Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Other Failed Gadget Sellers

Now that Circuit City's closing up shop, perhaps we should take a minute to remember other failed gadget dealers from our country's storied history. Technologizer's compiled a bunch of old television ads from now defunct tech stores and they're a treasure trove of early 1990s cheesiness and the repetitive mantra,… » 11/10/08 11:30pm 11/10/08 11:30pm

HTC Touch Diamond Available on CompUSA For $779

If you really want to get your hands on an HTC Touch Diamond before the official US launch, CompUSA has one available for $779. The good news is that it's unlocked, so you can use it on both AT&T and T-Mobile, and quad-band, so you can take it just about anywhere where GSM goes. It's a nice phone, though kinda slow in… » 6/18/08 5:00pm 6/18/08 5:00pm

CompUSA "Grand Re-Opens" in Florida, Hopefully With Less Suck

After purchasing out-of-business CompUSA a couple months ago, TigerDirect is reanimating the red, white and blue corpse with "Grand Re-Openings" of fifteen stores in Florida, along with one brand new one. They're promising "Lower prices... New wider selection... And amazing new deals." We hope so, their prices were… » 4/25/08 3:30pm 4/25/08 3:30pm

11-Year-Old Network Administrator Sorts Out Alabama School

Jon Penn isn't your average 11-year-old school kid. No, Sir. In his spare time, mostly between classes, he manages the entire computing network for his school in Alabama. The network consists of sixty computers and Jon took up the role when the previous administrator upped and left, completely unannounced. » 3/30/08 4:00pm 3/30/08 4:00pm

CompUSA Throws in the Towel, Sells to a Liquidator

While the rumor has been floating around all week, the Wall Street Journal reports CompUSA has been sold to a liquidation firm, effectively putting the company out of business. The move is largely based on declining sales, with the company speculated to only do $1.5 billion in sales this year (compared to $4 billion… » 12/07/07 7:45pm 12/07/07 7:45pm

CompUSA Black Friday Ad Features Computers, Video Games, and Loads More

Here's yet another Black Friday ad, this time from CompUSA. It's got loads of stuff in it, including an Envision 22-inch widescreen LCD Monitor for $150 and

a HP Pavilion Notebook with a 14.1inch display for $500. There are also boatloads of video games, digital cameras, memory, and all sorts of other tech items.… » 11/14/07 11:33pm 11/14/07 11:33pm

Cheap LCDs to Blame for CompUSA Store Closing?

Manufacturers of cheap flat-panel TVs, like Vizio and Olevia, could be partially blamed over the recent closing of 128 CompUSA stores and 70 Circuit City stores. Obviously, the low prices of the off-brand LCD flat panels have put a lot of pressure on the "premium" flat-panel manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic to… » 3/07/07 11:00am 3/07/07 11:00am