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That's one hardcore crim kitty.

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Post by ian » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:06 pm

OH NO, NOT THE EXPLOSION FACTORY!!!
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Post by Bandit » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:45 pm

Again?

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He's just having another long nap.

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Post by Hawq » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:53 am

Old telly kills a villages broadband, file that under wtf?

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Post by Bandit » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:12 am

It may not be his fault.

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Bandit wrote:
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It may not be his fault.

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Will you remember the day that Christmas died?


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That's one of my favorite songs too. :(

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Can't wait for this to be brought up ad nauseam by my conservative friends and family

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Post by Ocelot » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:33 am

Will save lives in the long run and is honestly the best thing to do - although it pains me to say that.

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Post by pixel » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:49 am

One more electronics chain is closing:



Never been to a Fry's, but online comments make it sound like these have been circling the retail drain for a while.

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Post by melancholy » Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:25 pm

Wow, that hurts. It’s been obvious for the last two years, but I still hoped somehow they would pull through. Many of the hobbies I have now all started inside that store, from crazy computer builds to 3D printing. We only had a Fry’s in our State for 16 years, but it was a large part of my young adult life.

And just for reference, our Fry’s was Indy 500 themed, including a full-sized replica of the Marmon Wasp, the first car to win the Indy 500.

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Post by pixel » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:01 am

The hobbyist stores just can't make it. :ocry: The last national chain we had was Radio Shack, but those had crap for inventory for a decade before they closed.

A few months ago, I needed some small-gauge wire for some soldering jobs. The RC car shop didn't have any spools (wtf), but the other hobby store did. The clerk acted like I was the first person he'd seen in weeks, which is sad.

It's always been bad for computer parts out here in the styx. There are two Apple-authorized retailers if you're into that sort of thing. Best Buy has been doing great with their stock, but there isn't the inventory volume of a place lime Fry's.

Ever since our first computer back in 1992-93, we drove 4 hours to Minneapolis for any sort of in-person computer shopping. CompUSA was like a religious experience for me as a kid, they actually had Mac games in stock!

Then when I built my first PC in 2010, I discovered Microcenter. I'm glad that they seem to be doing well, but I haven't been in a year or two. I'd love to see them expand to new locations, but that's probably not feasible for their bottom line.

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