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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:09 AM
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38. I saw this coming when the local CompUSA went out of business
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 10:14 AM by mcscajun
last year after the BestBuy opened (some miles away, but still close enough to kill sales). CompUSA closed a lot of stores in the Northeast at the same was just a stop-gap measure.

It's still sad, though. I prefer specialty stores where people actually know something about what they're selling.

In BestBuy's favor, though, I went to their GeekSquad to get a repair done early this year, and it was done in a hour for under $100. :thumbsup:
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  -CompUSA, Falling to Competition, to Shut Down After Holidays Roland99  Dec-08-07 01:13 AM   #0 
  - Wow. Very sad.  Finnfan   Dec-08-07 01:20 AM   #1 
  - I made the mistake of going into a CompUSA once  dwickham   Dec-08-07 01:21 AM   #2 
  - I had a similar issue...  ingac70   Dec-08-07 01:33 AM   #3 
  - Here's the honest truth:  Finnfan   Dec-08-07 01:43 AM   #4 
  - I KNEW..  sendero   Dec-08-07 07:38 AM   #22 
  - Yep ,,,just like those cheap $50 printer deals but then the replacement ink cost $34.95  L0oniX   Dec-08-07 09:52 AM   #35 
     - Exactly..  sendero   Dec-08-07 11:34 AM   #45 
     - We sold a Lexmark at a COMPUSA I worked at that was cheaper than the ink...  Alexander   Dec-08-07 05:21 PM   #49 
     - I had a printer once  kgfnally   Dec-08-07 11:52 PM   #57 
     - I used to work for Xerox  jobendorfer   Dec-09-07 04:46 PM   #65 
  - The problem is with that type of thinking.  indie_ana_500   Dec-08-07 08:35 AM   #25 
  - Thanks for the insight...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-08-07 08:39 AM   #27 
  - That was why the Apple store within a store was such a good idea.  alfredo   Dec-08-07 10:46 AM   #40 
  - CompUSA cut their higher paid sales people (more experienced)  SharonAnn   Dec-09-07 12:38 AM   #58 
     - Circuit City did that.  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-09-07 08:05 AM   #62 
        - CompUSA did it long before Circuit City did. Years before.  SharonAnn   Dec-09-07 11:09 PM   #71 
  - The a good business model for a store....  Aviation Pro   Dec-08-07 09:13 AM   #31 
     - That's pretty much how I treat Bestbuy, Circuit City, etc.  piedmont   Dec-09-07 05:10 PM   #66 
  - I went to an Apple store recently  silverojo   Dec-08-07 01:50 AM   #6 
  - And I thought Demunderground would be the last place I would have to suffer linux fanboy posts  liberation   Dec-08-07 02:53 AM   #9 
  - Why not? We've had to listen to the Macintologists for years here. n/t  QC   Dec-08-07 08:39 AM   #26 
  - Somewhere Between Completely Unlikely and Total B.S.  clixtox   Dec-08-07 03:00 AM   #10 
  - Complete and utter B.S.  ret5hd   Dec-08-07 07:06 PM   #53 
  - yikes  Neverarepublican   Dec-08-07 05:38 AM   #13 
  - That's nice. But did you know that Linux causes penile cancer? n/t  IanDB1   Dec-08-07 06:09 AM   #14 
  - I find that hard to believe  kedrys   Dec-08-07 07:37 AM   #21 
  - No, BSD with a paint job. All Apple did was make UNIX accessible to  alfredo   Dec-08-07 10:58 AM   #43 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-07 08:25 AM   #24 
  - I don't believe you. n/t  rolleitreks   Dec-08-07 08:57 AM   #29 
  - that store must have been infiltrated by M$ agents  lanlady   Dec-08-07 09:23 AM   #32 
  - Personally, I don't believe a word of it.  Lorien   Dec-08-07 11:03 AM   #44 
  - Thanks for that one, silverojo  slackmaster   Dec-08-07 09:39 AM   #33 
