On the one hand, it's great to have a positive cyclical swing at your back when you're trying to turn your business around. On the other hand, sometimes that can confuse real improvement with simply "going along for the ride." It remains to be seen whether CircuitCity
For now, though, flat-panel TVs and digital audio products like Apple's
There seem to be two main lines to Circuit City's self-improvement plans; I like one, but I'm not sure about the other. The first involves investments into the operating platform itself -- projects like improving in-stock position and inventory control. It takes an up-front investment, but one need only look at Wal-Mart
The second line, service offerings, seems more dubious. Best Buy
In the meantime, demand for high-tech TVs and such will eventually slow -- whether that's due to saturation, interest rates, economic conditions, or what have you. And maybe the folks at Sony
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