Are CompUSA's Closeout Sales Any Good?

Terry Fox wb4jfi at
Sun Apr 22 17:20:25 CDT 2007

I think they were on permanent break... or otherwise purposely ignoring

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike O'Dell" <mo at>
To: "Frank Gentges" <fgentges at>
Cc: "Tacos" <tacos at>; "Terry Fox" <wb4jfi at>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Are CompUSA's Closeout Sales Any Good?

> Frank Gentges wrote:
> > Terry,
> >
> > 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
> > ever.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Frank
> 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.
> -mo
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