  - OpenBSD rox dude of the most secure OS's out there.  L0oniX   Dec-08-07 09:57 AM   #36 
  - oh god, linux lovers lurking in liberal lands?  Elrond Hubbard   Dec-08-07 10:22 AM   #39 
  - Most of the liberal computer folk I know are linux fans  melody   Dec-09-07 12:54 PM   #63 
     - No shit.  ryanmuegge   Dec-09-07 05:57 PM   #67 
     - that little penguin is a hardcore repuke!!  Elrond Hubbard   Dec-09-07 10:00 PM   #68 
     - Obviously a trendy corporation is more ideologically pure than a free system developed...  JVS   Dec-09-07 10:06 PM   #70 
        - No such thing as "idelogical" purity and even then it just leads to idiocy  melody   Dec-10-07 04:32 AM   #72 
  - And where exactly did this take place?  Lorien   Dec-08-07 10:58 AM   #42 
  - Bull. nt  onehandle   Dec-08-07 02:35 PM   #47 
  - Bullshit. (NT)  Tesha   Dec-08-07 06:29 PM   #50 
  - I'm sorry, but I don't buy that.  MUAD_DIB   Dec-08-07 07:45 PM   #54 
  - the exception that proves the rule  antifaschits   Dec-08-07 08:28 PM   #56 
  - My experience is similar. The staff was not very helpful  JVS   Dec-09-07 10:03 PM   #69 
  - Never had a problem with either CompUSA or Apple  Sherman A1   Dec-08-07 02:52 AM   #8 
  - That's not news  silverojo   Dec-08-07 01:47 AM   #5 
  - That's too bad for the folks working at the stores  Sherman A1   Dec-08-07 02:48 AM   #7 
  - The end of the "computer store"...  regnaD kciN   Dec-08-07 03:20 AM   #11 
  - Another interesting thing is the variety you once had  pabsungenis   Dec-08-07 06:36 AM   #15 
     - Wrong post spot  jzodda   Dec-09-07 04:09 AM   #59 
  - Not to mention, buying online . . .  MrModerate   Dec-08-07 05:03 AM   #12 
  - Fry's is awesome  dailykoff   Dec-08-07 07:01 PM   #52 
  - End of the Line for CompUSA  lanlady   Dec-08-07 07:35 AM   #16 
  - They closed most of the stores last year in the Northeast anyway  DainBramaged   Dec-08-07 07:35 AM   #17 
  - That's where the guys from the Chinese Embassy used to buy their high powered laptops in DC! nt  MADem   Dec-08-07 07:35 AM   #18 
  - Northwest stores also closed last year  PetrusMonsFormicarum   Dec-08-07 07:35 AM   #19 
  - I remember an investment "advisor" from Merrill Lynch calling me up  DFW   Dec-08-07 07:35 AM   #20 
  - That's like Merrill Lynch selling Martha Stewart's ImClone shares to their less  1932   Dec-08-07 08:57 AM   #30 
  - Good riddance. I have been asking questions for 15 yrs at CompUSA and never once got a right answer  slampoet   Dec-08-07 10:52 AM   #41 
  - Carlos Slim is Out $1.5 Billion?  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-08-07 07:47 AM   #23 
  - CompUSA had a bad reputation, I think. Years ago when looking for my first computer...  indie_ana_500   Dec-08-07 08:41 AM   #28 
  - Stopped buying from them years ago  MurrayDelph   Dec-08-07 10:04 AM   #37 
     - Wow. What a story. You are unbelievably patient. I wouldn't have lasted...  indie_ana_500   Dec-08-07 04:56 PM   #48 
        - Well, I was trying to take advantage of that 0% loan,  MurrayDelph   Dec-08-07 07:49 PM   #55 
  - from purely a business point of view  melm00se   Dec-08-07 09:50 AM   #34 
  - I saw this coming when the local CompUSA went out of business  mcscajun   Dec-08-07 10:09 AM   #38 
  - They drove themselves to destruction  Egnever   Dec-08-07 01:27 PM   #46 
  - I worked there, and was ordered by my bosses to LIE to customers.  Alexander   Dec-08-07 06:35 PM   #51 
  - Good riddence  jzodda   Dec-09-07 04:10 AM   #60 
  - Low Prices generally obscure True Cost. n/t  Orsino   Dec-09-07 07:32 AM   #61 
  - apparently  Gargoyle   Dec-09-07 03:00 PM   #64 

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