Happy Turkey Day!

To all of our readers in the United States, I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. In these trying economic times, please take the time to remember those things for which you truly are thankful. In everyone’s life, no matter how dim things may seem, there are always things for which to be grateful. I hope you find those things in your own heart and mind, and take the time today to celebrate them.

If nothing else, at least most of us can be thankful that we won’t be dealing with the Black Friday crowds in a major metropolitan area (I will, regrettably, be dealing with Black Friday crowds, but not in an urban setting).

Circuit City Going Bankrupt?

Circuit City recently filed for bankruptcy. The electronics retail giant announced the other day that they will be closing 155 stores across the country. The company appears to remain hopeful, issuing the following statement on their Web site:

“We are pleased to have obtained court approval for our first day motions, a critical first step in Circuit City’s reorganization process,” said James A. Marcum, vice chairman and acting president and chief executive officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc. “These approvals will help position us for a more successful holiday selling season and allow us to operate our business and serve our valued guests without interruption as we work to emerge from Chapter 11 as quickly as possible.”

I guess the true test will be this holiday season. If Circuit City cannot keep up with BestBuy or online retailers like Amazon or Buy.com, they may be gone for good. It will be interesting to see what happens.