There’s really nothing sadder than the tail end of a “Going Out Of Business” sale. Looking at the ransacked store, paying the employees who are going through the motions before their next job, trying to find something worth paying 30 cents on the dollar for… well, I did that tonight at CompUSA. Just a few months after their wild Thanksgiving night, the one-time computer superstore leader is down to less than 48 hours before it’s all over.
One thing I can tell you… there’s nothing left. There were a few display laptops (with missing keys), some old training computers, a lot of unsaleable junk (it’s really amazing how many copies of Norton Utilities are being dumped at 70% off)… but the good stuff left the building over the last couple of weeks.
No word as yet as to what might be renting the CompUSA store… with the mad building binge just a mile or so to the west, I’m not sure there’s anyone left to take the space.
With the economy trying desperately to tank, there’ll be more GOB sales to come (can’t forget A&N going under, either, and Movie Gallery is shutting down some stores).