There's a Fry's near you!

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  1. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    I know that some members have not been able to shop at Fry's, but they have finally gone online through Outpost.Com. (No, I don't work for them).

    It will be interesting to see if their prices are still competitive.

    Glenn
     
  2. KeithH

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    Glenn, I live on the east coast, so I've never been to a Fry's store. However, some have said on Audio Asylum that they have good prices on SACDs. If they sell SACDs online for cheap, then I would be interested. Thanks for the tip.
     
  3. Ike

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    I live in a short drive distance of a Fry's, and they are usually quite competitive.
     
  4. KeithH

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    Www.outpost.com used to handle online purchases through Tweeter. That has obviously changed recently. If you go to tweeter.com, you will see that they claim that online purchasing will be added to their site.
    In a cursory look at the Fry's/Outpost web site, I don't see music being offered online. They do offer DVDs though.
     
  5. KeithH

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    Am I an idiot, or does Fry's not sell consumer electronics? I see computers and peripherals, home appliances, and DVDs on the web site. Again, I know they sell music in their stores. Do they not sell consumer electronics?
     
  6. Keith Mickunas

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    KeithH, you're an idiot. [​IMG] I'm just kidding, I'd never insult anybody with your name.
    Fry's has it all. At least everything a guy could want. There's no sissy stuff like clothes or furniture, but they got everything else. They got everything you'd find at Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Micro Center, Radio Shack, 7-11, and then some. Their website must not be listing everything. They got a decent selection of magazines, tons of CDs, DVDs, computer software, game consoles, tech books, A/V equipment, computers (hardware, peripherals), office equipment, electronics (as in the itty bitty pieces you solder together), snacks, Coke, porn, cameras, telescopes and so on. They may even have some household appliances like microwaves and vacuums, but I'm not certain on that. Its really a cool store. Their prices are right in line with all the other B&Ms in my experience, and their selection is usually second to none. However their service can be sub-par, and you have to watch out for returned items being sold alongside the new stuff with no discount.
     
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    Fry's in Dallas and Arlington = heaven on earth.
     
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    My wife actually enjoys going in Fry's and looking at DVD's. She would rather go into a Bath Bodyworks store but Fry's is something she never protests.
    Gotta love her. [​IMG]
     
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    Scott, I haven't been to the Arlington one yet, is it any better than the one in Garland? I've heard that Fry's has filed with the city of Plano so they may be moving in near me!
     
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    Keith in Plano, TX had this say..

     
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    Hey, thanks! I live near a Fry's but checked out their site after reading this thread. I noticed the Adobe Illustrator 10 upgrade was only $99. I called the store and it was $149. It's around $149 everywhere else, too. So of course, I just had to purchase it!
    I like Fry's for computer stuff, but I stay away from their audio stuff, I have never found anything I was interested in. Their big thing seems to be Bose. Oops, am I allowed to say that word? [​IMG]
     
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    Keith, thanks for the info. Fry's sounds like a great store. Too bad they haven't come out to the east coast. It sounds like they could run a lot of stores here out of business. In any event, it appears as though their web site is not complete.
     
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    Well it looks like I'll have to go to Arlington at some point to see if its any better. The one in Garland may technically be in Dallas, its kind of muddled there. Its about 20 minutes from me, as long as 635 and 75 isn't a problem. Its also right near to my VW dealer. [​IMG] Oh what a joyous place.
    For the most part Fry's carries the same line of A/V gear you'll find at stores like Best Buy and Circuit City. Bose and the low end Pioneer, Sony, Yamaha and so on. Interestingly enough, the Fry's here now has a big Polk room similar to the Bose room. The even have the RT3000p and CS1000p in there. First time I've seen those on display.
     
  14. Scott Strang

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    There are still a few real audio and video stores in the Dallas/Ft Worth and Arlington area.

    One place is Hillcreast Hi Fidelity. Another is The Home Theater Store. And there are still some true high end audio salons around.

    Some day I need to buy some stuff from those stores. I always piss away my money at Fry's and CompUSA.

    You big city folks have some real advantages to us hick town folks. We'll never see CompUSA or Fry's here. Heee Haw.
     
  15. Keith Mickunas

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    Hillcrest is nice. The guys there are pretty friendly. If I'm not mistaken The Home Theater Store is now a Tweeter's, and they've got some nice stuff also. I've been to a few other smaller shops in the area, but some of those are real high end and out of my league.
     
  16. Rick Deschaine

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    I used to live in the SF Bay Area, so I do miss Fry's, wish they were here in Denver.
    I went to Austin Texas a couple of months ago and they have a new one down there. The stores theme is music which is really cool.
    What impressed me the most though was that they had a separate Criterion DVD section. How cool is that!
     

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