Fry's expansion? was: RE: Radio Shack

Guy Sotomayor ggs at
Fri Feb 6 15:08:39 CST 2015

The "Fry's guys" are completely worthless at least in all of the Fry's I've been too (which
are most of them in the "valley").

Never, ever select an "open" box.  You can tell because they put stickers on it.  It's an item
that someone else purchased and returned.  They're usually missing parts or just completely
non-functional (which is why it was returned).  It easier for them to re-wrap it and re-stock it
rather than returning it to the manufacturer.

The electronics components that Fry's carries had gone *way* down since I first went into
one.  If you need PC components, then they're probably OK but for the random capacitor
or resistor...they have a few but I've learned that its a wasted trip and should just go order
the parts on-line.

TTFN - Guy

> On Feb 6, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Todd Killingsworth <killingsworth.todd at> wrote:
> The local Fry's here in Atlanta GA was great when it opened, but has
> degraded over time.
> Oddly enough, they don't keep enough electrical components in stock and run
> empty on various types.  At the same time, they've introduced all of these
> high-end oscilloscopes and analyzers.
> Predatory sales people and the list checking before leaving are still
> standard Fry's procedure here.
> Todd Killingsworth
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:
>>> Where have you been the last few years?
>>> --Chuck
>> What he said! To be hones though I have not been to a Fry's in years. Are
>> they still viable? They used to be good for odds and end computer parts
>> (i.e. you needed a HDD, memory, occasional good deal on CPU) but even that
>> has been replaced by Newegg. I had even forgotten the bit about checking
>> your receipt on the way out.
>> -Ali

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