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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

What's pallet?

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Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post

Also, Santa Clara is in the heart of Silicon Valley so I'd imagine the business to be pretty good there...or maybe all the tech oriented people know to buy online. But if the SC Microcenter can't survive I have a hard time imagining how Microcenters in other areas, say the one in Kansas, can survive.
Also best of luck to the people I dealt with there: The Asian American Manager, the fat guy with hair over his forehead at the returns counter, the white girl with glasses at the return counter, the french guy in the computer parts section, the dark haired guy with the shifty eyes in the parts section, the friendly mexican guy at checkout, and the spiky haired Asian guy at the pick up counter! (sorry bad with names but good with visual appearance)

It's Microcenter PR but at face value they said it was the lease agreement that is causing the store closure, nothing more.
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frown.gif

Soundtrack: Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings

Lamenting for the loss of a dear friend.

Where's my next build parts going to come from? Fry's ain't nearly as good, Central Computers perhaps (or maybe not). Oh well, maybe they'll be back (soon hopefully).

The zero day axe is what got me, no "we're closing our store sale"....BTW, I've seen this "lost our lease" scenario in these parts before.

My condolences for all affected.
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no more cheap cpus =/
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Wasn't that store the first Microcenter to ever open ?

No, the first was on Lane Ave in Columbus. The current Columbus store is the flagship/test store. MicroCenter is based out of Columbus, Ohio.
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Sad news. I was there at least once a week. Fry's could learn something about customer care (and employee education) from these guys.

Here in Chicago we got our first Fry's a couple of years ago, and it is the complete opposite. The Fry's is bigger than a Home Depot, the customer service is great, and they have knowledgeable staff. Meanwhile Microcenter has started to seem like a dump, has a dwindling selection, and employees who know nothing about computers working in the hardware section and just want their commission stickers on everything. Last time I was there, I was trying to buy a fan controller that was $50. It had been on the market for a few years, but when it first came out it was $80. I hadn't driven down to Fry's yet, but since they are on the same street and Fry's is about 10 minutes further I stopped in. They were selling it for $85, so I asked the guy in the hardware section to check the price to see if it was correct. when he said it was, I mentioned that the MSRP is $50 and Fry's is selling it for $45. His response was "Then go buy it at Fry's" . I did, and never went back.
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wow they are closing... so it begin.....

all my wish of one opening in Canada is vein..
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wow they are closing... so it begin.....
all my wish of one opening in Canada is vein..

Nothing is beginning. Microcenter closed an under performing store and is opening three new stores elsewhere. thumb.gif
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Nothing is beginning. Microcenter closed an under performing store and is opening three new stores elsewhere. thumb.gif

Technically it wasn't underperforming. The official reason was that "the rent was too dam high."
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Technically it wasn't underperforming. The official reason was that "the rent was too dam high."

Technically, if one of your expenses become too high (rent, taxes, labor) and your ROI suffers because of it then your enterprise is under performing. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
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