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Circuit City has already announced earlier this year that it plans to close a number of its stores in the US and Canada, and now CompUSA is next on the list – only in a more serious way. The company intends to close 126 of its stores altogether, which will leave only 109 stores in the USA and Puerto Rico. The process got underway last week and is expected to take about between two and three months to complete. CompUSA has struggled to compete with rivals Best Buy and Circuit City in recent years, and increased competition from online stores such as Newegg has forced it to close some of its low-performance or non-strategic stores.

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CompUSA closed one over here a few months back in a HUGE mall that was built here in 1990 (Carousel Center)...

They had a HECK of a clearance though:

E.G.-> I picked up a SamSung 250gb SATA 2 diskdrive for datastorage for ONLY $60 or thereabouts...

My pal was w/ me & picked up a SamSung 160gb SATA 2 for ONLY $30!!!

... & I could not beat that, so I bought it from him for $35 (still a good deal for that much space imo, even today)!

One guy bought like 200 of the larger one while we were there & that's how I knew it was a great price (He's probably fencing them on EBay now, lol)!

* Yes, it was THAT GOOD OF A DEAL (unreal imo, especially considering it was quite a few months back now).

(Sometimes, closings ARE a 'good thing', for consumers @ least - but, it sux in that I used to go there as part of my 'mall shopping trips' etc., & it's not there anymore!)

APK

P.S.=> IMO? The internet & places like newegg.com, pricegrabber.com, pricewatch.com & the like are KILLING retail stores for sales: a new business model is killing an old traditional one... apk
 

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The better not close here
 

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I spend a LOT of money at Newegg... and for good reasons. BestBuy, Staples, CompUSA, etc. often need a rebate on their items to get somewhat close to Neweggs everyday price. I have been burnt by rebates in the past, so I refuse to buy something if a rebate is needed to make it "a good deal". I love Newegg and can not imagine life without it... they have great prices, decent shipping speed, and have been very good with the handful of RMA's over the last few years.

If you are willing to shop online and wait a few days for the delivery, then Newegg will save you a lot of money over the retail stores.

P.S. There are a few things I do not like to buy online. LCD monitors and laptops being a couple of those items. Also, I tend to buy things like ink cartridges, CD-R's and DVD-R's from retail stores simply because when I run out I do not want to wait 2-3 days for a delivery. So, I do look for the retail stores at times. Maybe they need to focus more on their high-sale items and less on the other items. ??????
 

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I buy all my games at comp and all my parts when I need them. I don't care for bestbuy when it comes down to looking for pc parts.
 
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I buy all my games at comp and all my parts when I need them. I don't care for bestbuy when it comes down to looking for pc parts.
That is about how I do use local store for computer parts & such for SOME parts (smaller stuff, but, I do ONLINE shopping for the higher-end parts + larger components, as I usually get a better deal for my money)...

I use CompUSA though & stores like it as well for softwares, specifically GAMES!

:)

Best Buy (around here @ least) tends NOT to carry "high-end enough" componentry for myself, & doubtless, this is the same for you guys as well... @ least the "performance-oriented fiends" here amongst us (most of us, lol).

APK

P.S.=> For high-end computer parts, the best stores I have ever seen (in both Atlanta Ga. & Long Island NY) were MICROCENTERS... apk
 
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one word...

PWNT


i use newegg only use compusa when its an emergancy

i understand compusa is a store and they need over head but when you can get a 8800gtx on new egg for 569. vs compusa for like 650..


thats seriously almost 100 dollars (U.S) differnce


insane :shadedshu
 

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A non-virtual store for computer parts? Man, the US sure has become better since I left.
 
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I don't think I've ever been in a CompUSA.
 

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I've never seen a CompUSA..been to the website once. I'd rather do all of my shopping online. Aside from groceries, clothes and furniture, all of my shopping is online.
 

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CompUSA is like newegg.com in real life. They have all kinds of cool stuff. I could go into graphic detail of how I Feel when I go in there, but Ill probably get banned ::Rofl:: I hope they dont close the one here in Huntsville. I bought my PSU from them, OPTICAL Screws from them, Heat Spreaders for Memory from them, Computer tool kit from them, and a myriad of other stuff. I love CompUSA and I love Newegg as well. They compliment each other like "peas and carrots".
 
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I hope they dont close the one here in Huntsville.
Ah, offtopic, but had to reply: Alabama - one of my fav. states!

:)

* I see you live there - I was in Mobile on a job for a month or two, & loved the place!

(I went shrimping & crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico for a bit, & learned something in the way of survival skills on that note, & that the Gulf is like only 10-15 ft. deep, for MILES into it, until it hits the ocean)

Beautiful country, BIG city, & cool folks all the way around imo!

