10 Failed Electronics Retailers

CE Pro rounds up 10 failed electronics retailers throughout the years.

Steve Crowe

The economy has certainly done a number on many electronics companies.

But no struggles have been more documented than those of Circuit City and Tweeter, which both have begun liquidating and closing stores.

Tweeter is reportedly trying to save $12 million per year by also closing its distribution centers. Circuit City, the No. 2 electronics retailer in the nation, meanwhile, has received approval from the bankruptcy court that will enable it to continue running its business.

While the two big-box retailers are not yet out of business, many in the industry believe it’s only a matter of time before the companies are defunct.

But it’s not like we haven’t seen this before. Big-box retailers have been going out of business for decades. Whether it’s due to poor management, competition, tough times or even crazy advertisements, big-box chains will always come and go.

We wanted to stir up some fond (or not so fond) memories of defunct electronics retailers of years past.

While this certainly is only a partial list, we’ve rounded up our favorites from Federated to Crazy Eddie and The Good Guys.

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