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Old 12-08-2007, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'm sure many have heard this, but CompUSA will shutter all 103 of its stores after Christmas.

CompUSA to close all of its 103 stores after holidays - Dec. 7, 2007 (broken link)

While CompUSA wasn't perfect, this is sad to see because CompUSA's focus was much broader covering low-end and high-end computer users while other stores like Best Buy and Circuit City tend to focus solely on the low-end. This will leave a dark void in mid-sized metros avoided by chains like Fry's and Microcenter. What does everybody think? Will you miss CompUSA or are you glad its gone?
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I never really used CompUSA for computer shopping with the exception of the early 90s. However, I will miss buying software and cables from them!
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I found that CompUSA didn't have much of what I was looking for whenever I went there. Eventually, they started to carry the things I wanted, but their prices weren't really that great. The only area where they really beat the competition was in their selection of software.

I have found that Frys, Best Buy, PC Club and NewEgg have supplied me with most of what I need in the way of hardware. Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot, and Amazon have been the places I've gone for Windows software recently. If I'm looking for Linux software (mainly new distributions), I go to online sources like LinuxCentral or OSdisc because the stores don't carry much at all in the way of Linux applications or distributions these days. A lot of Linux programs can also be freely downloaded over the internet.

I'll be a little sad to see CompUSA go, but to tell the truth, I haven't been in any of their stores in several years.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I'm sad to see it go since a good friend of mine works at the corporate HQ here in Dallas and I'm worried for her, but I'm not sad to see the stores themselves go because I never shopped there anyway.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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You can still buy there, they are going strictly online I heard. The store here closed a year ago.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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CompUSA was a horrible store. The employees had zero knowledge and offered terrible customer service. Late in the game they tried to become a consumer electronics company. Here in CA, we have Fry's, which is much more popular.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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I did like the fact that they sold Mac stuff. As we are mac people.

But now best buy is in on that game as well as the mac store. And microcenter here has mac stuff.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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I'm sure many have heard this, but CompUSA will shutter all 103 of its stores after Christmas.

CompUSA to close all of its 103 stores after holidays - Dec. 7, 2007 (broken link)

While CompUSA wasn't perfect, this is sad to see because CompUSA's focus was much broader covering low-end and high-end computer users while other stores like Best Buy and Circuit City tend to focus solely on the low-end. This will leave a dark void in mid-sized metros avoided by chains like Fry's and Microcenter. What does everybody think? Will you miss CompUSA or are you glad its gone?
Really, I hadn't heard about it.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: ¬°Ninguno de su negocio!
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I knew this would happen soon, they just closed the store near me in Cleveland this past summer. Oh well, there's always Cuircit City and Best Buy.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:52 AM
 
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Just 21 brick-and-mortar MicroCenter locations nationwide, and one of 'em is right here on the North Side of Chicago, 10 min from my apartment. I neither had nor have a reason to go to CompUSA.
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