Circuit City liquidation sales begin as early as today, January 17, 2009, and will last as long as it takes to sell through the merchandise at each of the stores.

Bankrupt Circuit City Stores Inc. said Friday it was closing its 567 U.S. electronics stores and leaving its 34,000 employees jobless as the nation's employment picture grows bleaker.

When closing sales begin on or around January 17, 2009, all sales will be final and we expect the sales to wrap up by the end of March 2009.