CompUSA to close more than half of their stores

By Justin Mann on February 28, 2007, 11:54 AM
One of the world's biggest electronics shops is closing more than half of their retail outlets. CompUSA, which currently operates 225 stroes in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, will be shutting down 126 of their retail outlets in the U.S., due to poor performance of the stores:

"Based on changing conditions in the consumer retail electronics markets, the company identified the need to close and sell stores with low performance or nonstrategic, old store layouts and locations faced with market saturation," Roman Ross, chief executive officer of CompUSA, said in the statement.
The process has already begun, with four closing down, and over the next three months the rest will follow. Obviously, the company is losing money. Regardless, this will put a lot of people out of work. It wouldn't surprise me to see them put an extra emphasis on online sales in the coming years, with peoples increasing acceptance of buying electronic goods from the Internet.

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mkatz2m said:
This does not surprise me. I used to go to their local store alot, but within the last year or so stopped since I found their prices were high retail most times and techy sales staff were missing. I found, even after adding shipping costs and sales tax, I could save money by ordering from the internet. Also, I could go locally to a small business discount computer seller and buy PC components much cheaper than at CompUSA and get any techy help desired free of charge.
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