A Twitterer documents the demise of one big box via the burn of another.

Tim: "And thus the 2009 FatWallet suicide craze began."
Josh F: "First!"
Joe: "Yeah, but what about the Palm store?"
Laura: "So, you're telling me I have to pay full price for this copy of Final Destination IV? FINE."
Richard: "...And we finally have proof you never actually shopped there anyway."
Paul: "We've also stopped matching Buy More prices ever since that silly 3D episode."
Jacob: "...And we're therefore rebranding to Kinda the Best Buy.'"
Ross: "For $100, the Geek Squad has offered to read these aloud to you. For an extra $50, they'll stop themselves from giggling through the word 'unfortunate.'"
Nilay: "Also, it's okay to start liking 'Just What I Needed' again."
Sean: "We will, however, attempt to make the Circuit City faithful feel right at home with some new bait and switch tactics of our own."
Don: "Circuit City employees will be hired based on their technical knowledge, communication skills, and rapping ability."

[Thanks, Adam]

Further reading:



Circuit City fails to be wanted, will now be liquidated
Even Circuit City's CEO admitted that liquidation was a very real possibility if a sale of the company didn't occur by January 16th, and needless to say, time's up.

Circuit City closings begin, lines form, bargains await
If you were waiting to get some fliers in the mail announcing the beginning of clearances at your local Circuit City, we're sorry to report you've probably already missed the best deals.
RIP, CompUSA: 1984 - 2008
Days after we first reported that CompUSA could be shutting down for good very, very soon, everybody is reporting that the beleaguered big box retailer has been sold to Gordon Brothers Group for liquidation.

Best Buy snaps up 17 CompUSA leases
Apparently, not only is CompUSA rising from the dead like a horrific, zombified corpse, but now its guts are getting bought up and replaced by another retail behemoth.
Circuit City's Black Friday deals leak, no word on if it'll be open to sell things
Okay, so maybe Circuit City only formally closed 155 of its retail locations, but let's put it this way -- if we're up at 3:00AM and looking at which store to camp in front of, we're picking the one that, um, isn't bankrupt.

Best Buy's "doorbuster" Black Friday deals probably won't result in the literal busting of doors
We apologize for the cloying headline, but just wanted to point out to Best Buy that the whole point of insane deals and "doorbuster" savings is, well, those things.

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