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    Default Circuit City - The Final Nail

    I heard over on the Carsound forum that Circuit City will no longer carry Alpine product as of December 31.

    That should just about do it for me. I have no reason to shop at Circuit City anymore other than Polk Audio home speakers and maybe computer stuff. Their car audio department is now in the same league as Wal-Mart and Autozone. :(
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    wow...thats really horrible
    i still wish i could get a job there...or somewhere...lol
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    No more Polk over in Home Audio, either. I was just in there a couple of hours ago-nice selection of low dollar no name crap. I won't be shopping there again.

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    Circuit City will be carring the Polk Audio Monitor Line...

    It should be in there by now...

    Circuit City - Monitor Line
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    Awwww crap, I atleast wanted to buy alpine from there when I got a discount. That's really too bad though,
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    Best Buy sucks ass too. I guess Ill have to start shopping online now!
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    best buy is beyond suck ass. I always run into problems with best buy as compared to cc. :(
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    Well Tweeter is right around the corner so I can always go there. Not only do they have Polk Audio but also MB Quart and JL Audio. But with MB Quart Reference going for $330 retail and $180 online not to mention the MB Quart Premiums going for $580 retail and $280 online, I dont know if I can buy retail annymore with a straight face!
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    Originally posted by MacLeod
    I dont know if I can buy retail annymore with a straight face!
    I hear ya. I can't buy anything with a straight face anyways, but a high school students budget isn't really the best.

    Unfortunately the nearest Tweeter to me is up like 2 hours north and I'm not driving that far for speakers... I'll just have to keep paying mom's credit card and using it.
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    1. CC has just about dropped everything Polk. I think the only things they'll be carrying soon are the DB coaxes and the Monitor stuff for home. Good thing that Tweeter picked up Polk stuff, or there would be hardly anywhere you could see the decent stuff.

    2. My philosophy on buying from authorized dealers vs. the cheapest place on the net: If you're in high school, college, or don't have the income to afford authorized stuff from the local guy, go for it. Just because you have a low income doesn't mean you shouldn't have a taste of the sweeter things in life. On the other hand, if you could afford the stuff from an authorized dealer (especially the local shop), the little angel on my shoulder says to buy from them. Full warranty and being assured you're not giving a one person company a crap load of profit is a priority for me...
    And that my friends, is my 2 cents.

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    My only fear of buying online, and Ive said it many times on here, is that youre getting a remanufactured, defective or flat out knock off product that isnt worth the packing tape.

    However, finding those MM6's for $190 on SoundDomain is perfect! I trust SD and Crutchfield as much as CC or BB so I get one of my favorite speakers for half the price!

    Now I just gotta find $190 before they run out of stock! :(
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    Fry's Electronics has an entire room devoted to POLK home audio, and they carry the POLK car audio as well... Only problems are:
    - Not very many Fry's around
    - Their switchboard SUCKS.... and honestly, they don't know their ****.

    So if you have one nearby and you want to go mess with it yourself, they carry all of it... from the top to the bottom.
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    Originally posted by LittleCar_w/12s
    - Their switchboard SUCKS.... and honestly, they don't know their ****.
    All the places have switchboards here but they never have them operating . What this area needs is a decent audio store.
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    I now work at circuit city in the car audio department... got hired today! decent pay too... yea i'm pretty happy

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    Angry No More Alpine @ CC

    Yes this is true. It seems that everyone in the corprate office for Circuit City has thier heads up thier asses. If CC doesn't get some other high end brand to replace Alpine i think i shall be looking for a different job. It's hard to keep a positive attitude at work when all your gunna be installing is ****. It's like they are trying to destroy the company.

    Oh and did i mention i could get new alpine stuff cheaper on Ebay than from my own employee discount? Yeah, that's pretty sad.
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    If CC is going to dump Alpine, Id like to see them pick up somebody worthwhile. Id like to see them bring back Coustic amps and maybe JBL speakers (Polk is too good for CC). Those two arent high end but theyre a hell of a lot better than Audioblah and light years beyond ESA and Verge!
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    Originally posted by swerve
    I now work at circuit city in the car audio department... got hired today! decent pay too... yea i'm pretty happy

    -adam
    define decent pay? i thought they started out just over minimum wage??

    working in a factory for a couple years now, i don't consider anything under 10/hr as being decent ;) :p
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    Well considering I'm still in high school 8.50 is decent. My other job is 8.67 and the demand isn't high either.
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    crap... i need to move to bloomington :p
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    Originally posted by Joelsbass
    crap... i need to move to bloomington :p
    don't say that... this place sucks
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    No surprise. CC consolodating to appeal towards Joe Dumbass. That company is the biggest joke I've ran into.

    btw: You wont get a discount on all their products, not hefty enough to be worthwhile. A few dealers, (polk, harman international), and a few others give their employee's pretty good deals.... but mostly, online purchases are still the way to go.

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    I didn't plan on buying anything from there anyways.... but I was just curious... and Joe Dumbass is a good market right now anyways..:D

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    Nothing wrong with having stuff Joe Sixpack will want to buy but what about those of us in the know and want an Alpine V12 over an ESA or Audiobahn?

    I think Tweeter will be the future. They have everything from $80 speakers all the way to $1300 models. Something for everybody! CC couldve done this but they chose to go the cheap way out and it may hurt them. It has in my eyes.
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    About three years ago CC did an adequate job of filling in that void between gear grandma and grandpa can appreciate, and the hobbiest connosour alike.

    Perhaps todays market cares more about price than quality, Best Buy certainly is a testiment to that. For people like us, who enjoy fine electronics, it is a tragedy.

    Thats how the ball bounces sometimes, I don't get my light fixtures and dressers from some swanky store to where you have to make an appointment just to use their bathroom while actually browsing in it (after that pointment was made). Some do however.

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    theres a new store by me called Ovation.. they seem pretty decent, they have boston, JL, alpine, Planet audio... they seem to run the gamut of price's pretty well... nothin i care to buy but a good selection at least
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    CC used to be all that! I mean you had the cheaper Kenwood and Profile amps and then you had the awesome Alpine V12 and MTX Thunder.

    Then you had chep-o speakers then you had Infinity Kappa and Polk Momo!

    Oh well. Im lucky that I have a Tweeter in town so Ill just take all my business over there.
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    sorry if I'm digging old threads up, but the rumor is alpine is going to best buy and CC is getting eclipse

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    Originally posted by Big10Fan
    sorry if I'm digging old threads up, but the rumor is alpine is going to best buy and CC is getting eclipse
    Heh... i just signed up on retail worker and I assume you're the same Big10Fan there as well...

    I think my post on RW board makes a good point... of dumb people atleast knowing what alpine is... you say ecliipse and they say... "what?.... i'll take the panasonic instead"

    it's going downhillll from here... we even got a jensen indash lcd now....

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    Originally posted by swerve
    Heh... i just signed up on retail worker and I assume you're the same Big10Fan there as well...

    I think my post on RW board makes a good point... of dumb people atleast knowing what alpine is... you say ecliipse and they say... "what?.... i'll take the panasonic instead"

    it's going downhillll from here... we even got a jensen indash lcd now....
    yea man idiot consumers r killing retail, what I'd give to get employee discount on an eclipse h/u (btw ya same person :P, damn dude u see our discounts for polk? its insane)

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    Thats not the first time Ive heard that and its kind of got me wondering what Polk sales their stuff for wholesale. Sounddomain marked their MM6 down to $190. Which means they must be getting them for $150 at least. Is the mark up that much?!?

    Also, I dig Eclipse a lot too but until they start making their H/U's a little more attractive I probably continue buying Alpines.
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