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Is Fry's going out of business soon?

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I am living in LA. Today I visit the Fry's in City of Industry. I see most of their shelf and stocks are empty. What's happened?

If it is closing, is it possible for us to get any great clearance sales soon?
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Fry's has been going out of business since about 2008.
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All signs point to yes. A good number of their employees expect them to fold after the first of next year, and have been seeking other jobs.

They're starting to look like those closing Sears stores, and like Sears, word is they haven't been paying their suppliers.
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Hmmm, interesting. Not that I've done much business with them in the last few years (don't live near a B&M and their web business is for shite), but they have some great prices on occasion.
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Famous for repacking returns & selling as new.
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Hmmm, interesting. Not that I've done much business with them in the last few years (don't live near a B&M and their web business is for shite), but they have some great prices on occasion.
I went inside to see if I am able to get a good price on pc components. However, all item are still listing in shill price.
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I set foot in a store for the first time in about a month today, and things have dramatically changed in that short time.

Lots of shelves were bare, and the aisles which used to have additional bins of stuff were free and clear. It appears they're preparing to close down. Employees that haven't been laid off have been demoted, and suppliers haven't been paid for months. Heck, even some of the fluorescent lights were flickering light you'd see in a horror movie setting.

The downward trends have been apparent for a while, with little store traffic, and slim, but still respectable levels of inventory. Except for plenty of random junk like the "As seen on TV" stuff nobody in their right mind would stock, or buy.

There was a lot to hate about Frys (the people, and the way people treated it like a library or rental shop), but there were a lot of things to like about it as well, including the breadth and variety of electronics and other goods that few stores carried, at good pricing a lot of the time. If you know what you wanted, it was a treasure trove.

But, carrying so many SKUs, sometimes pointlessly like having the same type of cables in different parts of the store, as well as the overall retail apocalypse has finally caught up with them.

Too bad. Amazon has its purposes, but can't be relied upon to be the world's almost sole retailer. When the options shrink and there is less competition, everyone loses.
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After those random "first 10 customers get 20% everything" bs marketing I thought something was going down with this store. No love for Fries though. Too many rebate and repackaging drama
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This thread pretty much says it all. Bank on Fry's not surviving beyond 2020.
https://www.thelayoff.com/t/YbiPZw8
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That's a shame I've bought tons of audio equipment and TVs over the years from Fry's for fraction of the price elsewhere. Will be missed.
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I agree that Fry's is on its way out.

I used to be an avid Fry's Electronics customer from early 2000's to about 2016.
Then came NewEgg and Amazon came through with competitive prices and fast shipping. (I have always been a Newegg customer since 2001 when I got my first LiteOn CD-RW from them, and built my first computer from parts I got off NewEgg).

I have visited Fry's a few times in the past years, and their shelves are like 70% empty. Their computer components dept are bare; I remember the days when they had at least 20-30 varied motherboards - my last visit I literally only saw three different MSI motherboards on the shelves.

Sad. It's like seeing an friend die of old age... slowly, at the same time hanging from fond old memories of the "good ol' days".
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RIP Frys!
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