HOW TO FIND A
When trying to find a computer store the local retail
outlet will usually provide the best
and will work with you on building your computer. This is one of the
computer store services which they have to offer. If they are not
willing to support your
efforts they are not worth dealing with. Look for a different computer
parts store. Buildacomputer101.com has put
together a list of
major computer parts stores with their phone numbers, and since most
have websites we've included their
web addresses. In order to find a computer store in your area you
should contact them and find out if they are local.
If not, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of local mom and pop
computer shops all over the country. They can be found in your local
book, and on the Internet. The next step is to talk with a technician
at one of these stores
and get input from him about their computer store services. Remember he
may be trying to sell you the parts
that he has in stock, not necessarily the parts you want or need.
information may be good, take your time and consider it carefully.
- Best Buy is a large retail chain
with over 1300 stores in the United States,
Puerto Rico, and Mexico. It also is an online source for electronics,
televisions, DVD players, home audio, car audio, computers, cameras, music,
movies, software, games and more. Contact them in order to find a
computer store in your area.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289)
have bought a number of parts from my local Best Buy store when I
needed them in a hurry. Also, I've had no problems with returns. I do
not use their online store because I have found their selection is
limited, and other stores have better pricing.
- Radio Shack has over 6000 retail
outlets in the United States and else ware, but it only devotes a small
portion of each store to computers, computer parts, and software. Its
main business is diversified into all sorts of electronics, phones,
TV's, music and players, batteries, and miscellaneous electronic parts.
Because of its size each store only has a limited amount of computers
and computer parts. While it is a good source for some supplies, it is
not known for attractive pricing. Radio Shack also maintains much
larger inventory for its website, but here again it is not known for
any price advantage. Contact them in order to find a computer store in
TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-800-THE SHACK (1-800-843-7422)
From time to time I will pick up some parts and accessories at my local
Radio Shack. In general the results are satisfactory, but the price is
not very advantageous. They are there when you need them, it's
- Micro Center has 22 retail stores
around the United States, and a larger online sales operation.
Many of these stores are located in or near major cities. While they
sell many other
electronic items they do have a larger selection of computers, related
computer parts, and offer technical support.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-800-743-7537
never had the opportunity to shop at this chain or at their online
outlet, so I am unable to offer a review about them. It would be
appreciated if you would share your thoughts and write a review of
the Micro Center, their retail stores and online operation. When
it will be published on
- CompUSA is a new and reorganized
retail operation with about 30 stores located in the southeastern
United States, Illinois and Puerto Rico. It has also kept and
expanded its online retail presence. While it has a large product base
of consumer electronics, they really specialize in computers, computer
parts, and software. Although this chain has downsized and sold off
over 100 retail stores in 2007, they now seem to be trying to create an
important presence in the computer retail industry. During the
reorganization CompUSA became a wholly owned subsidiary of Systemax
Inc. This is important because Systemax owns several retail computer
chains. Contact them in order to find a computer store in your area.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-800-COMP USA (1-800-266-7872)
At one time a few years ago I would shop extensively at CompUSA, always
with good results. Since the reorganization I do not have a local store
and therefore no experience with them. Although, their online operation
looks impressive, I have found other online operations that I prefer.
It would be very informative if you, having greater experience with
this computer store would provide a review.
Some of the online and local retail stores publish a
daily or weekly
flier promoting their sales and the products that they are discounting.
You’ll never know when you’ll run into that piece of hardware that
you’ve been searching for. Subscribe to these, they are chock full of
valuable computer store information, and some really good prices. This
is done by
providing your e-mail address. I try to subscribe to everything I can;
it’s a wealth of good information.
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