Circuit City employees are dumber than their corporation.

A few weeks ago, CC put out a coupon for $40 off any purchase over $199. It was heavily linked to on the ‘Net, of course, apparently highly in the console gaming arena. Lots of folks used it to get their Wii. CC quickly amended the coupon and added bunches of exclusions. It was still too heavily used for their liking, and sometime this week they canceled the coupon entirely. The note on the website says “We’re sorry we’re idiots, but this promotion has ended”.

Fortunately I already had a copy of the coupon, which has a expiration date of 3/31. After CC canceled the coupon, the original places that had linked to it were full of hateful comments about how stupid CC was. You’d think if CC was going to get bad press like that, they would bother to inform their stores they had canceled it. They did invalidate the coupon in the system, but apparently their systems suck so bad that perfectly valid coupons are rejected all the time.

To make a short story long, I finally got the Canon PowerShot A630 that I’ve been eyeballing for a while. Between the coupon and a price match from their own web site it only cost a little more than the cheapest online price, except I got my grubby little hands on it immediately.