Herein lies the problem. People who have never worked retail don't understand how it works. I worked at CircuitCity for a little while, and it was generally enjoyable. I liked my managers and co-workers, and it was nice selling stuff I knew about (computers). We weren't on commission, but I was still occasionally annoyed with the constant little pushes from the managers to sell more 'protection plans' and Firedog services. But that is somewhat understandable, since they are a couple of the few things that they actually make a profit on, since they have to see actually computers pretty much at-price, or even at a loss, to compete with online stores, and even BestBuy/Walmart. Every day I came in, I am all of my fellow sales associates did our best to greet every customer, and help them out. I think our store had excellent customer service... But do you know what drove me to quit working there? The customers. You. There were plenty of customers that came into the store to do some shopping, and sure enough, I and them had a perfectly enjoyable experience. But then there are the customers that come in looking for a hard time, and sure enough, they get a hard time, and so do the sales associates.
On the subject of the liquidation prices... Ofcourse they weren't giving everything away on the first day. They are still in the business of making money up through the last day they will be open. The liquidation prices have nothing to do with the old CircuitCity prices. That 10% is off the MSRP... And most stores sell things like computers and TVs at way below MSRP already, so ofcourse the first days of the liquidation werent going to have the best deals. As long as someone will buy it, they aren't going to lower the price, which is why they progressively raised the % off over the course of the liquidation, to something like 80% off most things on the last day for the store near me. But ofcourse the store was picked clean of anything actually useful by that point. Though I did manage a couple open HDMI cables that had been used on displays for $2 each.