Circuit City Launches Fall Football Blitz; Dan Marino to Headline Sept. 16 Live Web Forum

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Retailer also kicks off offers for new TV installation and picture quality guarantees, TV recycling and DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ promotion.

I'm looking forward to meeting fans at circuitcity.com

Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE: CC) announced today that Pro football legend Dan Marino will participate in an exclusive LIVE Circuit City online forum with fans on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET. The live event can be accessed at http://www.circuitcity.com/live, and the site is active now for fans who wish to post questions or comments prior to Marino's appearance.

"We're thrilled to welcome Dan to our online community and know that visitors to our Web site will be excited to interact with one of the towering figures in sports," said Brian S. Bradley, Circuit City's senior vice president - multi-channel. "Offering direct access to leaders in sports, entertainment and technology is an important part of our effort to engage consumers in a whole new way. Our goal is for circuitcity.com is to continue our leadership position as a vibrant and welcome online destination for consumers."

"I'm looking forward to meeting fans at circuitcity.com," said Marino. "With the new season getting underway, this is a great time to share our love of the game and compare notes."

The Web forum is just one of several exciting elements of Circuit City's "live the game" fall football promotion in stores and online.

Fantasy Football Video Contest:
Circuit City is teaming with YouTube™ to offer armchair quarterbacks a chance to "Join the Squad" of FANalysts who live and breathe football online. The best and brightest in the Fantasy Football world are invited to submit their audition videos to become the next star online sports personality.

TV Recycling and Professional Installation Guarantee:
Circuit City is taking the worry out of disposing of old TVs. When Circuit City delivers your newly purchased set, associates will offer to haul away your old TV for proper recycling. And, for customers who opt for professional installation services, Circuit City's firedog(SM) home theater installers guarantee appointment availability within two days. Plus, workmanship of firedoghome theater installations is guaranteed for life.

Picture Promise:
With the purchase of Circuit City Advantage Protection Plan on TVs, customers also now receive the benefits of Picture Promise. Under Picture Promise, if the customer is unhappy with the quality of TV picture after setup, Circuit City will help trouble-shoot issues over the phone and if necessary, a firedog technician will be dispatched to resolve the problem in-home.

DIRECTV Offer:
Now through October 4, 2008, customers who purchase an HDTV, home audio or PC $499 or higher and order new DIRECTV service with HD Access through Circuit City will receive DIRECTV's 2008 NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ compliments of Circuit City.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ -- only on DIRECTV brings you the most NFL games available anywhere.
For all offers above, see store for details.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Circuit City Stores, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 705 Superstores and 9 outlet locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through approximately 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at http://www.circuitcity.com, http://www.thesource.ca and http://www.firedog.com.

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