Llego "The City": Circuit City opens in Puerto Rico

Llego Circuit City!Back in June of 2007, we announced that Circuit City would be opening a store in the San Patricio vicinity. Well tomorrow, the wait will be officially over. At 6:00 p.m. the new Circuit City (in the corner of San Patricio Plaza), dubbed "The City" will throw open their doors and conduct their grand inauguration. Well technically they've been open for about a week, but tomorrow it's official. The event will be attended by local artists and executives from the company.

This new store represents a new style of store for Circuit City, which is hoping to reignite profits after several years in the red. While the second largest electronics retailer behind Best Buy, the chain still had sales of over $12,400 million during 2007. Not bad for second place! The new store style, which local sources claim (well, uhhmm, not really) is being debuted in Puerto Rico, starts with less space. Compared to the super-sized 45,000 square feet of the soon to be open Best Buy, The City store in San Patricio features only 18,000 square feet. Realistically, I'm, not sure how a smaller store adds up to a better shopping experience. I hope it's one of those you got to see it to believe it situations. From additional links on the net, this smells of a gimmick aimed merely at cutting costs.

In addition, The City store will feature personalized shopping via interactive zones that permit customers to try-out electronics before buying. For example, all of the computers on exhibition will feature live connections to the Internet. Hmmm. Whether that leads to higher sales remains to be seen. For this techno-freak, the real test will come when the Best Buy opens later this year. Then we'll have some choice, and we'll see which store Puerto Rico prefers. If I know Puerto Rico, I'd say bigger is always better. Nothing makes this Anglo Saxon cringe more than having too many people crammed up into my personal space while I'm slobbering over some new electronics.

4 comments:

Anónimo

7 de febrero de 2008, 15:15
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dijo...

Me dieron un Rain check y van 2 semanas y no me han llamado y cuando llamo al telefono que me dieron o esta siempre ocupado o suena y nadie lo coge.
Terrible el trato experimentado.

Anónimo

9 de febrero de 2008, 13:59
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dijo...

Esperaba que, siendo una tienda dedicada a efectos electronicos, los precios fuesen mas baratos y mayor la seleccion de estos productos en especial los televisores. Pero no fue asi. Se parece en ese aspecto a CompUSA y ya saben que paso. Los precios deberian ser mejor que en Sams o Costco. Esperemos que Bestbuy sea mejor y aprenda la leccion. Reafirmo como el autor, "Bigger is Better".

misionero

12 de febrero de 2008, 00:18
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dijo...

hola quiero que sepan que cundo abrio circuit city en puerto rico fui el primero en entrar y ni siquiera me reconocieron por eso y menos un obsequio por ser obsecionado por la electronica solo le dieron a las primeras cien unos cincuenta dolares . ni los duenos y ni los auspiciadores nada para el primero que entro ahi n ilas gracias . asi sera como atienden de ves fui por empleo y nada . estuve desde las ocho de la manana hasta las ocho de la noche y nada que mal verdad . vandolero11@hotmail pa comentarios amigos yo vendo computadoras

sin machete

26 de septiembre de 2008, 06:28
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dijo...

I find the audio equipment proposals in stores very primitive and lacking options. Is it because everyone buys through the internet?

I refuse to pay 68 bucks for a turntable for 160.00, shipping and handling. A rip off as if Puerto Rico USA, was international instead of domestic.