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Gabowitz Declares Bankruptcy

The electronics retailer declared bankruptcy at the beginning of August.

After decades in East Brunswick, has closed.

According to a notice on the front door, the store filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on Aug. 2 and a meeting with creditors is scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Clarkson S. Fisher Federal Courthouse in Trenton.

An East Brunswick institution since 1934, Gabowitz TV & Appliance carried televisions and home appliances in the latest styles and brands, including Panasonic, Whirlpool and GE. The store provides free local delivery and removal as well as complete installation services. Customers can finance their purchases at zero percent interest for one year.

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TheBigB February 04, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Paul - I don't know how they're doing, but I can personally attest to the fact that owner Mark Berkowitz is a straight-up, no B.S. guy. I went to school with Mark, and he wasn't even one of my drinking buddies in the old days. BTW → Tell Mark that "THE BIG B." sent you, he'll know who I am.
Facach February 09, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Gabowitz has been selling ship shod , seconds, damaged goods to an unknowing customer for years. I am so glad to hear they are out of business and hope they get the same misery that they've given others over the years .
Hondagurl June 07, 2013 at 11:32 PM
doesn't surprise me. he booted Zippos out of there for the spot. Now Zippos is further down rt 18. Gabowitz never had anything in stock. prices high too. figure home depot and Lowes brought him down too. My dad knew Gabowitz when he was on the East Side.
John Romano June 10, 2013 at 12:23 AM
....what I wish for ...is that on the weather / forecast update channel on Comcast (channel 101)...that they would take the Gabowitz advertisement "crawl" off the bottom of the screen telling us what a wonderful mecca of appliances it is ...since they've been out of business for several months.!!!!
Bill Holobowski January 24, 2014 at 04:30 PM
I'm not in the area much, but drove by about a week ago and was curious what happened, but based on my own experience the closure does not surprise me in the least. We spent A LOT of money there for a kitchen upgrade a few years back, on the advice of a designer that used them regularly to buy appliances. Our experience was, shall we say, less than stellar - scratched cook-top and a refrigerator that they sold us and had promised was available, but took months for us to learn (through a call to the manufacturer) that the product hadn't been made in 2+ years. The whole fridge experience took months to play out and was a headache, and I rarely get testy with people but got to the point of threatening Gabowitz with legal action if they did not act appropriately. After that, I vowed to never recommend those guys, but now the point is moot. The young salesman Mike that we dealt with was pleasant, but otherwise, I'm not surprised they're out of business.

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