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Old 07-25-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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From this past weekends newspaper I read that HHGregg will open their first triangle store in North Raleigh in the Triangle Towne Center District in the shopping center with the soon to be remoded K-mart. This will be the first of several as of yet undisclosed locations for the retailer.

Ive been to this chain several times in the past and love it.They have the biggest selection of LCD's and HDTV's ever! The closest store currently is in Charlotte and suprisingly Fayettevilles store will open in a couple of months.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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They will be next to Circuit City and across from Best Buy. I live about 2 blocks from there.

Might be some furious competition.

The Kmart's a total write-off. Makes Walmart look like saks Fifth Avenue.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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FYI, they're in the process of building one in the area I live as well. It's going up at Alexander place in Brier Creek behind the Charleston Homes development. If I had to guess I'd say it'd be done late Sept. early Oct.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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I just saw the "Grand Opening" sign this morning. I've never been to a HHGREGG Electronics store so it will be interesting to check it out.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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yes, this store is now open in Brier Creek, in the same plaza as SuperWalmart & Kohls...I will have to check it out...


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FYI, they're in the process of building one in the area I live as well. It's going up at Alexander place in Brier Creek behind the Charleston Homes development. If I had to guess I'd say it'd be done late Sept. early Oct.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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I've been to the Brier Creek location a couple of times. There's a huge selection of televisions and a large selection of appliances and the other items you'd expect. Lots of employees around. However, the checkout experience was dreadfully slow.

You pay at a central desk in the middle of the store and I only saw two people handling transactions. It's PC-based instead of cash register-based so its slower. (scan, type, ask you your zip code, complete transaction, print receipt, rip perforations off the recepit, separate the copies, etc.)

I believe you may be able to pay in the individual departments, but I didn't see any signage indicating that.

Can't say if the prices are competitive for popular items like TVs -- I haven't compared recently-- but they did seem to have some good grand opening specials on things like DVD players and small appliances. I'd have no quams about shopping there again.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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It's PC-based instead of cash register-based so its slower. (scan, type, ask you your zip code, complete transaction, print receipt, rip perforations off the recepit, separate the copies, etc.)
Actually most cash registers these days are "PC-based". Even the U-Scan self-service machines have a Windows XP/2000 running inside it. From what you say what is not very efficient is the store software running on their PCs.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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I guess I should have further defined PC-based to mean... an actual PC. It was a lot more involved than scanning the bar code and hitting the sub-total key.

I'll cut the cashiers some slack as they learn what might be a new system to them, but the check-out experience struck me as a lot slower than Best Buy, for example.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Between a nook-a-ler reactor and a dump, North Cackalacky
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Guess I'll dissent here. The HHGregg stores we went to in Ohio were nasty and the staff reminded me of slimy used car people. Granted, that was 2 yrs ago and just 2-3 stores..........
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Creedmoor
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Best Buy is way better than HHGreg. HHGreg stores are not that appealing - and since there prices are no better, even higher in some cases I'll keep shopping at Best Buy. And why would you want to go to an electronics store to buy a mattress? Or go to an electronics store that sells mattresses??
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