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Posted: April 10, 2017

hhgregg to close all stores

An hhgregg electronic and appliance retailer store is seen on March 2, 2017 in Miami, Florida
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An hhgregg electronic and appliance retailer store is seen on March 2, 2017 in Miami, Florida

By Mitchell Northam, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If you’re looking to buy a dishwasher at a discounted price, you might be able to find one at hhgregg, as long as you get there before the end of May.

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The going-out-of-business sales have begun for the 62-year-old electronics and appliances retailer.

On Friday, April 7 -- about a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy -- hhgregg announced that it will close all 220 of its stores by the end of May, affecting about 5,000 jobs across the U.S.

"While we had discussions with more than 50 private equity firms, strategic buyers and other investors, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our plan to secure a viable buyer of the business on a going-concern basis within the expedited timeline set by our creditors,” hhgregg CEO Bob Riesbeck said in a statement.

Shoppers have just a few weeks to use gift cards at hhgregg. The IndyStar reports that hhregg is limiting refunds on items bought before March 6 to $2,850.

Hhgregg is one of many retailers closing stores within the first half of 2017. Bebe and Wet Seal announced closings of all stores nationwide. News that Payless ShoeSource had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy surfaced last week. Earlier this year, J.C. Penney announced it would close more than 100 stores across the county. 

>> Related: Macy’s, Kmart, JCPenney: More retailers closing brick-and-mortar stores

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