Are CompUSA's Closeout Sales Any Good?
mo at ccr.org
Sun Apr 22 15:18:50 CDT 2007
Frank Gentges wrote:
> Yes, it was really nice when it started as Computer Warehouse. I can
> remember when the parking lot was jammed and getting in and out of the
> shopping center was a problem. Then they changed their name and business
> model and bought out the competition down the street. Along the way the
> Harvard MBA crowd took over and tried to run it like the NY sandwich
> shop they had studied in their case study.
> I went in several months ago and it looked like a morgue and almost no
> customers were to be found. It did not create a sense of excitement or
> interest in what they had. Everything was rearranged. Even a Mexican
> billionaire cannot let a chain of his stores keep hemorrhaging money for
> I regularly go to Microcenter before or after tacos to see the latest
> stuff and deals. It does not feel like a NY sandwich shop with some
> gruff guy behind the counter.
at least in a NY sandwich shop, the gruff guy behind the counter
knows his corned beef. the droids in Kompusa have only a 50-50 chance
of knowing whether they are on break or not.
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