Ramblings of an Urban Geek – Tech Enthusiast

Farewell Compusa

I still remember the day I found out that a CompUSA was being built in my city. Seemed like yesterday. Its all coming to an end soon though. With news that Compusa planning to hang their hats and close the rest of the 130 stores in the US. Yea I visited Best Buy and Circuit City, but many times CompUSA was my first stop when I was looking for electronics or computer related items.

Some fond memories Ive had. lets see…

  • Compusa was the only store that had Everquest: Ruins of Kunark, when I was desperately looking for a copy.
  • Later when my power suply exploded in the middle of an Everquest session, CompUsa was there. I didnt miss more than a couple of hours.
  • When I was looking for a Jabra BT250 bluetooth headset, Compusa was the only store in my area that had one in stock, and even though they had it priced a little higher than everyone else, they were glad to pricematch.

Now when I think about it, where else am I going to find motherboards, PC cases, heatsinks and things that fall between what you would find at a BestBuy and what I would order at Newegg.com? in my area, pretty much nothing.

So I want to take this time to think about how much a store like CompUSA meant to me. You’ll be missed.

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