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If You Buy From CC, Don't Use Cash!

GymBrat98
02-23-2009, 05:10 PM
If you do, you're screwed!

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/18773672/index.html

PFC5
02-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Thanks for posting this.

I have not even gone there to look at anything, but if I did buy something I would open it up before buying to make sure it works. If they do not allow that before purchasing, then I would not buy it PERIOD!

They said the Natick, MA store wouldn't allow you to open it until AFTER you buy it. But if you buy it and then open it in the store they will likely not refund the money or give you a different set.

For me, it is not worth it for me to even bother checking anything out if I cannot power it on in the store.

newtodef
02-23-2009, 05:28 PM
I bought a 200 dollar monster surge protector for 80 bucks and a couple BD movies at 50% off but their prices are so high for tv's and recievers that it would be pretty foolish to buy from them.

GymBrat98
02-23-2009, 05:32 PM
Thanks for posting this.

I have not even gone there to look at anything, but if I did buy something I would open it up before buying to make sure it works. If they do not allow that before purchasing, then I would not buy it PERIOD!

They said the Natick, MA store wouldn't allow you to open it until AFTER you buy it. But if you buy it and then open it in the store they will likely not refund the money or give you a different set.

For me, it is not worth it for me to even bother checking anything out if I cannot power it on in the store.

You're welcome PFC5. Exactly, problem is that the bankruptcy laws supercede state law.
So what would have protected you, is now null, and void.
I'm with you, I would not buy there either. I didn't find their prices all that cheap either. At least the lady in the clip will get her money back.
The other thing is that CC is claiming the broken tv is under manufacturers warranty, and that's total BS.

PFC5
02-23-2009, 05:48 PM
You're welcome PFC5. Exactly, problem is that the bankruptcy laws supercede state law.
So what would have protected you, is now null, and void.
I'm with you, I would not buy there either. I didn't find their prices all that cheap either. At least the lady in the clip will get her money back.
The other thing is that CC is claiming the broken tv is under manufacturers warranty, and that's total BS.

We still do not know if the CC company will dredit her account. I suspect the CC company must comply with bankruptcy laws and would have to get approval by the trustee to refund the money and it will take a while for that to be sorted out so even with a CC used to pay it is not necessarily a slam dunk protection with a liquidation sale.

I agree it is BS about the warranty covering it as I doubt they will. It was a damaged set and not defective as was said in the video. I have a feeling (hope i am wrong) that those poor people are out the money they spent, which is WHY I would not buy anything that could have this type of problem there.

Posting this can raise awareness that these liquidators are NOT to be trusted to offer a product listed as new actually being new. I hate to see consumers screwed like this so your post is much appreciated.

GymBrat98
02-23-2009, 06:01 PM
We still do not know if the CC company will dredit her account. I suspect the CC company must comply with bankruptcy laws and would have to get approval by the trustee to refund the money and it will take a while for that to be sorted out so even with a CC used to pay it is not necessarily a slam dunk protection with a liquidation sale.

I agree it is BS about the warranty covering it as I doubt they will. It was a damaged set and not defective as was said in the video. I have a feeling (hope i am wrong) that those poor people are out the money they spent, which is WHY I would not buy anything that could have this type of problem there.

Posting this can raise awareness that these liquidators are NOT to be trusted to offer a product listed as new actually being new. I hate to see consumers screwed like this so your post is much appreciated.

Yanno, I did not even think of that. I bet you're right, she is screwed. I guess the moral of the story is to stay away from big ticket items, like tv's when it comes to liquidation sales.

I know it is PFC5, and ty for saying that.:yippee::banana:

RandyWalters
02-23-2009, 07:35 PM
If You Buy From CC, Don't Use Cash!I stopped in CC yesterday for the heck of it after going to the Home Depot across the street. They had signs near the entrance that they're only accepting cash payments. Now i know why!

The "slashed sale prices" they had on their Panasonic TVs were the same or higher than the regular prices at the BB across the street (i went in there to see the new TC-P50X1).

GymBrat98
02-23-2009, 07:59 PM
I stopped in CC yesterday for the heck of it after going to the Home Depot across the street. They had signs near the entrance that they're only accepting cash payments. Now i know why!

The "slashed sale prices" they had on their Panasonic TVs were the same or higher than the regular prices at the BB across the street (i went in there to see the new TC-P50X1).


OMG, that's so wrong of them. How did the TC-P50X1 look Randy?

RandyWalters
02-23-2009, 08:09 PM
OMG, that's so wrong of them. How did the TC-P50X1 look Randy?It looked like crap, but it had to be the feed or the settings because there's no way Panasonic could make this new TV perform this poorly when my bro-in-law's PX80U looks so good. It was almost unwatchable so i know there was something wrong with the feed, or they intentionally had it set up to look horrible. The salesman said they don't have access to the remotes so i told him "then i'm not going to buy a TV from you" and walked away.

Of course, they had it next to a Samsung 850 series LCD that actually looked pretty good, except for an odd halo effect surrounding any text that came up on the screen. They also had a Kuro 5020FD that was set very dim so that it looked very dull, and i know from experience that this TV is anything but dull. Friggin scamming BB.

flyfish99
02-23-2009, 08:27 PM
What part of "All sales final - no returns" do people not understand? And in this case, I don't think purchasing with a credit card is any protection. A lot probably depends on the individual store. When CompUSA liquidated, I purchased a projector there. The salesman had been a supervisor at that store, and was retained by the liquidator. Instead of giving me a box from the front of the store, he went to the back and brought one out. He then opened the box in my presence, checked to make sure everything was there, and plugged it in. He didn't have a media source to connect to it, but at least he demonstrated that it fired up properly under power. He also went into great detail about the mfgr warranty.

I never would have purchased it if I couldn't have opened the box and plugged it in.

GymBrat98
02-23-2009, 09:25 PM
It looked like crap, but it had to be the feed or the settings because there's no way Panasonic could make this new TV perform this poorly when my bro-in-law's PX80U looks so good. It was almost unwatchable so i know there was something wrong with the feed, or they intentionally had it set up to look horrible. The salesman said they don't have access to the remotes so i told him "then i'm not going to buy a TV from you" and walked away.

Of course, they had it next to a Samsung 850 series LCD that actually looked pretty good, except for an odd halo effect surrounding any text that came up on the screen. They also had a Kuro 5020FD that was set very dim so that it looked very dull, and i know from experience that this TV is anything but dull. Friggin scamming BB.


You'd think they would have the displays lookin tight, instead of chity, but thats CC I guess. I'm gonna go over to BB tomorrow, and check it out. I'm not in the market to buy one, I just like looking at new chit, lol.:banana:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm49/LIovemykittez/untitled.jpg

Daffypuck
02-23-2009, 10:14 PM
If that had happened to me, I promise you, I would walk in, pick up a tv and walk right out. Also, If she paid $110 for that tv (looked to be a 40", she got ripped anyways.

PFC5
02-24-2009, 12:48 AM
You mean $1100.00 not $110.00 right?

But judging from the broken screen & frame condition you would be right about even paying $110.00 too. :D

erict
02-25-2009, 07:29 AM
CC stores must be closing at different times. The store by my work has been closed for two weeks now.

pjc
02-25-2009, 11:10 AM
here's another, though this guy is only out $7.50

http://kotaku.com/5158829/tales-of-horror-from-the-circuit-city-liquidation