Sunday, February 25, 2007

CompUSA closing?

It may be a bit morbid but I enjoy closings like CompUSA shuttering 100 stores. If you're in the right place at the right time, you can pick up a lot of interesting stuff, dirt cheap.

Radio Shack went through a similar down-sizing last year. I lucked out in that the local store that was closing was kept open the longest so that the other stores' un-sellables could be sold at our location (at %70+ off). The one clerk's joke was that if we're still open, the discount has increased. I was able to pick up a handful of X-10 interfaces, some handtools, a Vonage box, rechargeable batteries, a really nice soldering iron, a video sender, and a Skype phone, all for less than $60.