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Old 06-20-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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Now that CompUSA has closed half of its retail stores (all of them in NY are gone), where do you shop for computers, accessories, and software? CompUSA had by far the best selection of everything, especially software.

Buying software online is one thing (I'm an Amazon addict) but when hardware-shopping I like to SEE before I buy.

Where do you go?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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TigerDirect.com Super Buys - Computer Parts, PC Components, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Notebooks is a safe bet. Since i came to the US I have not bought hardware or software in an actualy shop, I bought it all at Tiger Direct. I did go to a couple of stores in Amarillo and Albuquerque but go the "duh" look from the guys at the shop so I cant stand talking to clueless people about what I need. Especially when theyre selling Vista machines with 512Ram telling customers itll be great.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The Apple Store!
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:34 AM
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Location: Central Connecticut
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I've looked at Best Buy and Circuit City, but online is okay too, (ebay or tigerdirect.com).
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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The Apple Store and Fry's
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I buy from the Apple Store and recently purchased some stuff at

JR.com: J&R Music and Computer World - Audio, Video, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, TV, DVD, iPods, Networking, Satellite, GPS, MP3, Notebooks, Apple

If you are in the NYC area JR is a great place to visit, look around and compare products. They also seem to have a terrific service department online and they more than satisfied my needs over the phone and beat their competitors by more than 20%.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Newegg.com is another option. Has some GREAT deals.

Frys.com

You can still do CompUSA.com

CDW.com

Then there is always local shops. Or the computer shows. I know some of the large metro areas have computer shows about once a month. Be careful there tho.

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but go the "duh" look from the guys at the shop so I cant stand talking to clueless people about what I need. Especially when theyre selling Vista machines with 512Ram telling customers itll be great.
I call that the RCA dog look, LOL Even M$ recommends a gig and we all know that truly isn't enough, 2 gigs is more like it. Liz
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I do miss the CompUSA store that was close to my house..

I've also gone to Fry's Electronics, and that's where I go now. I don't care for Best Buy too much.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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compUSA is tiger direct.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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compUSA is tiger direct.

Good job responding to a post from 2007 with a piece of information which was not true in 2007.
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