APK

P.S.=> I wanted to see a "Jubilee" but, never got to (wrong time of year I guess)... & I drove thru a monsoon while getting there, & @ night (hell as you know driving @ nite in rain as is, worse like that in monsoon)... but, it did PROVE that "Rain X", really works! I turned off my wiper blades & the rain just streamed off of the windshield, AND I could see just fine... apk
 

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that must of been why i was able to get my antec nine hundred for $70 at compusa when it was $140 at newegg.
 
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compusa is blah in my exp, newegg,enu,nwca,pcclub and a slew of others kill compusa for price and slection, also no stupid sales people who dont really know shit.

compusa looses smart sales people(like me) because the managment for the most part lacks respect for said people and would rather hire more noobs who will work for min wage.

worse one i saw was compusa assimbled pc a lady brought in, it was so poorly assimbled(she got her parts on newegg from a list her son gave her and had compusa build it) the parts where acctualy pretty decent, but lord, the smuch who installed it only used 3 board standofs on a FULL atx board(10 mount holes) used the foam protector from the static bad to keep the board from shorting out on the case, put the drives on the wrong connectors(you never used 3rd party controler if the chipset based one works fine.....)

took me about 2hrs to rebuild and setup the box, ended up having to solder the case to hold the standoffs in because the case they sold her at compusa was crap, pre striped mount holes, at least she got the parts that came with the case when she picked up the comp(she had to ask for them)

she was quite happy with our work and took a letter i wrote over to comp usa with some digital pictures (printed) showing the assimbly job that they had done, she thretened to sue them for fraud, they gave her the assimbly fee back eventuly.(bet somebody got fired, probbly not the person who screwed up tho)

i wish newegg would open a shop up arond here ;)

check out
www.nwca.com
www.enuinc.com
www.pcclub.com
those 3 places are CLOSE to here, infact there are a slew more in the area as well some with no website, nwca cant be beet for cable prices i got a 300foot cat6e xover cable for 22bucks :)
 
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I went into one. Once.



I was looking for a new cooler for my brothers HPiece of crap. The fan wasn't spinning as it was locked up and the HS was full of their cats hair and lint. It would lock up when doing more than listening to a CD or surfing the net.


They tried selling me a few different items and everything I told them went in one ear and out the other.
 

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Thanks Alec. Yeah, its beautiful here. How long ago was it you were here? I cant remember when they have a Jubilee down there, but they had one two weeks ago :). Hope you get to come and visit again. Take care bud.
 
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Thanks Alec. Yeah, its beautiful here. How long ago was it you were here?
You're welcome, & 2002, iirc.

I cant remember when they have a Jubilee down there, but they had one two weeks ago :). Hope you get to come and visit again. Take care bud.
I will... hey: Free Fish from the sea? I'll take it... from what I understood those to be, it's some ODD thing about the Gulf of Mexico, where the oxygen levels in the water drop SO far in limited certain areas, that it kills all the local sealife...

& SO, what do you get?

JUBILEE - tons of free fish, shrimp, crabs, you-name-it, for the taking!

APK
 

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CompUSA is very expensive here in Puerto Rico. That's why I go to Ebay when buying pc hardware.
 
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CompUSA has the most hardware stock in a store I can get to easily (aka not on the internet), I'd be a lot sadder about them closing nearly 130 stores if they had better prices.
 

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CompUSA has the most hardware stock in a store I can get to easily
Man... you'd LOVE Microcenter Atlanta, or Microcenter Long Island locations then!

:)

FAR better in that capacity, but also, because folks there have LARGE money usually & buy HIGH-END, like mad...

APK
 

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Man, I hope they don't close the one near me. It's great for odds and ends, networking stuff, and Mac stuff. It's the only place around here to buy Mac stuff off the shelf. They also run great sales now and again, bringing their prices right in line with Newegg. Got my CM Stacker 830 there for $175 on sale. That's $75 cheaper than Newegg, and no delivery time.
 
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Man... you'd LOVE Microcenter Atlanta, or Microcenter Long Island locations then!

:)

FAR better in that capacity, but also, because folks there have LARGE money usually & buy HIGH-END, like mad...

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Microcity and Fry's is one of largest retailers for computer components....Fry's has it all, including porn. :toast:
 

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I always hear about Fry's, I wouldn't mind CompUSA closing around here, if Fry's came in. lol
 
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#25
I know many of the top dogs of frys, and eastward expansion is not on there agenda... :(

but you can buy from www.frys.com, except the porn ;)