Today I took advantage of some very enticing savings by shopping at one of the 50% of CompUSA stores that is closing. I managed to get 60% off the purchase of a new power supply for my computer. The purchase was necessitated by the annoying different power standards in the US. Wouldn't it be great if everyone had worked together to pick one standard for plugs, voltages and frequencies? Its all too late now of course.
Anyway, so apparently CompUSA just can't keep up with online retailers and new players like Frys. I was a little sad seeing all the empty shelves in the soon-to-be defunct store, but then again that's what the consumer wants right? People seem to want either the best price, which typically means shopping online, or they want everything all in one place, which means shopping at a giant store like Frys.
So far I've resisted buying too much online so I guess I'll be headed for Frys, Best Buy or Circuit City next time. For now I'll just enjoy my savings.