As Life Goes Digital

As Life Goes Digital

Technology, Cricket, Deals, Immigration etc …


CompUSA closing its doors — going out of business ??

Is CompUSA bankrupt?

Strong rumors are floating in forums and online that CompUSA may close its doors very early.

The very first thing that comes to mind of this news – what will happen to my performance service plans and Mail-In-Rebates from CompUSA?

I had a CompUSA tech visit my place yesterday to fix my HP computer that I bought online at FRYS.com. This tech is doing HP service from CompUSA (like those geek squad guys), all they do is fix your HP computer for free if it is in warranty and also didn’t know I qualify for In-Home computer repair service. I wonder what HP does with all its desktop/laptop support if CompUSA goes out of business ?

Last time I think I’ve walked into a CompUSA store is in the year 2001 to buy a Compaq desktop computer,I have always had an excellent experience with the CompUSA. In early 2007 Dallas-based CompUSA closed more than half of its retail computer and electronics stores.During Black Friday 2007 I was searching for close by Comp USA store location and found they close all compusa within 80-100 miles of my location.Probably the competition is stiff with Fry’s, Best Buy, Circuit City, Office Max, Office Depot and Staples – the irony is almost everyone else sells same thing, with/without the sales/rebates, It is certainly a tough market to be in at this time.

Layoffs and shop closures at Holiday time is the worst thing that can happen to any one.May be good thing is that all laid off CompUSA employees might be able to find the jobs quickly with continuing Holiday shopping.

What about performance service plans, Mail-In-Rebates that every one shopped at COMPUSA this Thanksgiving ? If you are lazy like me then it is time to act on all those rebates and mail them soon to get back (any) COMPUSA rebates.

Here are some of the MIR rebate sold items for Black Friday/Thanks Giving 2007 :

[Columns are sortable and sort by Mail-In-Rebates that you may have bought it to speed up the process in case CompUSA goes out of business]

>

COMPUSA ThanksGiving Day sale
Items Sub Categories Model Description Mail-in-Rebate price
PC Monitors 22″ Envision Envision 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor $130 MIR $ 149.99
PC Hardware Power Supply Cooler-Master Cooler-Master 500-Watt ATX eXtreme Power Supply $25 MIR $ 16.99
Digital Photo Frame 7″ GearHead GearHead 7″ Digital Photo Frame $30 MIR $ 44.99
Hard Drives 500GB LaCie LaCie 500GB External Hard Drive $30 MIR $ 79.99
Portable DVD 7″ Mustek Mustek 7″ Portable DVD Player $30 MIR $ 59.99
Networking Adapter Trendnet Trendnet Wireless -N Adapters $50 MIR $ 19.99
Networking Router Trendnet Trendnet Wireless -N Router $50 MIR $ 19.99
Printers Laser Samsung Samsung Laser Printer $70 MIR $ 49.99
Software Photo/Video   Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements $80 MIR $ 69.99
COMPUSA Black Frdiay sale
Items Sub Categories Model Description Mail-in-Rebate price
Desktops Core 2 Duo Sony Sony VAIO All-in-One Desktop PC $150 MIR $ 1,649.99
Phones Home/Office Tango Tango VTA464 Video Terminal Adapter $150 MIR $ 49.99
Printers Laser Samsung Samsung Color Laser Printer $150 MIR $ 99.99
           
Desktops AMD Athlon X2 HP HP Pavilion Desktop Computer (2) $100 MIR $ 879.98
Laptops   HP HP 15.4″ Pavilion Notebook Computer $100 MIR $ 1,499.99
Laptops   Toshiba Toshiba 17″ Satelite Notebook Computer $100 MIR $ 1,149.99
Phones Mobile Sprint Sprint Touch Cell Phone $100 MIR $ 149.99
           
           
           
