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Old 12-08-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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CompUSA has been acquired by an investment firm and will close its doors after the holiday shopping season. They will be offering heavy discounts until they close.

The buyers are “discussing with different parties the sale of stores in key retail markets.”

I am sorry to read this news; the resident Apple resident at our local CompUSA made buying Mac stuff very easy.

For more of this story, read this IDG news story.

   
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Where I'm at, CompUSA has high prices and pushy, rude salespeople. It just made sense to stop going there years ago. I have one store nearby with really excellent prices, an incredible selection of products, and a completely considerate sales force. However, I wonder if the best deals in the future will just be on line -- a lot of bookstores around here have suffered in that way.

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Old 12-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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All of our local CompUSA's closed a number of months ago so I'm not really surprised that the chain is closing...

Sorry you are losing your mac person...perhaps he will be hired by another local computer store??? You should ask him to let you know where he ends up--if he were smart, he'd have a list of regular customers and he could use that to his advantage when looking for a new job...

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Sorry you are losing your mac person...perhaps he will be hired by another local computer store??? You should ask him to let you know where he ends up--if he were smart, he'd have a list of regular customers and he could use that to his advantage when looking for a new job...
He has a job — he works for Apple. They would need to find a new company to have that sort of deal with them. He can just go back to California.

   
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I heard that on the news. It's too bad, however, COMP USA has been going downhill for a couple of years, with several store closings.

   
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kt: He has a job — he works for Apple.
Ahhh...that's good...I thought he worked for CompUSA...

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