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Rivals try to profit at Circuit City’s expense


ccityCircuit City’s competitors are trying to capitalize on the retailer’s store closures by wooing its customers.

Regional chain hhgregg is accepting Circuit City gift cards for purchases of electronics, appliances and mattresses at its stores. The Circuit City gift card value, when verified, will be good toward up to 20 percent of the hhgregg purchase price.

Hhgregg launched the promotion before the Thanksgiving Day holiday but said on Tuesday that it was being extended through Super Bowl Sunday weekend, which ends Feb. 1.

hhgregg2“We are continuing this promotion as a way to demonstrate hhgregg’s superior customer service and to assist those who may be impacted by other retailer’s store closures,” hhgregg marketing Vice President Jeff Pearson said in a statement.