Topics regarding layoffs at Fry's Electronics
http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2019/oct/seoul-semi-241019.shtml Injuction on Fry Patent infringement
Went to Frys yesterday and asked a couple of sales people when new stock was coming and they said they didnt know. I headed back to the audio/video area where there used to be a pretty big Bose demo area and it was all gone. Replaced by DJ... — read more
I had heard that Fry's electronics was going out of business. I decided to stop in there this morning to look around see what kind of sales they had. I said I heard you guys going out of business and the guy said no we're just having problems... — read more
Two 40' white/unlabeled semi trucks pulled into the Austin Fry's late Wednesday afternoon. I thought they were going to load new inventory into the store. They were empty trucks loading OUT the store after normal business hours. They spent a... — read more
I bet Black Friday is the official end, anyone care to bet against me or pick another date?
Black Friday 2017 was bomb. Slept outside with hundreds of others, by 5Am the line was around the building. Waited in line for 6 hours two times throughout the day. Man that was a fun day.
Chill out and take it easy. It is nothing new for them at all: They have done this tactic before.
just went to fry's and saw the empty shelves. i asked a couple of employees why trhe stores were closing, because let's face it being this close to christmas their shelves would be overflowing with christmas items. both employees said there were... — read more
Too bad that the Best Buy store at The Outlets at Legends near the Sparks Marina was closed for good: https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Best-Buy-at-Outlets-at-Legends-will-close-in-November-509296321.html The company made the decision to not... — read more
Went into Fry's Sunnyvale store today. Hardly any stock on the shelves. No sales staff. Its such a shame because I used to shop there all the time and there was a cute girl who worked there I used to see every time I went there. This is a... — read more
Who knows more about this?
It's the most expensive store of all to build and in a sad state. The video below shows, but also the guy says they are stocking for the holidays. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xN8RCJm__HY
My guess is that Amazon is going to take over all the Fry's locations. They put most Book Stores out of business and now open Amazon Book Stores. They put most Electronics Stores out of business and will now open Amazon Electronics Stores.
I have been been thru a couple company closings in my time. The owners are always the main problem, in denial until they are shut down. Usually there are agreements to pay vendors as product is sold if it is on consignment. There are often legal... — read more
Here are some pictures I took of the stores in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, CA. They are both ghost towns: https://photos.app.example.com/RsshQHHBFbPyZHsF6 - Sunnyvale https://photos.app.example.com/bxpfMWsp2Vdcze1Y7 - Palo Alto Palo Alto store... — read more
Back in the 90s and early 2000s, Fry's was the place to buy stuff. It was overwhelming with options, but it was a nerd's paradise. In my opinion, their largest mistake they could have possibly have made was to match online pricing. While there is a... — read more
Stopped in at the Renton, WA Fry's on Thursday (10/10/2019), and it was a barren wasteland compared to its former glory. I wanted to get a gaming keyboard, and there was one weird brand to choose from. I asked the employee if Fry's was going out of... — read more
Was at the Phoenix (thunderbird & 31st ave) location yesterday. Parking lot had maybe twenty cars (noon on a Saturday). Probably about 30 customers and and as many employees. Complete aisles that are empty. I am not a smart man but I can see a store... — read more
The Wilsonville, Oregon store hasn't had stock for over 6 months. Even longer for desktops and laptops. Last month I visited and there were whole aisles empty. ENTIRE AISLES. This is no "remodel" or "change in inventory system". They're on their last... — read more
Been going to Frys for almost 30 years. Over the last 4 months the shelves have become almost naked. Went to buy a basic wired mouse under $50. NOTHING. Not even online. Frys is dying and they aren't telling anyone! Including employees. Even saw a... — read more
Your negativity will only affect you. Frys Electronics has been a great successful company.
The Arlington Texas store is the same way. My wife and I went to the store on Sunday and found the same problem! Bare shelves! They are not replacing or replenishing the stock. Ask the clerk if they were closing. They replied, we were told that we... — read more
I really don't see a way for it, considering the sad state of most, if not all stores.
“Jean-Louis? You work here?” It’s Spring 1991. A startled Apple employee finds me behind a cash register at the huge Fry’s Electronics store in Sunnyvale. “Well, you know…I just got fired…have to make ends meet.” I’d been working as a cashier... — read more
Fry's Northgate Sacramento isn't even restocking candy! https://1drv.ms/f/s!Asc0D7odKCUnhI1Yh79epq7N44KDlg What's next, Pepsi? Yup, was in Roseville Fry's tonight to return a few things and it was like a funeral parlor in there. The shelves... — read more
Sold Out...Sold Out Everywhere I looked, same story. Company sale or liquidation coming soon, it seems.
Was in the Indianapolis store today. Ghost-town. Bare shelves throughout the store. Sad.
I was in the Phoenix AZ store yesterday. I’ve been a commercial reseller customer for years, but I’ve been layed up for the whole summer with medical c-ap. I finally started working again this week and needed something I knew I could grab at Fry’s... — read more
...to see shockingly bare shelves, maybe 4 employees in the entire store, and they looked absolutely miserable. Pretty sad to see, feel bad for the people working there as I really used to love going to Fry's and checking out the cool stuff.
The store looks like an abandoned asylum. 80% shelves are empty, I asked an employee, if the store is closing, he told me I cannot say much as i dont even get my salary now.
Unbelievable. No D cells, No C cells. Only a handful of AAAs and lots of empty shelves. No dip switches. No DPDT toggles. CAT5 connectors running out. No FRS Radios. The list goes on and on.... I was told this was all due to tariffs. I don't... — read more
Home Office-level idiocy, negligence, and greed across the board. No more transfer of items between stores (fired all the truck drivers). 1 Non-retail location already closed (Product Repair, now even broken items will be sold), rumors for that... — read more
It's too bad. Even if you don't shop with Fry's, the fact that they exist meant places you did shop at had more competition. Without competition, the retailers can sell for whatever price they want and you either have to pay it or go without.
Went to Fry’s in Roseville CA today. 50% of rows completely empty. Rows with goods were 15% stocked. I asked the employees twice if they were closing and said it was a waste of time to drive there. They said they don’t know the fate of the store... — read more
Honestly, this is already beyond ridiculous. How long can some of these stores operate with barely anything on their shelves? I can't imagine that they make even close to what they need to cover all the store-related expenses AND cover employee pay... — read more
Was in the Renton, WA store on Saturday / it was a tomb. A parking lot that, at that time of the day, should have been packed, had only a few cars in it. Was in there just to get a 4 or 5 port network hub / there weren't any. Best Buy ha lots of... — read more
Judge for yourself... Here it goes: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw6QmN-U8AEWDV7?format=jpg&name=large