Final days of hh gregg: A sad lunar landscape

Don't Waste Your Money
Posted at 10:54 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 18:53:17-04

It looked like moving out day at the Florence, Kentucky hh gregg store this week, as customers loaded up some of the last refrigerators and washing machines from the store's liquidation sale.

Colin Enzinger snagged a Samsung French Door fridge, originally $1,800, for just a few hundred dollars.

"It's got a few dents and stuff, but it's fine for 85 percent off," he said.    

Others, though, were not so lucky.

"Scrap. There's nothing but scrap in there," Bob Elliot said, disappointed as he walked back to his car.

The final days

The once bustling electronics and appliance retailer is now in the final days of its liquidation sale, as it closes all 200 store in 19 states.

Indeed, when we went in to check out the advertised 60 percent to 90 percent off sale, we found what looked like a post-war or lunar landscape. 

You could film part of the next Mad Max movie inside.

Only a few scratch and dent appliances remained. Some were so badly damaged they looked like they fell off a truck on I-75.

The HDTV section was completely cleared out.

We spotted a TV table for $29 while a random twin mattress was sitting on the floor marked at 70 percent off. Just hope the buyer didn't need a box spring to go with it.

The liquidation sale at hh ggregg lasts until items run out, which could be any day now.

Customers reminisce about what used to be

Sadly, at this point, you are pretty much down to store fixtures and remaining broken and dented items for sale.

It all left some customers almost emotional about what used to be.

"It's heartbreaking to see them go out of business, one after another, but what are you going to do?" Bob Elliott said.

He says he had been a regular customer her over the years, buying several TV's and kitchen appliances.  He liked the way they always felt like a local, family-owned store.

But in today's brutal retail environment, where only the big survive, more and more regional brick and mortar stores like hh gregg are going under, selling everything but the lights and the manager's desk chair.

Oh, they're selling the chair too. It was marked at 85 percent off.

As always, don't waste your money.


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