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Old 12-17-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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I'd actually would not mind WalMart closing instead, but that is a whole different story.

Local CompUSA here already has a 20% off signs almost on everything.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Somehow I do not see Fry's fearing Wal-Mart.

Besides; not all of the latter even have much of a computer parts selection as it is.......
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I'd actually would not mind WalMart closing instead, but that is a whole different story.

Local CompUSA here already has a 20% off signs almost on everything.
I basically do not support Wal-Mart for anything.

Target tends to get my nod for towels, etc. and Albertsons receives my grocery dollar
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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I basically do not support Wal-Mart for anything.

Target tends to get my nod for towels, etc. and Albertsons receives my grocery dollar
That’s what I do here. Target over wall mart and Albertsons and King Soopers for groceries.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I'd actually would not mind WalMart closing instead, but that is a whole different story.

Local CompUSA here already has a 20% off signs almost on everything.
im just waiting untill they go to 30-40% then i am going in to snag a few things before they are gone forever
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I only DREAM of a Frys, that is ONE more thing I miss from Texas.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Sad day...I have been shopping at CompUSA for years...well unless I lived near a Fry's.
You should have shopped online; CompUSA is a rip-off and its employees usually don't know what they're talking about. It's a company that deserves to go bust, and I say this even as my best friend is losing her job at CompUSA corporate HQ. She agrees with me.
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I buy lots of things from Wal*Mart simply because it is close and cheap. The nearest Frys to me is 2 counties over in Gwinnett County. I am buying a laptop from Wal*Mart for my daughter soon. I do not, however, buy groceries there. We still go to Kroger for those.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You should have shopped online; CompUSA is a rip-off and its employees usually don't know what they're talking about. It's a company that deserves to go bust, and I say this even as my best friend is losing her job at CompUSA corporate HQ. She agrees with me.
I hate shopping online...I write code for a living (10-12 hours a day) so sitting at a computer + shopping = boring. Sometimes if it is a really good deal, I will though.

I was shopping at CompUSA in the 90's before the whole online bust, plus I just liked going to CompUSA during lunch because I am a tech geek. Oh well, it was good while it lasted, economies evolve right?

The Fry's model is best of breed IMO, they have everything and a very knowledge staff. My wife and I can literally stay there for like 3-4 hours.

My question is how in the world has Circuit City stayed alive?

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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I'm sad...but not really surprised.

I worked at one CompUSA up in Pennsylvania back in 2001. Back then they had a lot of things going; like training programs for employees and customers, a decent selection of brands of computers (including Apple) and all the stuff to go with it (like computer books, printers, supplies). Also...I saved a pretty penny using my employee discount (we got things at cost....loved buying cables -- I could get a $30 printer cable for $7 or somthing).
Thats just it, who wants to spend $30 on a printer cable at COMPUSA when you can get one online for $12?

I just bought four gig nework cables online, total cost for all of them, including postage, $5.. At Compusa I couldnt get one for twice that amount.
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