I went to the Phoenix store today, Black Friday, and was shocked. I parked 5 spots from the front door because the parking lot was almost empty. The store had at more than 50% of the shelves empty. Even the "As seen on TV" shelves are almost bare.
There was no line at the registers, only 2 people checking out. I remember on Black Friday when there were 20 registers open and the line wound back and forth before it turned and ended in the back of the store.
The kid that waited on me was new and didn't know much. I talked to an older guy at the Customer Service Desk and asked him if the store was closing. He said, well they are still hiring and pointed to a sign. I asked him about the empty shelves. He told me he had worked there for 10 years and never seen it seen it before.
I must say that I used to buy something from Frys almost every week because of the deals on the Deals of the Day but I don't think I have been there in at least a few months because the deals have s—ed. It's sad to know my favorite gadget and connector place will probably by gone soon. I'm guessing by years end.
The bad thing is, if I need a phone or din plug, where will I go. No Radio Shack and soon no Frys to drive to and get it now. I hate the thought of resorting to ordering it on line and waiting for it to arrive and holding up my projects.
Good bye old friend. I for one will miss you when you are gone.