Circuit City Makes Shopping Easy This Holiday Season

Circuit City Makes Shopping Easy This Holiday Season

Consumer Electronics High on 2005 Wish Lists


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Richmond, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 21, 2005–Consumer Electronics are among the most-wanted items for holiday gifts this season, according to a national survey commissioned by Circuit City. More than 4,200 men and women responded to the holiday survey. Flat panel TVs, digital cameras, MP3 players, DVDs and CDs are among the top items on the tech gift wish list. Thirty-one percent of respondents stated they would like to receive a flat panel TV this season, 17 percent want a digital camera, and 13 percent wanted DVDs and CDs. In addition, 78 percent of respondents said their interest in MP3 players is growing and heightened interest in this product is seen across all adult age groups.

The Circuit City survey also revealed that most people love the holidays, but would like to reduce the shopping stress that often accompanies the season. Fifty-seven percent said they would prefer to spend less time shopping, and more time with family, friends and loved ones.

This holiday season, Circuit City is making it easy for Hispanic shoppers to find those memorable gifts for their loved ones. At select Circuit City stores in areas with a large Hispanic population, bilingual signage makes it easy to locate the items, easing shopping and helping to reduce holiday stress. Additionally, bilingual sales associates and call center representatives can help customers narrow down their choices from among the different items to find that perfect gift for loved ones. Circuit City also offers convenient shipping in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and can also ship gifts to people serving in the U.S. military services at APO/FPO addresses.

Circuit City, a leading national consumer electronics retailer, offers the following list of “hot for the holidays” items:

Flat Panel TVs

Flat panel TVs produces dramatic digital pictures in décor-friendly sets. Add price declines of around 30 percent in the past year and you have one hot product category. Flat panel TVs come in two formats, LCD and plasma, and a wide range of sizes. Price ranges from $299 to $3,999.

MP3 Players

The popularity of these digital players is skyrocketing, especially as sleek new designs are rolled out. The ability to show photos and video files has increased the momentum. Circuit City stores carry an average of 30 different portable digital players from brands like Apple, Creative Labs, SanDisk, iRiver, Samsung, and Sony. Prices starting at $69.99.

Digital Cameras

Millions of families now own digital cameras and many households are ready to upgrade to higher quality cameras. The new generation of digital cameras not only offers better picture resolution, compact size or longer zoom for the money…some models also have exciting new features, such as the ability to send images wirelessly without a computer. Most Circuit City stores feature an assortment of 40 digital cameras, starting at $109.99.

Mobile Electronics

The popularity of digital satellite radio is growing fast as more and more people learn they can enjoy over a hundred channels of crystal clear, commercial-free broadcasting coast-to-coast. Circuit City carries equipment for both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio services. Prices start at $99 (after $50 mail-in rebate).

Video Games

The news for video gamers this holiday season will be the launch of Microsoft’s next generation Xbox(TM) 360 on November 22. (Sony’s PlayStation(R) 3 and Nintendo Revolution will roll out in 2006). Xbox(TM) 360 is the first of a new series of consoles that promise to revolutionize video gaming, offering stunning high definition game play and the ability to play all of your movies, music and images stored on a Media Center PC in the comfort of your living room. Circuit City stores carry video game hardware from all the major manufacturers: Sony PlayStation(R) and PlayStation(R) Portable, Microsoft Xbox(TM), Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R), and Nintendo DS Game System.

Movies & Music

Circuit City stores carry a comprehensive selection of the hottest new movie and music titles, with an even deeper selection at circuitcity.com. New movies included: Batman Begins, Polar Express, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Madagascar, Herbie: Fully Loaded, House of Wax, Bewitched, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Music:

Although release dates are subject to change, new CD holiday releases are expected from your favorite Latin artists such as Shakira, Don Omar, Ricardo Arjona and Santana.

Gadgets and Toys:

Circuit City carries a variety of gadgets, from clocks to heated travel mugs to robotic vacuum cleaners, and children’s electronics. Some of the hot gadgets and toys this season include: CentriosTM Digital Clock with Thermometer, Precision Micro Digital Camera and Scene It?(R) The DVD Game(TM) Harry Potter(TM) Pack. Many of these items are under $25 and make great gifts or stocking-stuffers.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics. The domestic segment operates through 625 Superstores and five mall-based stores in 157 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through more than 930 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at http://www.circuitcity.com and http://www.thesourcecc.ca.

Circuit City Makes Shopping Easy This Holiday Season