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Well, what's left of it anyway. I have to say the Going Out of Business sale at my local CompUSA is less than impressive. I mean, if you're going out of business, shouldn't I get better than a 5% discount on a laptop?

I did buy a new ethernet card (let's feel that 10% discount), and I think we need a new router, so maybe I'll give them another chance.

Back from the dead: CompUSA assets snapped up by TigerDirect


    CompUSA will live on, thanks to a deal with electronics marketer Systemax. Systemax, which owns popular computer parts reseller (and CompUSA competitor) TigerDirect, announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the CompUSA brand, trademarks, and e-commerce business. It also plans to acquire select assets and retail stores from the company, and says that it expects to close various parts of the deal throughout the first quarter of the year.
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    "We believe the value of the CompUSA brand remains very high. The company has a long legacy of value pricing, service and customer loyalty among consumers nationwide," said Systemax CEO Richard Leeds in a statement. "We view this acquisition as a strong complementary business to our TigerDirect operation."





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Meh. As nice as the website might be, I wasn't impressed with the TigerDirect store I visited in Chicago. Reminded me a lot of CompUSA, in fact, with the nice selection but many mail-in rebates (not that they're alone in that) and higher prices than I'd expect.



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they only had like 10 % off software when I was there a couple weeks ago, so I didn't bother.



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number one question asked at my store...when are the real discounts coming! I swear at least 20 times a day...my answer: i don't know.

Gordon Brothers have the liquidation thing down to a science, they know when to up the percents. It's all a thing of timing or knowing people to let you know when the discounts are bigger. I will say this...go this Wednesday wink wink.

As of the sale, in the press release they say they gonna keep the CompUSA name which is gonna suck. I mean, it's a damaged good, so why not do a fresh start. We shall see, my main motive right now is try to save as many jobs as possible in my store which is one of the lucky ones that will survive.



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    Originally posted by MedallaGuy
    We shall see, my main motive right now is try to save as many jobs as possible in my store which is one of the lucky ones that will survive.


In all sincerity, I wish you all the best. I can't imagine you're in a pleasant situation.

We just dropped CompUSA to pick up that new router, and I happened to mention this story to the clerk who had yet to hear. He printed a copy of the story, and, as we were walking out, the employees - including a manager - were standing in a circle passing the article around.

According to the clerk, the Goleta branch is one of their more successful branches, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.




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