First off, Circuit City's demise was not due to consumers shopping at Best Buy and Walmart.. Even if it was true, maybe the corporate heads should have at least figured out why people were shopping there to begin with.. As a consumer, I go where the cheapest price is and in most cases, for me, its usually found somewhere on the internet.. I get savings from the purchase price, free shipping and no sales tax..
The cause is the same reason financial instituations and other corporations are either closed or on the brink of closing; the economy.. You either have no money or less money to spend these days so people cannot justify making the purchase anymore.. This applies to Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, PC Richards etc..
Im sorry your losing your job, but dont blame the consumer on this.. If the economny was not in the condition its in today, you wouldnt be in this mess.. But your not alone, take a look around and you can see others losing their jobs also.. No ones job is safe nowadays, Im sure Best Buy and other retailers are feeling the pinch too and they could in effect bite the dust also..