The Virgin Megastore is following Circuit City into the abyss, with the chain's US retail stores in the process of closing down. Similar to Circuit City's infamous liquidation sales, Virgin is currently offering its wares at "up to 30-percent off," according to the copious signage spotting outside Virgin's Union Square location in New York.
Ironically, that Virgin Megastore sits on exactly the same block as the Circuit City store we visited in January, and the two liquidation sales are also very similar, judging from what we found this week.
The actual signs and policies are nearly identical to the ones found at Circuit City, and the discounts offered are equally uninspired. Most items, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and games, were still listed at 10 or 20-percent off MSRP, which means you're likely to find a better deal at Amazon.
The Virgin Megastore always had a decent consumer electronics section, but the deals there were in the 5-10-percent range, and we spotted a few iPods and Apple TV units (at 5-percent off), a non-HD Creative Vado video camera, several Sony digital photo frames, lots of Rock Band instrument kits, and a JBL Soundstage iPod speaker system.
Check out our gallery of surreptitiously snagged in-store spy shots below for details on what we found, plus price comparisons on specific deals.
[Previously: Spying on the Circuit City liquidation sale]