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Is CompUSA in Madison, WI stll open?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AKT, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. AKT

    AKT Guest

    I'll explain the circumstances below but to summarize this request, I'd
    appreciate help of anyone near Madison, WI in determining if the
    CompUSA store at 213 Junction Road (just off Hwy 12/14) is still open?
    Here is the Google map of the location:

    <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=213
    +junction+road+madison+wi&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.999041,65.21484
    4&ie=UTF8&ll=43.062986,-89.527165&spn=0.063084,0.127373&z=13&om=1>

    Now the circumstances. A few weeks ago CompUSA had advertised certain
    Mac computers which for were for store sales only. The nearest near me
    was in Madison (still 2.5 hours). I called and they said they had 2
    left and I decided to go and buy. When I got there, they couldn't find
    the machines (turns out they were being "refurbished"). The manager
    offered some extra incentive and said he'd ship it to me as soon as
    ready--- so I paid for it. Two weeks later, no computer and I read that
    CompUSA is going to close all stores soon! The manager has not
    responded to my emails and nobody is picking up the phone at the store.

    So, if you are in/near Madison and can help me figure out if the store
    is still open, that would be helpful.
     
    AKT, Dec 11, 2007
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  2. AKT

    clams casino Guest


    Do you not have telephone service where you live?
     
    clams casino, Dec 11, 2007
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  3. If you paid for it with a credit card, contact the company and do a
    chargeback ASAP. It takes some companies 60 days to process these
    things, so you better start NOW.

    If you paid for it with a check or cash, you're screwed.
     
    Michael Vilain, Dec 11, 2007
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  4. Don Lancaster, Dec 11, 2007
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  5. CompUSA has gone out of business. They're kaput.

    (Reply truncated to five newsgroups; the limit imposed by my news
    provider.)
     
    Michelle Steiner, Dec 11, 2007
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  6. If by "the company", you mean CompUSA, he should contact the credit card
    company. I've found that they will suspend payment and charge back
    immediately, but if they find that the charge is legitimate, they'll
    reverse that and charge you again.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Dec 11, 2007
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  7. AKT

    Arny Krueger Guest

    Really?

    You mean they closed like 128 stores.


    There seem to be about 100 stores that are still open.

    Or did something more happen just lately?
     
    Arny Krueger, Dec 11, 2007
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  8. AKT

    Guest Guest

    not yet they haven't.

    the story i read was that they'll close 'after the holidays' with sales
    beginning during the holiday season.
     
    Guest, Dec 11, 2007
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  9. AKT

    Guest Guest

    the rest of the stores will be closing in a month or two, and at that
    point, compusa will be history.
     
    Guest, Dec 11, 2007
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  10. The Big Shit demonstrates his great acumen in the kompyootur business.
    Looks like "Google lied" to you again, Turdy. Your handicaps are
    overwhelming.
     
    George M. Middius, Dec 11, 2007
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  11. AKT

    Arny Krueger Guest

    Thanks for correcting yourself so nicely, Michelle.

    Not only was it gracious of you, but it also gave the Middiot a chance to
    wet his pants in public. ;-)
     
    Arny Krueger, Dec 11, 2007
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  12. My error; the remaining 103 stores will stay open through the holiday
    season, and then close.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Dec 11, 2007
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  13. AKT

    AKT Guest

    Thanks. Fortunately I did pay with credit card -- no great foresight on
    my part, just habit :).

    Anyway, my thought is, I have no reason to assume they were trying to
    scam me; phones not being answered could just be the environment of
    store closing soon and busy liquidation sales. So, if the store is open
    and I can pick up my computer, I'll just go get it. (Obviously no more
    waiting for them to ship!). Maybe, I'll give it one day to figure this
    out. Otherwise I'll call the bank tomorrow to cancel the charge.
     
    AKT, Dec 11, 2007
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  14. AKT

    Madwen Guest

    I heard that it's one of those Icahnesque kind of things... that they
    were bought out by one of those "investment" companies.
     
    Madwen, Dec 11, 2007
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  15. AKT

    Jolly Roger Guest

    ....and I'll break out some champagne...

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    Jolly Roger, Dec 11, 2007
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  16. AKT

    PeterD Guest


    Missed the OP's:

    didn't you.

    I think the OP must have given them money (bet it was cash) so he's
    worried!
     
    PeterD, Dec 11, 2007
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  17. AKT

    Gerry Guest

    Actually hold the champagne or beverage of choice. See the top news
    article at the CompUSA web site:

    <http://www.compusa.com/about/news.asp>

    Selected stores and the CompUSA TechPro and internet operations may
    continue well after a month or two.
     
    Gerry, Dec 11, 2007
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  18. AKT

    Jolly Roger Guest

    Luckily champagne betters with age. : )

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    JR
     
    Jolly Roger, Dec 11, 2007
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  19. I wonder how the company is valued, if indeed it's being purchased by
    investors. Usually there's "Goodwill" to account for , but in this case,
    for many, there's naught but bad will.
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 11, 2007
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  20. AKT

    AKT Guest

    : Do you not have telephone service where you live?

    They are not answering. I have tried the store number, manager's direct
    line he gave me, as well email.
     
    AKT, Dec 11, 2007
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