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R.I.P Fry's Electronics

PFDPFD Senior MemberPosts: 1,738 Senior Member
Closing all their stores.
Too bad.  I haven't been there in a few years but back in the day I built more than a couple of pc's with parts lovingly picked from their awesome inventory.
Them and Cabellas, about the only places I could "browse".
That's all I got.

Paul

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,088 Senior Member
    Aww.  Used to hit the one in North Austin with regularity,  Sad to see them go
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,056 Senior Member
    Just remember your best computer buys, are ALWAYS at Fry's. Guaranteed.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    I used to by all my cabling, meters and other electronic stuff through Fry's. Dang, that's hurts.
    :'(
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,410 Senior Member
    It always seemed to me that 'Fries Electronics" was a really unfortunate name choice. :D

    I was never one to do my own electronics, but it's depressing that there seem to now be an insufficient number of folks who do to support a chain like that.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,197 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    It always seemed to me that 'Fries Electronics" was a really unfortunate name choice. :D

    I was never one to do my own electronics, but it's depressing that there seem to now be an insufficient number of folks who do to support a chain like that.
    Almost everything made today is plug and play.  If it does not work you plug it into an app and it tells you what is broke.  Take off the broken part, plug in a new one and keep going.  Washers, dryer, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators , even our cars are like that.  Small things like hand mixer, radio, hairdryers, we just toss and get a new one.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,932 Senior Member
    The last computer I built most parts came from Fry's in Las Vegas. We were in Vegas last January but unfortunately did not have time to go to their store, guess that was probably my last chance.
  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,738 Senior Member
    My first visit to a S Cal store went "where can I find the motherboards"
    "Isle 4, turn right between the modems and power supplies".
    NIRVANA!

    That's all I got.

    Paul
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