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#4557623 - 02/25/21 04:16 AM Fry's Electronics is no more.  
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That's my toy store. What do we do now? How am I gonna build that Skynet computer or Ava humanoid now?

https://www.wired.com/story/so-long-frys/

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2021/02/24/frys-closure-end-of-era.html

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#4557628 - 02/25/21 05:03 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
That's my toy store. What do we do now? How am I gonna build that Skynet computer or Ava humanoid now?

https://www.wired.com/story/so-long-frys/

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2021/02/24/frys-closure-end-of-era.html


Find other suppliers. One you may not have heard of: https://www.gigaparts.com/

#4557650 - 02/25/21 11:48 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I'm quite shocked that Fry's lasted that long.


As for hardware "toys", there's something called AMAZON, NEWEGG, etc.

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#4557688 - 02/25/21 02:41 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'm quite shocked that Fry's lasted that long.


As for hardware "toys", there's something called AMAZON, NEWEGG, etc.

Right - I was having a discussion about this with some other folks and I think the situation is that people who aren't looking for components to upgrade or build a PC just buy pre-packaged systems from Dell, HP, etc., through Amazon and whatnot, and anyone who wants components knows where to find them online for less, so the writing was on the wall for Fry's for a long time.


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#4557693 - 02/25/21 03:31 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon




Right - I was having a discussion about this with some other folks and I think the situation is that people who aren't looking for components to upgrade or build a PC just buy pre-packaged systems from Dell, HP, etc., through Amazon and whatnot, and anyone who wants components knows where to find them online for less, so the writing was on the wall for Fry's for a long time.



Unlike Radio Shack, it seems that Fry's took too long in becoming a mostly online presence. When it comes to electronics and computer hardware it just simply doesn't make sense anymore to have a brick & mortar model.

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#4557699 - 02/25/21 04:02 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Alas, poor Fry's. I knew it, Horatio.

Used to live in the San Fernando Valley. There was a store in Woodland Hills that had an Alice in Wonderland theme and one near the Burbank Airport with an Alien (as in outer space, not "migrants") Invasion theme. The awning at the Burbank store was a flying saucer that had crashed into it. I bought my first TFT monitor there.


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#4557718 - 02/25/21 05:04 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
Alas, poor Fry's. I knew it, Horatio.

Used to live in the San Fernando Valley. There was a store in Woodland Hills that had an Alice in Wonderland theme and one near the Burbank Airport with an Alien (as in outer space, not "migrants") Invasion theme. The awning at the Burbank store was a flying saucer that had crashed into it. I bought my first TFT monitor there.

We got shafted in San Diego, as far as the theme setup is concerned. They took over a space that was originally Incredible Universe, which was a Radio Shack venture that failed (shocking, I know), and when Fry's took it over, they didn't really change anything, and it looked more like a warehouse than a retail store.


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#4557721 - 02/25/21 05:30 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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That's a shame, Athonon. My son was between 7 and 10 years old when I used to shop there. He loved the way the stores were done.


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#4557761 - 02/25/21 09:32 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I am guilty of perpetuating the trend with buying things online, but I hate how real world stores are closing down. Sometimes you just want to actually SEE what you're buying, and sometimes you want the knowledge that a return/exchange can be done in a matter of hours, or even minutes depending on location.

Also, I REALLY don't like having a purchase over around $200 delivered to my door. I prefer doing that in person.

#4557781 - 02/25/21 10:56 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I do not like online buying electronics. What if it's broken? I also like to see and touch electronics before I buy.

#4557820 - 02/26/21 09:29 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Well NFB, keep on worshipping that whole "supply and demand" myth, that whole "free market" myth, and the entire capitalism myth.

All of that, that is "Freedom".

Just ask anyone in Texas with a $10k power bill how that worked out - and they mocked California, lol...

And now they want money from the Blue States!!! Yet AGAIN!


#4557986 - 02/27/21 04:08 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Is Micro Center The Cheese that stands alone now?

https://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx


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#4557991 - 02/27/21 04:25 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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There aren't no Micro Center here.

#4558135 - 03/01/21 01:11 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Hmm. Guess I should've used that gift card...


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#4558154 - 03/01/21 05:00 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Not worried, been an online shopper for 15 years plus. new egg was geat. So was dell and I buy Power.. Have not walked into any electronics store the same amount of time.
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#4558171 - 03/01/21 11:41 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
There aren't no Micro Center here.



I looked them up. They have a limited presence (only 25 stores) mostly in the Northeast and some Mid-Western States.

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#4558318 - 03/02/21 03:08 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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If you have not been to one they are def worth a visit if you have one close or travel close to one.





I def wish I could have visited a Fry's frown


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#4558379 - 03/02/21 09:58 PM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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David, although Microcenter is 1/5th the size of a Fry's, I find them way way better in service and price. I haven't been in Fry's in more than a year. It used to be a weekly event. But years ago they tanked and looked like a K-Mart... unstocked shelves, empty store,


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#4558387 - 03/03/21 12:29 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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my first computer purchase is from Fry's. I was 18, One of these in 2004.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad_T_series

#4558395 - 03/03/21 02:36 AM Re: Fry's Electronics is no more. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I wonder how long Best Buy can last now...


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