CompUSA Closing 100 Stores Nationwide, Unemployable Smartasses Everywhere Are Devastated

Ben over at the Consumerist has a tip that CompUSA, our favorite computer retailer if this were the mid 90s, is closing down 100 stores. That doesn't sound like a huge number, for a nationwide chain, but considering they only have 229 stores, it means they're in some big trouble.

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We can sort of anecdotally confirm this, as two local CompUSAs have had going out of business sales in the past few months. We would have checked them out, but the stores were hard to find and in inaccessible locations, which sort of explains the difficulty they're having attracting customers.

EXCLUSIVE: CompUSA Closing 100 Stores [Consumerist]

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This doesn't surprise me in the least. CompUSA used to be decent, but every time I'm there these days I find that the place just feels like it's perpetually stuck in 1997. I suspect at least one location in the area will probably close (it's in a decerpit old strip mall that's already got a vacant anchor store space) and the others might not be far behind at this rate.