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"Fry's Electronics" - what's going on with this store?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by The Drifter, Dec 4, 2019.

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    Technically, if you answer your reason for return as "didn't like the item" or some such thing, they will charge for return shipping. My returns have been for defective or damaged items, except in one instance. I purchased a necklace for my wife, and what showed up looked really ugly -- the pendant was much bigger than it appeared in the picture. I returned that with a reason of something like "not what I expected" and was not required to pay return shipping.

    Amazon now has a no questions asked policy for returning clothes, so you can return something at their cost if you do not like what you receive.
     
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    I grew up in the Bay Area which was also the birthplace of Fry's Electronics. I was recently there [to watch the Superbowl with family] and ran into a guy in Home Depot looking for some RJ45 connectors. He was talking to a Home Depot employee at the time. When I heard the employee tell him they didn't have any [in my area they do, but...] I chimed in and told him to try Fry's. His reply was "are they still around" even though there was a Fry's literally next door and clearly visible from the parking lot.

    Personally, I loved Fry's back in the day, [Remember Computer Shopper?] but their return policies were always scary. You could return things but they put you through a process for the privilege.

    At this point I don't mind seeing them go, because their time has passed, but I will miss them. Best Buy is likely the next victim.
     
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    We never had Fry’s here but I used to spend a ton of time browsing the aisles at Computer City (later known as Comp USA), Circuit City, and Best Buy.
     
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    Computer City was a Tandy-owned competitor to CompUSA before being bought by CompUSA. Where I lived, the two were a mile apart, and I don't believe that it was too long after the CompUSA acquisition that they closed that Computer City location.
     
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    There were two Computer City locations that I remember - one in Little Rock and one in North Little Rock. I bought my first Windows 95 PC at the North Little Rock store. It was an HP Pavilion mini tower. Man, it seems like just yesterday. I don’t recall seeing any Comp USA stores until they took over Computer City and both locations put up new signage. The name change never bothered me because the store layout and inventory stayed the same.
     

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