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Unread 04-12-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Talking Really missing those impulse buys - Help me out!

So I moved here in October and despite the fact that I live in the middle of that pretentious shopping utopia known as Uptown, this nerd can't purchase the trinkets her heart desires.

How can you all live without a Fry's or a Microcenter? I see your excitement at the announcements of more chains being built near me but nobody seems to care about the fact that I can't just run out and pick up a 25 foot ethernet cable or a new SCSI controller on a whim. It's a tragedy and nobody is paying attention. Is there some secret super center of all things computer related that maybe I don't know about?

If you have any pull in this matter, please tell TIIC to just say no to the mega-Target and give me a Fry's instead

On an unrelated note, it's been six months now at the Landmark and I still haven't seen a swat team at the Warren. People over there do seem to jaywalk a lot. Pretty scary.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Old Town
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Not the size of Fry's or Microcenter but they do have a good selection of PC parts and accessories. Been around for a very long time.

PC Magic Pro - Home
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Unread 04-13-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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If you're interested in the nuts and bolts end of Fry's selection, check out Electronic Parts Co. (Menaul & Rhode Island NE) or Walker (moved recently to Menaul & Princeton NE). I much prefer the former, as I can recall mentioning to co-workers "the next time I talk about going to Walker, please hit me in the head to help me avoid the aggravation".

An oft-overlooked area of SCSI cards, cables, and single-board computers is the local equipment auction (auctionsouthwest.com). I believe they're having one as I'm typing this. Chances are if you see any used computer parts on eBay shipping out of this area, 90+% of it came from these auctions. If you want something specific, you won't find it until the month after you buy it somewhere else; but there are some good deals to be had on occasion if you're willing to commit the time and money and take the risk.

Fry's Electronics (gotta mention the word electronics or else people will think you mean the Arizona Kroger chain) is on my top 3 chain stores I'd like to see here, even with all these alternatives.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Nuevo México
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So I moved here in October and despite the fact that I live in the middle of that pretentious shopping utopia known as Uptown, this nerd can't purchase the trinkets her heart desires.

How can you all live without a Fry's or a Microcenter? I see your excitement at the announcements of more chains being built near me but nobody seems to care about the fact that I can't just run out and pick up a 25 foot ethernet cable or a new SCSI controller on a whim. It's a tragedy and nobody is paying attention. Is there some secret super center of all things computer related that maybe I don't know about?

If you have any pull in this matter, please tell TIIC to just say no to the mega-Target and give me a Fry's instead

On an unrelated note, it's been six months now at the Landmark and I still haven't seen a swat team at the Warren. People over there do seem to jaywalk a lot. Pretty scary.
Oh, are you the girl from Ohio that posted a while ago? I think I may have recommended the Landmark. How do you like it so far? I guess you're on the south-facing side.

I was just visiting a friend at the Landmark the other day.... and you're right about the jaywalkers, there was a hunched-over old man slowly trying to cross Indian School one tiny step at a time. He was in the middle of the street as I carefully drove past, but thought all it would take is one person who can't "W82text" for him to go >splat<.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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An oft-overlooked area of SCSI cards, cables, and single-board computers is the local equipment auction (auctionsouthwest.com). I believe they're having one as I'm typing this. Chances are if you see any used computer parts on eBay shipping out of this area, 90+% of it came from these auctions. If you want something specific, you won't find it until the month after you buy it somewhere else; but there are some good deals to be had on occasion if you're willing to commit the time and money and take the risk.
It is happening right now and I am bidding
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Unread 04-15-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I agree. There are not enough specialty lumberyards around either. What if I just want to grab some 1/8x12 quartersawn walnut?
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Unread 04-15-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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I agree. There are not enough specialty lumberyards around either. What if I just want to grab some 1/8x12 quartersawn walnut?
Doesn't Alb Hardwood have they?
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Unread 04-16-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Great recommendations! I'm happy to have any non-bestbuy option. Microcenter/Frys has a lot of space burned with non computer stuff so size doesn't matter so much in this case. I did notice that place on Menaul and need to check it out. I mostly buy online but I'm used to having a local choice if I need something quick or just feel like wandering the aisles.

Yes Aries63, you recommended the Landmark to me before I moved here from Cincy and I thank you for it. I love it here. I'm on the SE corner and both bedrooms face east so the views are nice. The tenants are pretty much as you described, most much older with a random scattering of other ages. The neighborhood is really safe and walkable with a ton of choices for restaurants and shopping for the regular folks. The balcony is huge and the rooms are spacious and well lit. Only reason I can see moving is I would like to have a dog and you can't have anything but cats here. I think it'll be hard to find some place I like this much.

Thanks all for the recommendations.
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