Guest: well I like it, makes getting JUST the cpu easier with out getting a shitty ass board like a biostar... or ecs... and they are pretty damn good too AMD555 for 79.99? I could build a nice computer with that
skullywag: Every Frys ad used to at least one MB/CPU combo deal, 3 in Fridays ad. Last 2 weeks, I haven't seen ONE. Instead they are advertising straight cpu's only at prices "too low to show". What's up? They gonna stop the combo deals? Or just going through a dry spell? I know the combo deals are the ONLY reason I ever drive to frys anymore, and will usually pick up another item or two while I'm there.
skullywag:I personally see NO need to EVER go to a Frys now (thats the ONLY thing I have gone there for in years).
skullywag: BooHoo. As a "computer repair guy", I guess I should be shopping for whats better for Frys bottom line than mine? I have never used a Frys combo for any of MY computers, but bought quite a few for customer builds that were on a tight budget. As much as people here seem to complain about the ad sales intended to get people in the door (because there isn't commission in it for them), they do get people in the door....who usually buy something else when they are there. Frys STARTED OUT catering to the "computer repair guys"....lets see how high their profits soar when they start to alienate them. Except for the ad combo sales, Frys cannot compete with online prices, warranty, or return policies. I personally see NO need to EVER go to a Frys now (thats the ONLY thing I have gone there for in years). I'll just up the cost of a build a few bucks and get EVERYTHING online (cheaper). Quote: "Most of the customers seem pretty happy that they now have the freedom to select any motherboard of their choosing". Heheheh.....customers HAVE ALLWAYS had the freedom to select what motherboard they want. Nobody twists their arm to buy whats on sale. Frys just isn't competitive on non-sale computer items. NewEgg and Amazon walk all over their prices...even their "too low to mention" chip only sales. I think Frys has made a BIG MISTAKE here....but then again....it ain't the first one they've made.
Guest: Wow, I did occasionally travel to frys to buy things. I shop the online ads page weekly but only actually travel to frys occasionally. I am not going to travel to find out what prices are, If you wont post them I wont go.
skullywag: Quote: First off I have never been rude enough to say that to ANY FRys employee. I just do what I do...it's not meant as a threat.
skullywag: Quote: I also have to disagree with you pulling up a few items, one that is still $5 higher at frys (By the way I got 2 WD 1TB Blacks for $79@ free ship no tax at Newegg last month). I spend money like you would not believe, on a weekly basis, on pc parts. I OFTEN get 4 Gigs af RAM for the price Frys asks for 2, I can buy a LiteOn, LG or Samsung DVD burner for half what Frys want for an Emporex (Last LiteOn I bought was $17 free shipping), and the examples could go on for days.
skullywag: Quote: There are a 101 ways to advertise and bring people in, and Frys combo deals were one....and some could say it was a cheaper way to get people in the door than other means. Fact is 75% of all the combo deals Frys offered were OBSOLETE STOCK. Dual and single core processors (heavy on the AMD), and OLD motherboards (or bottom barrel brands). You can't seriously tell me Frys makes more money letting 3-5yr old cpus and motherboards sit on the shelf unsold than making $50-$80 bucks off them. $60 combo? Yeah, I will buy one for a cheap build for a budget customer. $100 for the same crap, and I don't want it. Those non-commission budget shoppers helped Frys clear out old stock that might go unsold....and if they picked up a couple items while they were there....that's extra profit no matter how small.
skullywag: Quote: I totally understand your beef with the combos....they don't put money in YOUR pocket, and you would rather not waste your time helping customers that you cannot make a buck off of. I get it. Enjoy it while it lasts. Todays ecomomy dictates lower overhead to maximize profits. Between online sellers and Walmart....Frys has a tough time ahead unless they adapt. Walmart???? Am I KIDDING???? No. Remember Walmart used to sell NO groceries 20 yrs ago, and today they are the #1 grocer in the US. They are also now the #1 retailer of music CD's and DVDs. If Wally-world opened an electronics chain tommorrow using their same cut rate strategy.....Frys would be vapor. And don't think it isn't coming....
skullywag: Quote: It also breaks my heart, I won't be missed at Frys. Think I'll go have a good cry....
Guest: Over the years I have spend tens of thousands at Frys on all sort of stuff, all because I was there all the time to buy the combos. I was a dedicated Frys shopper, a loyal buyer since the original days of Sunnyvale. Glad I could help with the success of the business only to get dumped on after they have earned million on loyal customers. No more wasted trips to Frys I will do all my shopping online.
Guest: ...ever since the no combo system has been implemented our dept comp has inceased, our gp has increased and our net sales have increased.
Guest: Gotta love the 'I won't give you my business anymore' "customers" on whether we continue to sell items at a massive unnecessary loss anymore. First of all, you aren't giving us your "business" Blah, Blah, Blah, rant, rave, kick feet. I'll bet you are a top seller at Frys. Anyone who talks about "shitty customers"....is in the wrong line of work. Or maybe the wrong kind of retail place. Instead af being a lowly sales person at Friys.....Maybe you could cook frys at McDonalds? You'd get to spit in peoples food and evrything! You go, champ!
Nuts Off: You don't see those numbers. We associates do.
skullywag: With all respect, it would be pretty hard to cite a sales trend based on what? 2 weeks? Might just be a busy week. I find it hard to believe people woke up friday morning, and saw no combo ads, and decided to go to Frys and buy twice as much shit based soley on that. Shoot me some numbers in 3 months.
Guest: How to I find the sales person in components that really knows their stuff?
Guest: Wow, you Fry's employees really do show why you work there. If you a maturity level higher than an infant and a computer skills greater than that of a 3rd grader you would be able to get a real job.
Guest: How do these BestBuy rejects complain about the combo deals stealing all their profit when Fry's is pushing these deals on their weekly ads? If you don't want to lose money selling something, don't sell it at a loss. It's not any else's fault that you aren't making money on these combo deals when you price it and sell it for what you want.
asdf: Guest: How do these BestBuy rejects complain about the combo deals stealing all their profit when Fry's is pushing these deals on their weekly ads? If you don't want to lose money selling something, don't sell it at a loss. It's not any else's fault that you aren't making money on these combo deals when you price it and sell it for what you want. This is not new, usually Fry's advertise products at a loss. Today Fry's just want to make money. Everyones crying now because money smart people know they're getting ripped off
skullywag: I still stand by the point that Frys wasn't losing much because 75% of all combos sold were OUT DATED STOCK...and my guess, not exactly flying off the shelves at normal price.
Nuts Off: skullywag: I still stand by the point that Frys wasn't losing much because 75% of all combos sold were OUT DATED STOCK...and my guess, not exactly flying off the shelves at normal price. What evidence is your point based on? My guess is nothing. Now as for myself, I actually work at Frys and as I said these products didn't just "sit on the shelves" they were actually brought in at mass quantities for the sales to prevent people from getting pissed off. We sell plenty of cheap boards and processors by themselves. There are tons of people come in who had just a processor or board fail.
frysemployee: We don't take back opened software for shit. No store credit, no anything. Not even for a reduced amount. Don't even try.
asdf: maybe you can call the software vendor and get authorization to return it back to the store.
Guest: "Just to satisfy my curiosity, I'd like to compare a system build using the 3 vendors mentioned earlier: Amazon, Frys, and Newegg." Quit trolling just because you're butt hurt that we don't sell combos anymore. The only people that truly give a shit are the people that use frys as a supplier for their own business. Regular people come in to get those parts maybe once a year. They don't care, most dont even know we had combos.
Guest: u mad bro?