Software Utility   Software: Registry Mechanic $10 MIR $ 19.99
Desktops AMD Athlon X2 HP HP Pavilion Desktop Computer (2) $100 MIR $ 879.98
Laptops   HP HP 15.4″ Pavilion Notebook Computer $100 MIR $ 1,499.99
Laptops   Toshiba Toshiba 17″ Satelite Notebook Computer $100 MIR $ 1,149.99
Phones Mobile Sprint Sprint Touch Cell Phone $100 MIR $ 149.99
Hard Drives Enclosure I/O-Magic I/O-Magic USB 3.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure $15 MIR $ 9.99
Laptops Accessories Antec Antec Notebook Cooler $15 MIR $ 9.99
Desktops Core 2 Duo Sony Sony VAIO All-in-One Desktop PC $150 MIR $ 1,649.99
Phones Home/Office Tango Tango VTA464 Video Terminal Adapter $150 MIR $ 49.99
Printers Laser Samsung Samsung Color Laser Printer $150 MIR $ 99.99
Digital Photo Frame 10″ Generic Generic 3-in-1 10″ Digital Photo Frame w/ MP3 Player $20 MIR $ 129.99
MP3 Players 4GB Centron Centron 4GB moVox MP4 Mobile Media Player $20 MIR $ 49.99
PC Hardware Keyboard/Mouse Logitech Logitech 4-piece Desktop $20 MIR $ 19.99
Software CD/DVD Burning   Software: VHS to DVD 3.0 $20 MIR $ 29.99
Software Utility   Software: Acronis True Image $20 MIR $ 29.99
Software CD/DVD Burning   Software: Creator 10 $20 MIR $ 49.99
Software Utility   Software: Recover Lost Photos with purchase of Camera or CamCorder, c
omes w/ 128 MB Secure Digital Card
$20 MIR $ 9.99
Software Security   Software: Spy Sweeper $20 MIR $ 9.99
Software Utility   Software: Website Maker $20 MIR $ 9.99
Desktops AMD Athlon X2 HP HP Pavilion Desktop Computer $200 MIR $ 729.98
Desktops Core 2 Quad Acer Acer Desktop Computer w/ 22″ LCD, Core 2 Duo Quad Processor $230 MIR $ 999.97
Video Cards   VisionTek Vision Tek ATI Radeon X1650 PCI-Express Video Card $25 MIR $ 49.99
Digital Photo Frame 8″ Generic Generic 8.4″ LCD Digital Photo Frame with 3-1 Card Reader $30 MIR $ 69.99
Home Audio/Video Remote Control Logitech Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote $30 MIR $ 89.99
Home Audio/Video Compact Stereo XM XM Sportscaster Satellite Radio w/ Car Kit $30 MIR FREE
PC Hardware Case Antec Antec Nine Hundred ATX Gaming Case $30 MIR $ 69.99
PC Hardware Case Cooler-Master Cooler-Master Elite 330 ATX Case $30 MIR $ 9.99
PC Hardware Keyboard/Mouse Microsoft Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard $30 MIR $ 29.99
PC Hardware Keyboard/Mouse Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000, USB $30 MIR $ 59.99
Software Utility   Software: Free DriveScrubber 3 with purchase of any notebook desktop or hard drive $30 MIR FREE
Video Cards   Hauppauge Hauppauge HVR950 HDTV USB2.0 Tuner with PVR $30 MIR FREE
PC Hardware Power Supply Cooler-Master Cooler-Master eXtreme Power 600 Watt SLI Power Supply $35 MIR $ 39.99
Home Audio/Video Compact Stereo Sirius Sirius Sportster Replay Satellite Radio $40 MIR $ 49.99
Networking MIsc Generic Generic Wired USB or Parallel Print Server $40 MIR $ 4.99
PC Hardware Case Cooler-Master Cooler-Master 690 ATX Gaming Case $40 MIR $ 34.99
PC Monitors 22″ Acer Acer 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor $40 MIR $ 169.99
Printers Photo Epson Epson Photo Printer when purchase with any camera $50 MIR $ 29.99
Printers Photo Canon Canon Photo Printer, free after rebate and purchase of any computer or monitor $50 MIR FREE
Printers Photo Epson Epson Wide Format Photo Printer $50 MIR $ 249.99
Printers Multifunction HP HP Photo Printer, Scanner & Copier $50 MIR $ 29.99
Software Productivity   Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 $50 MIR $ 99.99
Software Photo/Video   Software: Movie Studio $50 MIR $ 29.99
Televisions 32″ Generic Generic 32″ 720p LCD HDTV $50 MIR $ 449.99
Hard Drives Enclosure I/O-Magic I/O-Magic 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure $6 MIR $ 4.99
PC Monitors 20″ ViewSonic ViewSonic 20″ Gaming Monitor $60 MIR $ 219.99
Software Photo/Video   Software: Adobe Premiere Elements with purchase of any Camera or CamCorder $60 MIR $ 39.90
Hard Drives 1TB Iomega Iomega 1 TB External Hard Drive $70 MIR $ 179.99
Software Security   Norton 360 (Software) $70 MIR FREE
Software Security   Software: Norton AnitVirus 2008 and Ghost – must meet rebate qualifications $70 MIR $ 9.99
Software Photo/Video   Software: Studio Ultimate with upgrade rebate $70 MIR $ 59.90
PC Monitors 24″ Acer Acer 24″ Widescreen LCD Monitor $80 MIR $ 249.99
Projectors     Epson SVGA PowerLite S4 Multimedia Projector $80 MIR $ 349.98
Software Security   Software: Free Internet Security after purchase of computer and meeting qualifing rebates $80 MIR FREE


EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Your Email Address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: December 7, 2007 | Categories: Uncategorized
Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *