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CompUSA is sold
Associated Press via WXYZ ^ | 12-8-2007 | AP

Posted on 12/08/2007 9:04:25 PM PST by Westlander

Consumer electronics retailer CompUSA says it will close its stores after the holidays.

CompUSA closed more than half its stores this spring.

(Excerpt) Read more at wxyz.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Technical
KEYWORDS: closing; compusa; computers; retail; store
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That leaves Worst Buy and Circus City for PC's. I'll make my own thank you.
1 posted on 12/08/2007 9:04:27 PM PST by Westlander
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To: Westlander

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1936409/posts


2 posted on 12/08/2007 9:07:58 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Westlander

Frys has a higher tech head feel that Best Buy or Circuit City. Of course, I’m not sure if you thought CompUSA was better that BB or CC... I never did.


3 posted on 12/08/2007 9:09:03 PM PST by RedWing9 (No tag here... Just want to stay vague...)
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To: Westlander

I’ll make my own thank you.

Thumbs up from a computer assembled by myself.


4 posted on 12/08/2007 9:11:16 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Westlander

Have a look at this, if you haven’t already seen it.

http://www.pricewatch.com/


5 posted on 12/08/2007 9:20:12 PM PST by familyop (Roma est perdita)
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To: Westlander

That’s not an advertisement, either, BTW. I get nothing from that site or its subscribers. It’s the listing of lowest prices that I’ve seen, though. Various companies that sell low list their stuff there. ...hope that it helps you out.


6 posted on 12/08/2007 9:22:45 PM PST by familyop (Roma est perdita)
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I have used PW for years and saved a ton of money!

I go to the big boxes to look, even Fry's, but buy on PW!

7 posted on 12/08/2007 9:24:43 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: Westlander

That’ll teach them to rip me off on a rebate.

Glad to see them go.

I will probably shop their going-out-of-business sale.


8 posted on 12/08/2007 9:25:30 PM PST by PAR35
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To: shadowcat

I wish there was a Fry’s near here (far from California). :-)


9 posted on 12/08/2007 9:26:08 PM PST by familyop (Roma est perdita)
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To: Westlander

CompUSA was worstbuy, most expensive place I ever saw. Surprised they lasted this long. Now Fry’s Electronics is the best of them all IMO.


10 posted on 12/08/2007 9:34:45 PM PST by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Westlander

Call me slow, but why would Comp USA be sold, then closed? Market share?


11 posted on 12/08/2007 9:39:37 PM PST by umgud (the profound is only so to those that it is)
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To: Westlander
That only took about ten years after they became obsolete
12 posted on 12/08/2007 9:52:22 PM PST by bpjam (Harry Reid doesn't even have 32% of my approval)
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To: HangnJudge

“The success or failure of a company rests squarely on the shoulders of its management.” Henry Ford


13 posted on 12/08/2007 9:55:26 PM PST by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Westlander

My best friend is a Sr. IT Facilities Coordinator for CompUSA, they got an email Friday afternoon around 4:30pm telling them to call in for a pre-recorded message at 4:45pm letting them all know that they would all soon be unemployed...He says he should have gotten out this past spring when they were shutting down all the stores in the DFW area...


14 posted on 12/08/2007 9:55:57 PM PST by Texans
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To: familyop

I’ve been using pricewatch for at least a decade—they’re my first stop for all PC-building needs, among other things.


15 posted on 12/08/2007 10:18:46 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: umgud

I think they sold it to a “Jack and the Beanstalk” kind of guy.


16 posted on 12/08/2007 10:36:43 PM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: HangnJudge; Westlander; RedWing9; bill1952; familyop; shadowcat; PAR35; aft_lizard; umgud; bpjam; ..
Interesting read here, originally posted 3/27/07 when CompUSA was shutting down nearly half of its retail stores:

Case Study: Why CompUSA Is Losing The Battle For Computer And Electronics Sales

17 posted on 12/08/2007 10:36:49 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Texans

Your friend will find a job fairly soon. The job market is certainly better in DFW than it was.

I worked there from ‘89 till ‘92. Still like the stores.

Its just not as compelling as in the past.


18 posted on 12/08/2007 10:59:05 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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Call in to hear that you were going to be laid off? That is gutless. Typical Carlos Slim

I have a friend who lives near one of the guy’s houses in Mexico City. His description of Carlos is “Bolsa de suciedad”. Look it up.


19 posted on 12/08/2007 11:35:34 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: umgud

They will need a team in place to liquidate as many assets as possible before pulling the plug. Mostly real estate holdings I would presume.


20 posted on 12/08/2007 11:41:27 PM PST by Company Man
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