. That is to monitor Best Buy. I have already seen some good deals, but you have to look for them. Best Buy can't afford to just stand by and let people buy large items like TV's from CC and lose the revenue stream for a month. When consumers buy a TV, they are generally going to keep that product for several years. So if Best Buy doesn't get these sales, they have lost potential revenue for several years.