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CompUSA is Back...

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Martin Dew, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Martin Dew

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    Good?
     
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    Don't see how it can be bad...
     
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    Good!
     
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    What examples are there of zombie brand names succeeding after corporate death?

    To my immediate recollection, it hasn't really worked for: Polaroid, Radio Shack, Blackberry, Kodak, and Palm.
     
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    Wish the Sharper Image stores would come back. Had a great time shopping there.
     
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    Commodore and Atari are doing ok
     
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    These idiots don’t even have the @compusa twitter handle. @dealcentral has zero toots. Derp
     
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    I mean, yeah, I guess they're ongoing business concerns that haven't re-killed the brand. But did something really "Atari" or "Commodore" get created? I'm not aware of anything from them that's a phoenix rising from the ashes to rebuild its former greatness: just a nostalgia-fueled milking of the brandname by selling cheap retro retread products.

    Contrast to Nintendo which both sells nostalgia but is also presently better than it's ever been before.
     
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    I miss walking around CompUSA (formerly Computer City) and looking at all the different pre-built PCs and components. Those were the days.
     
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    Yep, that was *the* computer store in the '90s when I was in Rochester. Before BestBuy came along and ate their lunch, back when FYE could sell CD's in the mall for $17.99, CompUSA was a great way to window shop, lusting for a screaming Pentium 90! :D
     

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