Thread regarding Fry's Electronics layoffs

Is the beginning of the end?

Try to Call Fry's Duluth!

I called there phone number and asked for operator.

The phone was disconnected.

Didn’t there PR statement say they were not closing any other stores but Palo Alto.

Is the beginning of the end?

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Speculation is that product has been moved to higher-traffic locations to move remaining inventory.

No need to ask John or Randy Fry about a business that is closing. It’s just a matter of when, not if.

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Post ID: @6cgs+12lXRzQd

You guys are looking at things incorrectly. ALL stores are in the same boat because ALL stores will be missing product from the same vendors.

If you see a store more stocked your looking at the store that doesnt sell well, and is your low profit store. If your looking at a store with nothing they are generally your best revenue making stores. Its gone on so long with no product, however, that most stores are desolate.

If you gave Vegas or Renton product they would be a profitable store for the company-both at the top in fact. Due to getting no product both stores are costing more money to run then they make.

People should be asking John and Randy Fry what the plan is, no one else. The state of the business and its decisions are SOLELY in their hands. They made all these decisions that led up to the current state of affairs. Anyone else who asks questions or speaks up gets shut down, down to your Store Managers and Directors.

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Post ID: @5xyn+12lXRzQd

No need to keep the "Western Stores" open as they don't have any inventory either. Not sure if they would have a full store even if they condensed all CA stores into one. Store 11 (Sunnyvale, their original store) doesn't have much of anything.

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Post ID: @5xis+12lXRzQd

"Those two stores are too far-flung from a logistical standpoint for a failing company to support."

The Renton store and the Vegas locations have typically done the best in terms of revenue in the chain, so them being far-flung money losers is probably wrong. The Seattle area is the northwest corner's Silicon Valley, if you didn't know. Either way, Fry's Electronics is done for at this point despite the lies from home office.

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Post ID: @5lfl+12lXRzQd

If they are going to keep “Western stores” open, they will likely be in California. The only Oregon location in Wilsonville is pretty desolate, and from what I hear, the Renton (Seattle) location is on life support, too. Those two stores are too far-flung from a logistical standpoint for a failing company to support.

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Post ID: @5uew+12lXRzQd

Ah, the circle is complete. I remember going to the grand opening of Fry's Duluth. My wife looking at me in horror as we walked in and she asked "WHAT is that smell?!?!". I said the smell of geek baby. Yesterday, we visited the Milton/Alpharetta Fry's and again "WHAT is that smell!?!?!" we both said at once. It was the tons of people spraying the cheap — perfume. WHY?!?

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Post ID: @2yet+12lXRzQd

To be honest it's surprising that it lasted this long with the area in general decline and another store less than 20 miles away. Likely the only reason it wasn't shuttered before this is that the company owned the land and were waiting for a buyer, if they were leasing I suspect it would have been shuffled into the Milton location years ago.

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Post ID: @1hoo+12lXRzQd
Yes, apparently only owned western stores will remain open.

According to whom? Or are you just speculating?

The official spokesman stated multiple times to the press that the only location closing is the Palo Alto, California location.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/11/26/frys-touts-black-friday-deals-despite-low-stock/

The company also said that besides closing its Palo Alto store because it could not renew the lease, it had no plans to close its 33 stores in nine states and was preparing to gear up for the holidays.

So that's clearly not true. Given the emptiness of all of the locations and lame Black Friday/Cyber Monday "sales," it's pretty obvious they will be closed across the entire chain soon. The stores will all probably be closed without fanfare, like the Duluth location, sometime in January 2020.

There's always s—ers that believe any nonsense that gets shoveled. If any of the stores remain open, it will be a Christmas miracle!

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Post ID: @1ubv+12lXRzQd

Yes, apparently only owned western stores will remain open.

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Post ID: @1poj+12lXRzQd

So it has begun...

"Yelpers report this location has closed."

https://www.yelp.com/biz/frys-electronics-duluth-2?sort_by=date_desc

The speculation of shifting remaining merch to higher-traffic locations such as Las Vegas, NV might have right after all.

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Post ID: @mji+12lXRzQd

Store is no longer listed on their website.

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