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Big deals coming with the new year

Post by SuperMegatron » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:44 am

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... 45fcb.html

Compusa is dead they are keeping the stores open until just after xmas. Expect huge deals when they close up.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by |darc| » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:34 am

I wouldn't get so excited. Earlier this year they closed about half of the CompUSA stores and the closing specials from what I heard were bullshit. The New Orleans store stayed open though. As much as CompUSA sucked, I am going to miss them. They are the only store in the area for computer parts beyond the little stuff that places like Best Buy stock. They were also the only decent Apple dealer in the area. The other dealer is a mom 'n' pop Apple shop and all the guy does is rent Penske trucks out the back. The Mac side of the store is filled with G4-era advertisements and all the software boxes are faded from sunlight and are 5 year old PPC applications.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by DuffMan » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:29 am

Agreed. I'm going to kind of miss them. As a life long Mac user they were the only place that a decent selection of computers and software for mac. Even though I haven't been there in years. Its my fault they didn't survive. I DIDN'T SHOP THERE ANYMORE!
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by Wagh » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:55 pm

|darc| wrote:I wouldn't get so excited. Earlier this year they closed about half of the CompUSA stores and the closing specials from what I heard were bullshit.
Because they still had retail stores?

I think it'll be a bit bigger this time seeing as the chain will cease to be this time not just closing a bunch of stores.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by Veggita2099 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:24 pm

I have never seen a Compusa. Must be a west coast thing or something?
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by MKE » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:28 pm

^^no, there used to be 2 in my area (one in buffalo and one in rochester) but in the last mass closing of stores, the buffalo location is no longer opened.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by Strapping Scherzo » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:20 pm

The ones in the Chicago area closed about a year ago. I went to their Going-out-of-business sale and there was already nothing left. CompUSA was my store of choice until I discovered MicroCenter and TigerDirect.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by melancholy » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:18 pm

Have they already started the clearance sales yet? Because I'm making a trip to Indy tomorrow, and I'd love to get some good deals.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by pavelbure » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:16 pm

good riddance.

i have had my run in with them and their crappy customer service. years ago they touted their "we'll match any price" thing. so when i went there with a ad from office max for a hard drive they basically gave me the run around for 40 min, finally knowing i would not leave they just flat out told me "no, we won't match this"

2nd time when i went to buy something and went to trade in used ink cartridges they would not take them because it came to about a dollar less than the product i was buying. so screw them

office max takes them now and does not give me crap about it.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by impetus » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:32 am

CompUSA didn't manage their inventory or pricing very well. CompUSA's target audience of techies is the same group of people who will look online and find NewEgg, TigerDirect, and Amazon with far lower prices, larger selection, and better access to information and specifications. you know, such that you can actually BYOPC.

Selling 5-year old PS2 games for $40 is simply a terrible understanding of product life cycles. Same goes for any item that devalues quickly. These stores are not isolated bubbles. If the price is too high, consumers will take their money elsewhere.

When the CompUSA near me in Overland Park closed, it was still the same BS. They had tiny markdowns like 10% for many days before slowly dropping prices in like 5% increments. Mere days from closing their doors, most of the stuff still cost more than NewEgg.

If you happen to have a MicroCenter nearby, count your blessings and check it out. Best retail computer store, though there are only a few locations. Great selection on all kinds of PC components, and you can actually buy some things cheaper than the web.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by Veggita2099 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:13 am

Sounds like they are about as good as Sun Electronics. I had my fair share of problems fighting with them over a rebate back around 1996ish.
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by Calavera » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:04 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:Sounds like they are about as good as Sun Electronics. I had my fair share of problems fighting with them over a rebate back around 1996ish.
There used to be one of those around here for a very brief time. Then they turned the old store in an HH Gregg (which was actually a pretty decent store) for short time, and now it is a Goodys Clothing store. :?
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Re: Big deals coming with the new year

Post by pavelbure » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:00 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:Sounds like they are about as good as Sun Electronics. I had my fair share of problems fighting with them over a rebate back around 1996ish.
:lol: i forgot about them
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