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Originally Posted by Guswut View Post

How can a physical store afford to sell things for less than a virtual store such as Amazon? The answer: They cannot, obviously. That was likely their last ditch effort to try and stay afloat, but the world has changed.

$290 3770K at microcenter

$340 3770K on Amazon (cheapest one)

After tax in Minneapolis at 7.775% you are looking at about $313 and you have it right now...no waiting for shipping. Some thing I would gladly pay a few dollars more for, but often I don't have to. This is just one example though. i am sure you will be able find all sorts of items that Amazon has cheaper. This is just an item I have been shopping around for lately and Microcenter has the best price around.
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post #82 of 150
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Originally Posted by bo0om3r View Post

Nooooo i go to ucsc and this is only place to buy cheap parts . Plus this is where i got the parts to build my rig. mad.gif
now i have to wait till i come back gone to san diego only to drive all the way up to orange county for microcenter. Mehhhhhhhhh

we could go together. i live about an hour west of the Tustin microcenter =)

could talk tech and make a fun trip out of it haha
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post #83 of 150
I didn't expect this is coming, feel kinda shocked and disappoint. Now there will be only Central Computer is left to compete with Fry's in Bay Area
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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...)

Gosh, I loved that MC Store, I hope they can find another Bay Area location! On the other hand one of the worst customer service experiences I have had was with CC in Sunnyvale. Not an option.
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post #85 of 150
Jeez that sucks, Id be pretty bummed out if the Microcenter here closed up.

According to the clipping, it seems like the rate on their building was going up a lot. Perhaps they will just move the store to another location with an appropriate lease.
post #86 of 150
So they open 3 and close 1. Hopefully they continue to expand. I live outside the US and I always envy these MC deals that keep on getting posted here XD
    
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post #87 of 150
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Originally Posted by Phil~ View Post

Meh, screw Towson. They should open one in D.C. (I live in Bethesda/Potomac) so the fallout can fuel my Criaglist runs tongue.gif

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I really wish MC would open up a store location in Tennessee. Right now it's about a four hour drive down to their closest store in Georgia. Too bad my parent's friends don't live down there anymore, or I could have them go shopping for me and then mail it here...
   
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Noooo that was one of the closer ones to me. A trip to SF could have easily detoured there, and my GF loves going to SF. Its right on the way to a hotel we like to stay at in SSF. sadsmiley.gif
    
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Apparently, all the big disconts finally have an impact on this store. You can't stay too long in the discount arena and not going under.
    
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post #90 of 150
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post

Apparently, all the big disconts finally have an impact on this store. You can't stay too long in the discount arena and not going under.

I don't think discounts have anything to do with this. Discounts are given when you have excess of a product. Need to sell quick and money must be made fast.

I personally think that this is occurring because of the lack of major marketing and sales in the area. The PC community is large in the Silicon valley (obviously) and surrounding areas, but not large enough and not all PC enthusiasts purchase from MicroCenter. I've been to this one many times. Never have I seen it busy. It just didn't have output.
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