Circuit City Powers Down

Electronics retailer offers one more day of deep discounts
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2009 10:13 AM CDT
Empty shelves line a Circuit City store in Los Angeles before going out of business on Monday March 2, 2009. TVs and DVDs seemed to go first, followed by hard drives and cameras.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Today is the last day to benefit from the deeply slashed prices at the nation's closing Circuit City stores, NPR reports. Not everyone is pleased with the remaining selection of unwanted laptops and lonely printers, but shoppers are still finding deals, and the soon-to-be jobless employees seem to be doing their best to keep their spirits up.

"Seeing it go kind of does something to me a little bit," says one longtime customer. Another couple saw the sales as an opportunity to help their local elementary school by grabbing cheap furniture. The employees, who gave them an extra discount, "were playing soccer and enjoying their last evening of being in the store alone."