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I have to agree that Fry's associates don't know crap. I do work there, but I don't work in the Components or Computer departments. The people there are nice and cool, but they don't know much about their products. It's sad when I have to explain to salespeople what things are and what they do, but this is my hobby, so I can't help but know. That being said, I also don't know a lot of about other products like Receivers and Home Theater, so it's a nice learning experience.
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Originally Posted by airbozo View Post

Central Computer has not even been in the ball park price wise for many years. Unless something has changed recently your prices are way more than any of your competitors. I stopped shopping at CC after several bad experiences with the counter help (attitudes). Knowledge wise Fry's does not hold a candle to even your janitors, but price is a different matter. (BTW: I have been shopping at various bay are computer stores for several decades now...)

Just wanted to voice my opinion a little bit too.
I am 100% supportive of shopping at Central Computer because of OCN support.
Just as long as the website is usable and prices are reasonable.
    
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for those that state that amazon is much better because of taxes, that's going to change on sept 15th for those in california
There is still 98% of the states in the USA that's unaffected. Not a problem to the rest of us.
Edited by Imports>Muscles - 7/23/12 at 3:43pm
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There is still 98% of the states in the USA that's unaffected. Not a problem to the rest of us.

If you don't think other states will follow you're in for a rude awakening. Maybe not this year but its coming...trust me....to all states.
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Damn that sucks. I'd be devastated if the one near me closed. sad-smiley-002.gif

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that would be tragic frown.gif
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If you don't think other states will follow you're in for a rude awakening. Maybe not this year but its coming...trust me....to all states.
It's not happening now, so I'll worry about that when it matters. I also got a few addresses in a few states I frequently visit, not a issue if any one of those states are not affected.
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post #67 of 150
I hope these guys never close up in Houston! I live right near em, and I bought nearly all my parts for my rig there, and then some... Amazing prices...
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Wasn't that store the first Microcenter to ever open ?
 
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They clearly state its because of a lease negotiation. Frankly California rent and lease prices are outrageous. This doesn't indicate problems at other stores, where the rent is probably a lot more reasonable.


Have you guys ever looked into how much 30k^2 feet of commercial property costs to rent in silicon valley? Check into it and you'll probably have a mild cardiac event.
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New store coming to Baltimore!
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