Tech Frys electronics is toast

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  1. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I knew that was going to happen. The Wilsonville store has been bare for over a year now.
     
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    Google the Fry's executive who took millions from the company and gambled it all away in Vegas. I think it happened in the early 2000s but it's a hell of a story.
     
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    Damn. End of an Era, errr Incredible Universe.
     
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    When I lived in Wilsonville I went to Frye's to get a 75 cent adapter for a computer chord....got home and it was the wrong adapter...went back and had to stand in 3 lines, fill out two forms and talk to 3 people to get credit...for 75 cents after all that I never went back to that store....what a ridiculous experience...having just moved from Taiwan, in Taiwan they would have said....no problem...just give it to me and go get another one...
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    I remember I got a build ur own computer case. Shit started smoking when I put it together and I think they just restocked it

    This was down here in LA.

    Also weird they sold porn there
     
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    When the Wilsonville location opened as Incredible Universe, it was the single largest big-box retail electronics store in the US (if not the world - can’t remember).

    What a shit show that made of local traffic in tiny Wilsonville.
     
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    I used to love that place until they stopped carrying anything useful. At all.

    I miss radio shack and ENU as well .

    Is there anything else in the Portland area that carries these types of electronics and pc parts etc?
     
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    Free Geek for used stuff.
     
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    Good point!
     
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    This is like Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination and 9/11 all wrapped up in one for all you nerds huh? Never heard of the place FAMS.
     
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    Strange feeling. I've never wanted to make an HCP wife joke before now...
     
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    Like open but empty? I almost drove out there over the weekend because I needed a long cat6.
     
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    Yes, like weirdly bare. Just a few items. Like the back wall with different motherboards had 1, just one motherboard. The tvs were all cheap Chinese brands.

    I asked someone and they said they were a consignment store now. Meaning they get stuff and don't have to pay for it until it sells. No major manufacturer would agree to those terms so the few items that were there were cheap knockoff imports.

    I went there last spring for PPE because of an ad and even that was shitty in quality.

    Here is their latest ad.

    https://www.frys.com/ads/view-all-store-ads#AdNavi
     
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    LOL no wonder they are going bankrupt, they are still printing ads for blank DVD's, wow!
     
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    It's where I got my TV. Sigh.
     
  20. julius

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    Last time I went there, I was looking for a computer (sometime in the last 8 months). There was maybe 6 total employees there, and honestly I think there was maybe 2 customers.

    They had 3 total computers. It was a baron wasteland.

    Funny that someone mentioned blank DVD's, I had been picking those things up at second hand stores for dirt cheap. Not sure why I kept buying them, but I think I've bought about 500 of them for about 8 bucks total. Someday I might make use to them (I had initially planned on using them to store data/pictures/songs for longevity).

    But then I found myself a 5TB portable HD, and so the DVDs sit.
     

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